Making Connections: HTML and Canadian History

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HTML-phobic no more

I am writing about the article “Host Hunting” (February 2002). Nancy Hendrickson writes about “the murky waters of HTML coding.” I just wanted readers to know that HTML really isn’t as bad as all that. I don’t know much about computer hardware, and the first time I touched a computer was in college, but I taught myself HTML by reading HTML for Dummies and trial and error.

There are lots of Web authoring programs. I use Adobe GoLive! and love it, but there are less expensive programs available. Once you get the hang of it, you can move on to books like The Non-Designer’s Web Book (Williams and Tollett). Getting your own domain and doing the pages yourself is a very rewarding undertaking. I wrote my first page in 1998, and now I have my own site.


Matteson, III.

Editor’s note: We mentioned Wendy Whipple’s Creating a Family Cookbook page in our April 2002 issue, but the URL changed after we went to press. The new address is <>.

Flagging an error

In the “Timeline of Canadian History” (April 2002), you list in 1497 “Englishman John Cabot explores the eastern coast of Canada.” That is not quite right: John Cabot was an Italian explorer named Giovanni Coboto who sailed from England under the British flag.

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From the August 2002 issue of Family Tree Magazine