page that this page was based upon
different set of pages based on "Very Simple" guildelines (composite
29 May 05
-- at the end of the 19th Century
Useful Web Pages
With Minimal Effort...
no knowledge of
Java Script, MySQL, PHP, ASP, POP, CSS, W3C, COBOL, or Assembler...
little bit of knowledge of html.
That's the stuff
in the file that makes
the stuff on the
where, and as, you
want it to go.
for a minimal Web site
Page(s) to post
Construct your pages
with software that does the html coding for you, but doesn't try to get
fancy: a few fonts and font sizes, the colors, setting up links, and tables:
that'll go a long way.
A host for your pages
Many, probably most,
ISP's (Internet Service Providers) make a substantial amount of server
space available for free for their ISP customers.
A URL to get the public to your
If you use the space
provided by your ISP, your Web address will probably look something like
URL (Universal Resource Locator) carries the name of your ISP (here,
"fullserviceinternet") and your account name with them (here, "meandmywife").
is not a "domain name" (like explorepdx.com).
A domain name is the next step up from the "Very Simple" level of Web presence.
You buy a domain name and pay a yearly registration fee for it. Then,
hosting companies make their money by setting up your hosting account with
so that clicking on links on the Internet takes a browser to the pages
with your domain name. It can all be very inexpensive: domain
name registration about $10/year and hosting for as little as about $4/month.
(And the prices keep coming down.)
Once a Web site is started in
the "Very Simple" mode it can be expanded to include its own domain name,
it's own hosting, its own webmaster who does as much of the Web wonders
as he or she wants to tackle...
For the simplest of Web sites,
I've been putting pages on my hosted sites with URL's branching out from
SWTrails Web site: explorepdx.com/swtrails.html
City Wide Parks Team site:
Central Northeast Neighbors: