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Create Your Own Website, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 208
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32826-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32826-8

If you, like millions of other people, have ever dreamed of creating your own website but haven't actually done so because you think it will be too difficult, think again. Chances are, you already have all the skills you need to create a website and Create Your Own Website, Second Edition will show you how to use them. Walk through the entire website building process, from registering a domain name to uploading web pages, with the author at your side. Specifically, you will learn how to create:

  • A family website
  • A hobby website
  • An eBay storefront
  • A blog
  • An image sharing directory
If you can use a word processor, you can create your own website with what you already know and the help of this book!

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Creating a Family/Personal Website

Creating a Family/Personal Website

Table of Contents

    Welcome to Create Your Own Website!

1. Creating Your First Web Page.

    The Components of a Website

    Serving Web Pages with a Web Server

    Understanding Website Domain Names

    Web Pages, the Building Blocks of a Website

    Building Web Pages Using Web Page Authoring Software Tools

    Installing the Mozilla Browser

    Starting Mozilla Composer

    Creating a Web Page with Mozilla Composer

    Changing the Font

    Making Text Bold, Italic, and Underlined

    Changing the Colors

    Positioning Text

    Saving the Web Page


2. Creating a Website.

    Finding a Web Host Provider

    Important Web Hosting Metrics

    Picking a Web Hosting Company

    Registering a Domain Name

    Choosing and Buying a Domain Name

    Configuring the Domain Name

    Uploading Web Pages from Composer to Your Website

    Building a Website from a Template


3. Creating a Family/Personal Website.

    Examining the Family/Personal Template

    Customizing the Template

    Changing the Upper-Left Image

    Specifying Image Properties

    Removing the Image Altogether

    Changing the Font

    Adding and Removing Pages from the Template

    Customizing the Family Pictures Page

    Adding New Images

    Publishing Your Family/Personal Website

    Placing Linked Files in the Same Folder

    Testing the Website


4. Creating an Online Storefront.

    Examining the eCommerce Website Template

    Customizing the Homepage

    Configuring the Add to Cart Buttons

    Creating a PayPal Merchant Account

    Getting the Add to Cart Button HTML

    Adding the Add to Cart Button into the Template

    Tying It All Together-A True Online Shopping Experience

    Viewing the Shopping Cart


5. Selling Products with an eBay Store.

    Simplify the Sales Process with eBay Stores

    Creating and Customizing Your eBay Store

    Managing Your Store

    Adding Products to Your eBay Store

    Collecting Payments and Order Fulfillment

    Taking Advantage of Marketing Tools

    Sales and Traffic Reports

    Inspecting Your Site's Traffic

    Tracking Sales


6. Creating a Blog with Blogger.

    What Do You Blog About?

    Creating a Blog

    Adding Content to Your Blog

    Customizing Your Blog

    Examining the Basic Tab

    Altering the Blog's Appearance Through the Formatting Tab

    Managing Comment Settings

    Archiving Old Content

    Working with Postings Via Email

    Republishing Your Blog

    Customizing the Blog's Template


7. Sharing Images Online with SnapFish.

    Choosing an Online Image Sharing Service

    Creating an Account on SnapFish

    Uploading and Managing Your Digital Pictures

    Adding Pictures to Your Account

    Edit and Delete Your Pictures and Albums

    Sharing Your Pictures and Albums with Friends and Family

    Ordering Prints and Gifts


8. Bonus Material.

    HTML-The Language of Web Pages

    Understanding How the Internet Works

    Examining How the Postal Service Works

    The Internet As a Virtual Postal Service

    Optimizing Your Digital Pictures

    Resizing Digital Images




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