This Neo Helps Newbies
By Bill Johnson aka Le Fantome
(January 2, 2000)
[Net4TV welcomes a new writer...LeFantome, who chose a friend of his to write about who enjoys helping others learn HTML. Meet Karl who also is working with a friend on providing a webpage where WebTV users can find all that they need at one site to build a homepage!--ck]
Karl has found by using other servers such as Hypermart in utilizing Perl and cgi to do other things in pages and e-mail, neat things can be done. Easiest way is to use Hypermart. They offer a site manager that is already set up for you and you can "chmod" and such using it. Karl found himself learning mostly from sites such as Cliff's Cgi Scripts archive and Matt's Script archive. "My friend Zach has helped me so much and some of the newsgroup members such as alt.discuss.irc.vbirc, and they were a great help (even though they are mainly for Irc building). They would also tackle questions on perl and cgi."
In the future, Karl hopes for an upgraded browser so WebTV can see how webpages were meant to be seen. Karl specifies, "I couldn't believe all the stuff I have missed on a WebTV once I got on a computer! Maybe if they give us some more active languages that webmasters now are using which I have been studying very closely on computer lately, ie., Vbscript, java, and DHTML. Most WebTV users don't know that frame attributes help a lot and the ability to resize is great on a computer. Table borders are much smaller on computer which makes them look more presentable."
Karl's favorite quote? "Let me know if I can help..."