|Progression Factor Tools|
|Search Engine [images]|
|Search Engine [webtv]|
|Search Engine [Lycos]|
|Tool Tutorials [by the mallrats]|
|Transloader [Ron's 411]|
|WebTool for Webtv [Hipstar]|
|Webtv InfoCenter [KodeKracker]|
|webtv shortcuts [zoda]|
|3D Logo [1 Line]|
|3D Logo [2 Line]|
|3D Text Maker|
|gifs 4 U|
Now that you have gotten your feet wet,
let's move on to (3) things that will
save you a tremendous amount of time.
Once you learn them you will move at
and that's a guarantee.
Cut Copy & Paste
I managed to learn the use of the above
much too late and it cost me precious time in
typing. I don't want you to make that same mistake.
Once mastered, you're
on your way.
By now you're probably saying to
yourself, "I'd like to create a HOMEPAGE and
express myself". We all do it for
different reasons, but what's important
will be the satisfaction you will attain
from its creation. The site will no
doubt reflect your personality. So what
do I do next? You need to locate a
cyberspace server that will fit your
needs. There are many, however, I have
listed only (3) that are used by most on
the internet. Once again I've listed
them alphabetically as not to sway your
decision. All are excellent, however,
all have some problems.
Now that you have chosen a homepage
server, the HTML that you have
practicing in your email signature will
now begin to take form, but now on a
The first and foremost you need to
establish is a THEME
for your homepage and a NAME you plan on
calling it. This is very important as your
homepage will evolve around that theme. Before you
begin, jot down on paper a floor plan & decorating
ideas you plan on implementing. This is the BRAINSTORMING
stage. Once you have set the stage, you
are ready to begin.
In the beginning, you will no doubt say "this homepage just doesn't look right". That's the beauty of HTML, everything that goes between (html) and (/html) can be changed or altered anytime you desire. It's like rearranging furniture until you get it "just right". For some of us that may never come. LOL . Who cares anyway, we're all striving to produce the very best homepage for whatever reason.
Venturing on, I have another suggestion.
Join a discussion group or at least lurk
and listen-in. You will find it
extremely helpful. Definitely worth the
time. Three outstanding groups come to
A wealth of knowledge is passed around
each day, either solicited by someone
seeking an answer to a problem, or
voluntarily given to all as
" Hey did you know that Raven at Exotic
Corner Creates AWESOME Banners".
You get the idea.
Now that you have learned mucho stuff about webtv, what wtv can do, send email, make your signature look attractive or informative thru the use of basic HTML, stopped by a cyberspace provider for your very own piece of the "cyberspace"; now you need the TOOLS to carve your masterpiece.
I want you to know
that the tools I will be mentioning have
not been created by me , but by some very
cleaver individuals who have been around
webtv since its inception and have found
a way to make things easier for us all.
It won't take long before their names
will become common knowledge to you as
"Tiger Woods" and "Chi Chi Rodriquez" is
to GOLF. There's just too many to
mention by name but I will mention one
who is considered to be the most respected by all
and that's DRAAC or
DR. GONZO as he is commonly
called. Draac has done so much for us,
just visit his site and you'll see what
I mean. I perceive him as being
independently wealthy with NO REAL JOB,
always on vacation, but always there to
answer even the most trivial question.
Now that I have moved
off-the-topic-at-hand OT, let's
First I'm going to list the
Tools of the Trade that you'll
be needing to create your homepage and
I'll make them clickable
so you can easily access their
sites. At first it will seem like an
awful lot, but afterwards you'll realize
their importance and how all this comes
OK you want to make your homepage pleasing to your viewer, so What do I do? Start with a background color or a background gif. Then comes the fonts , gifs which are animated or not, colored or plain text, a banner , maybe a clock or the date , a guestbook , music , maybe an audioscope , a pager , links , a good search engine , a link to webrings that you belong to and a counter to give you an idea how many people have clicked on to your website.
I have listed (5) outstanding sites that gathered a wealth of information, created in table form. Here they are:
(1) Masonman's ~VAL~
(2) Webtv Domain
(3) Webtv Utility
Check the above sites out, you won't be
sorry. At first you'll be impressed,
then thankful that someone has taken the
time to organize in catagories,
extremely accessible for your use.
You'll definitely want a few of them on
your hot keys. My suggestion is to place
the transloader on F1, use Madrabbit The
Source on F2, and then a few of the
above on F3 thru F7.
The sidebar to the left will have loads of links I think you will find useful. As all SoulMate's webpages, no doubt we will be updating and improving this site. Enjoy and have a pleasant journey in your webtv endeavors and construction of your HOMEPAGE.