World Wide Web development information
This page may slowly acquire an organized scrapbook of technical
information and references.
Developing Web sites
- Texts and tutorials
HTML Tips and Tricks by Donald St. John in CNET.
Tips for various problem areas, with links to other references.
Know the Code: HTML for Beginners by Donald St. John in CNET.
A basic introduction, enabling anyone to write a simple Web page
using any word processor or text editor program.
NCSA Beginner's Guide to HTML
-- a good quick start to understanding using the simpler, fundamental
features of HTML. Read this, and you won't be afraid of
composing your own Web pages.
Web Tools Review
-- "An on-line journal for developers of World Wide Web sites."
It looks like it offers very specific, practical advice and
also free online services.
O'Reilly books on line
-- no longer free; now a paid annual subscription.
Programming on the World Wide Web
- HTML: The Definitive Guide
- Programming Perl
- WebMaster in
- Color information
- Style guides
"Campaign for a Non Browser Specific WWW"
Elements of Web Design by Ben Benjamin in CNET.
"These are not rigid commandments, but rather
suggestions to assist you in the process of creating a site."
- HTML checkers
- Obtaining browsers
- Netscape Navigator
FrameFree -- a program to patch Netscape Navigator
to disable frames.
Opera -- A Windows 3.1 browser not based on Mosaic code
(Windows 95-enhanced version is promised).
Boasts of greater speed than most popular browsers.
Free download but paid registration is required.
Search engines and Web directories
- Alexa --
"Alexa is the Web navigation service that learns from people."
It displays extra information about Web pages;
suggests other relevant Web pages; displays archived copies
of missing pages; and notifies you when your friends are on line
Search Engine Watch -- Introduction, in-depth information,
and resources on using search engines,
both for Webmasters and users.
They also have reports available via email subscription.
by Jordan J. Breslow
(Bay Area Computer Currents, 11 May 1999, page 24).
A survey of some of the legal hazards of operating a Web site and ways to reduce the hazards, with
links to many useful references.
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