Learning HTML / creating your pages
The first step in creating a
Web site is to learn the basics of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
A Web page is simply a plain text file (created in a text editor
such as Notepad or Simpletext) with various HTML
commands. HTML is an easy language to learn, and a good place to
start is NCSA's Beginner's Guide to HTML.
you don't have the time to learn HTML, you can use any of the
popular WYSIWYG ("What You See Is What You Get") Web page creation
software such as Microsoft
FrontPage. By using WYSIWYG software, you can create Web pages
without learning HTML. However, WYSIWYGs are often limited in their
functionality and are usually not as efficient as coding HTML "by
hand." They are, however, extremely useful for novices.
Testing your pages
No matter whether you code your HTML by hand
or with WYSIWYG software, you will need to test your pages in a Web
browser. You can do this by simply selecting File --> Open
and selecting your page. If your page doesn't appear correctly in
both Netscape and Internet Explorer, you might want to make a
few modifications. Also, you should make sure your images appear and
your links work.
Publishing your site
Once you're happy with your site, you can
publish it to your personal Web space (if you have a Internet
account with us). Just see our instructions below to upload your
files and access your new web page