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Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2006

Quick departure here...

We've been swamped with work, which is a good thing (or will be if we can ever get it all done.)

Several folks have asked about help with html, with page building, etc. I mentioned before that I was working to build tutorials; but because the learning process really needs some give-and-take, I didn't want to just throw things out there without the option for feedback. I have a forum here that makes it simpler to give you feedback and answer specific questions.

Among other things, that forum has a list of Open Source programs you can download for free - including a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor to build web pages. It works very much like Microsoft FrontPage, only without the $500 price tag you pay for the full MS Office Suite. That means if you want to design your own template for your Diaryland page, but don't know HTML and don't want to learn it, you can accomplish your goal with this program - without having to know coding. You type into the page like you would a word processing program, using the toolbars to change colors, etc. Then, once you have it looking like you want it, click on the "source" tab at the bottom to get the coding to paste into Diaryland, and you're good to go.

That's only one of the programs I've linked there - frankly I know of several good ones that perform different jobs, but haven't had time to post links to all of them yet.

When you first go to that link, you will be asked to sign in - but you can always sign in as a guest if you just want to take a look around.

I originally built the forums only to test the coding, but have had so many questions lately I figured I might as well put them to practical use. If there are folks out there who DO know coding, and you'd be willing to help answer questions, I'd love to have you check in, too. You know who you are. I can also set up an advanced area for those who have been around the web-building block a time or two.

This has to be short tonight; I've got to get back to work again. No rest for the insane, it seems!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )