I just got the worst email ever.
From: xxxxxx, Mary
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 10:16 AM
To: Parsons, Tone
Subject: Web Page
My son is trying to design a web page. Can you give us any advise on how to proceed with this?
She should have just asked me “How do I breathe?“.
From: Parsons, Tone
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 10:23 AM
To: xxxxxx, Mary
Subject: RE: Web Page
Wow… um… that’s a pretty open ended question. There are literally thousands of ways to do it.Um, my first advice is that you know exactly what you want before you do anything. Have in mind what you want it to say, how you want it to look, what pictures you want to use, etc.
Then, build a mock-up, using word, photoshop, whatever you have in mind, so you can be sure you like how it looks.
Finally, convert that into html, php, asp, cfml, or whatever web based language you are planning to use. You’ll need to find out exactly what your webhost supports (html will always work, and most places support php, asp, and cfml).
If he doesn’t know how to code a website up, then I suggest using something like Microsoft Front Page (it comes with Office Pro). That lets you work on the finished product and it writes the code for you, then you upload the whole mess to your webhost.
Without any details I can’t be any more specific.
Mental note to self: never EVER tell people you know anything about computers.