Touch-Style Musicians World-Wide. For contributing touchstyle songs to the jukebox (the Juke Joint) and the Players Gallery, and for their contribution in bringing more tapping music to this world.
Frank Jolliffe. Tapmeister, my teacher and mentor and friend, owner of TouchStyle Publications, New Jersey.
Joe d’Andrea. Webmonster, AT&T, New Jersey, for aid with unruly htmls during uprisings and rebellions.
Lightning Labs, San Francisco. Webdesign.
God and the Members of the Academy . . . And I’d like to thank my father and my mother — no, wait! That’s not it.
TOOLS USED IN 1996 TO BUILD THIS WEBSITE
It was a bit surprising to discover that web-building isn’t done with one handy tool, back in those days. Rather, it takes a bunch of different things to get stuff done. Here are the main ones that were used …
Macromedia DreamWeaver and Allair HomeSite for editing those pesky htmls.
Corel SiteBuilder and WebDesigner was used on the Player’s Gallery). The SiteBuilder works like a factory, quick for assembling a site with all links and a coherent style. (Not all that pretty by today’s standards, though!)
Corel Photo-Paint 6 for image editing.
Macromedia Fontographer for designing the TrakBats specialty font system for chordcharts.
Macromedia Shockwave (for Director and Flash). Both a way of processing website files and a browser plug-in to interpret them, this produced Traktor’s Jukebox and the Tape-Player used in the Players Gallery. (With special thanks to Buzz at Macromedia for development of audio players.)
Macromedia Director Xtra Plug-in to convert CD and cassette songs into the highly compressed streaming audio format which permits the jukebox to play the songs without long download times. Because this is a music site, streaming audio makes it possible to concentrate on enjoying the songs, and Shockwave makes streaming audio possible without necessity for a special server.
Macromedia Flash is a new tool for producing compact, fast-loading multimedia images, used for building the flashing title and artist cards on the Juke Joint, and for building the original buttons on the home page and the Resource Center. Yeah. This was something real new at the time.
Sound Forge for editing clicks and streaming audio sound-clips.
A Bit Better Screen Beans for those little screen persons sprinkled here and there.
IMSI MasterClips 101,000 provided most images used on the original site, on the associated voicemail sites (www.abesvoicemail.com and www.action800.com), and on the Player’s Gallery.
Microsoft Word generated most of the formatted reports such as the Touch-Style Instruments and the free lesson downloads (extracts from what was then my upcoming method book).
Microsoft Access relational database keeps track of the maillist as well as newsletter subscriptions and the list of teachers.
Adobe Acrobat produces the very popular “Portable Document Format” (PDF) files, which can be read from Windows, DOS, Unix, and many other platforms. And those nice folks give away the reader, too. I think that’s sweet.
Symantec EasyFTP is really quite easy to use for transferring files to the website, and it’s part of Internet FindFast which has other super look-it-up features.
60 Minute Guide to Shockwave by William Hurley. Lucid introduction to internet multimedia mysteries.
Building Killer Web Sites by David Siegel (The Art of Third-Generation Site Design). This is the man. Presents thoughtful views of surprising philosophicality, resulting in a clearer view of how to use this emerging communications tool we call web layout.
Guerilla Marketing by J. Conrad Levinson. More than the title suggests, this gives a right-livlihood and workable view of what works to get a project (or a product) off the ground. If you operate a project or a business and you’ll only buy one book, this is it.
(TM) TRADEMARK NOTICES
Warr Guitars is a trademark of Warr Guitars, Long Beach CA. Santucci TrebleBass is a trademark of Santucci, New York NY. TouchStyle Quarterly and TouchStyle Songbook are trademarks of Frank Jolliffe, Paterson NJ. Touch Guitar is a trademark of Dave Bunker, Pullyallup WA. Biaxe is a trademark of Charles Soupios, New York NY. Z-Tar is a trademark of Star Switch, San Diego CA. Novax and Fanned-Fret are trademarks of Ralph Novack, Eugene OR. StarrBoard is a trademark of John Starrett. All other names of instruments, software packages, or products are trademarks of their respective manufacturers. Multi-String Shopper, LongStringers, and SofCase are trademarks of Mobius Megatar.
© COPYRIGHT NOTICES
All songs playable on this website copyright their respective authors and owners, all rights reserved. All other material on this website Â© copyright 1996-2015 by Touchstyle Territory.