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Welcome to Source Code Central! This was my first web site ever, and it started off looking significantly different than today's incarnation of it. Anyways, it was meant to both teach you guys out there how to program C++ console applications (basically, programs that ran in MS-DOS), as well as teach me how to make web sites. This is a pretty good place to start learning how to program, as pretty much everything else you'll do in the world of programming will assume you know these basic concepts and even the syntax.

Anyways, I previously only put in the "structure" of my HTML tutorial, but I never actually wrote the darned thing. In fact, I pretty much quit working on the site altogether. And that was the way it was until early 2004, at which point I picked up where I left off and wrote all of the content you see here today.

With the history out of the way, let me tell you the general direction that my web design tutorials take. They are intended to give the Notepad programmer the tools he needs to build a good-looking and efficient web site. As a Notepad programmer myself who has gone through numerous drafts of this web site, I think I am fairly well qualified to give such tutorials. You may not think that it's that difficult, but there are many hidden hardships that await the Notepad programmer who aspires to make his own web site. Hope you enjoy!

One new feature of the site is the theme selector, which will allow you to modify the look of the page for the duration of the visit. If you don't like this look, try another one!

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I'm still alive!August 7, 2009 @ 12:02 AM

After what looks like over one year of down time, I'm making my triumphant return to making updates to the site, as evidenced by the new lesson in the Ajax tutorial.

I should have the next lesson out within the next year, and you can take that to the bank!

Ajax Tutorial IncomingJuly 18, 2008 @ 10:05 PM

As you can see, I'm currently working on an Ajax tutorial. And I'm only, like, over 6 years late on it too! I can say that all I want, but already I feel I've included tidbits in my tutorial that were at best sorely lacking from many sources I've looked into. Anyways, it shouldn't be too long before it's all done. I hope you enjoy!

Long neglected changes...July 6, 2008 @ 11:23 AM

I've finally gotten around to addressing some long neglected changes that needed to be taken care of. What this means to you is, as usual, virtually nothing. I fiddled with the theme selector in the top left of your screen so that it tells you which theme you're currently set to, but beyond that, all of the changes are on my side of things. Which, incidentally, spells the conclusion to major work on the site builder I started almost a year ago. Hurrah!

Stealth PHP Upgrade!November 15, 2007 @ 6:51 PM

The site was inaccessible for around 24 hours prior to this news item due to my web host upgrading to a new version of PHP. All is well now, however. Ciao!

New Site Up!October 13, 2007 @ 6:29 PM

You didn't know this, but over the past few weeks I've been hard at work making a new website builder, and what you're now seeing is the result. Yeah, yeah, it looks exactly the same as it always has, but as always the backend has undergone a severe facelift. I'm still working on making the program more presentable, but sometime in the future (hopefully the near future), I'll release it to the public for nobody to use because there's much more simple stuff out there. But I made it and it works, dammit, and in the end that's all that matters!

In other news, I finished updating the C++ tutorial a few weeks ago. I hope you find this updated version a little more palettable.

I've also phased out The Game Vault, which is why you don't see any reference to it anymore (and if you do, let me know where!) The site is still up, but you can't get to it from here and ideally from anywhere else. Ciao!

Reworking C++ TutorialApril 19, 2007 @ 8:15 PM

Upon seeing how frighteningly out-of-date my C++ tutorial was, I decided it was about time to update it. I imagine it will take a little while, but as of this moment lessons one and two have been redone. Expect some major adjustments once I hit lesson 5 ;)

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