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09-13-1999, 08:24 AM
First off i would like to say hello to every one. I only found this board about ten days ago and i have been comming back every day since then.. I've learned alot from reading up on subjects on this board..

Ok now the reason for me being here is:
I am new to the whole idea of making money on the web or even having a website. So i would greatly appreciate it if you could check out my site at http://www.silver-rabbit.com and let me know what you think about it, and what i could do to make it better..
Also what is a good book i could buy to learn about scripting for my web pages.

Thanks for your time...

[This message has been edited by Steve_S (edited 09-13-99).]

09-13-1999, 09:09 PM

Welcome to the forum!

First up your site...
Your logo states "Striving to meet you needs" don't you mean "Striving to meet your needs"?(You've also spelled business wrong on another logo).

Which brings up the question, what are my needs? Who is the typical person who would be visiting your site? While this might be more inline with the Business side of the web, (the forum next door), I often look at the front door of a web site and wonder who the target audience is, and is that clear.

From an HTML standpoint your page is clean and fast loading, and that's good.

RE:Also what is a good book i could buy to learn about scripting for my web pages.

That's a pretty opened ended question. How much HTML do you know? You need to be at least moderately proficient in HTML before you should start getting fancy with "scripting." Then I think you need to define what tasks you want your web site to do for you, and that will lead you to what you need to learn. Operating system may also point you to what to learn next. On a Unix / Linux server CGI / Perl may be the next thing you need to learn. If NT is your server of choice a crash course in ASP might make more sense.

Think about what you what to do from a task perspective, look to what products (software), are available to achieve that mission, and from there you will have a better vision of what you want, (and need) to learn about.

Kick this around, feel free to follow up with additional questions.


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09-14-1999, 04:04 AM

Hello and thanks for the great pointers. I think i should say how i got into building a site on the web so you can get a better idea of how much i know. I was only supposed to be the guy that supplies my friend with the money to build and advertise the website.

He said he would need about a month to start up the site, so i let two weeks go by before i called him up to find out how it was going, Only to find out the he and his girlfriend moved off the island, with my money...

So i just learned HTML last month and I have been slaving away at my pc ever since.

Thanks again for the great pointers and you don't know how much i appreciate it..

p.s. The logo is all he did before he split. lol...

09-14-1999, 08:40 PM
RE:So i just learned HTML last month and I have been slaving away at my pc ever since.

As someone who teaches HTML, let me say you've avoided many of the "rookie mistakes" so you're off to a good start!