About this web site
(fast) das selbe in Deutsch
In the summer of '97 I have made the first attempt of a homepage using my
But that was inconvinient to maintain, so I tried Netscape's
Composer. The first drafts were successful, but it is always in the detail:
table could not be centered the way I wanted or embedded into lists.
The worst thing to me was the resulting html-source: lots of unnecessary
tags and also the tags were mixed up in a bad manner.
After this experience, I know why some web sites look better with the one or
the other browser: the authors rely too much on their tools without further
control with different browsers. A Microsoft tool is optimized for Explorer
and Netscape's Composer for the Communicator ..
So I create my files manually with the help of the following tools and a
I use the Composer only for creating a skelton to start with
because then it does a good job.
You might think that is too complicated, but I think at the moment it is
These are the tools I use to maintain
my web site
My OS/2 text editor for the sources. It is also available for
DOS resp. Windoze (in the DOS box).
FTE Text Editor
Maybe not as good as Emacs but faster and easier to configure
to my Turbo-Pascal hotkeys.
And it is available for all important platforms:
DOS, X11, OS/2.
To create uniform header and footer sections on each page
resp. for easier use of some html tags.
Besides it warns me if I use special characters (e. g. german umlauts)
in a non-conforming manner:
ä is a german a-umlaut and correctly html code looks
like this: ä
Originally a programming tool. Creates automagically html files
when the sources have changed. A new commen header forces the generation
of all according html files.
An archive with precompiled binaries for
MS-DOS, OS/2, Linux and more is available for example at
LEO in munich.
A syntax-checker to control the html strcture.
caution: requires PERL5.
last modified: May 4. 1998