Create and deploy a website from start to finish!

Written by Brock Coffee

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 haverepparttar time or maybe evenrepparttar 134964 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 yourepparttar 134965 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 intorepparttar 134966 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.

Page Types There are basically two types of web pages, static and dynamic. What’srepparttar 134967 difference between a static and dynamic web page? Well it is exactly that, static or dynamic. Static never changes. It basically just text, links and images. Dynamic web page, dynamic HTML or DHTML is a technique of creating interactive web sites by using a combination ofrepparttar 134968 static markup language HTML, a client-side scripting language (such as JavaScript, ASP, PHP) andrepparttar 134969 style definition language Cascading Style Sheets. I’ll get into JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets some other time.

-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 ( 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 ofrepparttar 134970 products you’re selling. For example, if you are going to sell potted plants then a name like “” would be your best choices. Why?,repparttar 134971 search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc.) like it.

Web Designers Beware!

Written by Gene Tewksbury

As a web designer, I have a personal interest in a new trend which threatens to put me and my kind out of business. That “threat” is Web Design Templates. In short they are ready-made web design products which can be used as a basis for a fast and high-quality website. You usually receive a Photoshop file (.psd), Flash file (.fla), HTML files with your tables and initial scripting already complete, fonts, sounds and anything else which may be part ofrepparttar website design.

A couple of years ago these templates were a small issue inrepparttar 134963 world of design. Most of them were of minimal quality and there were not all that many out there. Now some ofrepparttar 134964 “big players” like BG Website Templates, The Discount Directory and Plantillas De Website are supplying spectacular designs which include 3D animated Flash, multimedia and dynamic programming for prices comparable to dinner out. Many of these templates rival evenrepparttar 134965 best custom designer's work. So how can we (the humble designer) survive?

  • My first suggestion is to “aim high”. By that I mean start targeting a “higher end” clientele. Most companies of any size will not want to have a website design which may well be found on dozens of other websites aroundrepparttar 134966 world.

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