Matte Elsbernd web publisher. writer. photographer. 26 years experience.
The web has always attracted me as a way to express my ideas. My ideas come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it's visual, verbal or programmatical, I've found some way to explore them, whether it turned into an actual website, stopped as a small demo, or remains simply an (not so) used idea that is waiting for someone else to take up and run with.
The sites/projects below are pretty much 100% my work from idea to writing, design, development, etc. I think it's a pretty impressive list, but it's still just a sliver of the ones I've wanted to build.
Sites/Projects of Matte Elsbernd
The Firm List
Having been building websites since 1994, the one that I built which got the most attention was The Firm List. Started in April 1998, this site came out of a need to store bookmarks of web design firms that I'd found when I overwhelmed my browser's ability to save them. The site grew and grew to the point where I had over 15,000 firms in over 185 countries. The site was a sparetime labor of love, and unfortunately, as life moved on, the sparetime just wasn't there. It was a hard decision, but after nearly 22 years, I realized that not having the time to maintain and improve on it was making it more of a pale shadow of what it had been. So it was time to shut it down. You can find my sites and projects on this website.
Sites/Projects of Matte Elsbernd
> Alphabet Stew -w
> American Freak Show -w
> Anyways...* -iw
> apocalypse -w
> Archives -m
> As Searched On...* -m
> Behind the Firm List Blog -w
> BehindtheURL -r
> Bloom -w
> Books I've Read -m
> Browser Wars* -a
> The Burroughs Proceedings -w
> Death of a Moth -w
> Dr. Woolittle -h
> 8Track On My Mind* -i
> The Electrical Socket* -m
> The Filmsite Graveyard* -m
> The Firm List* -ir
> Formulaic* -a
> fotomatte -p
> HexHues -ir
> I'm Dreaming of a Wool Christmas -h
> If I Had But 1/2 A Brain* -i
> LinkArt* -a
> MatteNet -aim
> No More Web* -iw
> (Not So) Used Ideas -hiw
> Periodically Coherent -f
> The PhiloMOMA -a
> Ransom Letters -f
> Society of Postmodern Archaeologists* -hw
> Socketboy in the Land of Splish* -ah
> Soiled Wool -h
> SteelWool -h
> Talking : The Dialogue Series -w
> Touch Tone TT -f
> The Tribe of Woolgatherers -h
> 2001 A Wool Odyssey -p
> Waking Up To Find You're Still Dreaming -hw
> WoolFest '99 -p
> WoolFest2000 -p
> Words Never Spoken -w
> Work, the Wool & the Web* -h
a = art   f = font   h = humor   i = interactive   m = misc.   p = photo   r = resource   w = writing
* indicates archived project (frozen in time with no planned future additions)
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