Geeky Joke of the Day: How to Build a Web Page in 25 Easy Steps

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1. Download a piece of Web authoring software – 20 minutes.

2. Think about what you want to write on your Web page – 6 weeks.

3. Download the same piece of Web authoring software, because they have released 3 new versions since the first time you downloaded it – 20 minutes.

4. Decide to just steal some images and awards to put on your site – 1 minute.

5. Visit sites to find images and awards, find 5 of them that you like – 4 days.

6. Run setup of your Web authoring software. After it fails, download it again – 25 minutes.

7. Run setup again, boot the software, click all toolbar buttons to see what they do – 15 minutes.

8. View the source of others’ pages, steal some, change a few words here and there – 4 hours.

9. Preview your Web page using the Web Authoring software – 1 minute.

10. Try to horizontally line up two related images – 6 hours.

11. Remove one of the images – 10 seconds.

12. Set the text’s font color to the same color as your background, wonder why all your text is gone – 4 hours.

13. Download a counter from your ISP – 4 minutes.

14. Try to figure out why your counter reads “You are visitor number -16.3 E10” – 3 hours.

15. Put 4 blank lines between two lines of text – 8 hours.

16. Fine-tune the text, then prepare to load your Web page on your ISP – 40 minutes.

17. Accidentally delete your complete web page – 1 second.

18. Recreate your web page – 2 days.

19. Try to figure out how to load your Web page onto your ISP’s server – 3 weeks.

20. Call a patient friend to find out about FTP – 30 minutes.

21. Download FTP software – 10 minutes.

22. Call your friend again – 15 minutes.

23. Upload your web page to your ISP’s server – 10 minutes.

24. Connect to your site on the web – 1 minute.

25. Repeat any and all of the previous steps – eternity.

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