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My first job in digital.

dug dug Follow Apr 10, 2020 · 1 min read
My first job in digital.


At the time, my job title was “Web Designer”. I guess things have evolved a bit since then:-)

Good to see the snow reports website is still up though of course the design and technology will have moved on in the last 18 years;-) In 1999 we did the dynamic “snow-o-meter” with bitmap images (I didn’t know they were called ‘sprites’ back then) manipulated by a dynamic ImageMagik script triggered by a cron event on the server. The reports were piped through to Teletext and this before XML, Restfulness, JSON etc had been invented. Very exciting times!

Still cleaning up the old server after moving to this new template. Have just come across a folder of my work from Offworld Industries days (thank you internet archive), we’re talking late ’90s here, almost digital pre-history:-)

Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. Please.

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