In This Chapter
Getting started with Web publishing
Putting together a Web page the easy way — and the easier way
Examining types of Web sites
Reviewing Web page guidelines
The Web is an incredibly easy way to get your message — any message — out to anyone in the world who's interested in it. By putting up a Web page, you can stay in touch with friends and family, entertain people, help yourself get a job, or help yourself do your job. You can start a business, grow a business, or just have fun expressing yourself.
Nearly a million people have purchased this book since its first edition more than ten years ago, and our readers have used every technique we describe in this book, and more, to get their first Web pages up and running. By reading this book, you're starting on a path that many, many people before you have followed to Web page success.
You may have begun using the Internet and Web without really getting a chance to learn how they work. Knowing how they work can help you become a better Web publisher. Here's a brief, to‐the‐point description. For more information, you can search the Web; the World Wide Web consortium site at www.w3.org is a good place to start.
The Web, formally called the
World Wide Web, is a collection of a bunch of text and graphics files (plus some other stuff) that make up
Web pages. Web pages are combined into linked sets of pages called
Web sites. People often use the term interchangeably, ...