Sites for Budding Beginners

Written by Grant Hewlett

So you want to put up a web page? As a relative newcomer myself to repparttar magical world of web sites - I only went online in July of '99, and I didn't even know how to send emails - I have picked up many valuable tips fromrepparttar 132073 Jaydee newsletter. Most ofrepparttar 132074 articles though are directed towardsrepparttar 132075 pro and semi pro, but what aboutrepparttar 132076 budding beginner? Before you can get to appreciatingrepparttar 132077 finer points ofrepparttar 132078 Jaydee feature articles on web site design and promotion etcetera, you have to get that page up, and where do you start? The following is a basic step by step forrepparttar 132079 beginner that will help get them ontorepparttar 132080 main road of web site construction.

To start: First, set up a file, and keep everything that is going to be related to your page/site together in this file. Then open a blank web page on your browser. If you were in Netscape, you would do this through COMPOSER. When you have a page opened and saved, insert an image, any image, just forrepparttar 132081 sake of this example.

To do this, you go to INSERT, choose your image fromrepparttar 132082 menu, and click it into your page. Then (if in COMPOSER) go to FORMAT and choose PAGE COLORS AND PROPERTIES, and pick a color for your page background. Then place a button atrepparttar 132083 bottom of your page. Buttons are used to link your pages.

Repeat this process again, and create a second page with a button. Choose LINK onrepparttar 132084 main menu, and link your first page torepparttar 132085 second. Now go back torepparttar 132086 first page, and linkrepparttar 132087 button there to your second page. Then linkrepparttar 132088 button on your second page, back to repparttar 132089 first. Now test out your links inrepparttar 132090 preview mode on your browser. Ifrepparttar 132091 links work okay, then you're ready to upload these example pages to your site.

To upload pages to your site space, you will need and FTP engine. FTP, means File Transfer Protocol. An FTP engine, is a software device which enables you to transfer your pages (files) from your hard drive to your site. The most recommended FTP engine for beginners, isrepparttar 132092 WS-FTP PRO 6.5. Here is how you can get one.

WAP for Webmasters

Written by James Scott

What is WAP?

The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a standard technology that enables Cellular Phones to connect torepparttar Internet and view stripped down Web Pages and Services.

WAP uses similar concepts torepparttar 132071 desktop Internet we are all familiar with. The Cellular Phone has embedded WAP Micro-Browser software capable of displaying WML (Wireless Markup Language). The user entersrepparttar 132072 URL of a WAPSite intorepparttar 132073 Micro-Browser and this request is forwarded to a WAP Gateway. The WAP Gateway resides withinrepparttar 132074 Cellular Carriers network providing an interface betweenrepparttar 132075 Phone andrepparttar 132076 Internet. The WAP Gateway retrieves WML content from conventional web servers onrepparttar 132077 Internet and returns it torepparttar 132078 Phone to be displayed byrepparttar 132079 Micro-Browser.

Why do we need WAP?

Is another markup language really needed? In a word - Yes! The constraints of mobile devices and networks such as low bandwidth, high latency, low memory, and small display capabilities mean conventional Internet protocols (HTTP/TCP/IP) are unsuitable for use inrepparttar 132080 wireless environment. It is not feasible to automatically translate HTML designed for a high-resolution monitor onto a three or four line Cellular Phone display. WAP is a standardised way to provide efficient and reliable access to Internet based information and services via Cellular Phones.

How to WAP enable your existing website

If you already know HTML you will find learning WML very easy. There are less tags and most followrepparttar 132081 conventions of HTML. The main differences between developing forrepparttar 132082 Web and Wap arerepparttar 132083 small screen size, monochrome images only, and slow connection considerations. Well-designed WAP applications provide a simplified web-like experience.

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