to build a webpage in 25 steps
Download a piece of Web authoring software - 20 minutes.
Think about what you want to write on your Web page
- 6 weeks.
Download the same piece of Web authoring software,
because they have released
3 new versions since the first
time you downloaded it - 20 minutes.
Decide to just steal some images and awards to put on
your site - 1 minute.
Visit sites to find images and awards, find 5 of them
that you like - 4 days.
Run setup of your Web authoring software. After it fails,
download it again
- 25 minutes.
Run setup again, boot the software, click all toolbar
buttons to see what
they do - 15 minutes.
View the source of others' pages, steal some, change a
few words here and
there - 4 hours.
Preview your Web page using the Web Authoring software
- 1 minute.
Try to horizontally line up two related images - 6 hours.
Remove one of the images - 10 seconds.
Set the text's font color to the same color as your
background, wonder why
all your text is gone - 4 hours.
Download a counter from your ISP - 4 minutes.
Try to figure out why your counter reads
"You are visitor number -16.3 E10" - 3 hours.
Put 4 blank lines between two lines of text - 8 hours.
Fine-tune the text, then prepare to load your Web
page on your ISP - 40 minutes.
Accidentally delete your complete web page - 1 second.
Recreate your web page - 2 days.
Try to figure out how to load your Web page onto
your ISP's server - 3 weeks.
Call a patient friend to find out about FTP - 30 minutes.
Download FTP software - 10 minutes.
Call your friend again - 15 minutes.
Upload your web page to your ISP's server - 10 minutes.
Connect to your site on the web - 1 minute.
Repeat any and all of the previous steps - eternity.
Or... you could call Ossining Design Guild - 5 minutes!