About www.fieggen.com

Information about the www.fieggen.com website

A brief history of how this website came to be and how it evolved plus a rundown of the sort of information that it contains.

Website History

This website began back in the last millennium as an experiment in what was then the relatively new phenomenon called “The Internet”. Using the free space offered by my web host, I put a couple of pages online in May-1997, mainly to experiment with HTML coding and computer graphics. To take this to the next level, I registered “fieggen.com” in Nov-1999, with the first pages of my own website subsequently appearing online in Dec-1999.

I gradually started adding information that I figured would be useful, incorporating new styles and technologies as the Internet evolved. Little did I know that this website would still be going strong after more than two decades and around 50 million visitors!

Website Content

What sort of website?

www.fieggen.com is not a commercial website! I'm not selling shoelaces or footwear or anything else. It's basically a hobby site, through which I'm trying to contribute something worthwhile to the Internet.

What sort of content does it contain?

Most of this website's content, particularly the extensive Ian's Shoelace Site, could be considered “Educational”, “Instructional”, or “Self-Help”. It's a mixture of traditional knowledge and original concepts, some of it well known, some of it quite obscure.

Is The Content “Kid Safe”?

Although my website is not specifically targeted at kids and therefore contains fairly difficult words, I believe that all the content of my website is safe for kids. In other words, it's partly “Kid Friendly”, but totally “Kid Safe”. It contains no coarse language, no “adult references”, is non-explicit, is not defamatory or offensive – you get the general idea! I'm not infallible, so please Contact Me if you find anything that you consider would best be changed or removed to make this website more “Kid Safe”.

Who owns the content?

The contents of this website are Copyright © 1999-2023 by Ian W. Fieggen. I reserve the rights to all content, including writing, text, images, sounds, audio, video, coding, programming, scripts, etc. contained on this website.

Who can re-use the content?

Generally, I'm pretty agreeable to others passing on this knowledge by using portions of the content of this website provided that you simply credit www.fieggen.com as the source or myself (Ian Fieggen) as the author. Obviously, you're welcome to print a page or two from this website to show to someone else! Should you wish to reproduce or otherwise make use of portions in your own derivative works, such as in books, magazines, etc, please Contact Me first to obtain written permission. For example, many people have been given permission to use my shoelace knot diagrams rather than drawing their own.

What about linking to the content?

Should you wish to link from your own web page to either specific content or pages of this website (particularly Ian's Shoelace Site), please see the Linking to This Site page, which gives details on why to link, how to link, how NOT to link, where to link, reciprocal links, etc.

Browse Safely

Cookies? Web bugs? Tracking Code? Flash? Pop-Ups?

I've tried to keep www.fieggen.com as simple and straightforward as possible, and have kept it free of the sort of nonsense used by many other websites:

  • NO cookies, web bugs or other forms of tracking;
  • NO memory-hogging Flash animations;
  • NO invasive or dangerous scripts;
  • NO annoying pop-ups.

These sorts of things are often the cause of both user frustration and browser problems, and can range from annoying to downright dangerous. I don't like them, I consider them unwarranted, and I do NOT use them on my website!

In short, you should be able to browse this website in complete confidence.