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Day 1 - The Basics

Let me guide you on a 7 day step-by-step tutorial to help you build your own Web site.

The first thing we need to talk about are the tools needed to build a Web site. Assuming you have a computer running Windows, you can use a built in software called Notepad, or advanced software such as MS FrontPage or Dreamweaver.

Notepad
This is a basic text editing software built into the Windows operating system. We can use this software to create Web pages, but not to view them.

Web Browser
The software used to view Web pages are called Web browsers. Examples are MS Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and Opera.

Next item on our agenda is to understand file names. File names determine what application will be used to execute the file. For example:

Resume.doc will be executed by MS Word

Resume.txt will be executed by Notepad

Resume.htm will be executed by Internet Explorer or Netscape

Resume.html will be executed by Internet Explorer or Netscape

Basically a file name with the extension .htm or .html is a Web page. When we build Web pages, we save the file with a .htm or .html extension.

This concludes our lesson for the day. Practice using these two tools, we will use them for day 2.

Tools
Computer
Web browser
Notepad
FrontPage (optional)

 
Tip 1
Notepad can edit Web pages, but not view.

Browsers can view Web pages, but not edit.


 
Tip 2
Although index.htm and index.html are both Web pages, they are two different files.

I recommend you name your home page index.html.

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