I know why so many millions of folks have chosen blogging as their web presence over personal websites now. I had a website up until a couple years ago. Now my own line presence is my blogs. I really enjoy my blogs, but I think webpages still serve useful purposes as well.
I used to have quite a large personal website. I built my own pages. I pretty much could code everything I wanted to make it look the way I wanted, up to the point of java or anything too tech and then I’d go and find the html frags or codes on the internet and copy & paste the features into my page. It was fun and most enjoyable.
This morning I decided to build a simple webpage to post my book listings. Nothing fancy, just images with a short descriptions and a link to my amazon page. I was going to find a free web-host and then upload it. I figured that I should build the page and then seek out a host.
I made a background image and began building my webpage. Make that ‘began trying’. I’ve worked off and on all day long trying to build it and I still haven’t gotten it finished. I’ve coded and recoded myself into a headache. To my disappointment the old html frags that I used to use won’t work as efficiently now. I have no idea why.
I’ve surfed around and found that the older codes should still work but there are newer codes that should work better. I couldn’t get any of them to work efficiently. Putting them all together proved to be too big of a challenge.
Sooo, I resorted to the way I originally learned to build webpages, I’m building the basic part of the webpage in a WYSIWYG editor web-authoring program and then editing and fine-tuning it in notepad or with it’s source page.
Kompozer is the web-authoring tool that I’m using.
As I edit the html document, I’m learning different codes to use for tasks I want to accomplish. Maybe this is a good thing. The proverbial ‘They’ say, it helps keep the mind sharper if you’re challenging it and learning new tasks. At my age, I need all the help I can get. lol
My new webpage is coming along. I don’t know when I’ll get it finished. (I may delete it and say the heck with it.) lol
Wish me luck!