Chapter 3. Creating a Web Site

In This Chapter

  • Creating a site

  • Creating a page for your site

  • Adding images to your pages

  • Keeping track of your Web site files

  • Discovering HTML

In this chapter, you discover the basics of putting a Web site together, from creating that first new, blank site, to adding files to Web sites, to playing (just a little bit) with HTML.

Web Site Basics

A Web site is a collection of related pages linked to one another, preferably in an organized manner. With the proper planning and an end goal in sight, you can easily accomplish the task of creating a great Web site. Figure 3-1 shows the general structure of a Web site. Web sites start with a main page (or the home page), the central link to other pages in the site. The main page is also the page viewers see first when they type your URL in a browser. The main page is typically named index.html, but it may also be index.htm or even default.htm. Check with your provider to find the correct name.

A diagram of the structure of a Web site.

Figure 3-1. A diagram of the structure of a Web site.

Pages are linked together with hyperlinks, references that take viewers from one point in an HTML document to another or from one document to another. (Read more about hyperlinks and how to create them in Chapter 6 of this minibook.)


The following are terms that you should understand when you forge through the steps to create a Web site:

  • TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet ...

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