When you have a web site design program, you can have fun with it. Back in the days of Microsoft Frontpage 98, I developed a fake web site to tease my son.
It was developed in a wild fit of humor. My son was a student at a local high school with the initials PBS. One Friday night, our family went out to dinner and our conversation turned to school.
I got a wild hair and mentioned that the school had a new website for parental support. Of course, I exaggerated about this non-existant site, carrying on about its supposed features . Fortunately, my bluff couldn’t get called quickly, as we were delivering him to a friend’s house for an all-night computer game session and sleepover.
As soon as I got home, I fired up my copy of Frontpage 98 and began to create the site. I started from an included template for a technical support site. Then, I modified it to turn it into the mythical Parental Support Website his school. I had a ball! By midnight, the site was finished.
After he got home the next day, I called him to the computer to take a look at the "school’s website." He saw it. He started grumbling.
He saw the Detention Request form. He backed up and started turning red. Then, he noticed the URL line on the website — which began with c:/frontpage — and stomped out of the room.
It was a hoot.
Later, I put it up on my TerryStockdale.com web site. He showed the fake site to his computer science teacher, who enjoyed it, too.
Take a look at the PBS Parent Support Web Site.