Making A Web Page

It is really not that hard to create a web page. If you have enough web savvy to check email or type out a letter on the a word processor, then you've got what it takes to master this little project. How much work it takes all depends on what you want your page to be like.

There are two steps to seeing your work online, first you must write the pages, second, put them on the web.

Step 1: Create a page

There are several approaches you can take at this. Either use a web editor to make a page in a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) manner. For example Netscape Composer and many other editors can be used including Microsoft Word. Or, as I prefer, write the HTML yourself. This has an advantage of allowing you more control of the page, and avoids some of the complications of using a web editor.

Step 2: Get your page online

There are a lot of options for web hosting services. The main questions you must ask yourself are, "Do I need my own name?", "How much room do I want for a site?" and "Do I care if there are ads on my site?" Currently, I use yahoo to host, they offer cheap/free packages, and more expensive packages. You'll just have to find one that you like somewhere on the web and plug ahead, but first check to see if you already get free web space with your email/internet service provider, employer, or school.

If you have any questions feel free to drop me a note at steve-at-spartlow.