In 2004 I decided to put my collection of Brownie box cameras on the internet, my assumption was that it was easy to consult the collection, the website was created with program Trellix part of Corel’s WordPerfect which was later sold under the name CuteSITE Builder.
After the CuteSITE Builder program was discontinued in 2006, the entire website had to be rebuilt with new software, this time with Serif WebPlus.
In 2009 www.browniecamera.nl was registered and the website now had its own domain name, after a few years in 2014 the possibility to use .camera as a domain name was introduced, the site www.browniecamera.nl was closed and the content was moved to www.BROWNIE.camera, but again in 2019 the website had to be relocated, the domain name brownie.camera was too expensive for me as a private person to maintain, for some reason the ads no longer work and the website no longer paid for itself by the ad revenue (With the development of the new website, I decided to stop putting annoying ad units on the website). Also, the old website was no longer suitable for use on mobile carriers and to make matters worse, the Serif WebPlus website development program I was working with has not been further developed and discontinued since 2014, so reason enough to restart this considerably large job, this time with WordPress in the hope that this platform will continue to exist for the time being. In order to be able to hitch a ride on the new site to the old site, many links were made from the old site to the new one, and the renewed website was put online as soon as possible, including the Hawkeye cameras and the disposable cameras section.
The domain name
After considering all the options, the name Brownie Cam Com was chosen, a name Cam is contemporary and easy to remember. the domain name www.browniecam.com was registered on March 28, 2019 and on June 1, 2019 the Brownie part of the new website was ready and all links from the old website linked to the new one, which has had a positive effect on the ranking in Google. Any tips or improvements are most welcome, although major changes are cautious as this often means that dozens of pages need to be corrected.
I hope you feel at home on this website and that I may greet you here often.
Most Brownie Box cameras, single use cameras and some Hawkeye and Movie cameras on this website are in my private collection, nowadays I am thinking more and more about selling the collection, The problem is that I don’t want to send hundreds of packages worldwide so I don’t know yet how I’m going to part with the collection, to be continued!
Kind regards Remy Steller