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18 Jul 2014 12:26

How to Create your First Website !

These simple guidelines are
for entry-level Web
programmers. Better
options are available for
more sophisticated users.
Things You'll Need:
Modems
Scanners
Internet Service
Providers
Adobe Photoshop
FTP Programs
Macromedia
Dreamweaver
Microsoft FrontPage
Microsoft Word
Netscape Composer
Paint Shop Pro
Clip Art CD-ROMs
Scanning Software
Instructions
Getting Started

1. Choose an ISP to host
your Web site.
2. Investigate several
hosting services,
considering factors
such as maximum
space, accessibility,
reputation and terms
of service.
3. Select and download a
Web-page editor.
Several simple editors
are available for free;
Netscape Composer is
one. These editors let
you see what your site
will look like as you
build it, so you won't
have to learn HTML or
other programming
languages.
4. Your Web-page editor
will give you specific
instructions about
options such as
naming your site,
creating different
sections, creating
backgrounds, adding
links and inserting
images.
Using Images
5. Create images for your
site by drawing them
with your computer's
paint program or by
using a scanner for
photographs and
other hard-copy
images.
6. If you find an image
on another Web page
that you'd like to use,
e-mail the page's
owner or
administrator and
request permission to
download and post it.
Download an image
from a Web site by
right-clicking on it (or
clicking and holding
on a Mac) and
selecting Save Picture.
Publishing Your Site
7. Your Web host ISP
may have its own
system for uploading
pages. Otherwise,
obtain a File Transfer
Protocol (FTP)
program. Any will do.
8. Open your FTP
program and log in to
your host server by
entering your login
name and password.
9. Access the directory
where your home
page belongs. (Your
Web ISP will give you
this information.) The
directory address is
usually in the form of /
pub/username, /pub/
www/username or /
pub/username/www.
Your FTP program and
host server will have
specific instructions
on how to access your
directory.
10. Upload each page and
graphic of your site
according to the
specific instructions of
the FTP program and
your host server.