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Old 06-28-2005, 04:11 AM   #1
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Easy questions.....

Hi guys,

I have a couple of queries to make and I am sure most of you experts out there will be able to reply withoug a sweat"!.

1) I am looking to create my ouwn web page ( nothing too fancy - just so to get me started and possibly expand my knowledge on the subject ) and I was wondering the following:

a) would any of you recommend/ ( or better yet ) have a good beginner's guide on creating a web page;

b) what software would most recommend; I have a minimal knowledge ( 'cause I forgot it all ) on programming - but also I was looking in trying to include some nice looking features on my web page.

Any help you wizzes can provide on this, I would be really thankful.

2) another thing I am interested in is in a very comprehensive step-by-step guide in configuring an internet router; pretty soon I shall be getting ADSL at home and I do not want to get the USB modem cause it is my understanding that besides other many useful reasons, Linux and these USB modems don't get along too well.

I am aware about the fact that it should be a simple method of a few commands and 'zap', but I just want to make sure.

Also, if you could suggest a guide on how to share an internet connectivity from a Linux box to windows ( being also a firewall and the rest of it ) I would appreciate it"!

Thanks a lot you guys"!

Old 06-28-2005, 05:33 AM   #2
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1a - I learned how to build web pages by finding a web page that did what I wanted to do, and looking at the source to see how it did it. It's harder these days with Flash, Java et al, but still. . .

1b - I'm too lazy to use software. HTML is a really simple language, I just use a text editor and code by hand.

2 - My installation of an Ethernet ADSL router consisted largely of:
- Plugging it in
- Rebooting
I now know step #2 is optional

Hope that helps
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there is a web editor called bluefish
Old 06-28-2005, 09:29 AM   #5
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Thanks oneandoneis2,

however, I think I would still need some sort of guide-manual to get me started; for either the creating a web page issue as for the configuring an internet router.

Any further help you can provide?

Thnx again"!
Old 06-28-2005, 09:47 AM   #6
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To learn about coding to W3C standards visit:
W3Schools is the largest "FREE" web developers site on the net. Learn with: (a) Full Web Building Tutorials; (b) Full Web Building References; and (c) Thousands of cut-and-paste - Try-It-Yourself On-Line Examples.
HTML Goodies
Webmonkey: The Web Developer's Resource
HTML: An Interactive Tutorial
NCSA--A Beginner's Guide to HTML

Use the proper W3C Tools (replacements for Front Page, MS Publisher and others):
W3C Amaya is a complete online web browsing and authoring environment and comes equipped with a WYSIWYG style of interface, similar to that of the most popular commercial browsers. With such an interface, users do not need to know the HTML or CSS languages.
NVU (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.
Quanta Plus.
Quanta Plus is a web development tool for the GNU/Linux K Desktop Environment. Quanta is designed for quick web development and is rapidly becoming a mature editor with a number of great features and lies at the heart of the KDE Web Dev suite of tools.
Bluefish is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers.
Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.
Mozilla Composer
Mozilla's HTML editor keeps getting better with dynamic image and table resizing, quick insert and delete of table cells, improved CSS support, and support for positioned layers. For all your simple documents and website projects, Composer is all you need.
Screem is a web development environment. It's purpose is to increase productivity when constructing a site, by providing quick access to commonly used features. While it is written for use with the GNOME desktop environment in mind it does not specifically require you to be running it, just have the libraries installed.
Unlike most other HTML editors SCREEM does not provide a WYSIWYG display of pages. Instead you are presented with the raw html source in its editor window.

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Old 06-28-2005, 09:52 AM   #7
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here is a "full" simple HTML tutorial course link [i google it with "html"] , it about creating a web page about volcanoes :

as for internet router stuffs , actually it can be a simple or a complicated question , i guess it is best for you to visit your local libraries and get a few books about basic linux networking , when you encounter more "localised" networking problems , you can ask around in the networking forums , that will be more productive i guess ....


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