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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

3 Web-Related Lessons Learned

I'll tell ya, GribbleGames.com is the first website I have ever made, and I must say, it was quite the learning experience.

Lesson 1) Originally, I was using IFrames to display the blog (BAD IDEA). Search engines can't read the text out of the frames, which prevents people from finding this site.

Lesson 2) I thought a forum would be hard to setup, but actually I found it to be quite easy. I use PhpBB for my forum and it was surprisingly simple to setup. I would highly recommend if you're interested in having your own forum.

Lesson 3) When working with HTML, use the #include directive! I can't even begin to describe how wonderful the #include directive is. Before I knew about it, I had to manually edit all my HTML files whenever I wanted to add a new button or modify the logo up top. The #include directive has saved me a lot of time!

For anyone out there just getting into web design, I have only one thing to say to you: Good Luck!