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The Author

Yours truly, photographed by Andreas Redebratt

Niklas Andreasson lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with his wife and cat. In his spare time, he plays the guitar, writes and takes photographs. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person from time to time.

The Site

This site was made the old-fashioned way, by hand-coding in a very nice Notepad replacement simply called Notepad2. I tend to want to conform to established HTML standards in order to provide the best possible cross-browser experience and graceful degradation. This site was written in standards-compliant HTML 4.01 for a long time, then got converted to XHTML 1.1 and has now (mostly, I hope!) been brought into compliance with HTML5. It's been a while since I tested it in a text-only browser, but when I did it worked perfectly, and the structure of the site should not have changed appreciably since.

I use CSS sparingly and you would probably have to dig out a very old browser indeed to find incompatibilities. I enjoy CSS because it gives back a bit more control to me as the author. Also, it separates content from presentation, and I very much prefer not having to spend much time on the latter, so I can concentrate on the former. You will not find snazzy graphics here. A picture speaks a thousand words, they say, and thus I don't feel it is necessary to create an image file just to express 0.1% of that. A good old-fashioned text link works just as well. In fact, the physical structure of my site has not changed since early 2007, and the colors etc. only very subtly since then.