Newbies Guide To Web Design BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE
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Here's the ultimate newbie "crash course" helping you to understand the principles, technology and technical terms needed to start building your own websites.
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Jumping blindly onto the World Wide Web, trying to create your first website by trial, error and pure dumb luck, was a necessity - even a badge of honor - through the 1990s. But, to paraphrase a popular teen icon of the era, "That is so 20th Century."
Creating a website today is something anyone can do, even if you've never even used a computer - much less the Internet. And "The Newbies' Guide to Website Design" is a major reason why.
Packed with tons of valuable information, this guide will take you from absolute beginner to a full understanding of the principles, technology and technical terms, ready to start creating your own websites.
Here's a summary of everything you will learn in this information-packed resource...
From the basics:
* Why you really do need a website...
o Make money online
o Post your online resume, easily updated, easily available, with interactive links to really show what you've done in past jobs or education
o Keep up with friends and family - announce a new engagement, wedding, baby, achievement, job, move
* Simplifying the jargon - then using it
o Know your COM, BIZ, NET, ORG, INFO, WS, etc.
o Know what you don't need to know about HTML, JAVA, PHP, ASP, etc. - and what you do
* How do they do that? And should you?
o Spinning, bouncing, fading pop-ups
o Animated GIFs
o Streaming audio/video
* The myth of the all-knowing programmer or site designer
o Most use the same tools available to you
o A lot of those tools are free
o Many are no more difficult to use than clicking a mouse button
* Advertise your current brick-and-mortar (offline) business
o Provide a map to your store or office
o Offer "specials" you can change daily without spending a dime
o Showcase your service or product
* Start a new business online
* Or expand the one you have to as large a customer base as you desire
o A website can focus tightly on a single city, even a neighborhood
o Or it can bring in new customers from all over the planet
* Learn the history of the Net, how it came to be, where it's at, where it's going
o Not knowing this is like voting with no knowledge of democracy or the candidates and issues
o Your choice: Teach your children - or hope they will teach you
To the detailed:
* How to get your own domain name
o There are a lot more choices than dot-com
o Choose carefully - as you would name a new baby
o One name, multiple domains?
* Now, where do you hang your new name?
o All web hosts are not created equal, from costs to services to support
o What to look for beyond the monthly or annual fee
o When - and how - to cut and run if your host doesn't measure up
* What software and equipment you need - and what you don't
o Pre-written scripts, many free, are fairly easy to install and can work miracles
o Depending on need and application, add audio and video to a website with equipment you already have - or go pro
o Dreamweaver, FrontPage, MS Word - for starters
o WYSIWYG - Myth or merely fantasy?
* How to set up your first site in 5 minutes flat
o Using your host's online site creation system - with pros and cons
o Using prebuilt templates - thousands available free - to give even your first effort a high-class, professional look
o How to FTP
* How to create a more complex website in a few hours or days
o Move from free templates to paying a few dollars for a package or a few hundred dollars for a complete prebuilt site
o Where to find - and how to use - templates, scripts, advanced creation software and other tools
* When, where and what to look for if you need professional help
o Price does not always mirror quality
o Neither does experience - ask for multiple site examples and get feedback from previous customers
o Where to "shop" your request - and have dozens bidding to do your project
* How to put it all together with the least amount of blood, sweat and tears
o There are at least a dozen widely used browsers other than Internet Explorer - and no two will display your site exactly the same way
o Multiply that several times over to accommodate different monitors with different screen sizes and settings (resolution, color, contrast, etc.)
* Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
o Contrary to popular belief, "search engines" do NOT actually search the Internet
o If you build it, they will NOT come - unless you tell them you exist and where to find you
o And why
o How to avoid innocent mistakes that could get you banned from the search engines, your Web host - even the Internet itself
* Content is King
o How to fill those empty spaces
o How to do that with something people actually want to see
o How to keep it fresh - people and search engines both hate sites that are never updated
o The pros and cons of Flash, Java, tables, frames, PDFs, site navigation, site search and more
o Validate your design
o Keep your links alive
o Monitor your traffic
* A picture paints a thousand words
o Choosing and using the best graphics programs
o Paint Shop Pro
o Free alternatives
To the newest innovations - and what's coming next:
o The weblog has become this century's version of the "cheap" printing presses that allowed anyone to start a newspaper in the Old West
o Part diary, part rant, part creative expression, part controversial commentary, part anything you want it to be - including private (only those you want to read it can)
* RSS - Really Simple Syndication on a two-way street
o You can send your content to others (without the problems of e-mail)
o You can pull RSS content from anywhere on the Web to your site, automatically
o Easy to create
o Easy to maintain
o Extremely popular
* Games, Surveys, Freebies and other ways to attract traffic and keep them coming back
o No programming skills needed - get everything you need free or at very low cost
o The Web offers more things to give away than you could ever possibly give away
o Audio means music and much more
o Video isn't just for exhibitionists - so why let them make all the money?
o What software and hardware combinations are available - free, cheap or otherwise - to make your site stand out from the crowd
* Money: Making it, not spending it
o eCommerce is not just for Microsoft or Sears
o Taking the fear out of online credit card purchases - including your fear as a merchant
o Exchanging your product for their money - quickly, easily and securely
o Creating logos, ads, headlines, sales copy - all things marketing, from a web design point of view
* Affiliate programs
o Starting your own
o Making money as someone else's affiliate
* Advertising: The Good, the Bad & the Very Ugly
o What works, what doesn't
o Ads on your site
o Ads about your site
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