Misc Web Creation Information Sites
HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language, the most common scripting language used by web pages on the internet. For a very simple example of what goes into a HTML web page Click Here.
The following are links to a few of the millions of internet sites that will provide information on how to create a web page. Some of these sites should be considered the main authoritys since they represent THE standards organization in their area of specialty. MORE
Wayback Machine: re-find bad links content
So You Want to Make A Web Page!
Netscape 216 Color Chart
HTML RGB Color Chart
HTML Color tutor & Charts
Webmonkey Color reference chart
Another HTML Tutorial
HTML & other References
HTML Quick Reference & Special Characters
HTML Special Characters
The HTML Writers Guild
HTML practice pad
Home Page Help: Tips & Tricks for Pages that Need Improvement 10/2009
HTML help online
www.w3schools.com/tags/default.asp HTML Tag Reference 11/2005
www.2createawebsite.com Beginners Guide 11/2005
www.how-to-build-websites.com Beginners Course 11/2005
www.html-html.com HTML Code Tutorial 11/2005
www.alvit.de/handbook Web Developers Handbook 11/2005
www.htmldog.com HTML and CSS Tutorials, References 11/2005
HTML Goodies 10/2001
Web Developer 10/2001
HTML Source: site building info 1/2002
HTML Introduction 12/2002
Barebones Guide to HTML 9/2003
E-Mail Address Encryption programs 10/2003
DASCII Encryption program download 10/2003
Freebyte: Free Web Tools TONS of utilities 2/2005
Cheap Web Tricks: Free Web Tools 5/2005
The Freesite programs and services 3/2005
Spiders at Work webcamp 8/2005
Sitemap Generator 1/2006
Top Fifteen Mistakes of First Time Web Designers
Top Ten Ways to Tell if You Have A Sucky Home Page
Sucky to Savvy
Web Pages that Suck
HTML Hell Page
Why the Web Sucks 3/2001
Use IT: Web Site Useability
Browser/Web Statistics 3/2001
World Wide Web Consortium
WWWC HTML & validator
Advanced Web Topics
23 Sites with Detailed info. for the HTML Developer
Jakob Neilsen's Alertbox
Tracking Site Visitors
Free Stats: site visitor tracking there are lots of others
Free Idaho Web Page Counter
Encrypted Password Script- free
Password Gate- free
Password Protecting a Page
Krislyns Strictly Business
Response-O-Matic free, online form processor
Browser Capability Test Page
O'Reilly's Openbook Project
O'Reilly's CD bookshelf
Perl programming language for Web functions
PHP programming language for Web functions
MySQL free Database
Free MIT Courses
Clark Connect Home Server program
Dyndns.org Dynamic IP addressing
602LAN Suite 2004 Free Email Server for MS
WHOIS Web Domain identifyer
DSL Webserver Tech Information
Domain Bank Search & Registery
Dealing with a Joe Job fighting a sites abused e-mail address 3/2005
NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) Webmaster Group
A Few Web Page Editors
MS Notepad !! My main editor.
Lemmy: VI for Windows
NVU Free WYSIWYG Web Authoring System for Windows, Mac & Linux
First Page Free HTML editor / website builder
Mozilla Composer Web authoring system
OS Commerce Free Open Source Online Shopping system
WWWC Validator Service
HTML Validator Programs
WS_FTP: FTP Client for Windows Alternate Site
Yahoo's List of Some Sites that host Free Web pages
Free Site Hosts Lists
Misc Free Stuff
Whois: host site info
also Whois.org: Whois: host site info apache.org: Apache Web server software: most use of the entire web
Low Cost Site Hosts
Low Cost Hosts Lists
www.xtn.net East Tennessee Net
Tri-Cities LOCAL ISPs
www.chartertn.net Charter Cable
www.mounet.com Mountain Net
www.preferred.com Preferred Net
Misc Internet Applications
Misc Reference Sites
L33T Translator: Passwords?
Another L33T Translator: Passwords?
IF your object in creating a web page is mainly just playing around to see if you can create a simple page, or to create the most fantastic page that includes all the bells and whistles you have seen elsewhere, BUT you have no particular focus or purpose for your page, THEN you can feel free to use any tools, format, or browser, and include any gee-haw wizzy cool thing, music, video, etc. that trips your trigger. Your main object is to please yourself. HOWEVER, if your object is to create a useful site that users will want to bookmark and return to because it has something they need, then you will need to consider many things when designing your site. The above sources go into much better detail than I ever could, but I will try to outline some of the main points I think are worth considering here:
- Content is King: provide much, well organized USEFULL information.
- Stick to one Theme. Don't create a smorgasbord site.
- You will have one shot to make a good first impression and prove your site is worth coming back to: don't blow it with a bad or slow front page.
- Make it OBVIOUS how to get around your site (and back out).
- Make it readable! No matter how nice that radical background is by itself, way TOO many of the web pages have large amounts of text in front of a background that makes it almost impossible to read with bad contrast combinations.
- Don't exclude large amounts of users. If we were to follow this "rule" strictly then all web information would be formatted to the lowest common denominator: it would be in basic text format so that EVERY web user could view it. Doing this obviously would exclude much of the power of the web and we would all loose. If your page is aimed at users that should be expected to have a minimum hardware or software platform (ie: graphic artist or musicians) then it would be logical to assume some minimum capabilities. If your page has special requirements, at LEAST inform the users, and link to where they can get more information or the necessary software.
To UNNECCESSARILY create pages that are unviewable or not viewable as intended by a large percentage of your target audience without requiring users to upgrade or add plug-ins is not only rude, but foolish. If you MUST include such special graphics, sounds, etc., put them on an optional sub-page, not on your front page.
- People are impatient. With relatively instantaneous access to information, internet users will not wait forever for your pages to load. It doesn't matter how nice your page looks- if users just give give up, they will never see it. Consider how long YOU wait for other site pages to load before aborting and going elsewhere. 10 seconds? 20-30? That AOL or ISP user with a 14.4 or 28.8 bps or even a 56k bps modem probably won't wait TOO long for that fancy graphic or sound to load. Most users don't have DSL or cable modems. Is it neccessary? Expecially don't load large graphic files on your main pages. In short: Keep HTML pages and GRAPHIC files as small as possible.
- Stick to the Standards, not features only supported by your favorite, or the latest browser. That way everyone will have a better shot at seeing things as you intended. If you HAVE to use non-standard features consider placing them on optional pages that users are warned about. Also don't create pages that are properly viewed at only one resolution.
- Most surfers are clueless about upgrading their hardware and software to make it meet your special requirements, even if it is just a "simple", free, plug-in off the Net. Plus, they may be using a machine that is not theirs to modify.
last updated October 27, 2009
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