the author...

...the authoring process.


Curiosity about the future for this media called the "world wide web" is the main driving force behind the authoring-process, so I guess it's all aimed at exploring some very limited parts of the unknown.

It is so easy to create a web site, and so hard to do it well, and the differences between all these "a dime a dozen sites" and the really good ones are not all that obvious at first glance. The state of the web is something to explore more in depth, so that's the main intention behind this site and the authoring process.

Also, throw in a big chunk of "having fun" and throw out the "game part" from the digital world. Add in a bit about physical immobility, and the high quality parts of the web becomes an interesting area for a wandering mind.


The skills needed for proper communication in the physical world are not necessarily in tune with this new media. I've never believed that there's a right way and a wrong way to communicate in any media, so I'm working on my own form of communication across the world wide web.

Communication may remove divides, but also create some. Don't think the latter is always such a bad thing, unless the divides are artificial creations. Humans communicate on many levels and through many forms, and there's rarely a need to cover all of these all the time.


Languages are an interesting part of the web. I can only cover a few in my own writings, and read a few more. That's sufficient in most cases.

The craft of web design — this section — is covered in EN-US, and most other stuff is covered in NO and EN-US, and a touch of GE is inching its way in.

Since I don't have a university-degree in any language, flaws may easily appear. I revise my writing at irregular intervals, and pay attention to all inputs regarding spelling and parts that are easily misunderstood. Killing "human bugs" in my own writing is an important part of the authoring process.


I change things regarding my writings and my designs when, and as often as, I think it is necessary to keep the whole thing going. I don't archive much since content and designs that are not up to date are a sign of web-rot in my opinion. If it isn't good enough to stay up front, then it may as well be deleted without further delay.

Most of my pages have a note at the bottom of the main content-area. It gives the place; usually "Hageland", followed by a date; first written, and another date; "last revised". No need for the intermediate revisions to be noted and dated there, as they may run into the hundreds before the page is deleted.

So, you see; the authoring process is making full use of the possibilities of this media. Nothing has to stay the same for long, so it may reflect my day to day view on things by its presence or its absence. It's all part of the same, ongoing, process.

sincerely  georg; sign

Hageland 04.apr.2004
last rev: 28.apr.2005

Web Standards Group Member

the author...

Curiosity killed the cat, they say — and so what?
Those who lack curiosity are probably dead already...
Molly 'the cat'


  • introduction
  • Table of Content


  • this is PTL web-design
  • CSS sledgehammer
  • Lynx enhanced page
  • Print enhanced page
  • Projection enhanced
  • Small Screen enhanced page
  • validity of xhtml and CSS
  • html tidy
  • Opera and me
  • Firefox vs. IE
the usual
  • the author
  • more about author
  • Copyright
the unusual
  • Molly speaks up
the additional
  • Examples
  • Demo pages

Web design is a serious business...
...and a lot of fun too...