I started this site in 1998. All of the pages were made on Macs, which I've been using since 1985. (Before that, it was an Apple //e.) I use BBEdit to maintain the HTML and CSS for the site.
I feel that pages like these should be coded simply, and observe standards that will be accessible to a wide range of user agents and clients on many different platforms. I try to keep them in compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium's standards for valid HTML and CSS.
The page backgrounds of the main site show Japanese seasonal motifs, and come from the Mangekyō/Kaleidoscope site. If you are using a browser that supports alternate style sheets, you can see the backgrounds for seasons other than the current one; in Firefox, for example, select Page Style from the View menu.
The newer portions of the site have a more modern design: the Japanese for Your Mac pages were redesigned in 2012, and the Interpreting Anime pages date from 2018. The graphics and the overall look of the basic biographical pages are a lot more retro, but I think that reflects my nostalgia for the earlier days of the web.
For those curious about the domain name, "The Red Cocoon" (「赤い繭」) is a 1950 short story by the Japanese author Abe Kōbō. For more on Abe, see my Books page elsewhere on this site.