HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

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Pages used while learning how to make this site:

Learning HTML

A simple explanation of HTML
Demon Internet home page setup, tutorials, FTP session guidelines and Using UNIX
W3C style overview (World Wide Web Consortium)
W3C HTML 4.01 Specification
W3C Guidelines for authoring
W3C web page Validator - make sure your site is kosher
W3C Notes on helping search engines index your Web site
Nigel's HTML tutorial
HTML Tag Quick Reference Guide
Merchant's Encyclopedia of HTML
HTML Compendium 20000 pages of HTML!
Extensible Markup Language (XML) resources at Textuality - maybe I'll learn XML for my next site...

...or maybe CSS - I'm reading a long tutorial...


AnyBrowser Accessible Site Design
Dive Into Accessibility - 30 days to a more accessible web site
Writing for the Web and Current Issues in Web Usability


Victor Engel's Links to Netscape Color Pages and Browser Safe Pallette for making pages readable in 256 colour modes
.PNG format for patent-free images (Portable Network Graphics), because GIF files are not free, so burn all GIFs!

I initially used Easy Thumbnails Software for resizing JPEG images and IrfanView image manipulation freeware on Windows before I got a clue and installed Linux, from which time The GIMP and my own scripts made life much easier.
I still haven't got round to using the Count page hit counter, but have at least put up a favicon generated by Antifavicon.


Internet addresses, or URL's (Uniform Resource Locators), can be made to look like they point to somewhere they don't. The real domain can be obscured by encoding ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) characters in hexadecimal after an @ symbol, rather than writing the characters themselves.
So, points to

International Standard ISO 8601 specifies numeric representations of date and time and makes good sense to use it.
How to be a Web Whore Just Like Me

Web History

Yarchive is an archive of Usenet
20 Year Archive now Available on Google Groups (classic Internet history)
The WayBack Machine is an archive of ancient Internet pages
Measuring the Web - cool 3D visualizations of localities in the Web, when it was still a youngster back in 1996
The Spire Project - Better ways to find information
Forum On Risks To The Public In Computers And Related Systems
Internet hoaxes, email rumors and urban legends
Internet pornography
Internet security

The Last Page of the Internet

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