capabilities and limitations
(as of Oct. 2001)
(What I do know)
- Html tags, and how to use them, properly.
- Differences between various browsers, and how to adjust for them.
- How to create and customize frames, tables, and forms.
- How to make a site that works properly for most visitors.
- How to design a good website, in my opinion anyway. see below
- How to use SSI (Server Side Includes).
- Perl - Write my own programs and customize or alter any pre-written programs.
- How to get listed on search engines.
- How to create your own newsgroup.
(What I don't know, or know little of)
- Flash (currently studying)
- SQL (currently studying)
- E-commerce (currently studying)
- Style sheets
- Visual Basic
|Basics of a Good Website|
Here is an overview of what I consider to be a good website.
A website should:
- be easy to navigate
- be laid out with a consistent style
- have everything working right
- work on all popular browsers
- look good at various resolutions
- have a fairly quick loading front page
- have a front page that will catch the viewers attention
- have a front page that clearly shows the purpose of the site
- make sure text is readable (text vs background)
- have an easy way to get answers to questions
A website should not:
- appear too complicated
- look confusing or sloppy
- be hard for people to find what they are looking for
- concentrate on one aspect (design, content, or navigation)
- have background music that can't be stopped
A website should be careful with:
- Flash front page (many browsers still don't support it - give an option)
- recent programming developments (not everyone buys a computer twice a year)
- color combinations (see if it can be viewed in 256 color and even B&W)
- animations (can be entertaining or irritating)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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