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Technical "Job Description"

Decisions / Choices / Challenges / Opportunities

Call them whatever you want, the first thing you need to do when you're starting out (ie. buying a more serious chunk of cyberspace) is make some decisions.
If you're going to manage this chunk by yourself to even a small degree the most important one to start is Microsoft or Open Source?
For various reasons I chose Linux, or, to be more precise I chose 'Open Source' (phew, good decision).
If you're interested in learning about .NET or 'frontpage extensions' or 'active server pages' you may be best to look elsewhere as I don't know a lot about them. I can find my way around but that's about it I'm afraid.

Open Source

Many of the technologies discussed in the remaining technical pages of this tutorial relate directly to 'Open Source' and, to some degree, Linux.
If you want to find out more about:
*  apache (http server, .htaccess, mod-rewrite);
*  site submission;
*  overcoming the limitations of robots.txt;
*  html validation;
*  cascading style sheets;
*  javascript (not all browsers are created equal);
*  php;
*  databases (mysql and/or postgresql);
*  choosing a 'nix hosting company;
   ...then read on!
So what technical hats do I need to wear?
Some of these roles we obviously hive off to others.
By this stage I had a few pages up (developed using Mozilla as my default browser - because I hate pop-ups - but testing with Internet Explorer [no url supplied - they have enough already] I already had IE installed primarily to find my PR in Google using the Google toolbar).
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