Well, it's up. Thursday 10/25/01 around 4 o'clock PST I FTPed all the pages
and images I've been working on for the last three weeks. I took me longer than
I anticipated to create the base site. I spent a week just working on the design
of the home page. A lot of foundational work goes into creating a new website.
I spent a lot of time researching various possible features such as different
bulletin board systems, ways to display random images, photo albums, guestbooks,
ways to upload and download files, search engines, ways to create password protected
folders, etc. It took a long time to research web hosting services and registration
services. It took several days just to check the name "Zip Boing Wow"
for usage, register it, and configure a web space on a server and learn how
to keep web logs, set up email addressed, and administer a web server.
I still have several main pages which aren't done (Giftshop, Links, Site Index,
Text, Sounds, Movies, and About Jim), but I was eager to share my experiments
and discoveries. So, I put up the site even though it was incomplete. If nothing
else, at least I have a backup now. :) I hope to have the rest of the pages
completed this week.
Prior to this posting I had installed the following:
- Ikonboard - a free Perl scripted bulletin board system
- Site Diary - a modified guestbook Perl script and html doc
- Keebook - two samples of multimedia booklets created with the free authoring
Pages Posted on 10/25/01:
- site index
- log input