Vice President, Operations
Adjunct Faculty/Guest Lecturer
- Franklin Pierce College
- NH College
Since early 1995, Grant Communications has launched
over 250 corporate web sites, ranging from divisions
of Fortune 100 to local manufacturing operations. Pete
joined the firm in 1996 as Business Development Manager,
and was promoted in January 1999 to the newly-created
position of VP Ops.
Through 1996, HotDog
HTML editor was the preferred authoring tool. While
still code-based, there were help and tutorials associated
with the program.
In 1997 through
1998, Adobe's PageMill gained wide popularity and support.
One of the first true WYSIWYG editors, it was far simpler
to learn and manage with lower technically-proficient
staff members within companies. FrontPage 3.0/'97 remained
the preferred tool for technical level staffs.
1.0/1.2 in late 1997, but lagged behind the other tolls
in supporting simple WYSIWYG table and frames editing.
Dreamweaver 2.x launched in mid-1998, doing a much better
However, it's Behaviors remained buggy. Dreamweaver
3.0 launched mid-1999, and gained enormous popularity
almost instantly. Extensions to Dreamweaver now made
cults of users. Dreamweaver 4.0 launched 12/99, and
in conjunction with it's studio partner Fireworks, allows
seamless design. Macromedia also is open platform, allowing
ease of use with Adobe's Photoshop and Image Ready software