RE: [NH] Re: Question
> ASP certainly has the benefit of a large MS userbase and plenty ofis
> help in terms of books, usergroups, and online tutorials. The
> drawback is the platform and fairly expensive software apps to begin
> to utilize the complete technology.
>> No ASP is a Microsoft technology however to create asp pages all you need
>> a text editor.system.
>> To test your pages on a server it pays to install one on your local
>> If you have Win2k pro , the iis5 installation is an optional extra onthe
>> iis personal web server is also available for free download at ms site
>> me 95 and 98.I don't want to start a war over server-side scripting technologies, but I
to agree that Microsoft's ASP is among the most expensive server
A copy of Microsoft's Windows 2000 Server will set you back at least $495
price)and then you have to invest in some heavy duty hardware to get decent
because the Windows 2000 Server is such a memory hog. In contrast, the
for a Unix style server using Linux or FreeBSD is $0, and the hardware
are much less than Windows. (Of course, the learning curve for Unix is much
steeper than Windows, and if you consider the time it may take to learn
Windows might be cheaper.)
I have also found that companies offering NT and Windows 2000 hosting
tend to be more expensive than hosts who use Linux and BSD. I have to work
Windows and Unix and I personally prefer Unix hosting services because they
be more reliable, less expensive, and most offer PHP support, which is among
favorite scripting languages.
>Greetings all!This is my maiden post. I've been using NoteTab for awhile now, but am just
starting to use it as a web editor. I'm reading Laura Lemay's "Teach
Yourself Web Publishing" to regain some of my rusty HTML coding skills. She
suggests using some sort of storyboard to plan a site. I'm wondering if
there's a decent free/cheap app that can help me to visualize how my site
If you don't know of any specific app, how did you plan your site? All
ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Mike McCallister ProTek Writing Services
workingwriter@... "Translation from the Geek a specialty"
Phone: (303) 554-7533 Fax: (248) 282-0532
- Hi Mike,
When I plan a site I like to create an Outline in MS-Word. In Notetab
you can create outlines but I like Word better for this purpose.
I use the Outline view in Word as I can create several levels, move
the levels around, click to open or close and add descriptions. Of
course you print it out to present to your clients.
Using this it is easy to plan the menu structure and navigation for
I use Illustrator to create the visual look of my pages. I can use
the web pallette to choose safe colours and I can easily move items
around the page until I'm satisfied with the results.
Then I code in NoteTab.
Thanks to Eric, Jody and group for an excellent product!
Halifax, Nova Scotia
..suggests using some sort of storyboard to plan a site. I'm
> there's a decent free/cheap app that can help me to visualize howmy site
> should look?All
> If you don't know of any specific app, how did you plan your site?
> ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks!
> Mike McCallister ProTek Writing Services
> workingwriter@e... "Translation from the Geek a specialty"
> Phone: (303) 554-7533 Fax: (248) 282-0532
> ..suggests using some sort of storyboard to plan a site. I'mHere's a wonderful app that I've used for lots of different types of
> wondering if there's a decent free/cheap app that can help me to
>visualize how my site should look?
projects, from character-building to website project planning. It's
called MindManager, and is based on a nonlinear thinking approach to
problem solving. I've found the "lite" version, called eMindMaps, to
be equally satisfying for brainstorming and working out flowcharts in
website projects. MindManager is $119 for a single license (trial DL
available), but eMindMap is only $30 for single license (but no trial
DL). So try out MindManager (which includes mapping function), and if
your brain clicks with this type of approach, then you can purchase
whichever version suits your budget. From MindJet, both are available