When you want to create your own your own website there are several steps
to take. You need to know what you want on it, and to find the images
and backgrounds. (Later on you will acquire a graphics program or two
and make your own images!)
has lots and
lots of images for you.
You will need either to learn how to write html, the
language needed to place anything on the internet, or use an html
editor or use a host which has an online facility.
Ann's World has
an absolutely wonderful list of links to helpful sites. You can learn html
is an excellent html editor which you can download free.
You have to choose your hosting site, and upload your work:
where I made my first site, and I still think it is one of the best. Free hosts
usually have advertising banners on your pages, and Geocities have one of the
least obtrusive I know. They also have tools to help beginners make their pages,
and they provide add-ons like guestbooks. If you would like to explore other
has an excellent list of home page hosts, with details of their features.
More Excellent Resources
Bravenet Web Services -
have a large selection of free services and add-ons for webmasters, and are well
worth a look.
this online logo generator allows you to quickly and easily generate text,
images, banners and buttons for your web page.
- GIFBot will optimize your web graphics for faster download. Shrink your GIF
and JPEG images for a faster loading Web page. No long download times. Free!
GifTools.com - compress
Compress GIF or JPEG images, convert Tiff or BMP files to JPEG.
Then you need to make sure people come and visit your site.
Web site submission
META TAG analyzer -
free on-line analysis of title tag and meta tags (description, keywords).
Optimize your META TAGS and put your site on the top of the search engines.
Submit Express -
submit your website to 40 search engines for free!
Good Web Design
There are many many horror sites on the internet! But there are some really
well-designed sites. One example is the Big Blue site I mentioned in The Arts
section. Here is another - Web Architect - have a look at her
portfolio (click on the miniatures to go to each web site) and you will see what
really good design is.