So you want to put up a web page? As a relative newcomer myself to 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 from Jaydee newsletter. Most of articles though are directed towards pro and semi pro, but what about budding beginner? Before you can get to appreciating finer points of 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 for beginner that will help get them onto 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 for sake of this example.
To do this, you go to INSERT, choose your image from 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 at 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 on main menu, and link your first page to second. Now go back to first page, and link button there to your second page. Then link button on your second page, back to first. Now test out your links in preview mode on your browser. If 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, is WS-FTP PRO 6.5. Here is how you can get one.