Would you like to put your genealogy information online? Or perhaps you are interested in placing the extracted taxpayers' records from the nineteenth century onto your genealogy society's web site? Maybe your genealogy society doesn't yet have a web site but would like to? You now have a web site that can help.
Patricia Geary has created a web site that should interest many genealogists. "Website Design for the Genealogist" includes tutorials on web site design, a discussion of stylesheets, descriptions of software tools to make the job easier, and links to many other web sites that contain similar information.
Strictly speaking, "Website Design for the Genealogist" is not just about genealogy. Almost all the information on this site can be applied to the creation of any web site, genealogy-related or not. However, it is nice to see the focus on placing genealogy information online. In fact, I'd suggest that you start with Patricia's article, "Planning a genealogy website?"
"Website Design for the Genealogist" covers many of the aspects of creating static web pages. This is a great method of creating lists of a few hundred or even a few thousand ancestors. The site does not cover the methods of creating more complex online SQL databases or other dynamic web sites that can store information about tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of individuals. It also does not cover the creation of "for pay" sites that restrict access to some pages while giving open access to other web pages.
If you are one of the few people who plan to create very large online databases or restricted access web sites, you will need more sophisticated tools. However, "Website Design for the Genealogist" should cover the needs of 99% of today's family historians.
Patricia Geary's "Website Design for the Genealogist" can be found at http://www.genealogy-web-creations.com.
My thanks to June Byrne for telling me about this great online resource.