In 1994, my first job out of college was creating educational videos for the Division of Biological Sciences at Cornell University. It was toward the end of the year when I was talking to my boss about this thing called The Web because it seemed that a number of other academic departments had web sites (that is why the Web was developed in the first place, after all). I suggested that we should have one, too.
My first job in New York City was as 'Content Editor' at PC Magazine in 1997. That meant I hand-coded all their articles, sometimes up to 200/day. The idea of a dynamic, database-driven site was still new and there were no good solutions at the time. The best was to use Microsoft Word's mail-merge function, placing all the content in an Excel file and opening the HTML template in Word, then merging them together to generate the static pages.
I started working with the staff at Friends Journal in June 2008.
The site is based on Drupal and is a companion site to the printed version, which is published monthly.
It's a good feeling to work on a project that is devoted to communicating ideas and messages of peace, trust, understanding, and all the other values that sometimes seem so rare.
You can buy a subscription for $39 (makes a great gift!)