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Creating a Web Site

Creating a Web Site

Creating a web site for the first time can be a big challenge. After all, there are a lot of things you must include, and then there are the things you want to include on the site. Here are some of the features you need to make sure you check before you officially launch your site.

Creating

You absolutely need to make sure your page loads quickly. This is not 1998, and people don’t expect to have to wait while your site loads. To that end, you need to make sure that the design components of your sites load as quickly as possible. This is especially true for photographs.

Creating Web Site

To make photographs load more quickly, think carefully before you post huge pictures on your page. You should be able to resize photographs so that they are smaller, allowing them to load faster. You can make it possible to view a larger picture in case anyone decides to click on the photo, but large pictures should not be the standard. >

Ensure your site is easy to navigate. That means having clear text links, a menu on top of all your pages, and a way for people to reach your home page, no matter what page they may be at. A search box also helps people find the information they need. You can also have a site map that is easily available to help people find what they want even more quickly.

Design Components

Try your site with a number of different browsers on a number of different devices. The main browsers you should test your site with are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. You should make sure that users on phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers can view your site. This sounds like a lot of work, but you never know how people will reach you, and if your site doesn’t render properly, that would be enough to keep them away from your site forever. It’s important that you figure out what to do in order to make your coding work on any device. Luckily, there are some sites that can help you do that.

Desktop Computers

Use fonts that are readable. You may want to be clever and use all kinds of interesting fonts on your sites, but think about what works for other sites. There is a reason that few people run professional websites with crazy fonts and different color letters. You want to show your personality, but you also want to make sure that you have fonts and text that people can read clearly. That will make them stick around and ultimately buy. Good fonts include Arial and Verdana.

Firefox

Web design can be a challenge, but not if you make sure that you have certain information available to your site visitors. The tips in this article will make sure that you don’t leave anything out, which will save you time in the future. You can be sure that your site is functional and ready to work for you and your customers.

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    • Acee
    • December 24, 2013
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    Which Is The Best Program To Create And Interactive Web Site That Includes A Shopping Cart? I have almost completed creating a small business web site in publisher however now that I go to add cart and checkout find I am unable to as publisher is not compatible. Which is the the best alternative. Would be great if I could cut and past or transposed from one program to the other.

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      • Admin
      • December 24, 2013
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      Publisher is NOT a web editor. Already asking for trouble. Word, WordPad, Publisher and even the infamous FrontPage, including many Microsoft web editors should NEVER be used for web pages. They guarantee that your web pages will NOT be cross-browser compatible because of all the Microsoft Schema code it adds. Only IE and Maxthon understand this code. Additionally, FrontPage requires server extensions be installed to work correctly. Also, OpenOffice is not a web editor.

      Web Editors (Many Free):

      25 Useful WYSIWYG Editors Reviewed: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/06/25-wysiwyg-editors-reviewed/
      10 Fantastic Free Web Page Editors: http://www.elated.com/articles/10-fantastic-free-web-page-editors/
      Free HTML Editors, Web Editors, and WYSIWYG Web Editors and Site Builders:
      http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/htmleditors.shtml#htmleditors
      WYSIWYG Editor List: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTML_editors#WYSIWYG_editors

      eCommerce (Some Free):

      Mal’s e-commerce is a FREE Shopping Cart Service: http://www.mals-e.com/
      Free Shopping Cart Software for Joomla! & Mambo: http://virtuemart.net/
      Create your own Online Store for Free with Free Webstore: http://www.freewebstore.org/
      eCRATER.com is both a free web store builder and a free online marketplace: http://www.ecrater.com/
      Ubercart is an exciting open source e-commerce package that fully integrates your online store with Drupal: http://www.ubercart.org/

      More…

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    • Kuan!
    • January 10, 2014
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    If Your Company Need To Create A Web Site, How Will You Do? If your company or yourself need to create a web site, how will you do?

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      1) Interactive Flash up to date softwares
      2) Best interactive first layout
      3) Catchy intro with surface explanation on the company n products
      4) Color emphasize
      5) Workable Site map(Very important)
      6) Contact details in every page easily seen
      7) Not overdoing
      8) Always updated
      9) Interactive
      10) Customer based understanding and not ours

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    • Opp
    • February 8, 2014
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    Creating A Professional Web Site? Guys can you take me through the steps of building a web site.i understand dreamwever is the best but what i do after i Create it.how do i put it on the internet.how much does it cost,help pls

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      Make a Webpage:

      Beginner’s HTML Tutorial: http://www.htmlbasix.com/
      How to Create a Webpage: http://www.make-a-web-site.com/
      HTML Tutorial: http://www.hypergurl.com/whatishtml.html
      More info: http://www.hypergurl.com/
      Web Site Blog: http://www.instant-web-site-tools.com/blog/
      http://www.w3schools.com/site/default.asp
      How to Start / Create Your Own Website: The Beginner’s A-Z Guide: http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/startwebsite.shtml
      http://www.snappages.com/

      HTHs,

      Ron

      Free Editors:

      Free HTML Editors, Web Editors, and WYSIWYG Web Editors and Site Builders: http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/htmleditors.shtml#htmleditors
      PageBreeze (both a visual and html source editor): http://www.pagebreeze.com/download.htm

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    • Ellisonkerrie
    • February 9, 2014
    Reply

    How Do You Create A Web Site? I want to create a web site with out paying any money if i can

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      Freewebs.com
      great site helps you step by step

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    • Sarah R
    • February 12, 2014
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    How Do I Create A Web Site Like Zwinky? How can i create a web site like zwinky, i have an hp pavilion. I also have no experience with createing websites like that.

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      • Admin
      • February 12, 2014
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      Step 1: Go to the book store
      Step 2: Buy books on php, html, and a web scripting language of choice
      Step 3: Spend a bit of time reading and practicing what is in the books
      Step 4: Create a c-rate site for practice.
      Step 5: Repeat step 4 until you have the skill needed to create the site

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    • A A
    • March 15, 2014
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    Creating A Web Site? Ok so i just finished creating a web site template using microsoft publisher 2007 now how do i get my website out there for free or even for a price but i want to use the one that I created

    and one more question if i created my own website template could i sign up with homstead and still use my own template that I created with microsoft publisher

    Hope you can help ?

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      A great free host to use is Microsoft Office Live Small Business. It has 500MB of storage, with no banner ads or popups (plus no bandwidth limitation). To put your site on it, all you need to do is activate third-party design tool (under Advanced Design Features) and you will get a link to open a web folder. The web folder is just like a folder you use on your Windows Desktop. All you need to do is drag and drop your Publisher files onto the folder and you’re done!

      Microsoft is also offering a free domain name (i.e. yourdomain.com) for the first year. Of course, if you prefer, you can always use the free provided subdomain name. While it’s targeted at small businesses, it works very well for personal sites, clubs, hobbies, non-profits,etc. Try it out:

      http://www.dpbolvw.net/jp79y3B-7APTQSVQSXPRQVURUVY%22

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    • Acee
    • March 25, 2014
    Reply

    Which Is The Best Program To Create And Interactive Web Site That Includes A Shopping Cart? I have almost completed creating a small business web site in publisher however now that I go to add cart and checkout find I am unable to as publisher is not compatible. Which is the the best alternative. Would be great if I could cut and past or transposed from one program to the other.

    View Comment
    1. Reply

      Publisher is NOT a web editor. Already asking for trouble. Word, WordPad, Publisher and even the infamous FrontPage, including many Microsoft web editors should NEVER be used for web pages. They guarantee that your web pages will NOT be cross-browser compatible because of all the Microsoft Schema code it adds. Only IE and Maxthon understand this code. Additionally, FrontPage requires server extensions be installed to work correctly. Also, OpenOffice is not a web editor.

      Web Editors (Many Free):

      25 Useful WYSIWYG Editors Reviewed: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/06/25-wysiwyg-editors-reviewed/
      10 Fantastic Free Web Page Editors: http://www.elated.com/articles/10-fantastic-free-web-page-editors/
      Free HTML Editors, Web Editors, and WYSIWYG Web Editors and Site Builders:
      http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/htmleditors.shtml#htmleditors
      WYSIWYG Editor List: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTML_editors#WYSIWYG_editors

      eCommerce (Some Free):

      Mal’s e-commerce is a FREE Shopping Cart Service: http://www.mals-e.com/
      Free Shopping Cart Software for Joomla! & Mambo: http://virtuemart.net/
      Create your own Online Store for Free with Free Webstore: http://www.freewebstore.org/
      eCRATER.com is both a free web store builder and a free online marketplace: http://www.ecrater.com/
      Ubercart is an exciting open source e-commerce package that fully integrates your online store with Drupal: http://www.ubercart.org/

      More…

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    • OOMexicanitaOo
    • April 15, 2014
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    The Best Way To Create Web Sites With Out Html? What would it be the easy way to create a simple web site with out html?

    Please provide me with names of programs?
    You are experience with.

    What is http://www.w3.org
    First time creating a web site.

    And I dont know if Front Page will do good or dreamweaver for easy way?
    What program should I use to transfer the web site?

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      W3.org is kind of the web standards place to go to learn about current web design and coding compliances. Also a great place to start learning about HTML.

      If you are a business, and want to sell services, or drive traffic, it IS best to hire a professional web designer for SO many reasons I’m not going to go into.

      There are ways to create a website w/out knowing HTML, but HTML is the building block of a website, and will be used regardless. Pre-generated websites are very obviously, and imo not very good or effective. But if your doing it for fun….and of course depending on what your needs are, you could create a simple site…or even edit a template – but when your looking for free and easy – you get what you pay for…nothing special.

      You could go with a flash site, but you would need to hire a flash designer.

      check out http://www.freecsstemplates.org/ for some free templates. If you get Dreamweaver (WHICH DOES SPIT OUT CLEAN CODE), then you can easily edit it. Will take some time to get used to, but I’m sure you can do it in time. OR again, hire a designer to edit the template, or create a custom site for you.

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    • Heath83852
    • May 9, 2014
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    Trying To Create A Web Site.? I am trying to create a web site. I want to host the server myself, and have no limitations on my creativity. I heard there were some free ones out there. Any ideas?

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      Do you really intend to pass such an expensive and complicated process? You should know your site would be unavailable whenever your PC is turned off, and you’re leaving yourself open to attacks. So I recommend get a reliable company to do that in return for a few dollars.

      As an experienced webmaster I recommend BlueHost service which I'm sure it would work for you and fulfill all your requirements. They have a really great offer for hosting & I have used them for over 3 yrs now, and have never had a single problem with them.

      They offer a Full-featured service only $6.95 a month. Their service is really perfect and uptime.

      You can go there through the address below:
      http://bluehost-service.atspace.com

      Here I have copied and pasted its features from their website to view:

      – Free Domain Forever
      – 1500 Gigabyte Hosting Space
      – 15000 GIGS of Transfer
      – Host UNLIMITED Domains (Support All Domain Names)
      – 2,500 POP/Imap Email Accounts
      – SSH (Secure Shell), SSL, FTP, Stats
      – CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
      – 2000/2002 Front Page Extensions
      – Free Site Builder
      – 24/7 Superb/Responsive Sales/Support
      – Free Search Engine Submission

      They also offer “Free Site Builder” that helps you build your web pages without difficulty if you are not skilled in using any website creating program. (WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get)

      ******IMPORTANT*******
      * This service was awarded "The Best Web Host OF 2008".
      * If you sign up for this service you will have $100 credits to advertise your website with the google & yahoo search engines for free!
      * You Can Register A Free Domain or Use Your Existing Domains. They Support All Domain Names.
      *************************
      Good Luck!

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    • Scottplatukis
    • May 14, 2014
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    How Do I Create/sell A Web Site? I have what i think is a good idea for a web site (in my humble opinion) but i have no skill in creating and maintaining a web site. so my question is: how do i make this work?
    or sell the idea of the site
    so if i make a website that is free to use how will i make money from it?

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      I don’t know if you can (easily) sell an idea, it may be possible, but I can’t imagine it. As far as selling the website, well first it has to be created and worth something to any potential buyer.

      The internet is filled with ideas that have been turned into websites, created either by the person who had the idea or someone who helped them bring it to digital life.

      If lack of website building knowledge is really going to steer you away, then you may want to reassess your goal(s) with the idea. A lot of first time online ventures fail simply because people get discouraged and think they can’t do it. If you want a website, be prepared to learn patience and persistence to make your idea pay off for you.

      Check out one of my latest websites designed primarily for first time website enthusiasts who are looking to make their own online business from any idea:

      http://creativeinsites.info

      Having the idea is the spark to which a flame for website success begins!

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