My posting yesterday at Pamie's site generated a record number of visits to this site... of course the screwed up html on my index and journal pages probably kept them from seeing much unless they were interested in ancient archives
What I'm wearing:
I listened to Vivaldi all day:
These pages are built with one hundred percent genuine handmade homegrown html.
When my daughter and I first put up our webpages, back in '96 -- which I guess is a long time ago in web years (or dog years) -- I had purchased an html editor. It was nothing fancy, just something I saw on the shelf in a computer store... it had a CD full of .gif files for backgrounds (which was the source of the sky and clouds pattern I have on my index page), some icons, etc. and a text editor that would insert html tags -- highlight the text, click on the appropriate symbol on the tool bar and it would insert the to do whatever you had requested to the text... bold, italic, etc., also would insert img src for .gif files, etc.
After working with that for a couple hours she turned to me and said that she could do that herself... and she began writing her own html... using a Laura LeMay book she taught herself things like mailto and forms and various other bells and whistles. And I wrote my own as well.
Okay, so this is essentially a text-based site, so what's the big deal in writing html... all I really ever did was just type in text with an occasional paragraph break or maybe an anchor tag for a URL link. I did add some photographs -- I've always been interested in photography, even played around with printing pictures when I was a kid (I mean literally a kid, like maybe ten years old... but although I have done darkroom work a few times as an adult, playing in the chemicals is not my thing) -- there were times when I was in my mid-twenties when I was taking vast numbers of black and white photos. But I digress (I was about to wander off into a discussion of various cameras, etc.)... So, anyway... I've added some photographs here and one of these days real soon now I'll be adding some more.
I've improved (I think) the appearance of the various journal entries by using tables (because text spreading across the entire width of the screen is, IMHO, a nuisance for reading) but I've not really done anything fancy with the html.
The problem is that I make typographical errors which I guess is no big problem when it's simply a misspelled word in my text, but when I screw up when typing a URL, then my links won't work.
And I guess it wouldn't hurt to eyeball check my code as well...
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