TV Acres launches new look:
Check out the new content and visit the TV Acres
Clubhouse. (Jerome A. Holst © 2009)
Hi folks, I'm Al Holst, the owner of TV
Acres.com and I want to welcome you to
newest version of my television-oriented
website, or as I call it, "The Ultimate Subject
Guide to TV Program Facts."
Improvements to the website include
an upgraded TV Westerns
section. It now contains over 150 shows,
featuring, pictures, theme song lyrics and the
text of many memorable voice-over narrations.
These shows can be accessed by Decade, Subject
or by an A-Z List.
Our new TV Acres
Clubhouse features our mascots TeyVey-a Tuba, the
Digital Diva of Channel Surfing and her
assistant, Clyde, an elf-like creature who
wrangles electronic beings called Zappers.
You also find links to the Clubhouse oath,
biographical sketches of Al, TeyVey-A -Tuba and
Clyde, News on the Net, Collectible Corners, a
trivia game (still under construction ) called
"Spin that Darn Wheel!") A Mystery
Guest, and a few fun
First launched in 2000, TV Acres was the
culmination of 25 years of research. In the late
1990's, I gathered together all my TV information
and created the manuscript "The Channel Surfers
Encyclopedia of TV Facts and Trivia." When I
finished printing the manuscript it ended up
being 1500 pages which I divided in to 5 volumes.
Initially, I wanted to publish the book. I have
a couple publishers interested in the project,
but I soon realized that it would be better to
upload the text on to the Internet. That way I
could update it instantly and most importantly,
I would stay in control of the project instead
of giving it over to an editor, whose vision might
not mesh with my own.
After learning basic HTML coding, I created a
simple template and cut and pasted my computer
files into the first version of the TV ACRES
website. A few years later, I added more artwork
Then in 2005, I decided to hire a
web design firm to rework my static. .htm based
template and produce a .php platform. This
changeover required that I cut and paste all my
original content into the new .php. templates.
This took me three years. I spent many a night
after work, uploading text from one file after
another until, in March o f 2009, I completed
transferring some 7000 pages of content.
The latest version of my website is the result
of my own sweat and the creative endeavors of some
very talented people including EZ Solutions in
Pennsylvania who created the .php design for my
site; GLYPHIX from Kent State, Ohio who produced
the rollover animations for my Homepage and
Clubhouse; and iCreativeMedia who drew our
mascot illustrations of Al, TeyVey-A-Tuba
And, last but not least, my talented friend Greg
Ricker from Youngstown, Ohio who donated his
time and skills in helping me debug and tweak my
website, so it could launch on time for my birthday
Now that the hard worked is done, I'll have
time to start adding more and more content to
the site. I can't wait.
Meanwhile, I invite all of you to browse our new
site and we hope you will come back often. Take
care. Jerome "Al" Holst, webmaster.
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