Making a Website
The following is how to use one of my free web templates
to make a whole website. You can do this on your own computer offline and then upload everything to your web host when it's all ready:
- Make your home page first. Most web hosts are configured to use the
index.htm file in your website's root directory as your home page. Since this is already included by default in your template zip file (how convenient, eh?) then you might as well designate it as your home page.
- Decide whether you want a text logo or a graphic logo and then take the necessary steps to insert it.
- Make a list of all the pages you would like to have on your website.
- Decide what to name each page on your website and what text will be displayed in the link leading to that page (e.g. a page about your vacation might be called
vacation.htm and the link text could be "My Vacation").
- Edit the menu links on your home page to correspond to all the pages on your website.
- Before you start adding content to your home page, make a copy of
index.htm and name it
- Go back to
index.htm and add some content to complete your home page.
- Now when you start working on each of the other pages of your website, simply make a copy of
template.htm and rename this copy as the page you are working on. For example, when you start working on the My Vacation page, make a copy of
template.htm and rename it
This way you won't have to edit all the menu links again or type in and reposition the text logo (if you use one) every time you make another page for your website. When you plan ahead like this, you'll save lots of time and thus have more energy to be creative as you add the content for each page.
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