You will Learn From This Tutorial
What Software You Will
Need to Create Your Website
You will need two pieces of software to create your website. You
will need a program to create your webpages and you will need a program
to manipulate your images.
You fortunately have many choices when it comes to creating webpages.
Most current versions of Word Processors allow your to turn documents
into webpages. This may be suitable if you plan on creating a simple
site. There are also many dedicated website design programs in varying
levels of price, features and sophistication.
You will also need a program which will allow you to
resize your images and save them in the proper format so they can be
viewed on the Internet. These programs come in a variety of level of
sophistication and price. For most personal sites, you can use a program
like Adobe PhotoDeluxe for editing your images. PhotoDeluxe usually
comes packaged for free with many scanners. PhotoDeluxe is also easy
For more details, see our section, What
Software Should I Use ?
What Else You Will Need to Create Your Website
If you plan on using your own images, you will need a way to get your
images into your computer. For this you will either need a digital camera
or a combination of a traditional camera and either a flatbed scanner.
Digital cameras are very convenient and the prices are coming down.
If you prefer to use a traditional camera, or already have pictures
you want to use on your website, a flatbed scanner may be the way to
go. Good flatbed scanners are now priced as low as $100. With a flatbed
scanner, you scan your photos or snapshots directly into your computer.
If you don't have any photographs of your own, don't worry, you can
purchase royalty free photographs on CD from your nearest computer store.
These range in price from $20 to $80 for a collection that usually includes
photos, and graphic illustrations. The creators of these CDs usually
allow you to use the photos on personal websites but limit the commercial
use of the photos (you may not be allowed to use these photos on a website
for your business, if you need photos for your commercial website, checkout
photo sites on the web).
A word about copyright. I good friend once said to me, "
I heard that once you put photographs on the web, they are free for
anyone to use". NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH! All images
and photographs on the web are protected by copyright and you can not
legally use them unless you are explicitly given permission to use them
by the copyright owner.
Next, we will look at what makes a good website, so that you can really
make your website sizzle!
What Makes a Good Site