I’m starting this thread to gather some ideas an opinions on this internet society. Now I consider myself pretty intelligent, but I’m a internet outsider. I know all the technobabble, but can’t apply any of it. The online community seems a bit exclusive.
I guess the point of this thread is to gather some info on the 101 things you must know online. Nothing specific, but alot of the topics and instructions that pop up around here go over my head. What websites do you consider essential if your online (Straight Dope excluded)? What skills are a must learn? Whats so great about ICQ, IM, ftp, etc.?
So far I know HTML, but can’t apply much of it. I am trying to build a homepage, but the results I get using the WYSIWYG editors aren’t that great. What do you all use (I know how many webmeisters there are around here) to develop graphics, backgrounds and the such.
How did everyone here get their web savvy for everything from MP3’s, Shareware, and all that other crap I haven’t heard of. Is there any online how to’s?
I guess I’m a perfectionist, and want my page to be as attractive as some of the pros, not realistic, but I’ve gotta be able to better than some glorified Word document. I got a cable modem, 10MB of server space, 13Gig harddrive and all I do is waste time here and look at porn! I can do better.
So can the TM throw me a bone here and point me in the right direction?