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Some people with sufficient HTML knowledge use word processing programs to directly code HTML for their websites. For rest of us who don't have such skill, we recommend one of popular graphical programs like Macromedia Dreamweaver or Microsoft Frontpage. These programs allow you to create your webpages with mouse clicks with little need for knowledge in HTML.
If you want to make your website look like another website, you can "copy" their HTML and modify it to fit your website. In Internet Explorer, click "View" menu, then click "Source" option. This will show you HTML code for website. You will need some HTML knowledge to make sense of this and use it on your website.
If you need more information and examples on many things that HTML can do, you can visit online tutorial at W3Schools.
c) FILE ORGANIZATION AND TRANSFER
Once you have your webhosting set up and your webpages completed, you need to transfer completed pages to your webhosting server. If you are using a graphical program like Dreamweaver to work on your webpages, you can configure Dreamweaver to transfer files for you.
If you are doing it manually, you need to transfer files via FTP. Your webhost will provide you with an FTP server, with a user id and password for you to access your account on webhost. Once you connect to account via FTP, you will be able to upload (transfer files from your computer to server) or download (transfer files from server to your computer) or modify files as required.
You can FTP to server using your computer's Windows Explorer, by entering FTP server's address in your explorer's Address Toolbar. Or you can use specialized FTP programs such as AceFTP.
d) ADDITIONAL SCRIPTS
If you want to add extra functionality to your website, such as polls, newsletter subscription forms and other interactive programs, you will need to install scripts onto your website.
If you are looking for scripts to create a newsletter mailing list, do note that some webhosting services also provide mailing list scripts. If your webhost doesn't provide it, BigNoseBird has a good email list management software.
For other scripts and functionality, you can check out popular scripts at websites such as BigNoseBird and HotScripts.
When you've finished setting up your website and getting it launched, next step will be to start looking at various means to attract visitors at:
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