The following links are frequently recommended by participants of AWW. No endorsement is implied by listing them here. Caveat Emptor.
Domain Names - This is where it all begins. A good domain name doesn't guarantee success, but it helps. Beware of any offers for a free domain name because many of them are actually sub-domains or have some strings attached. Many hosting companies offer free domains with a hosting plan and that's fine, as long as the domain is actually registered in your name. Some people have tried to move their "free domain" and found out that they couldn't without paying a hefty fee.
"Can anyone recommend a web host?" One of our most
popular requests! Our recommendation to you is to remember that
price should not be your only criteria in selecting a web host. The
quality of service and support is equally important. We suggest you avoid
any hosting companies that offer "unlimited" data transfer or
FTP, because of course there are limits and anyone who claims there
aren't, is not being honest.
Unfortunately, getting agreement from the participants in AWW as to which hosting companies should be listed in a "recommended links" page is impossible. It's best to do your own research by using the sites we've listed as Web Host Indexes to find hosting companies that meet your requirements and budget. Then check candidates against the sites listed in the Host problem reports section to see if they've had a number of bad reports against them. Keep in mind when you're reading problem reports or any other complaints that there are always two sides to every story.
Go to http://groups.google.com/ and do a search of the USENET archives for messages relating to a particular web host. Finally, you can ask for opinions in alt.www.webmaster, but do not make that the first or last step in your search for a web host. Many of the regular participants of alt.www.webmaster run hosting companies or are resellers, and most of them provide great prices and fine service, but web hosting is a very competitive market and of course everyone thinks their deal is the best deal for you.
Another popular request is for web hosting companies that charge no
monthly fees. Please note that most free hosts make you display
banner or popup ads. There really is no such thing as a free lunch.
Free web space guide | Free web hosts | Web Host Indexes | Host problem reports
Design - "What's the best program to use to create web pages?"
We get this one quite a lot, too. In short, there's no right
answer. You may find many people might praise one product, while an
equally vocal group may condemn. It really depends on what you are
used to, what you need to accomplish, and how much money you have. All of the rest is mostly whistles and bells.
Here you'll find links
to some recommended design software, as well as links to other sites of
interest to the web
HTML Editors | Free Clip Art | Free Stock Photos
add-ons - If you are looking for script
files for processing mail forms, free counters, or just about any other
feature you could imagine, check out our Script Resources section. All popular (and a few unpopular) languages.
Scripts | Free counters | Free log analyzers | Free message boards | Free chat rooms | Free e-mail hosting services |Miscellaneous Free Stuff
Tutorials - Want to
learn the basics of creating web sites? This is the place to
begin. Understand what all those <> tags are
Webmaster Business Issues - OK, you've decided to put your shingle out
and solicit business from the general public. Check here to find
ideas on how to protect yourself and your
Becoming a webmaster | Web Developer Sample Contracts | Copyright issues
Accessibility - Being disabled is not a barrier to becoming a webmaster, and it is important to consider accessibility when designing web sites.
Godaddy. -- Avoid this registrar. Godaddy's contract has sweeping language in it that allows them to take your domain for any reason.
"Go Daddy general counsel Christine Jones stated that Go Daddy's terms of service "reserves the right to terminate your access to the services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.""
This has happened to many people. See http://nodaddy.com
If your domain is seized by Godaddy they have the option of charging you $75 for the right to transfer it to another registrar or they can just take it and keep it. You can call or write the abuse department or the "Office of the President" of Godaddy to complain about their unjust taking of your domain, but they will not even consider what you have to say.
There are many fine domain registrars. Do Not Trust Your Domains to Godaddy.
Quoted prices are for a 1-year *.com registration.
CoffeeCup HTML Editor.
HTML-Kit User's Guide.
First Page 2000.
Microsoft FrontPage 2000.
FrontPage Help Forums.
http://www.php.net/. The best PHP
reference on the web!
Copyright Office: Copyright Basics.
A Brief Intro to Copyright -- US.
National Paralegal College -- Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights. -- Thanks to "Ben" for this link.
10 Myths About Copyright Explained -- US.
UK Patent Office - Copyright.
Copyright in Australia. A Short Guide.
Copyright Board of Canada.
AVVO Legal Guides - Trademark vs Copyright. -- Thanks to "Sarah" and "Alex" for this link.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
AccessABLE- Links To Accessibility Files & Tools.
Bobby is a free service provided by CAST to help Web page authors
identify and repair significant barriers to access by individuals with
Web Authoring Strategies for Voice Browsers.
Vischeck your images for the colorblind.
Visit alt.www.webmaster.ads for
additional useful links and suggestions.