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Make yer own website

Posted by steven [send private reply] at August 10, 2002, 12:58:28 PM

I have a question. How do you make a website? Do you have to pay money? It's really hard to understand how to make it. Can you please tell me how to make a website?


Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at August 10, 2002, 01:04:27 PM

It is possible to do it for free if you host it on your own computer. But for someone that knows nothing about it you might want to look into free homepage providers like geocities or freeservers. You don't even really need to know HTML, both of those services have built in WYSIWYG HTML editors.

Posted by mop [send private reply] at August 10, 2002, 02:27:04 PM

tripod was my first playground for this.
programming question?

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at August 10, 2002, 02:40:41 PM

Based on the PM's you sent me, you may need more help than I am willing to devote time to provide. But to answer your immidiate questions, HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, and is the primary language used to make web pages. WISIWYG stands for what you see is what you get, basically an easy way to produce HTML documents without actually writing any HTML.

Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at August 10, 2002, 06:13:27 PM

You can make websites for free. There are two ways to make one, either by typing in HTML tags/codes your self, or by using a visual editor that makes the codes for you.
I recomend that learn the basic concepts of HTML (They're not that hard to learn, you'd probly be able to pick them up pretty quikly) then use some kind of visual editor/WYSIWYG. If you want to learn HTML read some of the tutorials at www.webmonkey.com .
After you have your pages made, you'll need a place to host them so others can veiw them on the web. Again, there are a couple of ways to do this, but probly the best way for now would be to register a free acount at www.geocities.com or www.tripod.com . Then you would up load your pages to geocities or tripods servers.
Hope that helps you some.

Posted by infryq [send private reply] at August 15, 2002, 12:06:50 PM

If you're thinking about learning HTML (highly recommended) I suggest the book _HTML_Goodies_ by Joe Burns. It's divided into two basic sections, one designed to teach you all the basics and get your site online as quickly and simply as possible, and the rest of the book devoted to the various parts of a website (graphics, text formatting, layout, even "beyond HTML" topics like javaScript, CGIs etc). If you can't find the deadtree version of the book, all the same info is online, albeit in a less linear form, at http://www.htmlgoodies.com .

Best wishes! feel free to PM/email me with any questions you might have, I'm happy to help.

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