The OTHER Acronym for HTML - How To Make Laughs?
Or what about CSS - Comic Sheer Stupidity?
Or, you could title this article "How to make a successful
online magazine from nothing and with nothing, particularly the
first clue about computer language."
I am a website designer and web magazine editor. In fact, I
prefer to think of myself, like so many other women, as a master
of many skills and an exponent of none. That seems to be part
and parcel of being a webpreneur these days, however most
webmasters appear to have acquired far more skills than I'll
ever know about, let alone learn how to use.
But that DOES NOT make me a web nerd (and my apologies to any
of you who consider yourself a proud member of that erstwhile
club), a term so many of my former colleagues like to gigglingly
refer to me as.
Yes, I DID design my own website (do the cracks show?) and yes,
I DO have to write the bulk of it using the skills in HTML and
CSS I have acquired since I fell into this whole
three-ring-circus about a year ago, but for me, understanding
the basics of HTML and CSS is a means to an end, not the end
itself. I don't want to be a web nerd - they sit in dark corners
and challenge each other to computer games involving space ships
and fire-breathing dragons.
In fact, that I have even managed to build a faithful and
ever-increasing number of visitors is attributable to some
factor I haven't quite been able to grasp as yet, because along
the way to getting to this point, HTML has come to stand for
many acronyms it wasn't originally intended for. Especially
"T" for "tantrums", and as for "L" for language -
let's not even go there!
But it's all my own fault. I take full responsibility for every
over-laden "table", every overdone "font" and every #color that
by simply juxtaposing the letters turned from pretty pink to
You see, in my previous life I was a magazine editor, a REAL
magazine editor and we used REAL colors and REAL images with
REAL models to display our products. We also had a swathe of
advertisers whose revenue kept me in a job. But then, in a
stroke of pure serendipity, I was introduced to the online world
and I gotta tell you, I was hooked - line and sinker - from day
Here was my opportunity to own and run my very own
women's magazine - a position I would probably only ever have
acquired in the outside world by marrying into the Cond