Creating content for your Web site
Quick-start guide: home
This is the first step in publishing
content to your Web site.
Web site content includes HTML pages
and other files that can be displayed by browsers. There are many ways
to create this content. The easiest way is to use a Web site authoring
tool such as Netscape's Composer (which is free and contained in Netscape
Communicator and Netscape Navigator browsers), or to purchase and use
Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia
These tools write HTML code for you, and using them is similar to using
a word processor such as Microsoft Word.
As an alternative, you can create
Web pages by writing the HTML code yourself in a text editor program such
as Notepad. You can find more information about creating Web pages on
the Internet by accessing a search engine, such as http://www.google.com
and searching for Web Monkey, CNET
Web Builder, HTML Goodies, Yale Web Style Guide, or W3C HTML.
One of the first content pages you need to create is a home
page for your site. Your service provider created a default
home page for you, and until you change it, this is the page your
visitors see when they go to your site, <example.com>.
The file name of this default page is index.html.
When you create your new home page, you should name it index.html. When you copy
it to your site, it will replace the default index.html
page as your home page.
The default home page has links to the Site and User Administrator control
panels. If you use the default page to access either of these control
panels, be sure to bookmark or otherwise save these links. They will not
be accessible after you replace the default home page.
Next step in publishing content:
copy content from your computer to the Web server
Site Administrator's Help
Published April 16, 2004