Colophon

Jim Doran and Friend at a Taco Truck

In publishing, a colophon is a brief statement containing information about the publication of a book such as the place of publication, the publisher, and the date of publication. A colophon may also be emblematic or pictorial in nature.

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I started this site in 2001 (as jimdoran.net). It was made using Active Server Pages, and hosted on an old employer’s server. Most of it had to do with recipes, a comic book collection, and vacation photos.

I then created a freelance site (cravistan.com) for custom Web design in 2003. I enjoyed that site, and then folded it back into jimdoran.net.

In 2007, I added WordPress to the /joy directory of this site, and began blogging. Almost all the ~700 posts are still intact here, too.

A few years later, I added WordPress’ multisite/networked functionality to this domain. I had a private, Pinterest-esque directory called “random,” where I used WP’s PressThis functionality to save inspirational content to a private area on this site. I had thousands of posts there, plus imported content from my tumblr subdomain. In addition to a separate sketch blog, I maintained a photo blog and carried out several years of 365 Daily Photo challenges.

Parts of this site were (and still are) hand-coded, and live outside WordPress. In 2017, I moved jimdoran.net to jimdoran.art, and put more pieces into WordPress (like the homepage).

This current theme of this site is based on Automattic’s _s base theme, and is in its second major iteration. I still love WordPress. And I still love Web publishing, and am so grateful to be able to do it.

Thank you for stopping by!

JD
7-14-2019