I am looking for a way to learn web site design as quickly and efficiently
as possible and make money with it too in the mean time. Can you give
me any advice? At this point I have problems with moving components
and am trying to figure out how to do .gif graphics.
You are embarking on a great journey. Rama was consistently enthusiastic
about technology. To be a programmer means that you have to simultaneously
hold large disparate complex constructs in your mind. Just perfect for
us meditators who do this sort of thing every day.
1. GIF Animation's
There are a number of tools that perform this function very well. Fireworks
and Flash by Macromedia approach
this by giving you artist tools that you can render over time and export
an animation direct from the programs. Other tools such as Animation
Studio bundled with Paint Shop Pro (a must!) by JASC
allow you to apply cool photo effects over time. If you are looking
for a bargain entry point, search Download.com
and Filemine.com for gif animation
tools and specifically GIF Construction Set - an original. While not
as sophisticated as some of the higher end tools, these programs enable
you to link together small photos over time.
The glue that holds the pages together isn't necessary complex, but
can be daunting at first. This language runs as interpreted code within
the browser. Because of this, all of the HTML code that drives the world
web sites is yours for the seeing just by clicking VIEW SOURCE. Still,
nothing beats a great HTML editor. We highly recommend Dreamweaver
also from Macromedia. This top-notch editor allows you to use the
WYSIWYG editor and automatically writes the code and even allows you
to get down to the tag level and adjust it by hand. With complex tables
and frames, you normally have hours of tweaking, but with this and other
high end editors, your life is greatly simplified. If you are priced
out of the park, check your system for Front Page Express (c:\program
files\front page express). It comes with Windows 98 and can help you
get through the construction of individual pages.
The market is crowded with a lot of talented programmers, but that is
not a reason to stay out! The trick when you are first starting out
is to identify areas that you believe have a demand and become a master
at those. If you like animated gifs and develop a proficiency, consider
making banners for existing web sites. Because companies like to change
their banners often, this is quite often a source of steady revenue.
Be creative, the Internet is still the place of pioneers so make your
Be the board! Be the program! Start by subscribing to Internet World,
Web Techniques, and make your home page Developer.com!
Yes, most of it will look confusing, but by immersing yourself into
the cyberculture of programmers, you will quickly pick up on the lingo
and then the mindset. It also doesn't hurt to intensify your meditation
as well. This will sharpen the mind and increase your psychic sensitivity.
This means that you can get to a place where you feel the
answer before you know it. This programmers' intuition is invaluable
when debugging and creating.
LUCK! NEVER GIVE UP! Above all, be patient with yourself. No matter
what the occasional snob programmer might put out, no one learned this
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