How we bult this web site
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The primary tool used is Netscape's Navgold product. Navgold will produce a great looking page quickly and efficiently. From time to time we have had to use Windows Note Pad to edit some html code as the page became more complex. We also use Corel's Web Designer. While Web Designer doesn't support the latest html 2 and 3 functions, it serves well to check existing html code, generate forms, and perform spell checking. To download a 30 day sample of Corel Web click HERE. The page is initially generated with Navgold in the edit mode. When done, the page is saved to disk in the Netscape Program directory. The home page is named "index.html", so that the remote server knows where to begin. Subsequent pages are named relative to content, such as specials.html and are linked to the index or home page. Links are created by Navgold by clicking the link button when generating or editing a page. Images, animations, sound, and text attributes are added or altered in the same manner. To download Netscape's Navgold click the Netscape button here,
There are many excellent scanners available today. We use the Mustek MFS-6000CX. Its purchase price was under $400.00. When adding images to web pages two important consider- ations take priority, sizing and image type. The general sizing rules we adhere to are as follows:
Full page image width at 600 pixels
Half page image width at 280 pixels
Icon image at 70 X 70 pixels.
The two image formats accepted by most browsers are gif and jpg. The generally accepted rules regarding these image formats are jpg for large images and gif for small images, such as icons. For most applications we scan photos at 300 dpi, 16 million colors for jpg files and 256 colors for gif files. Our monitor is always set to 640 X 480 True Color, (16 million colors).
There are many graphics programs to pick from. We have used many different ones over the past ten years or so and have found the learning curve for using each to be lengthy at times. If your graphics skills are yet to be developed we recommend using the software that comes with the scanner and maybe one or two others to enhance the image afterwards, since the program accompanying the scanner usually is the LE or limited edition version. We use Micrografx Picture Publisher LE, which came with the Mustek scanner. We also use Paint Shop Pro, Lview Pro, Graphic Workshop, and Gif Construction Set. We use these programs for the following purposes: Micrografx Picture Publisher for acquiring, sizing, and basic alteration,
Paint Shop Pro for adding shadowed text and altering background,
Lview Pro for adding transparant background, and
Gif Construction Set for generating animated gif.
As pages evolve in complexity the author's need to be versed in html will present itself. This is a simple text editing language. There are a number of excellent books readily available. We got several at Sam's Club, as well as the scanner previously mentioned. "Using HTML" by Tom Savola and "Web Publishing Unleashed" by William R. Stanek are excellent choices. Both books include CD-ROMS packed with software.
There is much html resource material available on the web as well. Simply click the following hypertext links to visit their respective sites:
The Web Developers Virtual Library
Netscape's HTML Assistance Pages
The HTML Writer's Guild
The Bare Bones Guide to HTML

The Red BOA Society:
The unofficial MS, (Multiple Sclerosis), chat and bulliten board fun group.

Peter and Nathan - our grandchildren:
With relatives spread all over the country - this web site is the next best thing
to being there to watch these boys grow up.

Shows off his grand daughter and his Corvette Grand Sport
to his relatives across the country.

Rowley Corvette home page