Web Site Solution
Webmaster Gnomely's Journal Entry:
Avoid Creating Sitemares
Do you ever find yourself needing help finding a web site
for the occasional simple yet baffling website problems
that can randomly occur?
These tend to be those innocent and inexplicable site
that can result in creating a virtual sitemare.
That's right. . .
A simple error that creates a virtual SITEMARE!
There are simply a gazillion things that you need
learn in order to prevent sitemares from happening to you.
I, Gnomely, Webmaster
Extraordinaire can provide you with all the
website building help you need to see you through those potential
Many of the most common errors are indeed avoidable.
Now this is a biggie. . .
Never, ever use a
graphic without permission!
Did you know that some very talented (and very mean) webmasters will
embed very bad things in graphics to punish you for stealing them?
And to make matters worse, you might not even be aware that you have
committed graphic larceny!
You see, once upon a time, in a fit of creativity Sue had searched high
and low for the most perfect graphic to complement the content on one
of her web pages. She eventually found an ideal, cute and adorable
graphic on Google Images.
Google images certainly seemed to be a free public source for all sorts
of interesting graphics, right?
can BEFORE she
ventures into anything new), Sue copied
the graphic to
put on the web page she was building.
Like many others, she just assumed that you could use any of the Google
images just like Microsoft clip art (which she has a licensing
You need to ask permission!
Well, after adding the cute, adorable graphic to her website all those
long and very naive years ago guess what happen?
The next morning when she clicked on her website what did she see?
A very unwelcome and heart stopping sight I can tell you.
Her entire site was transformed and overtaken by shocking images. (The
kind where your eyes just bug right out of your head in disbelief.)
It was a panic attack of epic proportions.
It was a virtual sitemare!
That cute, adorable graphic that was just the
perfect complement for
her web page morphed and not only turned that web page but her entire
site into a collection
of male appendages! (Of the porn
I'm telling you this was an all out melt down of the highest order.
The poor thing had no idea what had caused her website to transform
itself into a wholesome e-learning site into a Little Shop of
Fortunately, a wonderful gallant webmaster came to her aid and gave her
the web site solution while pointing out the graphic truth of
publishing an image without permission.
Some very disturbed and demented webmasters embed vicious things into
their graphics to punish people for stealing them.
Again. . .