Current Peterweb Creations web site is the fifth generation of what was once Peter Oberc's personal web page.
First presented more than five years ago, in April 1995 as Peterweb Worldwide, this web site tried to present its author through his major interests. Many different types of information were available at that very special site, at that time still located in Slovenia, Europe in 1995 - ranging from music tribute sites to astronomy. Some portions of the site - namely Bon Jovi, REM and Queen music fan sites gained extreme popularity, (being one of only few such sites available at that time), having around 10000, 7000 and 3000 unique visitors per month.
The original idea of Peterweb Worldwide was completely put to life in November 1996, with third generation of the site launched. Completely redesigned, with new concept and new content, the site managed not just to maintain but to increase its popularity - to up to 30000 unique visits per month. Several new sections have been added: computer games, art corner, photography, Star Trek tribute section, etc. Finally, a penpal site was added to Peterweb Worldwide, increasing its popularity drastically and starting what proved to be a new mission of Peterweb Worldwide - serving the internet community.
In January 1997, peterweb.com domain was registered and the site started to gradually move to US-based server. But this took over a year and many changes had to be made to the site. One man band could no longer maintain more that 500 pages of information, and the site was getting more than 300,000 requests per month. Bon Jovi site was updated all the time, mostly due to the fact that it was the parade horse of peterweb.com. In March 1997, one of my largest Peterweb Worldwide projects was started -PenpalsNow, the free completely automated penpal service.
New Name, Concept & Dry County
In November 1997, the first part of new site, renamed Peterweb Creations, was officially launched. Dry County, Bon Jovi Internet Fan Central offered almost everything a music fan site can offer. The gigantic site had complete hyperext based album information, with lyrics, guitar tabs, audio samples, hundreds of photos, latest news, interviews, web guide, and Internet Fan Community with Fan Directory, Trade Page, real-time album and song polls, chat room, discussion forum and more.
The second cornerstone of new Peterweb Creations web site was officially launched in January 1998 : PenpalsNow! Free penpal service offers many functions not available elsewhere and was awarded Starting Point Hot Site award already in its test period. The site was not significantly updated since then and our pen pal database now includes over 25,000 entries - the service is completely free and automated - it requires no mainteinance at all.
Generation 4 - Downsizing, Centralization & Going Local
The full version of fourth Peterweb Creations English site
was launched in February 1998. The site was very different from the old
one. Now professionally designed, the site was greatly reduced in size.
Many sections were removed from the site, mostly because they were no
longer needed, not popular enough or simply didn't feet into new concept
of Peterweb Creations as a community service web site and its commercial
and non-personal status. Slovene version of the site followed in May.
Since then, my other projects made it impossible to work on the site for
quite some time.
Generation 5 - Decentralization
As I became more and more involved in other, commercial
projects, it became very clear that I have to choose which sites I want
to continue work on, and which ones to discontinue. The key word for my
new Peterweb Creations strategy was decentralization. All major sites,
produced by Peterweb Creations had to be made completely independent in
design & technical details.