So… who am I? Good question, but I’ll try and answer it best I can.
I am Lasse Havelund, a self-taught graphic and webdesigner (more the former than the latter), living in the town of Kolding in Southeastern Denmark.
My first encounter with webdesign must’ve been at the age of 8 or 9: an educator at the after-school centre I went to had a website with his personal portfolio, was describing the structure of webdesign to me, by having split up a cartoon-character by the neck, having the head and body seperately.
He coded the example in HTML, but obviously I hadn’t gotten the least closer to finding out what exactly he’d done (how did he create the character? What if I want to make another person?!).
A few years later, I purchased a book called “HTML For Begyndere” (Danish for “HTML For Beginners”), and started coding.
It was a mess; filled with
pre tags, but it got the job done (sort of).
Without knowing, I slowly transitioned into XHTML, mainly because a friend1 corrected my code without even telling me they were referring to a whole other markup language.
Later came CSS, also taught by the same friend (which I still hate, but it’s necessary in today’s webdesign).
I hope to learn php one day,
The theme used is RedPlanet with a bunch of my own modifications–available upon request.
That’s all for now–if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
Lasse Havelund on April 19th 2006