What a Browser does.
An Index of sites that are only relevant to making
No other site attempts to document the dymnamism of developing in a
format that changes almost daily.
The Web Tools
Plain English Tools and Rules for web publishing.
Web Developers Virtual
Browse around here for a day or two, work through a couple of the
tutorials, subscribe to the newsletter.
Hotwired's Web Developers Resources. Excellent, but wordy.
Advanced HTML list archives:
A moderated list for the discussion of advanced Web page design
issues provided by Patrick
"For people who make websites." In Real Estate it's
Location. On the Web it's Content, Content, Content.
There are dozens of Freeware, Shareware, Demo and Commercial HTML
Editors available. Your web browser came with one. Netscape's
is called Composer and Microsoft gives away Front Page
Express with Internet Explorer.
None of them are capable of
consistently creating Web documents that are efficient, browser
insensitive or 100% compliant with the latest standards.
Each page must be opened in Notepad or UltraEdit, or a similar text
editor and inspected for compliance. Look to Writing Friendly
Code for pointers on complicated designs.
Or you can let one of the tools listed below help to proof-read
your code. Mind you, they only help. The Standards are dynamic, the
software is not.
Each is likely to give you a different evaluation so backup your
stuff before you save the changes.
A Tour of HTML Forms and CGI
Start here, especially if you don't know what CGI and HTML
Forms are for.
LqidSkin's CGI-Center's Beginner
Then here for the basics.
Free CGI Scripts and directions on how to use them.
Public Domain CGI and Java scripts. He's co-developing a tutorial on
of CGI Software:
The WDVL's links to CGI Resources.
Just as no single search engine is sufficient, no single CGI
resource is sufficient either.
A portal devoted to the use and programming of database and database - to - web connectivity technologies.
The only way to determine if your website does what it's
supposed to do (BEFORE you upload it to your ISP), is to run your
site on your own server.
You can download the Windows version of Apache Server, the most popular
OpenSource Server software on the Web along with mod_perl (to run those CGI
scripts. Look for help with the installation from the Apache Toolkit.
You can run one of the simpler server solutions like
You'll need to integrate Sendmail for
Windows in order to test your applications that use SMTP
(Simple Mail Transfer Protocol).
The heart of Apache. Dated 1994 and still enlightening.
For a user friendly tutorial on installing, configuring and running
Provides answers you won't find in the FAQs.
Help with Personal Web Server and Active Server Pages.