My website looks funny because you're probably using Microsoft Internet Explorer for Mac, or an old version of IE (Internet Explorer). Since my site is 100% CSS styled, it uses style rules. Older browsers may not display these correctly. When viewing my site from IE for Mac, I have completely dissabled styles in order to make my site more readable. If you do have IE for Mac, I strongly suggest downloading Apple's Safari browser or Mozilla Firefox. If you are using Windows and IE, I suggest downloading Firefox as well, but my site should still display fine....back to top
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". In short, RSS comes in the form of news feeds that you can look at through an RSS reader. Why, you ask? The reason is simple: so you don't have to keep checking every blog every time you want to know if it is updated. Your rss reader automatically checks it for you. This is nice when you want to check several websites every day, ut it is really nice when you have a bunch of websites to check. A task that would normally take hours every day, you can now do in several seconds. Where can you get one of these RSS readers? One of the best RSS readers is free. It is called Sage, which is a plugin for Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox and all of the themes and extentions on their site are free. It is the best web browser there is. Go check it out. If you're on an Apple platform, I reccomend NewsFire. It is shareware (the full version costs $19.99), but you can use it for free....back to top
If you're not familiar with what a hosting company is, it's just a bunch of servers with a reeeeealy fast connection. This is where websites are hosted from. I just recently switched to Dreamhost. My hosting plan gives me 2.5GB of space, 120GB bandwidth/month, and various other things for $9.99/month. A pretty good deal....back to top
A domain name is basically an address, or a representation of an address. The actual "address" of a website is expressed as an IP address, which is just a set of numbers such as: 269.204.485.45 It's a bit more complicated than that, but that is the basic idea. A domain name is simply a textual representations of these set of numbers. The company that hosts the domain name knows the address of the severs that the domain name represents.
Domains cost anywhere between $5.00 and $15.00+ per year.
There are various places to buy domains, but I used godaddy.com. I have two domains hosted with them and have been happy with their service/ease of use, and would reccomend them. They also have very reasonable prices....back to top