A little bit of history.
Why did I choose allthingx.com?
Well, that is pretty simple. Cause I am addicted to this episode "all things"
(7x17) written by Gillian Anderson (who I totally adore!!!). Well, before
I registered I had one of these cjb.net redirections. But I wanted more.
After seeing "all things" I HAD TO register all thingx. I simply replaced
the S by an X. That's all ... however some people mix my name up with allthings
x or something .... What the hell is so difficult about it??? LOL. That's
frustrating. Cause, who needs a S when you can get an X instead? I never
wanted allthings.com or something, cause it's too in general. allthingX.com
expresses that this site is about everything with regard to The X Files.
I started like everyone started.
With a bad layout with bad images on a bad free server. At first I just
tried out a lot. I tried out several html editors and image programs but
then I started to learn some html instead of using editors and wrote html
sites just for fun. After that I founded my first site with little content.
I had several BAD layouts ... I always thought that I want something that's
really good ... I mean ... I really did not know what I was doing when
I started my first site ... but it's all about improvement. I gathered
more content and got permission of authors to feature their fanfiction
or musicvideos and images. I got more skilled with doing layouts and images
... and finally, after a while, it turned out the other way round. Authors
and creators asked me to put up their stuff. I think ... this was the time
when I broke through ... lol. But I am still asking others, if I could
promote their stuff, cause it's just great to feature skilled people!
On August 9th, 2001 all
thingx celebrated it's 1 birthday. I am happy that it is still alive and
that I still have fun with it. But my time has become rare, cause I have
several other domains and sites. Nevertheless all thingx is my first site
and I really love it ... . It's - like for every webmaster out there -
something very special ... cause I started with it ... it's my first www
project ever. And as long as I love The X Files or at least Gillian Anderson
this site will exist - I think forever.
That must be me - shiricki.
You can read more about me here. Yes, and I
am on my own with all thingx. I am maintaining all thingx alone. Okay I
have to say that I have not written all of these fanfiction and I haven't
created all artwork and musicvideos by myself, but ... well, in general
I can say, I have created quite everything. Hehe ...
It's just my silly head
... lol ... I am a workaholic with regard to sites on the web ... in general
I am lazy with regard to school etc ... lol. Who else is not?
About the current layout.
This is version 9.0 called "Forever".
It's really painstaking to rewrite the whole site. But
I made it to change all thingx nine times. Everything is created and copyrighted
by me! You want? You ask.
Have a look on the previous
versions on the right. I missed to take screenshots of versions 1- 4 but
there are shots of the most recent ones.
10.0 Flower Mysteries
5.00 all things
HTML/PHP: I usually write it
myself. I do not use Dreamweaver or something. Tried it once but it makes
me sick ...
Graphics: I use a lot of
image programs. First of all, of course Adobe Photoshop 6 and higher. It's just the
best! Then follows Image Impression, Picture Publisher 9, sometimes also
Paint Shop Pro 7 and I even use Paint ... lol ... that's not very often
but sometimes simple is better.
Videos and Musicvideos:
I cut and edit them with Adobe Premiere 5.1 and then format them to wmv
or rm with either Windows Media encoder ot Real Media Encoder.
I use a german host. It's quite good and it's ... well
... neither cheap nor expensive. I think I pay a good price for all what
I get. I think it's about $18 a month just for all thingx. Is it worth it?
Yes I think so. As long as there is still one person visiting all thingx
a day ... I think it is ... I am happy with more than 20.000 visitors at
the moment. I have a uniquie counter, as a result double clicks on all
thingx a day do not count. So I can be sure of the number of visitors and
I am satisfied with each and every. Currently I am not hosting anyone else
with all thingx. But I have a small free service called gubblebum.net,
that hosts journal sites.