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How to create your first website

20 December 2012

The first thing on the list would be to find and choose a reliable Internet service provider who would host your website. To find a reliable provider, it’s important to do some research first and consider such factors as space, accessibility, reputation of the company and terms of service. The next thing is to select and download a web-editor. There are some simple editors that won’t cost you anything. Netscape Composer is one of such editors that is available on the Internet for free. These editors will help you to see how the site is going to look like when it’s built. Thanks to such editors you won’t need to learn HTML or any other programming language.

A web-editor will give you specific instructions such as creating different sections, backgrounds, inserting images, adding links, naming your site, etc.

Сreate images for your website. You can either use a paint program from your computer, or simply use a scanner for your photographs and other hard-copy files. If you’ve found an image that you’d like to use on your website, firstly you need to send an email to a website owner or website administrator to ask permission to post it on your website. After that you can easily download an image by right-clicking on it and choosing the function “Save picture”.

Your Web host Internet service provider may have its own system for uploading pages. If not, then you need to get a file transfer protocol program. Once you’ve got a FTP program, log in to your host server. What you will need to do next is to access the directory of your website where your homepage is. The FTP program and host server will have the detailed information on how to access your directory.

FTP program and host server provide their customers with the specific instructions how to upload each page and graphic of your site.

Some websites provide their prospective clients with both, hosting and site-building services. If you hired a professional from such company, you would manage to kill two birds with one stone. Many web host companies will let you use your own “domain name” that would ideally reflect your branding.

Many graphics software incorporate cliparts that you could use on your website. Cliparts provide unique and simple images in various categories.

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