1992: Hand-Coded HTML & Bitmapped Images
Rob Wilson’s career in web communications began in 1992, while he was studying Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. For $2 a month, the university provided students with some FTP / web space.
“I’d stay up late after finishing up my classwork learning HTML,” says Rob. “My first website had various college and university papers I’d written, and my bio / resume.” The graphics were simple bitmapped images done in Microsoft Paint. “The site was probably 10 pages altogether – not much of a site, really, but it probably took me several hundred hours to ‘design’ and code it.”
Rob quickly came to the realization that he’d found a passion. “I found it incredible that I could publish something from my little dorm room that was immediately accessible by people around the world,” says Rob.