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Site Credits

Beyond the family support, the mentors over the years for the content. Here are the tools and services that go into maintaining and developing the site.

Software Used for Site

Here is a list of the current and past software that I use or have used over the last twenty plus years for developing my sites, lessons, books, scores, etc....

I've used a ton of software and Apple computers ( since 1987 with Macintosh II and Aldus PageMaker ) over the years to bring this site to life and keep it running.

From hand-coding my original GuitarResources.com and JazzGuitarResoures.com sites with BBEdit v3 and hosting on ItsAMac.com (MacHighway.com) to the current Laravel sites using Sublime Text and Visual Studio Code. With hosting on DigitalOcean and admin and deployment with GitHub as well as Laravel Forge to manage the servers. I've come a long way with the site. The ever evolving site.

For figuring out what pages of the site are visited (Don't Who), I currently use Fathom and have usedGuages and StatCounter in the past. Trying to stay off google.

Here is all the software, hardware, gear that goes into making this site possible.

For Desktop Publishing Needs (DTP) and Graphics

Finally off of Adobe products and using Affinity Publisher, Designer and Photo for all my lessons, books and the like.

Affinity

Driven by photographers and designers from the outset, Affinity is the new name in high quality, next-generation creative apps for professionals (Design, Photo, and Publishing). Conceived and developed by a passionate team of artists and programmers, Affinity gives creatives exactly what they need for the highest quality artwork, photos and designs—accurate, high quality tools in fast, innovative, reliable apps with flair.

Apple, Inc.

Released with much fanfare in January of 1984, the Macintosh was the first affordable computer to include a Graphical User Interface. It was built around the new Motorola 68000 chip, which was significantly faster than previous processors, running at 8 MHz. The Mac came in a small beige case with a black and white monitor built in. It came with a keyboard and mouse, and had a floppy drive that took 400k 3.5in disks—the first personal computer to do so. It originally sold for $2,495.

Bare Bones Software, Inc.

BBEdit is a text editor originally developed for Macintosh System Software 6 and now for Mac OS X. It is made by Bare Bones Software. BBEdit is not a word processor, meaning it does not have text formatting or page layout features. BBEdit’s audience includes programmers and web designers.

github

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over four million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

HyperCard

Go my start with HyperCard and it “was” (sadly no more), the most fun program I ever had. I made more money off the Mac because of that program and had a MAJOR career shift because of it. Great stuff!!! Just like a gateway drug it was a gateway programming language and lead to C++ and some really cool stuff.

JavaScript

JavaScript, often abbreviated as JS, is a high-level, dynamic, weakly typed, prototype-based, multi-paradigm, and interpreted programming language. Alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies of World Wide Web content production.

Laravel - The PHP Framework for Artisans

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. Laravel is built on top of several Symfony components, giving your application a great foundation of well-tested and reliable code.

Laravel Forge

Instant PHP Platforms On Linode, DigitalOcean, and more. Servers For Artisans.

MacHighway

MacHighway is a web hosting service designed by Mac users for Mac users. MacHighway understands that there is a significant number of Mac users who need quality web hosting. Too many web hosting companies believe that the Mac platform is not worthy of support and altogether disregard the Macintosh enthusiast. That’s where MacHighway comes in.

2019/2020 Update: Hover for domain services, FastMail for mail, DigitiaOcean for hosting with Laravel Forge for managing deplymony. Sorce code management with git andfGitHub.

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. If you are new to PHP and want to get some idea of how it works, try the introductory tutorial. After that, check out the online manual, and the example archive sites and some of the other resources available in the links section.

Sibelius Software

The latest generation of the world’s best-selling music notation software, Avid® Sibelius® 7 is sophisticated enough to meet the demands of top composers, arrangers, and publishers, yet simple enough for beginners and students. Work quickly with the brand-new, task-oriented user interface.

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

System76

System76 is an American computer manufacturer based in Denver, Colorado, specializing in the sale of notebooks, desktops, and servers. The company supports free and open-source software, offering either Ubuntu or their own Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, Pop!_OS, as the preinstalled operating system

Hardware and Services Used for Site

My progression of Mac computers over the years. Still have an SE 30 at home for running HyperCard and will set it up at Funky Frets Music Store one of these days for fun. Also, running a Compulab fitlet, a fanless mini PC and Pop!_OS (Linux) at home.

Apple, Inc.

Released with much fanfare in January of 1984, the Macintosh was the first affordable computer to include a Graphical User Interface. It was built around the new Motorola 68000 chip, which was significantly faster than previous processors, running at 8 MHz. The Mac came in a small beige case with a black and white monitor built in. It came with a keyboard and mouse, and had a floppy drive that took 400k 3.5in disks—the first personal computer to do so. It originally sold for $2,495.

Shure Microphones and Audio Electronics

Shure Incorporated is an American corporation originally founded by Sidney N. Shure in Chicago, Illinois in 1925 as a supplier of radio parts kits. The company became a consumer and professional audio-electronics manufacturer of microphones, wireless microphone systems, phonograph cartridges, discussion systems, mixers, and digital signal processing. The company also produces listening products, including headphones, high-end earbuds and personal monitor systems.

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure provider focused on simplifying web infrastructure for software developers.

System76

System76 is an American computer manufacturer based in Denver, Colorado, specializing in the sale of notebooks, desktops, and servers. The company supports free and open-source software, offering either Ubuntu or their own Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, Pop!_OS, as the preinstalled operating system

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Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too.Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg

I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent.fatveg — Portland

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Original Curtie Animation from 1987 for my first web site on a Macintosh II.
33 years ago.

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LearningUkulele.com has one of the largest collections of lessons, songs, and TABS, luthiers, ukulele builders, ukulele festival and club information, and, ukulele links on the web. I’ve been on the ®Internet since the early 1990's and This site just never stops growing!!!

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