[Techtalk] Website Building Program For Dummies (me)

andi sandypnts pnts at decry.org
Thu Aug 8 13:00:42 EST 2002

i use 'moveable type', a weblog content management system to run

i just put it up a few weeks ago, and am still tweaking the layout, but it
is a great way to get a website up and running quickly.  moveable type
comes with many templates, and of course, you can customize your own.
weblog does not necessarily mean online diary i have come to find out.
i'm still not quite sure of the differences between the two, but from what
i can tell blogs contain a) way more links b) generally tend to be part of
a certain blogging community and c) aren't as personal and self-oriented
as an online diary might be.

that being said, weblog software is a good way to go when putting up a
site.  you do not need to use it like a blog/diary, nor does it have to be
laid out in that style.  messing around with various templates in order to
customize a weblog system to your personal tastes is also a good way to
become more familiar with html/javascript/css/etc, without having to dive
in head first and do it all from scratch.

just a couple pennies on the subject...


On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Kathryn Andersen wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 07:36:39PM -0700, Poppy wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 14:47, Megan Golding wrote:
> >
> > > 1. Try blog software for maintaining the pages. That's how my site,
> > > http://www.kalamitykat.com, works. The main body content consists of
> > > several blog entries. I combined the blog with a simple page layout
> > > using server side includes and -- voila! -- a consistent site look.
> > > Greymatter (http://noahgrey.com/greysoft/) is the blog I chose. In
> > > fact, check out the author's site -- I think he uses the blog.
> >
> > I've heard this "use blog" tossed about a bit, can someone elaborate?
> > Last I heard, blog was short for weblog, and I can't think how keeping
> > an online diary would help with webdesign...
> I think the idea is that, for someone who doesn't want to have to code
> HTML, and only wants to worry about the content, then using weblog
> software, which is designed for someone to just type in their content,
> with the software taking care of everything else, that might be the way
> to go.  Presumably one would be talking about blog software which makes
> it fairly easy to customize the look-and-feel of the page.
> Kathryn Andersen
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