Alright :) so you want to make a webpage
and don't know where to start or what to get, right ? If so you
have come to the right place.
You can use different programs to make
your website. Some servers like AOL let you make your own webpage
and teaches you how but it is very basic. This can be found at
Keyword: Personal Publisher. Programs like Microsoft Front Page
or Claris HomePage or Adobe PageMill will teach you how to make
a webpage. Most programs use HTML (hypertext markup language)
to build their webpage. You can learn that by reading a HTML guide
or if you don't want to learn HTML, you can use PageMill because
its concept is drag & drop which is a lot easier but basic.
Once you get your pages ready for the
web you need to get it up on the web :) To get a Free webpage
go to :
You will get from 2MB to 10MB of free space depending on where
you get it from. For a MAC, you need to get FETCH,
a program that will upload your webpages (bring it from your computer
to the WWW). You can get FETCH by clicking here
or searching for it on the web since it is shareware.
After downloading FETCH, you will get online depending on what
program you are using (AOL, Netscape, etc). Then while online,
open FETCH. This will open a screen with the following questions
Host : ftp.
If you chose Tripod's free Webpages they will let you pick
a name you will go by. This will be your Userid. Tripod will first
give you a password which you can change but that will be your
This will then log on and show you a screen from Tripod saying
you are connected. Then there will be a button saying <PUT
FILE>. You will get whatever file you want and click on it.
Do so until you don't have any files to put. Now you can either
<QUIT> or <END CONNECTION>. If you get disconnected,
just go under file <NEW CONNECTION>. Sometimes the server
is too busy so your line could be dropped. Just wait or do it
another time at a less peak hour.
NOTE : Files should have a <.html> at the end of all
pages and images should either have <.JPG> or <.GIF>.
In your file names and images names, there can be no spaces or
"&s" or it will not work while uploading.