seemed a perfectly rational alternative.
i know i am far behind the rest of the web in learning about these things but i got only so far in my o'reilly html 3.2 definitive guide when i decided to start spending my time on school instead so i hadn't read that chapter yet. of course everything in it was out of date but i found a very nice tutorial at w3schools.
anyway now i am leaning dangerously towards working all day on updating my website when i really need to finish reading that fellow's dissertation on narratives of the American frontier.
oh the agony.