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Re: Should we make a www group?

On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, Bud Beckman wrote:

> Hmm, makes me low man on the totem pole, I have not got Linux up and
> running, yet.
> To confirm my ignorance I don't know what pearl scripts are or do.

perl ( no "a" ) is a language that's very useful for text processing. As
such, it's commonly used for server-side scripts.

> I can write HTML, I use Homesite for the editor of my simple website.

"Writing html" means that you can do it without WYSIWYG tools. 

>  CSS is handled by the latest
> browsers and I don't know much about it, 

You don't really need to know what it is (-; CSS actually makes it
easier. Instead of needing <FONT> tags, you can just use <H1> , <H2>
,... , <EM> , <STRONG> , ... and the stylesheet does the markup. You
just need to link to the stylesheet in the header ( which you use the
template for ... ) 

> Java is nice but slows down access
> to web pages so I have avoided that and consequently learned just enough to
> forget all I did learn. 

I found the same thing. The java on my homepage looked cool, but
eventually it annoyed me and I took it off.

> However, I would be glad to help anyway I can.
> I may have stuck my neck out too far?

I am guessing that you will probably learn something ... (-;

My suggestion is that you start by getting linux and apache running.
You really need a local webserver going . Apache is your best choice
since that is what the site is using. Feel free to ask me any
questions about getting apache running.

-- Donovan