Static in Radio08 Jun 2001
Maybe the Twins aren't for real after all. It looks like they are about to lose 3 out of 4 to Cleveland at home. Ouch. As for the Mariners, I hope they have a World Series on whatever planet they are playing on.
I'm putting together a website for the local daycare organization, just 5 or 6 static pages. I heard somewhere (Der Schockwellenreiter maybe?) that "Radio Userland" can do static websites just like "Frontier", so I thought I would give it a try. It has been over 2 years since I had put together a website (or in fact had done anything) in Frontier. I had forgotten how much fun it is. I had to look up a few things in the tutorial, and I still have a couple of questions (like how do I get an graphic from my #images table in the background of a table cell in my #template), but within a couple of hours I had the site pretty much working as I wanted it to.
I put the layout up at http://shanson.bei.t-online.de. I don't want to show what a hot designer I am (I'm not), but I do think it turned out well. Bright, colorful and childish.
My complaint about Radio would be that it's such a Swiss Army Knife with so many different blades, the menus are confusing when I only want to use one of its functions. It is especially confusing since the menus do not match the Frontier menus mentioned in the tutorial pointed to on the Radio static sites tool page. I don't think someone with no contact with Frontier would be able to put up a static site. That's too bad, because that's a functionality that I think would be the most interesting to newbies, before they become interested in newsfeeds and weblogs and all the other blades on the knife.