My career started as a pre-press technician, working for a man who is an avid fan of technology. He would buy me books on this new trend called the internet to have me make web sites. I studied HTML and learned to code by hand because there were no WYSIWYG editors at the time, just a simple text editor. You had to find and download a few utilities to manage and format image files because Photoshop didn't handle JPEG or GIF files.
When I did start using WYSIWYG editors they were useless because they polluted the document with "junk" code and made it a misery to read the code after you had used them on a file. They're still a pain, they don't ever keep up with technology, they can't preview files in anything but simple HTML correctly. They do have the advantage of coloring the code making editing and writing easier on the eyes. Some features also facilitate and shorten production time. I find the site management tools very convenient. I still prefer to code by hand.
These images span a 10 year plus career as a graphic designer who did a smooth transition from page layout for print to code web pages. I learned about suggested maximum page file totals and stuck to it. I learned about content not being static and not displaying in the same manner. A web browser window can be resized, how does my layout react to that? I consider the variables such as platform, operating system, browser model and version, screen resolution. It's a shame how most web masters don't always seem to take those things into consideration. Not everyone has the biggest screen on the market, nor the fastest internet connection. In fact in Canada less than 3% of the population has DSL according to my research.
So have a stroll down memory lane and I'll try and remember all the back-end that was involve for each site!