If you, like millions of other people, have ever dreamed of creating your own website but haven't actually done so because you think it will be too difficult, think again. Chances are, you already have all the skills you need to create a website and Create Your Own Website, Second Edition will show you how to use them. Walk through the entire website building process, from registering a domain name to uploading web pages, with the author at your side. Specifically, you will learn how to create:
A family website
A hobby website
An eBay storefront
An image sharing directory
If you can use a word processor, you can create your own website with what you already know and the help of this book!
Table of Contents
Welcome to Create Your Own Website!
1. Creating Your First Web Page.
The Components of a Website
Serving Web Pages with a Web Server
Understanding Website Domain Names
Web Pages, the Building Blocks of a Website
Building Web Pages Using Web Page Authoring Software Tools
Installing the Mozilla Browser
Starting Mozilla Composer
Creating a Web Page with Mozilla Composer
Changing the Font
Making Text Bold, Italic, and Underlined
Changing the Colors
Saving the Web Page
2. Creating a Website.
Finding a Web Host Provider
Important Web Hosting Metrics
Picking a Web Hosting Company
Registering a Domain Name
Choosing and Buying a Domain Name
Configuring the Domain Name
Uploading Web Pages from Composer to Your Website
Building a Website from a Template
3. Creating a Family/Personal Website.
Examining the Family/Personal Template
Customizing the Template
Changing the Upper-Left Image
Specifying Image Properties
Removing the Image Altogether
Changing the Font
Adding and Removing Pages from the Template
Customizing the Family Pictures Page
Adding New Images
Publishing Your Family/Personal Website
Placing Linked Files in the Same Folder
Testing the Website
4. Creating an Online Storefront.
Examining the eCommerce Website Template
Customizing the Homepage
Configuring the Add to Cart Buttons
Creating a PayPal Merchant Account
Getting the Add to Cart Button HTML
Adding the Add to Cart Button into the Template
Tying It All Together-A True Online Shopping Experience
Viewing the Shopping Cart
5. Selling Products with an eBay Store.
Simplify the Sales Process with eBay Stores
Creating and Customizing Your eBay Store
Managing Your Store
Adding Products to Your eBay Store
Collecting Payments and Order Fulfillment
Taking Advantage of Marketing Tools
Sales and Traffic Reports
Inspecting Your Site's Traffic
6. Creating a Blog with Blogger.
What Do You Blog About?
Creating a Blog
Adding Content to Your Blog
Customizing Your Blog
Examining the Basic Tab
Altering the Blog's Appearance Through the Formatting Tab
Managing Comment Settings
Archiving Old Content
Working with Postings Via Email
Republishing Your Blog
Customizing the Blog's Template
7. Sharing Images Online with SnapFish.
Choosing an Online Image Sharing Service
Creating an Account on SnapFish
Uploading and Managing Your Digital Pictures
Adding Pictures to Your Account
Edit and Delete Your Pictures and Albums
Sharing Your Pictures and Albums with Friends and Family
Ordering Prints and Gifts
8. Bonus Material.
HTML-The Language of Web Pages
Understanding How the Internet Works
Examining How the Postal Service Works
The Internet As a Virtual Postal Service
Optimizing Your Digital Pictures
Resizing Digital Images