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How to Build a Web Site in 25 Steps

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How to Build a Web Site in 25 Steps
1. Download a piece of web authoring software - 20 minutes. 2. Think about what you want to write on your web page - 6 weeks. 3. Download the same piece of web authoring software, because they have released three new versions since the first time you downloaded it - 20 minutes. 4. Decide to just steal some images and awards to put on your site - 1 minute. 5. Visit sites to find images and awards, find five of them that you like - 4 days. 6. Run setup of your web authoring software. After it fails, download it again - 25 minutes. 7. Run setup again, boot the software, click all toolbar buttons to see what they do - 15 minutes. 8. View the source of others' pages, steal some, change a few words here and there - 4 hours. 9. Preview your web page using the web authoring software - 1 minute. 10. Try to horizontally line up two related images - 6 hours. 11. Remove one of the images - 10 seconds. 12. Set the text's font color to the same color as your background, wonder why all your text is gone - 4 hours. 13. Download a counter from your ISP - 4 minutes. 14. Try to figure out why your counter reads "You are visitor number +16.3E10" - 3 hours. 15. Put 4 blank lines between two lines of text - 8 hours. 16. Fine-tune the text, then prepare to load your web page on your ISP - 40 minutes. 17. Accidentally delete your complete web page - 1 second. 18. Recreate your web page - 2 days. 19. Try to figure out how to load your web page onto your ISP's server - 3 weeks. 20. Call a patient friend to find out about FTP - 30 minutes. 21. Download FTP software - 10 minutes. 22. Call your friend again - 15 minutes. 23. Upload your web page to your ISP's server - 10 minutes. 24. Connect to your site on the web - 1 minute. 25. Repeat any and all of the previous steps - eternity.
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Entered on: 11/16/1999
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Copy and paste this into an email to a friend. We can make it easy for you. Mail it off with the Netscrap(TM) MailTool. IBM is supposed to be setting up local development shops all over the USA. You think they're putting this out to make small business owners think that it's tough to develop a web site?

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