I started out with my resume in Microsoft Word 97, and printed it in HTML. Not bad, but not very exciting either. Powerpoint and Excel played minor roles in some of the later pages.

Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0 was my next step. Better, with more control. Did a page that linked to my resume.

Web Express from Microvision Development was my next upgrade. I downloaded evaluation copies of about four tools reviewed in PC Magazine. I built the framework for this whole site in Web Express 2.02. It worked well enough for me to pay the shareware registration fee. A week later a major upgrade was released, which didn't make me very happy. I don't use it anymore.

I don't remember how I stumbled across GIFConstructionSet 1.0Q, but I'm glad I did. I even registered the shareware to get a licensed copy. Worth every penny (of which there weren't many). All the banners were done with this one. Great tool!

A page on your computer that no one else can see is not very interesting. The (very helpful, nice) customer support person (Hi Jerry!) at my ISP recommended cuteFTP. As soon as I choose between cuteFTP and BulletFTP I will register one.


A good text for learning enough HTML to start tweaking by hand is "Creating Cool HTML 3.2 Web Pages" by Dave Taylor. I got mine at
Another truly outstanding resource is Hot Wired's site Webmonkey. Good information and current topics. When surfers get tired of that spiffy blinking, scrolling, inverted banner you will read about it here first.
Betsy was first to say something nice about my page ...
Then there was Glynn.
Then Mitch, then Kelli. Do you want your name here? Okay so I'm really filling up cells in this table until I finish the resource list to avoid resizing the table twice. Which is not to say that Betsy, Glynn, Mitch, and Kelli aren't resources. Maybe I should be quiet now.

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