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After spending the hours and hours I have on the web, searching for information and saving them in my bookmarks and favorites, I'll share some with you.

HTML Codes

On the Internet are some great resources for finding the information you need about each and every HTML code.

META Tag Builder - If you're going to register with search engines you should have META tags in the head of your document. Many of the larger engines use these to categorize your site.

HTML Reference - Here's a fairly complete list off what seems to be every HTML tag and an explanation for each.

Search Engine Watch - If you're going to be submitting your site to search engines, check this site first for some great tips.

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HTML Tutorials

I like to think the McWebber site is a good reference, but, there are, of course, other tutorials on the web.

Cedge's HTML Cheat Sheet
CedgeDsign - Lots of people on AOL think that Cedge and I are competitors. Quite the opposite, we regularly help each other out.

SunWeaving - Great tutorials. Especially on AOL Press. :-) (Hi Susan)

NCSA-A Beginner's Guide to HTML - The National Center for Supercomputing Applications introduction to HTML.

Imagemap Help Page - "This page is an educational resource intended to provide assistance with the implementation of imagemaps."

HTML Goodies - Here's an ideal page to keep bookmarked. You'll check back often for help on lots of topics.

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JavaScript

If you don't know how to write JavaScript, don't worry. Here's some links to pages with easy copy and paste examples. Of course you'll need a Java capable browser to see the examples.

JavaScript Made Easy! - More than 100 examples of the most requested JavaScript.

JavaScript for the non-programmer - This tutorial will take you step by step through the fundamentals of JavaScript.

JavaScript - JavaScript resources from Gamelan.

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Java Applets

Java Applets add some handy features to your page.  Just remember, some applets can use a lot of resources on the users computer and slow the loading of your web page.

Chris Cobb's "Obligatory" Java Applets - Some of the most commonly requested applets like a clock, date display, ticker tape, web counter and more.

The Java Boutique - Billing itself as a "resource for Internet users that would like to add Java Applets to their own Web sites." You'll find 140 different applets with instructions on how to add them.

Rose's Java Page - Lots of nice applets, and some links to other utilities as well.

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CSS

Cascading Style Sheets are supported by MSIE 3.+ and Netscape 4.X.  IE and Netscape have some differences in the way they implement style sheets, so as yet, they're not a perfect thing unless you're working on an Intranet and know all the people viewing your page are using only one kind of browser.  If you're viewing this page with a CSS capable browser, style sheets are what allow such simple things as non-underlined links. Style sheets will become the standard in how pages display.  With style sheets you'll be able to have just one linked style sheet that controls how every page in your site displays for a standard look throughout.

W3C Technical Paper - A technical paper from the W3C, the organization that both Netscape and Microsoft have promised to follow for browser standards. We'll see.

Web Review Style Sheets Reference Guide - They say they're "the Web's most comprehensive Style Sheets Guide anywhere."   You be the judge.

CSS Gallery - Microsoft typography information on style sheets for IE and some examples.

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Graphics

Lots of people want to know if they can use any graphic they find on a web page for their page. The answer is, not without permission of the person who designed the graphic. To avoid having to steal someone else's work, you can design your own, or get graphics from one of the many sites on the Internet that offers them free of charge.

Buttonz & Tilez
The package includes 2 applications, "Buttonz!", which creates buttons of various shapes, and "Tilez!", which renders seamless textures.

Ace of Space Backgrounds - As the name implies, a collection of page backgrounds.  You'll need to choose carefully if you want any text to show up over some of these.

Julianne's Background Textures - Lots of choices of colors with similar textures for your page.

SBN Image Gallery - Free images, icons, backgrounds and buttons from Microsoft.

PictureDicer
PictureDicer is a Freeware tool that chops any image file into several smaller images, suitable for creating mouseover effects and pseudo-image maps on Web pages.

Reptile
Reptile is a cool application that lets you create funky backgrounds for web pages, banners and buttons. (Watch out for spam from Sausage Software after downloading.)

Gif Clean 32
removes extraneous structures, making your GIF files leaner and cleaner.

Graphics Tutorials

A Few Scanning Tips - Scanning tips, hints, and fundamentals to help beginners get a quick start with their scanning.

PhotoShop Tips - It shows how to use filters for everything from the simplest background to more complex images like 3D images.

PSP Tutorials

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Programs

If you're on AOL you're probably familiar with Personal Publisher.  AOL's way of making web sites on line.  Very simple, but very limited. There's lots of other ways to publish a web page for the average user that don't take any special knowledge or programming expertise.

Ultimate Bulletin Board - The web's most popular Perl based message board program. Add it to your site. Click Here

1st Page
Freeware HTML editing tool.

HTML Editor Reviews - If you don't know which editor you want to use, this might be a good place to start for reviews of many of them.

AOL Press - If you've been using Personal Publisher, stop. AOL Press is a free editor that's designed for off-line editing and then allows you to go on line to publish to your web space.

Allaire - Homesite is a very easy to use HTML editor that interfaces with your web browser to show you the results. Allaire also makes a product called Cold Fusion.  Nothing the average person needs, but meant for commercial web site design and publishing.

Netscape - Netscape Gold and Netscape Communicator both have web page editing and publishing tools built in.

Front Page - Microsoft's soup to nuts web page editing and publishing system. Big program. Great editor. Download Internet Explorer and you can get the free verions, FrontPage Express.

Rtf2HTML - Program to convert .rtf (Rich Text Format) files to HTML.  You can create a page with Microsoft's Word Pad accessory, and turn it into a web page without knowing any HTML.

Super Note Tab - A great free text editor with built in HTML tools. Can be used to replace Windows Notepad for plain text editing.

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CGI

Common Gateway Interface are the programs that reside on the servers that make things like search engines, guestbooks, and form to mail scripts work. Services like AOL offer some CGI scripts you can access and use, but not upload your own since CGI scripts can take a lot of server resources to run. Even if you don't have CGI access to upload your own CGI or Perl scripts, there are plenty of places on the Internet that offer free, but limited, use of CGI.  Some may require a link on the pages using the script.

CGI Resources - A great place to start your search for free CGI.  Lots of links to services as well as scripts to download if you have CGI access.

Perl WWW is a (personal) attempt to index Perl programs, and libraries, related to the World Wide Web.

CGI & Perl Tutorial Lots of great info here. "This goal of this tutorial is to guide you through programming useful applications in Perl. You will learn how to use Perl for processing HTML forms and adding interaction to web sites."

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Miscellaneous

Server Side Includes Information and codes to make life easier if you have SSI enabled on your server.
http://www.artsackett.com/grey_papers/ssi/rest_of_us.html

The Small Office/Home Office Consumer page.  Some very useful information regarding buying a copier or laser printer for the small or home office.

Windows 95 Tips Some great info and tips on Windows 95 and Internet Exporer. Lots of simple "How To".

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Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles

Windows 98

Monitor Type Not Retained When Upgrading or Reinstalling Windows (Q195044)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q195/0/44.asp

Msconfig.exe Does Not Retain Selective Startup Settings (Q195042)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q195/0/42.asp

The Euro Symbol Is Not Printed (Q195041)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q195/0/41.asp

Resource Kit Contains Wrong Selective Acknowledgement Settings (Q195018)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q195/0/18.asp

Err Msg: Invalid VxD Dynamic Link Call from VPOWERD(06)... (Q194999)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/9/99.asp

Vserver.vxd File Not Found When You Start Your Computer (Q194990)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/9/90.asp

Infrared Searching Does Not Respond When Enabled (Q194964)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/9/64.asp

Installing Windows 98 from a Zip Drive Is Not Supported (Q194946)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/9/46.asp

Invalid Page Fault When You Try to Run the Registration Wizard (Q194904)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/9/04.asp

Slow Shutdown When Pressing the Power Button on Your Computer (Q194877)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/8/77.asp

Windows Update Wizard Uninstall Documentation Error in Help (Q194847)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/8/47.asp

How to Make Your CD-ROM Drive Accessible in Safe Mode (Q194846)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/8/46.asp

Cannot Find a Device File Vvinesd.386 When You Start Computer (Q194845)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/8/45.asp

Windows 98 Setup Stops Responding After First Restart (Q194836)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/8/36.asp

Delays Connecting to NetWare Servers in Mixed Network (Q194827)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/8/27.asp

Maintenance Wizard Tool Prompts You to Run FAT32 Converter Tool (Q194805)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/8/05.asp

Dial-Up Networking Connection Dials Extra Numbers (Q194804)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/8/04.asp

How to Determine Your Installed Windows 98 Updates (Q194796)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/96.asp

Windows 95/98 DHCP Retry Compliance with RFC2131 (Q194790)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/90.asp

Version Conflict When Installing TCP/IP (Q194758)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/58.asp

Magnifier Tool Does Not Work with Multiple Monitors (Q194732)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/32.asp

Error Message: XMS Cache Problem. Registry Services May Be... (Q194731)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/31.asp

Windows 98 Setup Hangs During Plug and Play Hardware Detection (Q194721)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/21.asp

Dial Properties Unavailable in a Dial-Up Networking Connection (Q194710)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/10.asp

Cannot View Computer Resources Using Direct Cable Connection (Q194709)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/09.asp

White Text on Black Background Is Not Printed Properly (Q194708)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/08.asp

Error Message: VMM32.VXD Is Required to Run Windows... (Q194679)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/6/79.asp

Clicking Cancel on Gateway Tab Does Not Reset Changes (Q194667)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/6/67.asp

Changes on DNS Configuration Tab Not Reset When You Click Cancel (Q194561)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/5/61.asp

Error Message: Invalid VxD Dynamic Link Call from VNBT(01)... (Q194536)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/5/36.asp

Iomega Ditto Dash Not Detected Properly During Windows 98 Setup (Q194533)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/5/33.asp

Program Starts Unexpectedly When You Start Your Computer (Q194529)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/5/29.asp

Windows Report Tool Starts Minimized (Q194511)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/5/11.asp

Internet Explorer for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0

Update Available for Dotless IP Address Security Issue (Q168617)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q168/6/17.asp

Err Msg: An Internal Error Occurred in the Windows Internet... (Q194625)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/6/25.asp

New Internet Explorer Window Opens Partially Off the Screen (Q194759)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/59.asp

Using Automatic Configuration Causes GP Fault (Q194944)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/9/44.asp

Windows CE

ActiveSync Service Manager Ignores .mdb and .cdb Files (Q194725)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/25.asp

Err Msg: Initialization of Microsoft Outlook Synchronization... (Q194541)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/5/41.asp

Serial Device Attached to Switch Box with H/PC Does Not Work (Q194534)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/5/34.asp

Windows CE Services Setup Enables All COM Ports for RAS (Q194518)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/5/18.asp

Windows 95

ATAPI CD-ROM Changer Miniport Driver Is Not Properly Supported (Q194936)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/9/36.asp

First Time Start Screen Displayed Every Time You Start Windows (Q194794)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/94.asp

Group Policies Are Ignored, All Other Policies Work as Expected (Q165064)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q165/0/64.asp

Internet Explorer for Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.51

Using Automatic Configuration Causes GP Fault (Q194944)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/9/44.asp

New Internet Explorer Window Opens Partially Off the Screen (Q194759)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/7/59.asp

Err Msg: An Internal Error Occurred in the Windows Internet... (Q194625)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q194/6/25.asp

Update Available for Dotless IP Address Security Issue (Q168617)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q168/6/17.asp

Internet Explorer for UNIX

Update Available for Dotless IP Address Security Issue (Q168617)
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q168/6/17.asp