What is this tutorial?
Simply, it's a few pages with lots of links to some very useful reference sources.
It started life as a set of bookmarks in my Mozilla 'hosting' folder.
On a couple of occasions I was away from my main computer and wanted those
bookmarks so I put them up as a page on my web site - mobile bookmarks if you will.
It then became a lighthearted 'post' in a webmaster forum, labelled as 'a job
description of a webmaster' as both a contribution to my community as well as a call for help.
It's presented in a narrative form describing my journey and some of the potholes
How up-to-date is the detail?
The bookmarks where created in mid 2003 and some of the reference sites
date back quite a long way. These pages were created in mid 2004. [I intend to
annotate pages as I see fit with editorial comment such as this, but do not plan to delete
I'm trusting that most of the links in this web site will remain in tact for some time to come (and
I run this fantastic free link checker
from time to time - the
provider of this free software also has some interesting political comments).
of the links are to large scale organisations that are at the core of the web and the internet and
therefore we hope and expect they will be around for a while. Unless of course if Bill Gates has
The world wide web is, by nature, an evolving beast and therefore some of the information found at
the links will become obsolete. The technology will still exist and will function but it will be
outdated by newer (and in most cases we hope better) technologies. Also, at times I have
referred to particular versions of technology, because that is what I used at that time.
I do link to the occassional personal or 'shareware' etc sites but I have avoided using links to
sites that employ pop-up ads. Again, things change and regrettably,
sites that use these types of techniques appear to be increasing.
Also, sometimes sites need to supplement their meagre incomes with advertising similar to those
you will see throughout this tutorial.