Credit where credit is due:
One problem with the Age of Information Overload is that only a small
band of geeks with tape on their hornrims really knows how to do the Nifty
New Stuff with any kind of efficiency. They are eager to share their skills
and enthusiasm; the problem is that their communication skills are, um.
. . well, Bill Gates is their role model, after all.
Anyway, it has now been proven that just about anybody can put together
a Web page---this one is certainly proof!---but I must say it could have
been a lot easier if I had bought a book. The first great tool was the
load-in for MS Word, the Internet Assistant: It allows you to just
write like a human bean, and the HTML codes fall in place as if by magic.
Or so they say. Actually, the assembly of these pages and these links---after
a while you start THINKING in terms of the damn things---was made
possible through the use of Navigator 3.0 Gold and a whole bunch of late
nights spent cruising and snipping. The discovery of animated GIF files
was a distraction on the order of Doom II, which I blame for my failure
to write the Great American Novel. I am grateful to the artists who allow
us to play with their creations in return for a simple thank you and a
link to their lairs; some of the coolest ones came from the animated sub-section
of Caboodles of ClipArt,
where we found the bats. (What?! I forgot to use the BATS?! But the
bats are WAY COOL!)
Webmaster Way-cool animated GIFs, arranged alphabetically
A page of incredible links! The
Webmaster spins out from Malta....
Specular These guys build buttons
'n' stuff. We be visual, babes.
page-building goodies This is Netscape's specialty. But His Royal Billness
is catching up:
we'll link you up to some cool GIF animation sites in a week or so. If
you want to get started in this incredible waste of time---aren't I supposed
to be building RACING MOTORS?!---take a look at Microsoft's Site-builder
site to find some useful Web
tools. They also have some free stuff in their Web
Gallery that's pretty cool.
. . . like every other page (and most of my life, this one is still
under construction. . .
The author is solely responsible for the contents of these
pages and the opinions expressed herein. You may address suggestions, comments,
and criticism to
Satch Carlson, PO Box 113087, Anchorage, AK 99511-3087 USA.