Please Note: The
majority of the links that you will find on these
computer tips pages are not Christian pages. I have a
am sure you have seen many disclaimers before. Here is
mine: God's Word says to "Prove all things and hold
fast that which is good" 1 Thes. 5:21 KJV. On the
net as in life, we should be wise and have discernment
when traveling. Just because a site says it is Christian
doesn't mean it lines up with God's Word doctrinally.
Finally, I believe the Lord directs our steps and
paths.....yes even our net surfing. So pray for wisdom,
use discretion, and have fun on your adventure with the
Home Page Hosting
are the places that your index.html pages and your
graphics go. You will have to "upload" them
with an "FTP" program.
If you are just starting to
make a web page PLEASE remember
to take it one step at a time. Don't run before you can
Tripod/LycosThis one seems to be the
best to start with. You don't need to know code either. Plus,
they give you 11 Megabytes to start! Angelfire/Lycos This one is a little
harder and you have to put in HTML codes. They are
increasing the amount of disk space you have for your
home page to 5MB (from 200K). GeoCities - You will get lots of
help from the "neighbors" and
"leaders". You get a free email and Web TV
Users can use them to make a web page. 11
megs of space for personal webpages. Free Web Page Listing- This site lists more
places for Free Web Pages and gives some info on each
place. Free Web Page Provided
By- This site is more
extensive then the one below. Lots of places listed. Free homepage provided by MatMice - a teen winner of
a computer contest!!! The Express Page- Express Page will
be happy to keep your homepage free of charge on our
server as long as you agree to the following rules and
regulations. BUT they do sell Ad Space on your pages. ZyWeb Lite Up
to 4 web pages Choice of 10 page templates
Range of heading styles & buttons 1 email
addressCompletely FREE! More
to try: AcmeCity come.to/this.place:It is a URL
redirection service, and gives you a new name beginning
with "come.to", "surf.to" or
"travel.to." So if you don't want to get
your own domain name yet try this. It is FREE!
Page Generators I used
a Page Generator for my very first webpage. You have to
start somewhere so don't try to RUN before you walk. These sites below help with
your first Homepage! You just type in your info. and you
have made a page or your first index.html. Then you just
need to save it to your computer (hard drive) and you are
almost done. You will of course have to learn how to
upload it to a place that keeps your Pages and Graphics.
WebSpawner Ltd.: Free webpages
created in minutes. I have not used any of the
places listed for Web Page Hosting. My ISP had free space
before my traffic grew and then I needed my own DOMAIN
forget to check with your ISP. They usually
provide free space for you and tech support. HINT: Make sure you put
your graphics in the same folder with your index.html or
you will have broken images.
From: Microsoft Internet Explorer Tip of the Day
You may not know all the Internet acronyms you encounter
on a daily basis. Here's a short list of
some of the more common ones:
Markup Language (the coding language used to create Web
pages) GIF: Graphic Interchange Format (a
compressed graphic file format) TCP/IP: Transmission Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol (the network protocol used by
the Internet) ISP: Internet Service Provider (a
company that provides access to the Internet, usually
providing you with a local phone number to use when you
connect) IRC: Internet Relay Chat (allows you
to communicate with other users in real time)
Counters and Trackers I use these two counters: WEB TRACKER - This is another free
counter. Statistics can be accessed too.
This is very easy to use, you just cut and paste.... the
code is only two lines.
Unite has a counter and they also have a
directory listing & ranking pages.
Things Free Christian Stuff - has lots of links to
FREE things. What can I
say about this. Check out this site I think you will be
surprised and will be there all day. Web Page Tools - has TONS of great
free resource links Here is another resource for you: Christian Email
Service and it's FREE & looks
easy! - I have not personally
used it though. Free Site Tools
Online - this page refreshing
every few minutes so just hit the "stop" button
and it won't do that any more!!!
Help Programs You don't
have to download a program.....
just go to these pages and they will do the work for you.
Web Site Garage - One Stop
Shop for Servicing Your Web Site.
On-Line and it is FREE. You just have to register. Imagiware's
HTML Toolchest- This site has
many wonderful features.
The one I really like is called: "BE
CAREFUL WITH THE JAVA SCRIPT AND CLOCKS". You may
want to save
your squished pages instead of replacing them until you
see the results. Make
sure you always have a back-up copy of your pages. Just
in case. Click the
squisher (above) and shrink your page to safe space and
Web Site Chart Colors at
Sutton Designs Site~~ Visit this site to learn about changing colors and the codes. Check out Bobby an easy to use program
HTML compatibility problems that prevents pages from
displaying correctly on
different web browsers. Also does Load Time analysis and
checks file sizes
too. They do an analysis for disability access too. Shrink graphics file
size up to 90% at GIF WizardAmazing
online utility that will help you reduce the file size of
your GIF files so that
they load faster and take up less space in your home page
Ideas How Do I
Submit my home page to different Sites????????
There are many ways to promote your site.
Web Rings: I have lots of Webrings
on many different pages. I now have a page for Webrings: Annie's
Webrings Page. I also have some places to join
on my Annie's More Lovely Christian
With Webrings you need to make sure your read the RULES
and the STATEMENT of FAITH before you join. You may
decide to join some webrings for evangelical reasons.
Holiday webrings for example. Always try to add
disclaimers on your pages if you can.
If you like a page then email the owner and ask if you
can exhange links with them.
Exchange Programs: Some people have their own
banner pages and are not really the same as a Banner
Exchange Program. In that case you are just exchanging
banners with each other. But the bigger sites that are
the main Banner Exchange programs are really advertising
brokers that people click thru. They get paid for each
click through. Of course some will pay you to advertise
their program on your pages. Not all of them will. Even
the Christian Link Exchange Programs are run in a similar
way. I think it is just a few cents a click. They will
ask you to post other peoples banners on your site. You
don't always have control of what type of banners are
posted on your pages. So make this decision wisely.
There are many to choose from. Alta Vista, Excite and
many MORE! You submit your page link and it may take up
to 6 weeks to be added to the search engines page.
I have a page with Christian Search Engines you may want
to list your site at: Annie's Christian Search
Page "The Top
Places to Submit Your Christian Site": This is a
wonderful new resource I just found. Sure wish I had, had
this when I started out. Hope it helps.
Email Others Directly: I like to encourage
others, especially try to encourage others for the work
they are doing for the Lord. This is a wonderful time
that we live in. The Lord is using the Internet in a
MIGHTY way and I'm blessed to be a part of it. If I like
something specifically on someone's site, then I tell
them. You can simply email them and ask if they would
like to exchange links. Make sure you have added your web
page address to the signature in the email. Don't know
how? Just check out the
instructions..................listed on Annie's
Computer Hints Page
I also add to the very bottom of
an email this: Ref to
your page: Then add their web address here.
Just copy and paste their URL on the bottom of the email.
Not everyone includes their Page Address or URL in the
email. When you are answering alot of email it really
helps to remember what their site looks like.
Boards Do you want
a FREE Message Board? Well try out InsideTheWeb's. It is a simple Q &
A process and then it is done. You don't even have to
host the page on your server.
Hosting: Once you
get your own domain it will need to be Hosting. Christian Web Host - This is where my
pages are now hosted. Run by a super Christian Couple.
Check them out. Hispeed - This is where my
pages used to be hosted. They have UNLIMITED (to a point)
Bandwidth and storage space. StormWeb is a Christian
company that will host your Domain name. They are known
for their wonderful customer service.
to add those really cute trailing(moving) cursors to your
pages? Lissa's Cursors & Viki Mouse has some great
cursors too! Comet Cursors: Some of you have
voiced a concern for the privacy of the Comet Cursors. I
personally really like their cursors. They have changed
here is the link to read about this on their site: CometCursors on a page about Privacy Statement
For Instructions on how to add the trailing cursors
visit: Annie's "How
to Add Trailing Cursors" Page