Credits and Resources
Hello, my name is
Robert Giordano and I am a graphic artist,
writer, and photographer. I have always
admired Poe. I remember reading The Raven when I was about 12 and
of the House of Usher when I was a high school freshman. In college I read
the complete volume of Poe's works and realized what a truly amazing author he was.
During the summer of 2005, I decided to create a Poe web site that was informative,
easy to navigate, and stylish. I wanted to make Poestories.com friendly for students
as well as adults so I built a wordlist tool that automatically
links vocabulary words and phrases to their definitions wherever they appear in any story
or poem. You can print any story or poem and the list of vocabulary words will be
included at the end. Poe wrote a great deal more than horror stories and I hope
this site will introduce more people to his works.
To cite a Poestories.com page in a research paper, please use the following:
Author's name (last name first). Document title.
Date of Internet publication. Date of access <URL>
An example, citing the biography page:
Giordano, Robert. "A short biography of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)."
27 June 2005. 8 March 2007 <http://www.poestories.com/biography.php>
My personal interest in the works of Edgar Allan Poe was the sole purpose for
creating this site. Without the following resources, this site might not exist and
certainly wouldn't appear as it does...
- For lending me her beautiful book of Poe's poetry from 1882. I used it for the
image of the book on the welcome page. I wanted something different from the stock
photo of Poe's head that everyone likes to use, and the book was perfect.
- For helping me proofread the site. If you still find errors, you can blame her. =P
- Design215 Site Manager
- Okay this is where I plug my own product. The Design215 Site Manager lets me add content
to the site. I can update the news, add quotes, write summaries or articles. I can upload
and edit all of the stories and poems, and I can upload images and arrange them into
categories for the gallery. Everything is stored in a database except the stories and poems
which are saved as actual text files in a folder on the server.
- Eyeball Design Photoshop
- This is still my favorite site for tutorials on how to create interface elements for
- CSS Zen Garden
- This site should inspire everyone to stop creating web sites the old fashioned way
(circa 1998) and begin using 100% CSS for layout and design. With CSS, you can change the
entire look of a web site with a single stylesheet, your site can be displayed on devices
other than computer monitors, and you can meet government standards for making your site
accessible to those with disabilities.
- Your main resource for building standards compliant web sites
No CSS "hacks" were used for this site! "Say NO to CSS hacks!"
Edgar Allan Poe Resources:
- E. A. Poe Society of
- An extensive collection of Poe's works. Under each story, the various dates of
publication are listed, and at least one link to the text.
- EServer: Complete Works of Edgar
- This is another resource I used for the text of the stories.
- Edgar Allan Poe's House
- An ecclectic collection of all things Poe. I found some great links to Poe material in
the "Virtual Library" section.