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    Default Webpage design/hosting

    I am interested in building a website. I love learning the HTML and
    what not. I was wondering if any of you know anymore about it.

    Do you know where I can have the website hosted for next to nothing
    or for free?

    It there is a fee, do you know how to get that paid for without
    coming out of pocket?

    I'm not intersted in a template webpage design either. I'm really
    interested in starting from scratch and doing it that way.

    Having mentioned that, Do any of you know a lot about HTML code, if
    so, how did you learn it, how should I go about learning more?

    I'm also fresh into this problem. Do I use Microsoft Word to do the

    HTML and link that up with a service provider? Or, is there a
    program specific to that. Or something that I could preview what the
    it would look like on a browser?

    Thanks in advance Everyone

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    Most (more like all) of the free web servers that host sites are
    going to come attached to small bandwidth limits, ad's, and pop up
    windows. You're going to want to look into buying server space.
    Luckily, this can be done fairly inexpensivly. If it's just a small
    site and you don't mind the pop up's or ad's, then free is readily
    available.

    As for HTML, learning depends on the type of learner you are. I
    personally learn from hands on experiance and puttering around. I
    started off with a copy of front page, which is termed WYSIWYG- What
    You See Is What You Get. You put it where you want it, and that's
    where it is. It's not the same as templates. A template will be pre-
    designed, and you just fill in the provided blanks.

    What's nice with WYSIWYG is that if you run into something you don't
    know how to do, you run it through a wysiwyg program (such as
    frontpage), and then view the source code.

    Another thing you can do on just about any website (some do block
    source viewings), is do a right click on empty space, scroll down,
    and click view source. This will pop up a window with the source
    HTML code on it.

    The basics are very basic, and worded so they make sense. Going
    slowly works best, because you're going to get highly frustrated if
    you are trying to stick the scroll bar on the left side of the
    screen instead of the right, or if you want multiple frames that fit
    1 single picture together flawlessly. There is a mathmatical aspect,
    because you design based on pixel size. For instance, if you have a
    background image that is 1024x768, then those are the pixel
    dimensions you need to design around, so that there's no empty
    space. If you'd like to know more about stuff, feel free to email me
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    Brandon,

    A lot of the answers to your questions will depend on your reason for creating
    the website. Is it a personal site to share information and pictures with
    family or is it business related?

    If its business related, it probably is worth it to have it hosted at a fee
    and no ads. You can even get your own domain name, which is great if you are in
    business. The cost of having a page hosted or your own domain name vary
    greatly, so look around. My ISP has a certain amount of space and bandwith
    included in the fee for internet service regardless of if you use it or not, so
    you may also want to check in to that.

    If its a private site and you don't mind there being some adds, there are lots
    of free ones that will host your site. I like http://www.tripod.com for free. It puts
    a banner of ads across the top, but I don't think they have popups and I've
    never had any ads for things I wouldn't let me kids see. My family used it last
    Christmas to make a webpage of all 10 grandkids", 7 siblings', 6 in-laws', and 2
    parents' wish lists. It was great fun. Those who could read HTML, did there
    own, everybody else sent there list to me, and I had them up and running in 10
    minutes easily.

    I took a class in a program for making webpages called FrontPage, but could
    have just as easily learned it by myself. (If you can use MicrosoftWord, you
    can easily use FrontPage.) I learned code from using frontpage, which is a
    great feature.

    I think most Microsoft Bundles have a way of creating a webpage, although it
    is very primitive.

    If you want more info on anything I've typed, feel free to contact me off the
    list. My email is heroux@ez-net.com .

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    My dh is a web developer and he uses Macromedia Dreamweaver. It also allows
    you to work in both display and code view at the same time. It is an
    expensive tool, but it is easy enough for me to use it and I do not code.
    I think the only code I know is
    and

    !!!! You have to research the
    hosting. (He isn't here right now or I would know a little more.) I know
    there is cheap hosting out there, but it gets really limited sometimes and
    the support can suffer. I can ask him later if you don't get an answer from
    someone else. Also, my dh does all him coding in Notepad. He absolutely
    refuses to use the Word because he says it makes ugly code. But, I really
    don't know much about it. I have a website that my dh built, but I put in
    all the content. If you have specific questions, I might be able to run
    them past him, but there are a LOT of sources online for this kinda thing.

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    I also use Dreamweaver to run our personal website. My site does not
    have ads or any of that on it. We got our domain names from Godaddy and
    we host it ourselves on our computer. There are tutorials for this kinda
    thing all over the place.
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    At angelfire.com you can build a free website with either their templates or the
    html. I was like that a couple years ago when I did mine. It also has
    tutorials to help you through it.

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