Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco, CA

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Nov. 18, 2006:
Added Blog powered by WordPress.

Jun. 27, 2006:
Moved to a new hosting powered by 1&1.

Dec. 15, 2005:
Added few more links to FREE web resources.

Dec. 2, 2005:
Initial home page design created.

Dec. 1, 2005:
Discovered Open Source Web Design site and was inspired by simple and elegant web layout provided by Andreas Viklund.

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Welcome to Masalkov.com!

Orienteering race

I have finaly decided to activate work on my personal web site which was not alive for a long period of time. The main goal is to create simple and elegant site without heavy graphics and compatible with any browsers.
By a lucky accident I discovered Open Source Web Desing home page with multiple free web designs available for download. And some of them really inspired me to start work on my own web site.

About Web Design

This is a very simple but also very useful standard web layout: a fixed-width 3-column page with header and footer. There are thousands of variations of this layout, and this is no perfect solution. But it should be a great starting layout that anyone can customize in many ways and easily give a unique touch to. The layout is made of valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS only, and it has no tables.

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The layout features one big image which you can easily replace with your own header. The current default image shows a Golden Gate bridge (San Francisco, CA), where I was living for three years since I moved to US. The image can easily be replaced with an ad banner or a site slogan. There are also CSS classes for aligning text paragraphs and images, and a print stylesheet which can be customized in any way you want to. As default, navigation menus and images are removed, and only the main content text is printed.



WordPress blog

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.