I think your site is great. I am on recruiting duty and
was wondering if you could tell me how you created this site.
I think I could find some good prospects if I had one.
Thanks for writing and I want to take a moment to thank
you for your service as a recruiter. Right after coming home
from Saudi, I spent a month on recruiter's assistance as a Corporal.
I know what it is like out there and all of the hours you put
in. I saw what you had to deal with: the pressure, the stress,
the deadlines, the quotas, and most of all, dealing with the
general degradation of today's youth. That you can pull out
good Marines out of all that is commendable. For what it is
worth, I salute you.
As far as the page goes, I started by teaching myself the
code and asking questions in college. I have tinkered with it
ever since, mostly writing the code myself using Word for Windows.
But recently, I discovered a better way that you might be interested
in. It is the easiest way I have ever seen and I stumbled upon
it accidentally. What is funny is that after I discovered this,
I read an article in the July 1998 issue of Smart Computing
that explained it in detail. It is one of a two part series
continued in the August issue. It might be worth your while
to get these issues because it starts at a basic level.
Basically, if you use Netscape, you can open up the Composer
and then open up a page that already exists (mine for instance).
Then you can use it as a template and put in your own stuff.
The good thing is that it is all WYSIWYG (What You See Is What
You Get). You just put what you want in and it creates the code
for you. All this is done off line and you save the file to
your hard drive. Then you have to transfer the file plus all
of the picture files, etc., to your account on AOL, or whatever
you use. I use the FTP program for this but AOL has it's own
built-in file transfer program.
Now beware, there are about a million "little monsters"
in this that my wife can attest to that will cause you to yell
and scream. There are only four things that can get you past
this, the last two of which you will have choose between:
1. A lot of patience
2. A lot of time (Something I know is at a premium with you)
3. Someone to walk you through, or
4. School of Hard Knocks
Good luck, Semper Fi, and God Bless,
-- Lt Grose