Over the past decade, the Web has become completely integrated into the fabric of society. Most businesses have websites, and it’s rare to see a commercial on television that doesn’t display a URL. The simple fact that most people now know what a URL is speaks volumes. People who didn’t know what the Internet was several years ago are now sending me invitations to parties using web-based invitation services.

Perhaps the greatest thing about the Web is that you don’t have to be a big company to publish things on it. The only things you need to create your own website are a computer with access to the Internet and the willingness to learn. Obviously, the reason you’re reading this is that you have an interest in web publishing. ...

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