miketoons moved

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Did you notice?

I’d been aware how p-a-i-n-f-u-l-l-y  s-l-o-w-l-y my website had been loading so have moved to a faster server with a different hosting company. I hope that on previous visits you didn’t grind your teeth in frustration as you waited as much as I have been doing.

miketoons.com is now hosted on vidahost.com and they helpfully migrated my whole website to their server free of charge. For someone who doesn’t know a mysql from his elbow that’s a huge help.

Thanks also to web designer Neil Brown at beamtwenty3.co.uk for explaining the problems with overcrowded shared servers and for pointing me in the right direction.

Fingers crossed.

miketoons goes WordPress

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December 30, 2010 – from today miketoons.com is running on WordPress power!

miketoons has been around on the web in one form or another since 1995. The word was coined at a moment’s notice when I was asked by a guy at the ISP (Altas Internet) what I would like my website space to be called. Back in 1995 it was like that. All very personal.

I blurted out “miketoons” and so started my first website.
miketoons.com followed in 1997.

miketoons sketchy homepage 1995

This was the image on the homepage of miketoons in its first incarnation. Doodly doodles* on a spiral bound secretarial notepad, montaged in Photoshop. I still like the lettering but I’m not sure now about the fake coffee cup stain.

*My best doodles are done while talking on the phone.