|A tourist in New York stopped an old violinist on the sidewalk and
asked, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"
"Practice, practice, practice!" the musician responded.
Doing anything well takes about ten percent talent, ten percent decent tools and eighty percent hard work. You can be a musical genius and own the finest Stradivarius, but to get to Carnegie Hall takes practice, practice practice! Designing web pages is no different. Despite the claims of dozens of software companies, there is nothing you can buy off the shelf that will take the place of learning the rudiments of hypertext markup language (HTML) and fussing with the code until you understand its power and limitations.
We've asked eight Alamo PC webmasters to describe the software they use to design their web sites. What a variety! The programs you select will depend on whether you need to create one simple, small, static site or several complex, large, dynamic ones. You can spend nothing . . . or thousands. But, whatever you decide upon, remember: practice, practice, practice!