This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
A webpage. Make me think if I started 1 myself, how long would it last? How many times should I updates it to attract hits? Are there any models for a webpage? Is there a course on webpage publishing? Besides throwing in a chat-room, hyperlinks, search engine, etc, are there new webpage technology (eg webcam or audio support)yet to be exploited? If I gonna sell a product, how should I sell it in a page? Should I invest in a server to serve up the page? How to do the financial sum to maintain a web-page? Can a webpage the effort of 1 person with plenty of money and skills? How you get the core people to support the page? How to get some more people to support the page? Now my local news says that some young chaps have made possible to acces and serve webpage using PDAs, how will this affect my webpage? Should I have different page size for monitor screen and PDA display? should I get sponsor for the page? Would I end up asking the right people about a webpage? What are the kind of people that would visit my webpage? How frequent would these kind of people dish up my webpage? Would my friends be among the first to visit my webpage? Would my family & relatives? Do I need to know how many webpages are there right now? How many new web pages are born each day? Do I need to tell people that they won't get server busy when they visit my page at any time of the day? What's the right ratio of pictures to text to make my page attractive? What should I do if hits to my page show a decline for 3 consecutive months, what are the corrective measures to be taken? Am I better off trying to get myself lost by becoming a cab driver than trying to figure out all these things myself?
-Surfing the JavaRanch in a sunny garden with a cold drink and laptop can't be beat. by Frank Carver(sheriff)
johnson, those are all good questions. the answer to some of them depends on the answer to the BIG question. why do you want a website? I make websites just to get better at making websites. so i dont pay for a host. i do it all myself. i dont update much. im not worried about how many hits i get. there are courses and books on the subject.
Just 2 days ago I read an article in the local paper that said the only Web sites making money are pornography and match making (for couples like Match.com). Using this logic, a successful site would by a site where you can get dates by posting nude pictures of yourself. (Can you imagine how terrible this would be if you had a single parent who posted on the site?) Yeak!