I didn’t finish working with AdSense as something else was eating at me. Actually, there is a fair write-up about my next concern in the November issue, 2011.
I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t obtain this magazine as they have some useful information in there. It is not all nerdy – gerdy, know what I mean. Anyways, the article is titled “Web Apps and Native Apps”, Page 14.
Bottom line is that there are so many web applications available now – hand-helds like Kindle, Note Pads, Mobiles plus voice based programs and others. While today the vast majority of the web’s content is read using browsers on PCs, very soon the PC will be just one of many different devices used to access web content.
Although many like myself seem to think that everyone uses a PC for their daily needs, many people have fallen by the wayside, as the hand held seem to be more user friendly for them. The other thing that brought this to my attention was all the emails I received touting the mobiles and ways to advertise on them. This was reinforced by Google, Yahoo and a myriad of other sources all gearing up to go after the mobile applications, which is probably you.
Years ago I had stumbled on CSS – Cascade Styling Sheets and although I looked at it and it was interesting there didn’t seem to be the intense need to really get into it so I didn’t.
Now, it is different. Why? Cause most of those other web applications can read web pages that are XHMTL/CSS coded. So one would not only be available through the www. but also for all the hand-helds, etc, well, most anyways.
The other thing that was bugging me was getting my web pages verified by WC3 which drove me wild. I would get a page verified and then do some amendments and the page was no longer valid. So 20 minutes to make my amendments and then 2 weeks trying to get the page validated. I usually threw up my hands and moved on or didn’t bother after awhile.
Having sub-standard web pages bothers me however. I used the Microsoft FrontPage editor which took a real learning curve for me but eventually I learned how to make web pages, well at least sub-standard ones. I can’t use Microsoft FrontPage for my XHTML now, I hand code that.
After scouring Google for CSS material and looking for likely tutorials I finally settled on WC3 as they most of the attributes for CSS, Style Master editor and the Westciv tutorials plus W3 Schools. W3C and W3 Schools are not affiliated in anyway which drives W3C up the wall as W3 Schools are feeding off of W3C.
Style Master (SM) is a CSS Editor which I am still learning but I do hand coding for CSS as well and feed it into SM as it validates my CSS on demand. I do the hand coding now for the XHMTL and was totally amazed at how much I did know about HMTL and learned of the idiosyncrasies of FrontPage. It was causing most of the issues trying to get my pages validated. It puts in a bunch of useless code or doesn’t finish many of the tags that are required for certification. Style Master didn’t last very long though. It developed an issue and once again I found out by the hard way, there is no customer support. Too bad because I like working with it.
(to be continued)