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11-23-1998, 02:28 PM
Just wanted to say hi to everyone since I am new here. I just signed up with Future Quest this week.
And though I am a bit familiar with HTML, I have like no cgi knowledge really so I will probably be bugging you all for help as soon Internic kicks the domain into gear.
By the way Deb, thanks for all the help so far, especially for the special message board setup.
11-23-1998, 05:01 PM
Hi back to you! I'm new myself..about 2 weeks.
Deb & everyone else is great! Hopefully I will learn cgi one of these days too http://www.aota.net/ubb//smile.gif
11-23-1998, 07:35 PM
Welcome. I'm doing some CGI-stuff myself and so you are free to post your questions here and hope to get answers from me.
But ........ I believe that the people at FutureQuest are a lot better than me doing this.
Usually it is a good idea to start with some pre-made perl(cgi) scripts. You can find a lot for free on the web. Adjusting these scripts to your needs is a good start into this programming language.
Later you can think of doing some nice stuff from scratch.
At least this is the way I stared. I loaded some free cgi-web-emailer and adjusted it to my needs (not much). Later I looked at many cgi-counters and did my own web-tracking. Even later, I programmed a shopping cart and so the programming knowledge comes with the requirements.
Better do not try to accomplish everything at the first time with a new programming language. Better focus on some pre-made, easy stuff and advance from there. This means more results and more learn effects.
Greetings from Bonn, Germany
11-24-1998, 06:25 AM
Thanks Sandy and Miekel!!
Checked out both of your sites, by the way. Really nice.
Yeah think I will go with pre-done cgi scripts just a bit unsure on the whole thing. Gotten so used to using free cgi host providers.
Don't worry I'll definitely be all over these boards looking for help soon. Knowing me.
11-24-1998, 07:56 PM
oh poo! once you get the hang of runningyour own gi's you wont want to go back http://www.aota.net/ubb//smile.gif
I started same as meikel - start easy work your way to the hard stuff - I started with a basic text counter and believ me I as turnign flips when I finally got it to work (atthe time I was on another server with a subdomain with erally funky cgi acess and no instrucitons on how to use it LOL)
For tonz of free cgi resources try http://www.cgi-resources.com
Welcome to the forums Armand!!
No problem on the forum scripts.. we are here to help when/where we can...
Glad to see you here http://www.aota.net/ubb//smile.gif
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