My personal website

My first home page
Designed on a 640x480 resolution Mac with 6Mb RAM, without the aid of tables or font tags, but wow, this new Netscape lets you put images in the background…
I’d forgotten about this extremely brief attempt to produce stuff for my site more regularly.
First personal site
Went online in 1997 with this snapshot from the end of 1998. An attempt to do something more interesting, even if it broke some browsers, putting all essential content in a small pop-up box.
Back to <H> tags
A welcome return to an extremely low maintenance page with less revealing content. This version is from April 1999 and I used the same format until the following year.
A splash of colour
A better gateway to other stuff on the site.
A more colourful and structured personal homepage from May 2000.
Daily Phil
A sample page from an attempt to write frequently. I usually hated the colours and design, but I was forcing myself to avoid monochrome. All the content has now been resurrected here (in monochrome).
Long term home
The home page looked something like this for a few years, although increasing numbers of elements were added to it over time, the photos being most recent.
Photos front page
How my archive of photos looked before moving them all to Flickr. Also: A collection front page and An individual photo page.
The front page, slightly modified
From early 2006. Plus the front page of the Writing section and my timeline, apparently stuck in 2005. Just after this I changed the design…
A new design
In 2006 I re-designed the site, and then some months later slightly modified it again. This example of the front page is from nearly three years later using that second modification, although the same content in the first 2006 style would have looked something like this.

Other projects

Digital Time
An early project to construct a timeline of computer- and net-related events. Aborted when I found far more exhaustive versions elsewhere.
The cutting edge of digital news production, online around the world in minutes.
Haddock Directory v1
A sample page from this design of the site (thanks to the Internet Archive). This design ran from the site’s inception in late 1997 for about a year. Some images are missing unfortunately.
Haddock Directory v2
This second design ran from 1998 to the end of 1999.
…and the ‘blog’ you rode in on
An early case of collaborative snark.
An example of the first version of my weblog about the future. It ran in this format, using some home-brew code, from September 1999 (at least, that when the first entries are dated) to 8 May 2002. More at
A non-functioning version of Byliner’s first incarnation, which was online from March 1999 to January 2003.
Haddock Directory v3
The third design for the site, this one running from 1999 to June 2003. It had two alternative layouts for the categories.
The second version of my futures-oriented weblog, a design that ran from 2002 until 2008, although for the final three years it wasn’t updated. More at
Whit Stillman
This version of ran from 13 July 2010 until 10 August 2014. A barely-altered version of WordPress’s Twenty Ten theme.