possible. All code was written
with either Komodo or vi, or whatever text editor was handy at the time. It conforms
to responsive design, and is fitted for different screen sizes and resolutions.
Resize your window to see.
The Splash Page
The splash page features a rotating cube floating over a scrolling terrain.
It's meant to look like the cube is in space. Hope you saw it that way.
The terrain was created using the Gimp. The cube was created in blender,
then exported to three.js.
The Home Page
After clicking on the splash page, the cube stops spinning and resizes to fit
inside the pagoda. The terrain fades away, and the pogoda fades in. The cube
is detached from the main window and placed inside the pagoda.
The roof, walls and floor of the pagoda were created with Adobe Illustrator.
The background photo was taken by me and retouched with Adobe PhotoShop. It's
from the cliff at Seacliff State Park, Aptos, CA.
The fish is a yellow tang created by my daughter, Sarah, in blender. It's
supposed to look like the image on the right, but I couldn't quite get the
skin right in three.js. Someday I'll make it a whole aquarium and animate
the fish, too. That will need a lot of GPU power.
back-ends to configure events, photos, etc. Sorry, those are private. The events are
stored in a mySql database, and the host is linux, so this could be called LAMP.
opted to make it myself. It uses a double-buffer technique, because that was before
I discovered requestAnimationFrame. Anyway, it's pretty smooth and slick. The back
end does use jQuery, which lets you drag images around, but once again that's
Here it is inline:
The Jazz Society of Santa Cruz County
This site is, like most everything
the GD module of php, by blitting a music font onto a png file which is declared in the css.
At one time I had the navigation bar, which is piano, play notes from the MIDI subsystem.
But I implemented that in Java, and with all the current security, it's not worth keeping it
This is a very old site, but I still like it. The design is a simultated walnut in-dashboard
radio, with the old-fashioned buttons.
Over the years I have designed and implemented many, many web sites. I started doing this
in the early '90's, at first to share pictures from our (Unison/Tymlabs) company picnic
with our people around the globe. That actually got me involved in a donnybrook about
whether or not images should be allowed on the web. They did take up a lot of bandwidth,
but well… You have to remember, in those days, one wasn't allowed to conduct
business on the web either. My domain philsmith.com was first registered back then (free,
BTW) but only for consultation purposes. No commerce per se.
The vast majority of those web sites are long gone. Mostly, the businesses they were built
for have vanished. Funny, now videos are being streamed on the web and throughput is
measured by gigabits instead of kilobits.