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Colin125
05-12-02, 15:49
Hi everyone,

I have been thinking of making my own web-site, but the thing is i don't know how. http://smilies.networkessence.net/s/contrib/edoom/sad2.gif can anyone help me.

[ 11 December 2002, 12:43: Message edited by: Colin125 ]

TRINERTIA
05-12-02, 20:51
First, you'll have to find a place to keep it, like geocities.com (http://geocities.com) (although I don't really recommend them). You'll also have to learn HTML, which you can do at webmonkey.com (http://webmonkey.com). It's pretty hard to teach someone how to do everything, so if you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to ask me.

ELEN
05-12-02, 20:58
Or you can use a software like Microsoft FrontPage or Dreamweaver to create a simple site...

Colin125
05-12-02, 21:21
HI

I am going to get some books out of the library to help me understand and learn all about creating and updating a web-site. So i will keep you posted on my progress.

Thanks

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Draco
05-12-02, 21:42
If you want a free webiste I recommend http://www.freewebsitehosting.com

They have a site builder called Zyweb Site Builder and here is an example of a site I made http://ueo.freewebsitehosting.com

If you want to pay for your site I recommend: http://wha.websensei.com

They are very reasonable and give you more for your money that a mainstream provider...but you would need to learn to build the site...

If there is anything else you need to know feel free to ask me...

Colin125
11-12-02, 12:42
Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know i am going to create my web-site in word. I have to learn the basics first, such as Hyperlink, colour schemes, font size that sort of thing. Any ideas.

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[ 11 December 2002, 12:43: Message edited by: Colin125 ]

TRINERTIA
11-12-02, 13:45
If you're going to do the basic things, then do them. We can't really give you any ideas with that. Just choose the font you want to use, it's size, and colour. Creating a website for yourself is about doing something you like. Pick a colour scheme that you love and go from there.

But one thing I ask is why are you doing it in Word? If you're going to go straight into writing out all of the code instead of using a program to do it for you, like Elen said, then why not just use Notepad? Notepad is what I use, just because it's a simple text editor. I couldn't be bothered to use FrontPage or Dreamweaver, but if you're going to use any of those two, I'd go with Dreamweaver. Those types of programs have a tendency to fatten up your code by adding things that you don't really need. I think it's easier just to write the code on yoru own so you know exactly what is going in, instead of having a program do it for you.

But hey, do what you want.

Colin125
11-12-02, 14:25
I am so new at this so that's why i am doing it in word, i understand it more. I would like to hear your ideas on what colour shall i do the web-page (i can't think of a colour) once i learnt the basics.

Thanks

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laracroft8290
11-12-02, 14:59
I was absolutely clueless too. All my friends told me to build in notepad. I never knew what they were talking about. So i went to a book store (like barns & noble, you can get it at a library sometimes) and bought "HTML 4 for Dummies." I'm not trying to say anybody is stupid it's just the name of the book. Anyways, it helped me get a website out. It will teach you just about everything you need to know. And like everyone else said if you have any problems let us know.

Oh I almost forgot, if you want to know which colors to choose there's a thing called an RGB chart. Which is a list of colors and their appropriate numbers. Go Here (http://www.hypersolutions.org/pages/rgbhex.html) and right click on the photo that comes up and click "save picture as" that way you can use it all the time.

With the HTML 4 for Dummies and the color chart, its all you'll ever need.

I built a site for a friend, here is what resulted: http://www.geocities.com/naturebycynthia/
(by the way they chose those colors)

Colin125
11-12-02, 15:50
Thank you laracroft8290, is this the book Here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764507230/qid=1039621539/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1_1/202-4563399-0134207). And by the way does anyone have a AOL ISP connection, if you do can i put a my web-site with them FREE.

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laracroft8290
11-12-02, 21:15
lets see...3rd edition, yep its the right one.

Colin125
11-12-02, 21:45
GREAT, because i have just ordered it. I hope it gets here before Christmas.

Thanks

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sleeper
13-12-02, 04:04
I think i posted this on the rong thred but here is my profile web page Here (http://www.trleveldesighn.com/tr12.html) :eek: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/xmas1.gif

Colin125
17-12-02, 16:43
The book is not here yet... By the tlr online can an amateur like me create a drop down menu like the one on the TRC site.

Thanks

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Trinity34
17-12-02, 22:50
Hi Collin.

Here's a hint. Look in Temporary Internet Files folder on your computer. You might be able to find some menus in there plus some really cool scifi buttons. hehe :D

Colin125
26-12-02, 21:42
Hello everyone,

I just one to thank laracroft8290 for suggesting the book to me (it's fantastic) http://jeeptalk.org/crack/smilies/contrib/ruinkai/biggrincomputA.gif and i also like to thank everyone who replied to this topic. But i have one problem, where do i put my site when it's finished, i hate geocities http://216.40.249.192/mysmilies/contrib/ruinkai/FIREdevil.gif and also want it to be FREE, but how much do it cost anyway??? Can i put my site with AOL???

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Draco
26-12-02, 22:18
I can host it fer you...

But Id have to upload your files myself, because I cant give out FTP access to anyone...

-Dingochik's fuzzy tiger

Trinity34
26-12-02, 23:58
Hi Draco.

I did not know you hosted websites. Do you have enough space to host other site also. :D

Draco
27-12-02, 04:21
Im not the actual host, but I have plenty of space lent to me...hehe...in the future I will have my own server...

But yeah I can host yours if it isnt too loaded with pics or anything...

-Dingochik's fuzzy tiger

ballarific8705
27-12-02, 22:36
I suggest LissaExplains.com (http://www.lissaexplains.com). Its really cheesy looking, but It really is a big help for beginners. You should really check it out, its really user friendly. Its all I ever use when i need help. Hope that helped.