From: "Kim Truly" <robt911@hotmail.com>
To: <firstcavmedic@mindspring.com>
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 12:11 PM
Subject: I like your Pentagon page on GeoCities


Hi there,

I don't know your name but I like your site. I was looking at
your page under the category Pentagon on GeoCities. I could not
help noticing how unique it was. I have seen many other Pentagon
related pages, but none as compelling as yours.

Like you, I am also a person who is also very interested in the
subject of military. I have been heavily interested in military
all my life, but just recently got involved. I am 25 and live in
California. I consider myself lucky because there are so many
military related activities that go on here.
I would appreciate an email back from you. Tell me a little
about yourself and why you decided to build your great site. I
have been thinking of building one of my own, but it's so
intimidating. I don't claim to know a whole lot about computers.
Since I have visited your site however, I have a lot more
confidence to do it. Can you give me a few pointers?

Hey I got to run now, but I sincerely hope you take the time to
reply back.

Sincerely,
Kim Truly

 

Kim,

Thanks for visiting 1st Cav Medic and for the kind words you said about my
site.

I am a retired Police Officer on a disability that was a result of a car
accident. 

I became interested in doing a web page when some of our neighborhood kids were doing web pages.  I didn't like the kids knowing more than myself.  So, I started my new adventure.  I knew if I was going to have any success I would have to do a web page about something I knew and felt strongly about.  That left two areas.  Police or the Military.  I chose the
Military (Vietnam) because it is something that lives with me everyday of my life.  I also wanted it to be different than the other pages and dedicated to medics who paid the supreme sacrifice.  Since I was a medic in the 1st Cavalry Division, I didn't have to look  far to set a theme to honor the medics who paid the supreme sacrifice for their Country and to the men I served with in Vietnam.

I am self taught in working with html with no formal classes.  I first started writing my html using GeoCities tools and windows notepad.  I also read the very useful tutorials from GeoCities.  I soon learned about WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors and downloaded several trial versions.  I finally spent my money on Micro Soft Front Page.  This is a good medium price WYSIWYG editor.  I think you could get by with the WYSIWYG editor that comes with Internet Explorer 5 (Front Page Explorer) or Netscape which also has a WYSIWYG editor.  These editors will suffice until you assess your needs on whether to upgrade.  In October 1998 when I first started there were no free WYSIWYG programs.

I think you would enjoy doing a Web Page and it is not that hard.  Remember one thing, keep it simple. You will also need a Photo editor.  This will help reduce your photo bit size down so your pages will load faster.  I think there are several sites on the internet that will analyze your site and reduce your photos down for you.  This may help you until you get an editor.  I myself do not like these online editors, but you can't beat the price (free).

GeoCities is one of the better free web page posting sites on the Internet.  Sign on up and get your feet wet.  I think you will have a lot of fun.  GeoCities tries to make your first time experience as easy as possible.  Once you get on to the Internet, please let me know, I would like to see your site.  I used GeoCities free web site until a few months ago when I signed up for GeoPlus and I now have a domain name.

John Dennison

www.1stcavmedic.com

 

 

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