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Dreamweaver CS4 For Dummies® by Janine Warner

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Chapter 16. Ten Resources You May Need

In This Chapter

  • Finding domain registration services

  • Protecting your e-mail address

  • Highlighting your links with pop-ups

  • Selling stuff on the Web and tracking your traffic

  • Surveying your site visitors

  • Creating templates and keeping up with Web standards

  • Using Adobe.com and Favicon

Although Dreamweaver is a wonderful tool for creating Web sites, it can't handle everything you need to put a site online. For example, you can't register a domain name using Dreamweaver, and when you're ready to publish your site, you'll need a Web server. I added this chapter to offer you a handy list of resources that can help you finish your site when you need to go beyond the features in Dreamweaver.

Registering a Domain Name

The address for your Web site is its domain name. The domain name is what visitors need to know to find your Web site. For example, you can visit my Digital Family Web site at DigitalFamily.com.

Even before you start building your Web site, I recommend that you register your own domain name. The process is simple, painless, and costs less than $10 per year, but it can take from a few hours to a few days for the domain registration process to be completed.

You can register any domain name that hasn't already been taken by someone else, and for free you can check to see whether a domain name is already taken. Just visit any domain registrar, such as www.godaddy.com or 1and1.com, and enter the domain name you want into the search field on the main page ...

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