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Newcomer's Guide
Foundational Reading for the New Webmaster
JamesR




msg:965586
 9:07 pm on Sep 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Below is a list of topics and threads here at WebmasterWorld that is valuable reading for the new webmaster:

Intro to HTML [webmasterworld.com]
Common Validation Errors [webmasterworld.com]

Choosing a Successful Domain Name [webmasterworld.com]
Usability 101 [webmasterworld.com]
Site Development Road Maps [webmasterworld.com] - Steps to Building a Site
Themes and Website Design & Structure [webmasterworld.com]
Webpage Design Priorities: Purpose v. Presentation [webmasterworld.com]
Building Small Business Websites [webmasterworld.com]
How do you design? [webmasterworld.com] - coming up with ideas
Pre-Launch Website Testing [webmasterworld.com]

How Search Engines Work [webmasterworld.com]
Site Search [webmasterworld.com] - successful incorporation of search into a website
What is Your Favorite FTP Program? [webmasterworld.com]
Best Web Page Design Programs [webmasterworld.com] - opinions from our readers

Content for the Smaller Site [webmasterworld.com]
Content to Attract an International Audience [webmasterworld.com]
Overcoming Writer's Block [webmasterworld.com]
Writing Good Ad Copy [webmasterworld.com]

What is Affiliate Marketing? [webmasterworld.com]
Affiliate Programs: The Crack Cocaine of the Internet? [webmasterworld.com]
Building a Business Around Affiliate Programs [webmasterworld.com]
Internet Money Making Principles [webmasterworld.com]
Picking a Good Affiliate Program [webmasterworld.com]
Do Affiliate Programs Really Work? [webmasterworld.com]

Search Engine Submission: The Major Players [webmasterworld.com]
Search Engine Optimization Defined [webmasterworld.com]
A Brief History of SEO [webmasterworld.com] - get a quick big picture view of the industry
Search Engine Relationships Chart [webmasterworld.com] - guide to where search engines get their search results
Google Knowledge Base [webmasterworld.com] - the definitive guide for the Google search engine
Successful Site in 12 months with Google Alone [webmasterworld.com]
Search Engine Theme Pyramids and Google [webmasterworld.com]
Yahoo FAQ [webmasterworld.com] - guide to the directory and ranking well in it

Viral Top Traffic Alternatives to Search Engines [webmasterworld.com]
Building a Successful Linking Campaign [webmasterworld.com]
Linking:The Big Picture [webmasterworld.com]

 

WebRookie




msg:965587
 9:17 pm on Sep 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Great list James! How about the Google 12 mth thread too?

Excellent idea.

JamesR




msg:965588
 10:02 pm on Sep 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks WebRookie, how could I forget that thread? Should get all time MVP (or MVT)

Torben Lundsgaard




msg:965589
 10:50 pm on Sep 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

One of my favorite threads is EUROPE - An overview by country [webmasterworld.com]

BlobFisk




msg:965590
 10:19 am on Sep 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Could I also suggest:

Handy, generic javascript coding [webmasterworld.com]
and
Web Page Design Tips & Traps [webmasterworld.com]

2 nice resources for a New Webmaster!

Tor




msg:965591
 12:14 pm on Sep 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Excellent list of topics JamesR. I`ll forward it to some of my clients immediately.

Ove




msg:965592
 12:22 pm on Sep 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

James exellent!

This is a favorite of mine
[webmasterworld.com...]

/Ove

Omni




msg:965593
 12:24 am on Sep 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

*hammer a flag* Thanks James, have more reading to do now :)

biggles




msg:965594
 1:16 am on Sep 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks James - a real time saver having this consolidated list.

feeder




msg:965595
 2:06 am on Sep 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Excellent list - thanks

copongcopong




msg:965596
 1:07 am on Sep 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

This is definitely one hell of a good stuff. yeah!

peace. :)

scareduck




msg:965597
 1:08 am on Sep 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

I agree with the consensus on this subject -- it's useful to have this info in one place. However, it's a flaw of the site that it requires the square peg of this particular thread to fit in the round hole of this discussion system. It would really, really be useful if there were static info pages -- aka FAQs -- navigable from the top level and from each major section (Google, Yahoo, "Fast, AllTheWeb", etc.). I shold further like to point out that the ability to bookmark is not an acceptable answer -- it doesn't work for site newbies.

Woz




msg:965598
 1:15 am on Sep 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Scareduck,

there is already a system in place, although not forum specific. Click the "Library" link at the top of the page and you will see what I mean.

Onya
Woz

PageCount




msg:965599
 6:21 am on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

James, perhaps the title is a bit misleading... this is more than a 'newcomer's' guide. In much the same way that we all need to brush up on areas of our jobs or lives neglected over time, I reckon the same applies to the Web and the use of this collection. This list does it for me as a collated index to topics and threads, some of which can take weeks to digest. As I don't post all that often these days, it's boomarked for frequent returns. Many thanks.

TallTroll




msg:965600
 12:06 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

A personal favourite of mine, Finding Suitable Link Partners [webmasterworld.com]. Some of the info is a bit dated now, perhaps this thread could do with an update, re-examining what goodies can be extracted using the methods detailed.

Imagine the power of FASTs link.all: syntax....

limbo




msg:965601
 2:02 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wow!

I have just answered all the questions I was about to ask without touching the Keyboard. Niceone.

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