Welcome To The New Site
Almost 20 years ago as we were getting ready to leave our store at Penn Square Mall I knew we were going to need a website to keep serving our customers. To that end I bought a license for Microsoft FrontPage. I can almost see your smiles when you read this.
I am not a computer expert and at that time I knew about as little as one can know about all things web. I had a Novell Netware 3.12 file server and 5 computers on that network. Two towers running Windows 3 (I think) and three diskless work stations set to boot to DOS 5 for our Point of Sale stations (cash registers). The workstations were running a program called PC-POS which in those days was a really nice piece of software. I think it cost us $2500.00. My wife, Sharon—I thought she was going to do me in when she found out what I had invested in that Netware server and the other computer equipment. I was so attached to PC-POS that I still have the software and an old Celeron machine to run it on, for old time sake.
Still I knew little about web sites but I was determined to use FrontPage to build the Coffee Classics website. This of course led me to: HTML3. FrontPage was considered a pretty good (for that time) HTML editor, closely related to Microsoft Word. I was a WordPerfect user so I had two hills to climb.Eventually, I learned the basics and produced a website that served us all these years! In fact, today, it is older than some of my customers. It was way overdue to be replaced because of its many shortcomings in today’s world. In July of 2019 we were ready to introduce to our customers a new modern website that among many other things would display correctly and easily on our smart phones etc. Yay! We announced it as follows, in an email: