The content at samliew.com was created in late 2001 from a web-design course taken by Samuel. He constantly improved on it, adding features and information along the way, changing self-created templates, while seeking reviews from friends and forums.
During the early beginnings of this website, it was hosted in several addresses as the need grew, and more space and bandwidth required, or there were annoying advertisments added by the host. Here is the list of the sites that it was hosted at (in chronological order):
- 2001 - http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/samliew/ (Poor web interface)
- 2002 - http://www.geocities.com/sam_2912/ (Annoying ads, closed down)
- 2003 - http://free.7host06.com/samuelliew/ (Annoying ads, certain file types disallowed)
- 2003/04 - http://b.1asphost.com/samuelliew/ (Lousy service)
- 2004 - http://samuel.g-e-tech.com (This host closed down)
- 2005 - http://samuel.byethost24.com (Annoying host)
- 2006 to 2009 - http://www.samliew.com (Paid hosting with w3hub.com)
- 2009 to 2012 - http://www.samliew.com (Paid hosting with flexihostings.com)
Currently the website's template is the 11th version! This template is created to look like the one in the blog.
A blog (http://samuelliew.blogspot.com) was started in early 2003, and it was linked to from the site. There were several revisions to the template. Now it is re-created at (http://www.samliew.com/blog/), powered by wordpress, with most of the archives from the old blog.
A guestbook was created and hosted by tripod in 2002. The older version is no longer supported by them, and seems to have an error. The newer guestbook on this website has been removed on 29 Mar 2008 due to inactivity. Now, a shoutbox is used instead to allow communication and for guests to post messages quickly, from any main page in this site.
To view other past updates on the website, you may visit this link:
Also, Samuel joined HTML Help Central forums in April 2005, Experts-Exchange in 2006, StackOverflow in 2011, and overtime have helped code several scripts for the members there. These and other scripts that he programmed are showcased in the programming page.
A few of his scripts are worth visiting for effort and popularity:
- WordScramble Game (over 300,000 hits monthly!)
- Singapore NRIC Number Validator
- Singapore NRIC Number Generator
- Set® Game Generator