Going Live with my First Web Page
Okay, not a useful page, but there is now something at makefriendswithalgebra.com
This has been fun and I have learned a lot so far. I already knew a little about HTML and the whole process, but I was fuzzy on the details.
The html exercise was very useful. Memorizing the code really forced me to get a better understanding of the structure of a basic web page. I had seen it before, but know it better now.
Choosing a text editor was also a useful exercise. Left to my own devices, I probably would have just downloaded the first free one I found. By going through the drill, I learned more about features that are available, and made a better choice.
The “HTML is All Around You” exercise helped me learn more about some of the structures, which gave me a start at getting good at HTML.
Choosing a domain name helped me focus on what I wanted my website to be. Although I’m not sure it is the best name, I think it is a good one to start with. I already have several ideas for the site, which the domain name has helped to bring into focus. This was also a big motivating step.
In getting a webspace up and running on a hosting service, I learned a lot of the details involved in making it all work. I had some acquaintance with it already, but much more capable now.