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.
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.
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.