About Dr. Fee

I'm a professor at Washington & Jefferson College, where I teach most of the digital media courses. My research revolves around educational technology, and my development work tends to include mobile apps and web design - typically of archaeological content since that's my background area of interest. Most of my archaeological fieldwork has taken place in the Mediterranean and in the Southwest US. I am also a practicing digital artist, working primarily with photography and landscapes. You can access just about everything I have online through this web site or any of the links connecting here. If you have questions about anything, just drop me a note. I'm quite good about responding to email promptly.

About this Web Site

Since I regularly teach web development, I use this site as an ongoing testbed for new markup as also to give myself some content to regularly work with. This current iteration of the site has been written to conform to the HTML5 spec. That being said, several elements are still under consideration; plus I found a couple of items diffictult to discern: how exactly should we be using sections? I think the consensus is still being built.

In any event, the entire site was hand-coded (which is how I teach HTML5 to students), and every effort was made to avoid imagery aside from the the ones on the side (if your browser width is high enough). I'm not making a argument against using images, I just did it to see how much I could avoid using them. I attempted to incorporate elements of responsive web design, although I did not succeed everywhere. I also think I implemented the approach backward - essentially degigning for the desktop first and moving toward a mobile design. In retrospect, I would have been better off starting with the mobile design and adding to it. Ethan Marcotte told me as much, but I didn't read that part of the book until I'd already started this project...

PS: Get the second edition of Marcotte's book - it's great, even if it means I need to rewrite this site.