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    What Next?

    I have taught myself some basic HTML, mostly for my own use (I've only done the one website here: www.geocities.com/eksoothsayer).

    What would people suggest for the next area for me to learn? Since I am doing this mostly for my own pleasure, and on a tight (read: non-existent) budget, which way do I go?

    There are so many options, I'm not sure where to start!

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    create a website for your football club, make one for your girlfriend's pet goldfish, start an online journal. when u have a website to maintain, that's when u continously learn new stuff. once you're proficient at html, its time to learn CSS, then maybe javascript, and later on move to scripting.

    learning web programming doesn't require a budget, there are loads of online sites that teach u everything u could ever want to learn, and u just need a computer and IIS/a host to practise your stuff on

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    I've always found it an education to have the code validated. I've never used Coffee Cup so I don't know if it's at fault for not inserting an opening body tag, inserting two closing body tags, two closing html tags, a couple of redundant table tags, and missing tr tags. (Net Mechanic found 29 HTML errors). You'll need to insert the HTTP Content-Type field, the XML Declaration, and the HTML "META" element to use the validator on the left of this page.
    The site looks pretty good otherwise.
    I would have the code validated and correct it using a text editor (ie. notepad). Then start with CSS. It's kinda fun learning, eh?
    Last edited by Android; 01-14-2003 at 10:00 AM.

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    I may be wrong but, as I don't see the standard Geo ads...are those scripts at the top and bottom to remove the ads generated by Geo?

    If they are you're preventing the server from generating the revenue which pays for your hosting.

    If you want an ad-free site how about trying one of the cheap hosts. There's a good one advertized on these pages which will host your site for less than the cost of one visit to the movies per month.

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    Thank you!

    Thank you all for your input.

    Doorknob, I will take your suggestion, and maybe just try creating some web-page mockups, even if they never are posted anywhere.

    Android, any problem with tags (missing or redundant) is more likely mine than the software's. I will go through it again and see if I can clean it up.

    Mikailus, I wasn't aware that the pop-ups from Geo weren't coming up. I have a pop-up blocker running on my machine, so it never occurred to me they might not be showing up to anyone.

    Thank you all again for your help!

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    What's this script for? (There was a similar script above your code earlier)

    <!-- text below generated by server. PLEASE REMOVE --></object></layer></div></span></style></noscript></table></script></applet>
    <script language="JavaScript">var PUpage="76001070"; var PUprop="geocities"; </script><script language="JavaScript" src="http://www.geocities.com/js_source/pu5geo.js"></script><script language="JavaScript" src="http://www.geocities.com/js_source/ygIELib9.js?v3"></script><script language="JavaScript">yvSM=0;yvVP=0;var yviContents='http://us.toto.geo.yahoo.com/toto?s=76001070&l=NE&b=1&t=1042617250';yviR='us';yfiEA(0);</script><script language="JavaScript" src="http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mc/mc.js"></script><script language="JavaScript" src="http://domainpending.com/js_source/geov2.js"></script><script language="javascript">geovisit();</script><noscript><img src="http://visit.webhosting.yahoo.com/visit.gif?us1042617250" alt="setstats" border="0" width="1" height="1"></noscript>
    <IMG SRC="http://geo.yahoo.com/serv?s=76001070&t=1042617250" ALT=1 WIDTH=1 HEIGHT=1>

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    Site looks good...I hope you're going to develop it (bookmarked it in the hope you do).

    My only criticism would be the animations.

    Movement in the periphery of a visitor's vision as they read the page is distracting.
    Last edited by Mikailus; 01-15-2003 at 01:37 PM.

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    I don't know what that script is. It does note appear when I look at the file in Geo's File Manager. The other pages show a similar script,when I view the source code through IE, and the Geo pop-ups do appear on other pages.

    Could that be script for the pop-ups?

    And thank you for the compliment. I am trying to think of ways to keep the site fresh, besides the posting of further articles. Or is that enough?

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    The ads at the top are now appearing.

    I think you'll find ways to improve the site and keep it fresh as you learn more (CSS Java etc.)