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August 26, 2018 by Rowin Dreef News 0

Rowin’s website 20th anniversary

Rowin’s website 20th anniversary

Today, August 26, 2018, is a special day!

Today, it has been 20 years since my first website launched

Back in the 90s, I was a student at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The internet was still slow in the 90s, but the university had fast online access. The circumstances were ideal to create a simple website.

Creating the first website: pen and paper

I started creating my first website in Spain, not in Nijmegen. During my summer holidays in Platja d’Aro, I read the book “Basiscursus HTML”. Based on the book, I wrote the code for my first website. By hand, using pen and paper! Back at university, I turned my handwriting into my first HTML code. “Rowin’s homepage” – that’s how I baptised my first website – was born.

From blog to photography

My first website contained some general information about my life. It must have been one of the world’s first blogs! In 2004, it got the name Ardeon.nl, which became quite a popular blog. When I took the first steps into photography, I maintained two websites. In 2017, I decided to close the blog and to rebrand Rowin Photography into Rowin Dreef. The website rowindreef.nl has been my only website ever since.

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20th anniversary

And the winner is …

Part of the anniversary celebrations is the give-away of three photoshoots. Here are the winners. Congratulations!

  • Marley
  • Jerswin
  • Wesley
  • extra winner: Len

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