History of Adam Dimech Online
Adam Dimech's website was launched in July 1998, initially as an experiment. From there it eventually grew to encompass a blog, photo gallery and numerous information sites. This page shows how the website has looked since its launch.
The oldest retained version of the website. The site was hosted with Tripod at //members.tripod.com/~dimech. Pop-up ads were par-for-the-course with free hosting in those days and to make matters worse, this design also made use of
Tables were first utilised to arrange content and graphics used to promote key sites via image maps. This site took about 10 seconds to load on a 56kbps modem!
A cleaner look for the new millenium. I didn't have dedicated hosting available, so a cloaking subdomain URL was used: www.adonline.au.nu. Sites were variously hosted on Tripod, GeoCities and Telstra BigPond.
Unlike the simpler designs of the past, this made better use of colours and graphics. There was no blog software at this stage, so all stories were hand-coded with Microsoft Front Page and uploaded as static HTML pages.
This text-rich design was a modification of the previous version, utilising more graphics. More importantly, it marked the launch of the website on its own domain - www.adonline.id.au
After more than four years, the website was redesigned with new colours and a responsive design that enables the website to be viewed on mobile devices and tablets as well as desktop computers. The code comprises of valid HTML5 and CSS3 and a sincere attempt has been made to make the site as accessible as possible.