|Welcome to PBDR.COM! What follows is a history about the
site followed a guide to getting the most out of PBDR.COM.
|In January 1996 I purchased my first PC for the home and spent many hours
surfing the net looking for a great place to find tips and tricks about PowerBuilder.
At that time PowerBuilder Sites were few and far between and the one's that where any good
where infrequently updated. So I purchased a couple of Net magazines, and using notepad I
crafted the first revision of my web site which I published on CompuServe in March of
1996. Back then the site was known as Lightning Tips but about two weeks later the site
was renamed to Ken Howe's PowerBuilder Tips.
The site received 800 hits in its first month and I was pleased. The site now regularly
receives over 9,000 hits per month, so I'm now very pleased.
About one Year later a friend of mine named Brian Suter was planning on starting his own
web site so we decided to pool our resources and set up our own domain name. After much
deliberation PBDR.COM was born. Since its inception the web site has been through 6 major
overhauls, each time to accommodate more and more information.
|A Guide to PBDR.COM
|There is a lot of information on PBDR.COM, over 250 pages at the last
count so you will need to know how to navigate to all the information. The best way to
navigate the site depends on how regularly you visit. Below is a guide to using the site
based on frequency of visits.
- I visit frequently. If you visit PBDR.COM every week or so then you can
take advantage of the front page what's new links. These links show the last two updates
that have happened to PBDR. Clicking the link will take you to the index page for that
article or resource. From each index page the links are sorted by date last updated to the
new articles will appear at the top of the page. Just click on the article that you have
not read yet.
- I visit every month or two. If you visit PBDR.COM every month or two
then the front page what's new will probably have rolled off some of the changes. Your
best bet is to click on the What's New item from the navigation menu. This gives you a
high level view of all the changes over the past 3 to 6 months. The PBDR history page also
shows what components and utilities have been added or updated.
- I have never visited before. If you have never visited PBDR.COM before
then welcome to one of the largest PowerBuilder sites in the world. Your best bet is to
set aside an hour or more and start just start at the top. Click on each of the major
sections from the navigation bar and then follow the links presented. You can use the
browsers back button to take you back to the menu, or you can just click the same
navigation bar for the section you are currently reading. Once you've seen all you want to
see, then you can use one of the previously described methods when you next visit