It looks like I’m ready to roll. I’ve finished my first post, created my profile, set up some files on my domain to link to and I even tweeked the template just a bit.
This is a real load off of my shoulders… now I can relax a little, redesign my old sites, perhaps come up with a few other designs and settle down to learn PHP and MySQL. PHP looks like it should be pretty straightforward, but I ran into a roadblock with MySQL. I think that’s because (I hate to admit it), I am still ignorant when it comes to the inner workings of Macintosh OS X. Worse yet, I think MySQL is a service (or whatever you call it) of Apache, so this may take some brains. I’ve tried some online tutorials, but since I’m one of the few web enthusiasts over 28 years of age, I will probably benefit from one of those tomes of paper we legacy humans call “books.”
Addendum: I’m using Firefox for my browser and the spell check doesn’t seem to work. I’ll have to check on that.