I grabbed an old PC my Dad had laying around, a CRT monitor and one of the most uncomfortable chairs ever made... then I got to work.
Flash® sites were the darlings of the web. HTML tables were used for layout. What a terrible time. BUT, better technologies, more focus on function and less on fashion, true standards, and phones equipped with browsers were all on the horizon which would better the web for us all.
(OK, that last one is debatable whether it improved the web or not, but it certainly made it more accessible.)
I’ve been creating websites for the last 15 years. I started as a designer but quickly grew bored of looking at a static picture of a website. I wanted to see the thing work! So I did what I think most designer-turned-developers do. I wrote a
<head> tag. Then I wrote a
<body> tag. Then I put that on a cheap server. And I never stopped.