All entries for Friday 11 April 2008
April 11, 2008
I suppose that the second entry of this blog would be a good time to voice out what my business actually will be about. It's nothing fancy, really. It's going to be a company translating websites. Websites of other companies that is. I like the idea for one reason; it's straight-forward. I speak a few languages myself, so i can take care of some of the translation work and I know plenty of international people who can help out with the languages I don't know. Company websites are easy to translate; they generally are non technical, static, and the text content isn't very long.
Lol, I know nothing about websites though, and that's what I am trying to make up for in these last days. I have to say, it was easier than I thought. Over Easter I bought a book called "Build your own web site the right way" by Ian Lloyd. Yeah, the title does sound a bit cheesy but the book itself is brilliant; concise, descriptive and at times even funny (the author is a Brit!). Building the website o my own kills tow birds with one stone. On one hand if I am to translate other people's website, it would be a good idea to know what the stuff's all about. On top of that, I would like to save myself the dosth it takes to have someone develop a website for my soon-to-be company. So, that's why I have been playing around with HTML over the last few days, with some...mediocre results. I plan to have it finished and uploaded by the end of April.