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Website development tutorial

Learn how to create your site for free in 7 easy steps: Plan, Design, Code (HTML), Upload (FTP), Test, Upload (FTP), Promote, and Maintain. A quick review of these steps is shown below:



1. Plan your site. Outline the purpose, goal(s), target audience, content needed and the overall style wanted. Also, pick your hosting service -- free or commercial.

2. Design your site. Visual appearance is the first thing a visitor sees upon entering a Website. The use of colors, consistency, content, graphics, navigation and Web style all work together toward creating an effective site.

3. Code your site. HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the 'Code' used to specify text, multimedia documents (graphics, video, animation, and sound). Plus, create hyperlinks between documents. You don't need an expensive HTML editor to create your code, just use the Windows text editor - Notepad.

4. Upload your files. Upload or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows you to transfer files between two computers, via the Internet. When using FTP, you use a program, its called a FTP client.

5. Test (validate) your site. Check your Web pages against the formal standard published by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), check your Web pages for broken links and identify spelling errors. Various validation services are available for free.

6. Promote your site. Add Meta data to each Web page; register your site with the top search engines and directories. Also, don't forget to promote your site off-line.

7. Maintain your site. Keep your site up to date. If you want people coming back, you must add new information on a regular basis. Having a Website means your job is never done!


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Dedication

I dedicate this site to newbies on the Internet who would like to say to their friends, "Sure I surf the Web, and yes I have my own Website - don't you?"

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