Our April meeting featured two
sharing their experiences with setting up web sites.
talked about his experience with WebMaker,
a program that converts FrameMaker
documents into HTML. It's cheap (99$), it converts everything, and it
a better job than similar programs, including the one built into
Using it, you can make high quality printed documents, with tables of
indexes, figures, cross-references, etc., and have the same information
appear on the World Wide Web. FrameMaker users can create decent Web
without having to learn HTML.
He discussed how the program works, how it evolved, some known bugs,
and the ramifications of using it as a documentation standard. He showed
printed copies of the NCAR network
authored using the system. He also showed how the equivalent Web pages
produced by WebMaker look. Pete Siemsen is a Network Engineer at
his experiences in getting together a successful web server running
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). He described the key application process and
the installation process for both the Netscape
Commerce server and the
Apache SSL server. He described how to contact Verisign
to get your own certificate and what to expect from the process.
Bryan Buus is the Manager of Web Services at XOR
Network Engineering in Boulder Colorado, where he manages and
their Web hosting product, aXXess(tm).
He regularly instructs classes about managing Web services for companies
such as CERFnet and Hewlett Packard's PSO division. Before coming to XOR,
Bryan kickstarted O'Reilly & Associate's online efforts in 1992. He
received his Master's degree from Boston University in Computer Science,
specializing in Internet information services. He is a coauthor of Managing
Internet Information Services, published by O'Reilly