I'm aged 61. I've been a computer programmer (BIG computers) for many years.?
What causes me to be flummoxed is the new technology. I would enjoy starting my own wedsite/url, but I'm lost. Is there anywhere on
the Internet that offers a step-by-step walk through for doing this?
- just "JR"Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Join the club! I am 60+ too, and I worked on main frames as well!
You must have some serious experience in programming, so learning a new language should not be a problem.
I would assume that you have at least some knowledge of C. (Cobol is a bit out of date!) This will give you a good start for Php and mySQL.
Don't bother with free web hosts: you'll be more frustrated than happy.
By a domain, rent a LAMP server (less than 100$/year: you can afford that, even on your pension).
Then, you have two options:
- You use a WYSIWYG software, like Dreamweaver or Frontpage, and design a small website (Warning: this will inevitably lead to a dead end when you will want to do something clever)
- You use a classic Notepad++ (free download) to write your codes: the world is your oyster!
You need two serious helpers: www.w3schools.com and www.php.net.
Start with w3s: a lot of examples there, and good guidance. Go for "learning HTML" first. Experiment.
Soon, you will be ready for more!
Good luck and remember: a lot of us here are here to help.Source(s): Pro web2 application developer at www.web2coders.com
- deonejuanLv 71 decade ago
I would recommend a hands-on approach. Get you an older (but not too old) computer and install Ubuntu Linux on it. Web pages are like using a file server on a network.
setting up a ubuntu server
If you are admin on your own home server, it won't be long at all before you can connect the server to an ISP to be a web page server. If you can, another Linux box networked to your home server.
Ubuntu has a user forum of worldwide, friendly advisors.
- 1 decade ago
There are a number of good websites with simple tutorials. I would start at Lynda.com for $25 per month and unlimited access to all HTML, CSS, and other web-based programming language video tutorials. Also, another great site is CommunityMX.com. they have some free templates to get you started and a great forum with tons of tutorials by the experts. JR