Re: Stumped:: web HTML. Caution, may be OT.
- From: Gary Kline <kline@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 14:50:53 -0700
FWIW, I'Ve switch back to mutt. i can't live without vi....
On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 12:30:05AM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
Don't bother, Gary.
The world is moving towards CMS systems for hosting websites.
do we have such a mngnmt system tool in ports??
The ultra-cheapo people use godaddy's site builder and
put crap on a crappy-looking interface.
HMmmm. it's ben my experience that if you keep a page
*simple*, that serves best. now i'm not talking about
"Sam's New and Used Dildos and Computers" that's got animations
screaming at you. With 50 text and graphic ads/page plus
flashing text. i'm talking about something more together.
low-impact AND inventive. i've learned that if the
content sux, all the bells and whistles won't help.
The better hosting companies each have their own site builders
and look better, and are populated by acres of garden-variety corporate
and the occassional personal sites.
Very, very few people custom-write sites in HTML anymore.
Most people use sitebuilding software (frontpage was the original,
it's deprecated now in favor of other newer tools) either running
on their PC or on the server.
black text on blue is terribly hard to read for most people,
read up on how the human eye works to understand why.
the why is simple, reduced contrast; that's why i have black text
on a white bg. Or so i thought until i saw how konquorer
(and opera) were munging my homepage.
firefox displays a graphic [link] with a stylized "J"; it is not
displayed by the other 2. that might be where to start looking.
Put your time into loading a CMS system on your server then
create your site in it. Yes the learning curve is steep in
the beginning but it's not rote memorization of HTML tags. It
is understanding how all the things work together.
you probably didn't start with the earlier markup. back then,
'93-4, there was <BR>,<P>, <B>, and <EM>. i wrote a 2.2K-line
program to handle "hi" -> ``hi'' and a couple other things.
the code has evolved, of course, but still works.
looks like what i need NOW is a debugger, :-) i have virtually
zero design skills .... except "keep it simple"
[[ save the electrons ]]
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