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Hello Sir,
 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.
 Semper Fi


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

Email -- jdgrose115@polyglut.net
Web -- http://members.tripod.com/~jdgrose115/

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