For over 10 years, Brian has been designing websites such as this current
version of worldbri.com, mostly with nothing more than Photoshop slices and
HTML tables, the main focus being on the look of the page and simple
coding, not flashy graphics and advanced programming languages. Currently the Adobe Dreamweaver approach is a priority
what’s the advantage of outdated stuff?
It’s not so much a sought-out advantage as it is a challenge to grow
and to thrive with limited available resources. One can never master
a technique unless one develops a definite intimacy with it.
The most recent commission was for Jeet Kune Do home-training website jkdcollege.com.
Although not currently in operation, Louis & Eric’s site was a fine destination to learn Bruce Lee’s techniques from
Unfortunately also, as is the nature of the internet, many of these
are now defunct, obsolete, or otherwise just no longer hosted
anymore. Here are more screenshots of some of them for purposes
of appreciating the graphic layout and content organization therein.
Worldbri.com in its 2007 redesign. It was very elegant and easily
able to be navigated … until the advent of the touch-screen phone-based
internet browsing. The site you’re reading this from right now was
designed and tuned to appear great on iPhone and Android devices, as
that’s a very popular way to surf now.
This is worldbri.com as it looked circa 2006, back before
Worldbri Productions existed as such. A simple two-color scheme with
a clear menu and regular updates.
These are the two incarnations that existed of Number 12, a fan site
for the band Fisher. The first one was a 2005 revision of the more
colorful, starfield site which existed circa 1999.
Cognitive Autostimulation was Brian’s short-lived Blogger site whose
necessity was quickly made obsolete with the advent of Myspace and its
blog system. The header bar and text columns as well as the low
color palette for the core layout are website staples.
The majority of early internet activity was from people making websites
for the celebritites they’re fans of. This is the 2002 version of
Brian’s niche in the Tori Amos fansite armada, employing a similar theme
to the Fisher site which was hosted along side it.
A short-lived spoof site that was an offshoot to an earlier worldbri.com
that was geared toward album sales and merchandise. The tasteful,
single-color “corporate” look still retains some of the character
exhibited in Brian’s other “fun” website designs.
the entirety of its design and content ©2001-2014 Brian Michael Weidemann,
except for company and other brand names mentioned in passing, which are
those people’s own business and I don’t claim to have any ownership
of them. I don’t own the patent on the word “the”, and yet,
if it wanted to, it could probably have a legitimate claim against me
and my use of it.
views, opinions, remarks, endorsements, etc. as indicated here and
throughout the rest of this website are my own; they do not, in any way,
represent those of the various companies or organizations with which I
may imply being associated, through such means including, but not
necessarily limited to, current or past employment; nor do I speak on
behalf of any such companies or organizations.
This page last edited
January 27, 2014