Over the years my web sites have developed into highly informative and well received documents that can be easily referenced. The thrill of putting up my first site, however, is still with me. Putting words into the computer and sending an e-mail has got to be admired but when you can put some coding with them and send them into cyber-space and see the results come back that everyone in the world can read it is incredible.
When my first site went live it was in 1997. While there were books and hundreds of pages telling you how to do it, it was not until you actually accomplished it that the power of the web hit home. It was hard and took a lot of learning to understand the code and how simple errors could take ages to pinpoint and fix.
One had to know about the heading and the myriad of instructions that one has to include in order for the site to work properly. Then the style, font, color, columns, and such, all had to be known. They still trick me after all this time but generally they are under control.
Now all one has to do is use a program, which most web providers put at your disposal. But knowing the coding system enables me to be unique in my style and most of my sites are different to anything else on the Internet. In some cases, you can type directly into the spaces provided and it's instantly published.
The number of sites that are live and flourishing is amazing and to think that my sites are also there is very rewarding. The Internet is truly a touch of magic in a world where such is now becoming an everyday event. The question is how far can we go with technology of this type.