Around Dec of 1998, I started my old webpage with the best of intentions. I also started it in the middle of a holiday (so is it any wonder I ran out of time). I wanted it to be full of content - but I did give it a dash of style. In fact, I quite liked my layout.
Except.. you see, I wanted a border around each page, which I did by putting everything inside a colored table. Then I noticed that you had to wait until the entire table loaded before you could see it. (a problem that the new mozilla browser is addressing)
So I rewrote everything to use cascading stylesheets. (a technology / format / whatever I'm still highly in favor of)
But I got sidetracked in the nifty abilities that were possible with stylesheets, and the stylings grew more elaborate
The HTML editor I used wasn't quite up to task, and did annoying things. As I also have strong opinions on how HTML should be written, etc.. I ended up doing stuff by hand
Then my vacation ended. My webpage had ceased being about content and had become a complete pain in the ass to do anything in. So I never really got back to it.
It's now Dec of 1999 and hopefully I've learned my lesson