The Weatherred Home Page
a little site to let family and friends see what we are up to, and
to give me something to do on rainy days.
I got the
idea for this after seeing a post on
about domain names. I immediately looked up my own name and
it had not been registered, so the wheels started turning.
a little research I decided to set up a hosting account with GoDaddy.com
and register my name as .com, .net, .org, and .name domains.
have no experience publishing on the web, but have found a number of
resources to help me get started. One of the best things
hosting provider is that they have a nice suite of free software to
allow me to put a guestbook and photo album on this site with very
A great source of links to standards, tutorials, and general
information about HTML, XHTML, style sheets, and so forth is the World Wide Web Consortium,
or W3C. It was through them that I found the Nvu
open source HTML editor. This tool runs on both my Mac at
and my Windows machine at work, so I can maintain the site from both
places. Unlike programs such as iWeb and MS Publish, Nvu
gets you very far from the underlying source code, and it is very easy
to go in and tweak the source code if the page isn't doing exactly what
I want. At the same time, almost everything can be done in a
user-friendly WYSIWYG GUI (how's that for a mishmash of acronyms)and
the tedium of adding HTML tags by hand is avoided.
Anyway, that is how this web site came to be. Feel free to
look around and let me know what you think.