Web Site Maintenance Made EasyWritten by Steve Wood
Anyone who has maintained a web site with many pages for an extended period of time knows nightmare of having to edit a word or date that recurs on each page, such as copyright information. Having to edit every single page can be very time-consuming and tedious and often gets avoided for as long as possible (usually too long). But it doesn't have to be that way. By using simple Server Side Includes (SSI), you can streamline and simplify maintenance of your site.
SSI can be used to accomplish a variety of things on your web site including running CGI scripts and posting results on web page, posting current time and date on page, posting date of last update, etc. However, I will not get into technical details of how SSI works or more advanced functions. In this article, I'll discuss simplest use of SSI, "Include" command. Before you can implement this SSI strategy, make sure you know whether your web site host allows use of SSI. If it doesn't, find a host that does.
The "Include" command allows you to create a text file with your common information, then place a directive in your HTML file that "points" to text file. When you view web page, server places contents of text file in where directive is in HTML file. You can use this trick for anything that recurs on each page of your website. For instance, you can put a header and footer on each page. The header and footer would be contained in text files called "header.txt" and "footer.txt". These files would contain html that recurs on each page, such as text links, contact information, copyright information, etc. In place of this html on each page, you would place these directives:
Person-To-PersonWritten by Terri Seymour
This article is going to be a little different than my other articles, in that it will be dealing with person to person contact on net. I would like to dedicate this article to all business people who are so helpful and willing to go extra mile to help out newbies and "oldies" alike!
I have been in this business for almost two years and I am always amazed at how much people are willing to help each other out. This is one of reasons I love this business so much. I want to encourage newbies and pros alike to keep up this tradition, which makes World Wide Web such a great place to work.
There are many ways to keep up tradition of building relationships and helping fellow netizens. Here are a few:
*Provide Free Content and Resources on Your Website. When you put up a website, make available resources and information for people just learning business or building an existing business. There are numerous articles, ebooks, downloads, web tools and more you can make available on your site. A few places to find these things are:
http://www.ebookdirectory.com/ http://www.makingprofit.com http://www.freewarefiles.com/ http://www.thefreesite.com/
*Answer Email Inquiries. When newbies or oldies email you to ask your advice or to get your help on something, you should be as helpful and considerate as you can. Answer email as quickly as you can and show that person respect and concern you would like others to show you. Encourage them to write back if they need more help. Remember, you were once in that position also. This is a great way to not only build business relationships, but also friendships as well.