How to Build a Web Page in 25 Steps


Download a piece of Web authoring software - 20 minutes.

Think about what you want to write on your Web page - 6 weeks.

Download the same piece of Web authoring software, because they have released 3 new versions since the first time you downloaded it - 20 minutes.

Decide to just steal some images and awards to put on your site - 1 minute.

Visit sites to find images and awards, find 5 of them that you like - 4 days.

Run setup of your Web authoring software. After it fails, download it again - 25 minutes.

Run setup again, boot the software, click all toolbar buttons to see what they do - 15 minutes.

View the source of others' pages, steal some, change a few words here and there - 4 hours.

Preview your Web page using the Web Authoring software - 1 minute.

Try to horizontally line up two related images - 6 hours.

Remove one of the images - 10 seconds.

Set the text's font color to the same color as your background, wonder why all your text is gone - 4 hours.

Display a counter from your ISP - 4 minutes.

Try to figure out why your counter reads "You are visitor number "-16.3E10" - 3 hours.

Put 4 blank lines between two lines of text - 8 hours.

Fine-tune the text, then prepare to load your Web page on your ISP - 40 minutes.

Accidentally delete your complete web page - 1 second.

Recreate your web page - 2 days.

Try to figure out how to load your Web page onto your ISP's server - 3 weeks.

Call a patient friend to find out about FTP - 30 minutes.

Download FTP software - 10 minutes.

Call your friend again - 15 minutes.

Upload your web page to your ISP's server - 10 minutes.

Connect to your site on the web - 1 minute.

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