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I have created this page to help anyone get started building web
pages. Because the Reb is notoriously cheap, all of these programs come with a free personal
use version, as well as a free demos of their professional versions. All professional
versions are well worth the money. Try them and see for yourself. I
am not being paid to promote them. It is just my way of saying thanks for making
it possible to create my own site and save you time looking for programs that work the best.
All programs listed below are linked to their home pages. Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not
against bribes, it's just that no one has offered!
create all of my web pages in "Microsoft FrontPage
2003". It is a good program and many people already have it on their
computer. If you do, then use it. If you don't already have "FrontPage",
you can try other html editing programs that you can download for free, from several sites
such as CNET,
Simtel Top 100 Downloads, and
my favorite ZDNet
(same as Downloads.com), just to name a few. A word
of caution, some of the other programs on these free sites are "Spy Ware and
Profilers" that put hidden marks on your computer to track you and design advertisement
and junk mail to fit your individual profile. I recommend that you set up a
hotmail e-mail account
(it's free and scanned for virus) to use when needed to register any program. I will list
spy ware detector programs below to free your computer of spy ware that is probably already
on your computer. Some html editing programs (such as FrontPage) are called "what you
see is what you get programs. This means that you don't have to know html (Hypertext
Markup Language) to write a web page. It is much like writing an e-mail or a text
document in "Words". If you know how to write in html already, then you can use
"notepad". At some point you will need to learn html, because "what you see
is what you get programs" sometimes make mistakes and can only be corrected by clicking
on the html tab, and actually correcting the html. There are many free web sites that you
can learn html from, but you will learn from your program by checking the html tab every
time you make an entry from your normal view tab. Don't worry, if 'The Reb' can do it, so
can you! Just remember the number one rule in web building, Have
Search & Destroy 1.4 Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove a multitude
of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and
Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your
computer. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file
shredder, ensuring complete elimination from your system. For advanced users, it
allows you to fix Registry inconsistencies related to adware and to malicious
program installations. The handy online-update feature ensures that Spybot always
has the most current and complete listings of adware, dialers, and other uninvited
system residents. Version 1.4 has the first native multi-installation scanner, is
noticeably faster than version 1.3 during scans, and has improved the tools and
updated the interface.
Ad-aware is designed to provide
advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising,
Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware,
Browser hijackers, and tracking components. With the release of Ad-aware
SE Personal edition, Lavasoft takes the fight against Spyware to the
uses a heuristic approach to detecting attacks and violations of your
computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard
drive searching for previously identified threats.
WinPatrol takes snapshot of your
critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur
without your knowledge. You'll be removing dangerous new programs while
others download new reference files.
Spychecker A small download that you
can use to check on any program to determine if it is spy ware before you download it. Easy
to use and it's free.
EasyCleaner is a small program which searches Windows' registry for
entries that are pointing nowhere.
EasyCleaner also lets you delete all kinds of unnecessary files like
temps, backups etc. You can search for duplicate files
(advanced users only!) and you can view
some interesting info about your disk space usage! You are also able to
manage startup programs, invalid shortcuts and add/remove software list.
Cursorarts On this site you can download a program called "ImageForge".
It is a great program for editing images of any format. They have a free for personal use version (with limited functions but no time
limit) that is great! The professional version is really awesome! It comes with so many
features such as building animations, web photo albums, and you can even write web pages in
it. At a fraction of the cost of other picture editing programs, It's a real deal. It
has so many features you'll have to check it out for yourself. The best thing about
ImageForge Pro. is that it is less than 22
megabits, and has every feature you will ever need to create, edit, and view any image. Also
(demo version only). You can create and edit any icon. You can create a favicon.ico
(my rebel flag that appears on my homepage)
which is a custom icon that appears in the search field instead of the 'Internet Explorer'
icon. For more details check out their website. Special thanks to
Cursorarts for donating a copy of
ImageForge Pro. to build an online photo
album for my 'Dogs of War Press' web site. Helping our veterans to heal from their
experiences in combat. Special thanks to Cursorarts
for supporting our vets!
Irfanview This is also an image viewing and
editing program that supports all formats. It is free for personal
use and is a very small download. This program come with many free plug-ins. It's
FTP stands for File Transport Protocol.
FTP allows you to transfer files to and from a remote server. This is done using an FTP
program. You need to enter your username and password
to your ISP account, and the program your ISP uses (e.g.:
uses members.greencafe.com, Prodigy uses pages.net) to be able to publish your webpages to the internet.
You should be able to get this information from your ISP's home page. If you transfer files
to your web site, you must upload them into the "www" directory (root directory)
in your account. I use Ipswitch's WS_FTP Professional but below are some with high
Downloads.com you can try.
SmartFTP 1.5.990.26 Download it from
Downloads.com License: Free - Requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
SmartFTP allows you to transfer files across the Internet. It features an
Explorer-like, customizable interface and supports drag-and-drop functions. Multiple
FTP connections can be opened at the same time, and you can copy files from one
remote host to another (FXP). Remote-host directory information is cached for future
viewing, and FTP URLs are supported. Other features include a Favorites list; the
ability to resume broken downloads; a global history; background transfers; proxy
support; a passive transfer mode; and the ability to perform recursive downloads,
uploads, and deletes, Note: This program is free for private, noncommercial use
FileZilla Download it from Downloads.com.
License: Free - Requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP.
FileZilla is an FTP program for file uploading and downloading to and from your
FTP site, server, or host. The program lets you transfer files and navigate among
folders, Web sites, and your computer. This software enables you to perform multiple
file transfers simultaneously.
Extreme-Tracking A very useful, and
detailed free log for tracking hits on your webpage. This is the best log-tracker I
have found. No pop-ups or advertisement, just a small image to click on when you want to
view your log.
Dreambook This is the free "Guest Book"
that I use because you can get very creative with it, and no pop-ups or advertisements so
far. You can use your own logo with it. There are many free "Guest Books". Check
this one out at
Digital Counter This is a free counter
that I use on many of my other websites
I used "java scripts" to setup a cgi-bin folder for most of my sites, but it's a little advanced
for the average beginner, and that is what this page is created for. There are several good free counters to choose from on the net.
Take your pick.
EMS Free Surfer Companion (fsc) is the best surfing tool available for Internet
Explorer, including intelligent popup stopper, complete cache cleaning and managing,
advanced and easy-to-use quick search from favorites/cache, site info manager and
hosts file editor.
AVG Anti-Virus System This is a
free for personal use anti-virus program that is as good
as anyone you can buy! I don't know of any other free anti-virus
program available. The thing about this program is that it's as good as the other
two big names (and you know who you are). Easy to use, automatically updates, and terrific
help files (a free education in computers). Sometimes 'The Reb' goes where no man has gone
before, but not without my
AVG Anti-Virus System!
Sygate Free Firewall This is a
free for personal use Firewall that I use. I think there
is a new version 5.6 Build 2808 that is out now, so you'll just have to check it
out for yourself? If you use Windows XP don't install a firewall, just use the one
that comes with it because the other firewall will conflict with the one that
already comes with Windows XP.
METoolBar You have to check out this free
download! 27 useful features for web builders. Many advanced features, all in a very small
download. A very poor help section, but somewhat self explanatory. You do have to check this
NecroFile This is a great
free program that cleans your delegated files and programs to free up space on your hard
drive and protect your privacy! I have used it for 2 years and no problems so far. Many
other free programs for program developers. Cool guys over there.
ieSpell is a free
Internet Explorer browser extension that spell checks text input boxes on
a webpage. It should come in particularly handy for users who do a lot of
web-based text entry (e.g. web mails, forums, blogs, diaries). Even if
your web application already includes spell checking functionality, you
might still want to install this utility because it is definitely much
faster than a server-side solution. Plus you get to store and use your
personal word list across all your applications, instead of maintaining
separate ones on each application.
Ie Translator This is a spell checker and a
translator that is activated by a right click on any web page or online form. This
program has way too many features to mention, try it.
Music Converter - Convert from one format to another, just about every
audio type is supported: mp3, mp4,
Windows Media Audio (wma), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkeys Audio, FLAC and many
whilst preserving ID Tags.
Font Magic This program will make a 3D logo
out of any text you type in it, using any font on your computer. It will also make animated
logos. It's really great and its free and not spy ware! Easy to use, small download, and
many cool effects, try it!
(1) The first page of any web site should be called index.html
because all of the big search engines use robots to look for new webpages. when you
have an Internet Service Provider (
greencafe.com, earthlink.net, pe.net, prodigy.whatever
etc.) you have space on their computer where they store your e-mail before you download it
and where they keep your web pages for your site, things like that for your account. In that
same spot is where your web pages are stored once you upload them to the internet, they are
not floating around in space. When you submit your pages to the search engines (Google,
Yahoo ( you have to have a
free account with Yahoo to
submit your web site)
etc.) you have told the robot for each search engine that you have a web page that you would
like to have added to their index of web pages and where your pages are located. when the
robot finally gets around to it, it will go to your ISP's computer, your user name and look
for a file that is written in html and the name is index. You have to have every picture
sound file already on your ISP's computer or they will not show up on the internet. So the
robot only reads .shtml or .html, files and is looking to index your home page
(index.html). Your second
page can be called "anything.html" (no spaces or / or \ in the name).
(2) You should only have to submit your index page to the search engines
because the index page should have robot instructions written in the <HEAD> of
your html document to index all other pages that are connected to your index page.
(3) When building a web page use "true type" fonts. If you use fancy off the
wall fonts, other peoples computer can't read them and the will appear as their default
(4) If you use pictures on your webpage, use the .jpeg or .jpg format. They are
smaller files than .bmp files and .jpg files load the quickest. You can use
.gif files also, they are small files also but poor quality and less colors. Try not to use too many pictures on a
page, and if you can, keep them small.
(5) Many monitors screen are 800 pixels wide but use 100%, table
to avoid creating a slide bar on your page. The Reb really hates those!
To read the html of any web page, right click on a clear spot on any page and
choose "View Source" or get it from the "View" tab in the top toolbar.
Hypertext Markup Language, the
language used to make webpages.
The HTML codes or tags are always between the <>
symbols. Ex <HTML>