Sites for Budding BeginnersWritten by Grant Hewlett
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Go into a site called Tucows at , where you'll find almost everything under sun that any computer buff could want. When you get into Tucows, in first screen, click on Win 95/98, or Mac, whatever your system is. In second screen, click on your region, general; and in third screen, on your region local. This will take you to fourth screen where you find box: NETWORK TOOLS, and here you click on FTP ARCHIE. This will take you into final screen, where you will scroll down to very last item on page: which is WS-FTP PRO 6.5, and download it. This may take about fifteen minutes. After down loading, you will find two little yellow icons on your desktop.
Double click on top one, FTP-pro, not FTP-explorer. When you open FTP engine, fill in boxes with your server address, your user name and password, and then click on QUICK CONNECT. This will bring up a split screen. What is on left side of screen, is what is on your hard drive, and what is on right screen, is what is on your site.
To upload, in left hand box, choose your web page file in whatever drive it's in, click and open it. You will see two entries for web pages you have just designed. Hi-light first one, and then in middle of two screens, where you see two arrows, one pointing left and one pointing right, click on one pointing right and this will upload your page to your site. Follow through same way for second page, and your site is up!
This is a very, very basic step by step, and there is a whole lot more to learn, but I know that I would have liked to read something like this when I was starting out back in July. Good luck!
Grant Hewlett of New Paradigm Productions. Grant Hewlett is a graphic artist, copywriter, and host of two off the wall New Age web sites, which can be found at http://www3.sympatico.ca/newparadigm, and http://uranus.spaceports.com/~grantman/.
WAP for WebmastersWritten by James Scott
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Anyone can write WML content and upload it to a web server in same way as publishing HTML pages. Server side scripting such as Perl, PHP, ASP, and Java Servlets can all be used to output dynamically created WML content. In many cases hard work of creating backend of website has already been done and WAP conversion is a relatively quick and painless process.
The constraints of WAP environment and tight syntax of WML are actually a blessing in disguise. Developers have much less scope to format layout of content compared to HTML design and thus deployment time is dramatically reduced.
Why choose WAP?
By choosing WAP you are building applications and services that are accessible across all WAP enabled Phones and Cellular networks (GSM, CDMA, TDMA and 3G in future). You will reach a much wider audience as number of Cellular phone users now exceeds that of Desktop PC users. WAP is an evolving technology that is capable of maturing as wireless data industry evolves and is an extremely powerful tool to extend your website's reach beyond conventional Desktop PC.
James Scott Editor of WAP-Resources.net - The WAP Developers Resource www.wap-resources.net