In this fast moving world of ours, it is important to keep up the pace with everything around you. More and more services and offerings are moving to a web-based medium and communication with the world increasingly relies upon having a web site with which to spread your message, whether it is simple information, commercial products and services or even to just tell the world about yourself.
Here we will teach you the fundamentals of creating your own online presence and taking advantage of a global reach.
What We Need
To start with, we are going to be needing a few things. Some of these you might already have, some of them you might not. Let's have a look:
A domain or sub-domain. This might look like www.yourname.com or yourname.yourserviceprovider.com. If you do not have one of these, you need to register one. Registration can be very quick and easy, and very affordable too. GoDaddy is a popular place to register your domain(s). You can find other good domain registrars by searching for “domain name registration” in your favorite search engine.
A web hosting account. This is like the online equivalent of the land your house is on. It is all yours while you pay your hosting provider to maintain it and you can build whatever you like on it. You can also have it as small or as big as you want.
A content management system. This allows you to easily and quickly get your website up and running and viewable by everyone who visits your website. This can help eliminate website maintenance costs as you do not need a dedicated webmaster to run your website for you unless you really want to. Many content management systems allow various extensions, so you will almost never run out of options to extend your website.
We are pleased to introduce the first version of our Web Hosting eBook. You can download it right here.
Here are the topics addressed in this eBook:
- What kind of website do you want?
- The absolute basics you need to know!
- What do I need?
- How do I get a domain name like yourname.com ?
- How do I get a web server ?
- How do I build my web site / web pages / web content?
3 easy options to start with
- Option 1: Hire a web designer
- Option 2: Use a free online website building tool
- Option 3: Use a Content Management System
How do I choose a web hosting company?
- What about price?
After you download and read the ebook, please post a comment and let us know what you think!
As the Internet has become a massive market for commercial transaction Internet security has evolved. Originally browsers offered security through SSL, the Secure Sockets Layer. While this was certainly very secure, new technologies made more security possible. TLS, or Transport Layer Security, is the successor to SSL and builds on the technologies.
Clip art images can help enhance a digital scrapbook, personalize a blog, or add some creative touches to a professional website. Clip art comes in many forms, from photographs to cartoon images and some are even animated. There is a clip art image for every style and taste,. While most word processing programs come with some basic clip art, the Internet is a rich source for finding just about any image you might need. Here are places to find free clip art images:
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the predominant authoring language used to create web pages. This language contains tags to format the contents of web documents. For example, HTML tags provide instructions on how text should appear (bold, italics, a specific color etc.) or how a web page is structured (e.g., put a graphic here, insert a link here, etc.). HTML tags can have attributes, which are further specifications for a tag.
You can recognize HTML tags because they are all enclosed in angle brackets, like these: < >. Usually, tags come in pairs to indicate the beginning and ending of a specific command. The begin tag looks like this: < > and the end tag looks like this: . So, to start a paragraph, the HTML tag <p> is placed at the point in the text where a new paragraph should begin. To end a paragraph, the HTML tag </p> is placed at the end of the text that belongs in the paragraph.
So, an HTML document (or web page) is the combination of plain text and HTML tags and, as such, HTML is a “universal” language for the internet. Who makes sure that everyone uses the same tags to accomplish the same instructions?.As of 1996, all the versions of HTML are maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The most important HTML tags and their attributes are listed and defined below: