Create and deploy a website from start to finish!
Need a website for small business, church, sports team, or community but don’t know where to start? Don’t have time or maybe even knowledge on how to build and or publish a website? Well let me say it’s really know big deal. I will try to give you basics to get started.
Ok let’s get to it. Here are some steps you can follow in no particular order.
-Step one, create some pages. You probably have heard of “HTML”, html stands for “hypertext markup language”. Hypertext Markup Language is a text-based markup language used for web documents. In HTML, markup indicates page structure. A website can be made up of many “html” files. If you know absolutely nothing about HTML then you’re going to have to do some research or purchase a book. If you’re using a good HTML editor or MS Word then this task is not be so bad. I don’t want to get into task of coding HTML in this article so you’re going to have to play around with building some practice pages.
About HTML editors Their are many editors that can be used to create and edit html files. Some free, some costing hundreds of dollars. Since it is a text based language pretty much any text editor will do but I suggjest investing in a good WIZ-zee-wig. (Short for what you see is what you get). My favorite is Macromedia Dreamweaver. If you have Microsoft word then you can save “Word” documents as web pages as well.
-Step two, a name for your website. My favorite! So you need a name for this website, it’s called a domain name. What is a domain name you ask? A domain name is a unique name that identifies an internet site. The Internet is made up of hundreds of thousands of computers and networks, all with their own domain name or unique address example (www.website.com). It’s as simple as that. You’ll have to find a name that no one else has taken and register it. The typical cost is less then $10 a year. If you are starting an online business it is best to select a name that is representative of products you’re selling. For example, if you are going to sell potted plants then a name like “potted-plants.com” would be your best choices. Why?, search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc.) like it.