Jan's homepage (2000'ish)
This is the 2000'ish website revival of Jan Piatkowski.
I am a Consultant Strategic Design & CX from Neuss, Germany.
What I do
I am a strategy consultant with the focus on customer experience at Ogilvy Growth & Innovation -- working with an international team of excellent and bright minds. Facilitating workshops, building prototypes -- that kind of stuff. Before that: Agencies, start-ups, and a Bachelor Of Arts in Information Science and History.
In addition, I support my local football club with communication and marketing. Also, I am engaged locally in politics.
My actual website is located here: piatkowski.net.
How this started
I've started exploring the web in the mid-90's using the ISDN line of my mother, long before the days of fibre or LTE. The very first steps into web design were taken using webspace (as well as totally cryptic URL) from germany.net. My first own domain was www.never-land.de (which is neither a reference to Michael Jackson nor Peter Pan). My very first email address also happened to be from germany.net. My first official website work was for the Deutsche Stiftungsagentur. During university, I've created lots of ads and newspapers using QuarkXPress 3.3 on a Mac running System 7 (anyone remember Suitcase?).
This website in IE4 on Mac OS9, courtesy of @rsms
Back then, I've built up my own PC's from single components, too. Think I have my old 80386 (33 Mhz) and iMac G3 stored somewhere. It truly was a glorious time: Watching dodgy video clips with RealPlayer, listening to mp3 with Winamp, and playing epic games like The Secret Of Monkey Island, Half-Life 2 or Moorhuhn. Getting software was also a lot simpler back then (cough).
Recently, I came across a tweet by Rasmus Andersson who recreated a website like it was commonly programmed in 1998 (and also made a GitHub website generator out of it). It inspired me to write up this little page. At a later time, I might even post screenshots of my old sites in here, if I am able to dig them out. So eventually, this might turn out into a museum...
The beauty of it is that it removes all the scatter and distraction from normal websites. Also, having heavily-sized websites is also adding up to an increased CO2-emission. Larger websites require more computing power. More computing power needs more energy. More energy likely emits more CO2. Read more about it here. This is why I consider projects like SustyWP as important.
This homepage is programmed to run on browsers like Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer from the late 90's.
A recent picture of me:
Me, New Year's Eve 1999:
A shape of things to come ...
The desktop of my old iMac G3 (Summer 2000) running Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger".