After years of neglect, Inside Corner lives again!
We've changed over to using the
Guest Map, which we encourage you to sign, but in the interest of ancient
history here is our old Guestbook for reading.
We originally launched Inside Corner on June 21, 1998.
The primary purpose of the site was to post pictures and updates of our soon to
be born first child (Duncan, born in August of that year) for our parents and
other relatives who lived a long way away from us. After this website lay mostly
unused for the last 3 years, Melissa decided to resurrect it and expand the
scope of the content well beyond anything it had contained in the past. After a
couple of weekends spent planning, designing, and writing content, here are the
Unfortunately we don't still have the very first
incarnation of the site for posterity sake, but here is a brief look at Inside
Corner throughout the years.
||While the 1998 edition was limited mainly to
pictures and video clips of Duncan, 1999 brought a bit of an expanded
scope. Will posted some "songs" of Duncan banging around on a keyboard,
and some of his old music he recorded several years earlier here and on
mp3.com, which was then a site for unsigned musicians. Will also had a
page for Microsoft certification, which he was writing books about at
The year 2000 brought the infamous Flash intro, as many
sites where using and abusing Flash in ways that annoyed web surfers everywhere.
The link below is the ~45 second intro to the website that ran for about a year,
before the Flash intro came off and just went straight to the home page. The
original tune that Will whipped together for the clip ended up becoming
Prelude, the first track on his 2002 album Darkness into Light.
2000 Inside Corner Flash
|In 2002 Inside Corner went through
another major overhaul. Rebekah was born, and so the home page pictures
were updated. The actual content pages, as shown on the right, were
redone from scratch. Each person's page followed a similar layout, but
with a different color scheme.
||By 2004 Dave was born, but Will's heart really
wasn't in keeping the site up to date. One of the main reasons in the
past was that his dad lived in Korea and didn't get to see the kids in
person but maybe every couple of years. After he died in 2003, and
Melissa's mother died in 2004, a lot of the interest in keeping Inside
Corner up to date went away. Will was also busy with school, and was
keeping his professional stuff on willwillis.us by this point. This was
the last real update prior to 2007.
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