James S. Huggins
James S. Huggins’ Refrigerator Door
James’ personal site is known as James S. Huggins’ Refrigerator Door. When he began his site in 1997, he found that his eclectic interests prevented him from focusing on one area. So he adopted a model he knew: the refrigerator door.
In many families, the refrigerator door is the central information hub of the family. With the help of magnets, information clings to that door. In most families, that information runs from the truly important to the profoundly rediculous. And so it is with James’ site. If it is important to him, he puts it up.
Two examples: His Multiple Sclerosis section provides an extensive resource for MS sufferers and caregivers as a tribute to his father and grandmother who both had MS. His U-2 Spy Plane section honors his brother, a US Air Force U-2 pilot (that’s the U-2 spy plane), and features what may be the single largest collection of U-2 photos anywhere on the internet.
Through the years the site has evolved much. Sections which once existed have come and gone. Other sections exist, but are infrequently changed. Still more sections have frequent additions.
For the new webmaster, his section on webmastering offers many useful links.
New webmasters can also benefit from looking at:
- his ezine, including the privacy disclosures and “best practices”
- his various privacy policies and information
- his simple navigation scheme
- his writing style
The Eclectic Power Company
James’ company site is The Eclectic Power Company. Today, it is a single page which serves to anchor his business domain name and reflect his business philosophy: that by combining his multiple talents, skills and experiences he can serve his clients in powerful, unique ways. In 2005, James’ professional site will be expanding and some of the content on James’ personal site will be moving to The Eclectic Power Company.
James S. Huggins
James S. Huggins’ professional career might best be described as eclectic. As a writer, professional speaker, trainer, coach and technologist, James works to help businesses understand and use technology.
In addition to working with computer software for more than 30 years, James has the odd college degree (a BA in Mathematics), has produced cable television (about the first lunar landing), has appeared as a guest expert on television (for Y2K), has been a director of training and written and directed training videos, has developed a computer-based political campaign management system and consulted with several political campaigns, has worked on the Harvard University alumni tracking system, has been an international professional speaker on the Y2K problem, and has worked as a personnel recruiter, a quality specialist, a marketing coach, a ghost writer and editor, an ebook, book and manual design consultant, the voice on audio products and a search engine optimization professional.