Building on ideas – #2

Today I woke up around 5:00 a.m. I couldn’t sleep. I was proud of the fact that I was able to accomplish all of my goals yesterday. When I woke up I realized that I didn’t have any. I could expand on yesterday’s idea of posting more listings for my mastermind group for film makers. But really what I needed was to set some time out for some new goals. I thought, that is where the problem lied. I didn’t set any goals.

It’s funny, I downloaded a goal setting software application on my computer but I haven’t used it yet.

Setting time for goals. 

It is apparent to me that not only must I make a to-do list, but it’s also important to set time to brainstorm new ideas.

Lesson Learned

So the lesson I learned today was I need to crave time out to make new goals.


Time to write Blog: 6:31 minutes

Building on ideas – #1

I decided to start consistently blogging again. My blogging will be more about documenting my success to write a book later.

My idea. 

I’ve been up for several hours now. It’s 3:56 a.m and I’ve been up since around 12:30 a.m. I confess, I had an energy drink. But, my mind has been busy with the idea of creating a business. Specifically, a fundraising business for filmmakers.

The idea is to have a non-profit organization for film makers to help them fund raise for their film projects. Now, it’s time to take action.


I’ve registered for two domain names last week. and Unfortunately  that’s all I’ve done. So, as soon as I go to sleep, I’m going to get up and start taking action.

To Do List

My first action is to create a To Do List of all the things I need to do to start taking action. Here are the things I plan on taking action on tomorrow.

  • Create a To Do List on my Iphone and Desktop computer.
    •  Completed Task @ 11:05 a.m.
  • Create a Blog for
    • Completed task @ 11:43 a.m. – Task Time = 30 minutes
  • Create an account on
    • Already registered
  • Create an event for a physical meeting on EventBrite’s website
    • Completed task @ 12:28p.m. Task Time = 38 minutes
  • Make a list of website’s I can promote the event on
  • Promote the events on those websites.

This blog took 11:35 minutes to write.


Understanding the Head, Title, and Body Tags for Beginning Web Design

In my last post, I covered creating a web page in its most rawest form. What does that mean? The webpage has no content, not even a title page. I wanted to offer an illustration that just the html tags <html> and </html> could create a web page that any web browser could read.

Now it’s time to create some content. In this article, I will cover the Head tag and Title tag together.

In the previous blog, when I create a web page, it didn’t have a title page. This is because I hadn’t put in the two important tags (commands) for the web broswer to know what the title of my page was.

Head tags are tags that tell the web browser what the page is about. Think of it as resume. You are reading something about someone on paper before seeing them. Everything in the HEAD tag is hidden from the visitors of your web page. Remember, I said hidden, not secret. It can be found).

Now, lets add the head and body tags. Think of the order of the body when writing html code.

  1. HTML = I recognize this as a body.
  2. HEAD = I am first. what is inside of here no on can see.
  3. BODY = Everyone (everything in here) can see the physical me.

Here is what the first step looks like.
















Now it is time to add some content. First, we will give our webpage a title. This will always be between the head tags. Next, we want to add some content. This will always be within the body tags.















Now Save As, to replace old html file (See previous post)


Now open up your file with your web browser. Your page now his a title and content. Take a look at mine. I changed it to Eric P. Martin (I didn’t like the sound of My First Web Page)  and it shows up in the tab.

Video # 1

Video # 2


Understanding the HTML Tag (Command)

This lesson is on the HTML tag. If you don’t understand what a tag is, I suggest you go to my blog post on Understanding What a Tag is for Web Design.

We know that the brackets < and > are commands. What is it commanding? It’s commanding the web browser to follow specific instructions within the brackets.

Let’s look at the first set of instructions for creating a web page.

You can create a web page by using a text editor. I’m using notepad.



The beginning tag (command) <html> and ending tag </html> written in a text editor will give instructions to a web browser that this is a web page ONLY if you save it as a htlm extension and NOT a text extension.

Now, go to file and select “Save As”

Now, create a folder to save your file in. I created a folder on my desktop and named it “My First Web Page”

Now open up your folder and you’ll see the webpage saved (I use Chrome, so whatever web browser you use it the icon browser will be displayed. This lets you know that it is a webpage (in its rawest form)


More definition links

  1. – HTML code definition # 1


Understanding What a Tag Is For Web Design

If you’ve ever been frustrated with trying to learn this technology, I understand. In 1994, I was introduced to the internet for the first time. Since then, I have bought several books on learning HTML, CSS, PHP, Flash, and 18 years later, I’m no further than I was in 1994. Today, after buying yet another domain to promote my business, I decided to dive head in, and dissect this monster that has held me back from this changing environment.

I started trying to learn how to apply CSS to my webpage on my computer using a basic text editor. Now, I’ve mastered how to create a webpage using a text editor, but applying CSS to it, I spent an hour. What I discovered was I didn’t really understand the basic structural hierarchy. Then I started with the basic question, “What does all this code mean?” I must admit, I didn’t understand. That lead me to start from the very basics. I want others, who might be in a similar situation and really understand how to embrace this new technology.

What is a tag (html)?

This question, after searching on the internet, I came up with a number of different answers. But the one that made sense to me was the definition from Elizabeth Castro, HTML for the World Wide Web. HTML tags are commands written between less than (<) and greater than (>) signs. also know as angle brackets, that indicate how the browser should display the text.

Wow. That’s it? Commands. Why didn’t someone say so? Rather than confuse you, I’m going to include below some links and videos of some of the best explanations of HTML tags I found.


HTML definitions

  1. HTML Tag definition #1
  2. HTML Tag definition # 2
  3. HTML Tag definition # 3


HTML Videos

  1. HTML Video # 1

This video I just discovered. Notice how all the definitions explained before doesn’t mention that there are one-sided or two sided tags? I think that’s important information if you’re going to learn HTML

Click Link (owner disable ability to embed video on websites)

HTML Video # 2



HTML Video # 3