Monthly Archives: November 2001

Creating your own website Part 4

This week I will again answer some of the mail that I have been receiving recently in the hope that it will resolve a number of problems that my readers have been having.

I’ve been reading with interest Chris Holgate’s excellent ‘Click’ column in the Herald Express about designing web sites. I wondered if Chris would be able to take a look at the Shakespeare Unlimited web site at www.shakespeareunlimited.com which I have recently launched on the Internet. It is primarily designed to provide a fun and interactive approach to the study of Shakespeare and is already generating a lot of interest in schools throughout the South West. As a Torbay based site, there is an obvious local interest aspect to the site, even though nationwide organisations such as @school have already started to take an interest in the original way Read the rest

Creating your own website Part 3

Over the last couple of weeks we have covered the basic points of making your own webpage and as to continue on the subject, this week I’ll talk about good practices all budding web-designers should cover when constructing their own site:

One of the most important things to remember when designing a website is that not all your viewers will have the same machine specification as you.The following are prime examples of things that you should bear in mind concerning compatibility between different machines…

oAlways attempt to try out your website in several different browsers as they all have a slightly unique way of displaying pages.The two main ones that you need to cater for are Microsoft Internet Explorer (www.microsoft.com/ie) and Netscape Navigator (www.netscape.com).Bear in mind that not all users will have the most up … Read the rest

Creating your own website Part 2

Last week we had a look into the most fundamental ways to create a website on your PC using a program called FrontPage which is available as part of Microsoft Office or FrontPage Express which comes as a free option to Internet Explorer available from www.microsoft.com.

I’m going to assume that by this stage you have registered your site name online (e.g. www.chrisholgate.co.uk) and that you have made a simple site to put onto the Internet.If you missed either of these tutorials then please go to www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk where you will be able view any past articles.

This week we’re going to look at how to actually put your page onto the Internet using a file transfer method known as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and to do this, you require a special piece of software known rather unsurprisingly as an FTP … Read the rest

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