My experience with technical illustrating and layout in archaeology started during my study years at Tübingen University (Germany). Pottery drawings and their preparation for publication - first the old-fashioned way with ink pen, glue and paper, and then with scanner and vector-drawing programs - came first. Manipulation and editing of photos and drawings in Photoshop soon followed. Today I also design Websites and experiment with 3d modeling programs.

Examples of my work:

Although I develop webpages using the visual program Macromedia Dreamweaver, most of the actual coding is done by hand in HTML in order to make the Websites as compatible as possible for a variety
of different browsers.

In addition to this Archaeoplan Website I also created one for archaeozoologist Dr. Monika Doll.

The work with and publication of pottery drawings can be sped up quite impressively. The original pencil drawings are scanned and then vectorized. The result: freely scalable and indefinitely reusable drawings with an homogenous look - and no ink-stained fingers.
A combination of plans and photographs is ideal for scientific or public presentation of archaeological research. The generated files can be used as single slides or handouts, but I also design complete Powerpoint presentations.
Recently I have started to experiment with 3d reconstruction. While I am quite happy with my first results in virtual pottery, my architectural experiments still need a lot more work.

Well, I live and learn (more about those computer programs).