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How to Create a Website in Six Steps

There are many advantages associated with creating your own website. You get complete creative control over the content and appearance of you site, and this is important because it affects the way people see your business. Creating your own website also teaches you useful skills that will help you perform maintenance on your site later. This will save you time and money in the long run.

Step 1: Come Up With Your Concept
Before you begin any of the technical aspects of creating your site, you need to give some thought to how you want this site to appear and what you want it to accomplish. What needs to happen to the appearance of the site to make it accurately represent your business? What would you like this site to do for your business? Having clear goals for your site will help make sure that the finished product is exactly what you want.

Common goals for a business website include the following: providing information about products and services, displaying a positive view of a business to potential clients, and increasing traffic. Come up with some specific ideas of what you want your website to do for your business.

Step 2: Time for a Domain
Your website domain is very important. It needs to be something that will be easy for new and existing clients to find when they perform a search. It also needs to be unique to avoid potential trademark infringement and copyright issues. When you have found a name that will work for you, do a quick search to ensure it does not resemble anyone elseses slogan or business name.

After you have chosen a domain, register it with a reputable domain hosting site. You want to have this domain for as long as possible. Switching domains down the road could be very bad for your business, so try to extend the registration as long as you can.

Step 3: Who Will Host Your Site?
Choosing a hosting service is another important step in creating your website. There is a large range of services, from very basic to those that include eCommerce features and the ability to handle high volumes of traffic. Look back at your goals from Step 1 to make sure the hosting service you select will help your create the vision you had in mind.

Step 4: Start Coding
Now it is time for the technical creation of your site. Before you start thinking, take a look at your goals. What are you hoping this website will do for your business? Let your objectives guide your choices when you are designing your pages. Some of the things you will need to think about include graphics, layout, borders, and backgrounds.

It is easier than you might think to learn to code, especially if you invest in some high-quality tutorials to help you get started. Having a good grasp on the technical aspects of your site will avoid wasted time and money down the road. If you do thinks right the first time, you will not need to re-do them later.

Step 5: Does it Pass the Test?
It is a bad idea to deploy your site without testing it first. Testing your site on your own computer can help you ensure that the functionality is working. Pay special attention to forms, message boards, and eCommerce solutions. Good testing means that the website you deploy to the Internet provides the best possible view of your business to potential clients.

Step 6: Deployment and After
Now that you site meets all the goals you set for it and works properly, you are ready to deploy it to the Internet. But after it is deployed, there is more work to be done. You want people to see your site, so you need to promote it properly.

Give your site the attention it deserves by including your URL on business cards and all professional correspondence. Another consideration is how your site appears on searches. Think about optimizing your site so that it is more likely to come up with current and potential clients do related web searches.

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Dreamweaver Tutorial: How To Create A New Site

Adobe Dreamweaver is a software program utilized by both Windows and Mac. Essentially, it is a website authoring program that allows users to build multifaceted, interactive websites utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jquery and server-side languages. It is also robust enough to incorporate blogs built by both WordPress and other content management and blog posting applications.

Becoming familiar with Dreamweaver may seem daunting at first but this tutorial will teach you the fundamental steps needed to create your website. Through its instruction, you will reach the point where you can begin the actual website building process.

How to set up a new site:

1. Create a folder with the name of your website.

2. Create a folder inside your website folder named ‘images’. This is where you will keep all the images for your website. Make sure to give descriptive names to your images so that people with impaired visibility will know what they are. Also, when you name your HTML files make sure to use dashes and not blank spaces. These will then be readable by the search engines and will assist with your search engine optimization efforts.

3. Open Dreamweaver, click on add new site, go to the advanced tab and in your local root folder make sure that the default images folder links to the images folder you created above.

4. In the same area as above, make links relative to document, enable case sensitive checking and enable the cache.

5. For remote info, if you have a website domain make sure that ftp is checked. Contact your remote hosting website provider for the ftp address, ftp domain name, login and password. Next, click the test button. If all goes well, you are ready to proceed. If you have problems try using the passive ftp instead.

6. Create a new html file. Give it a title like ‘homepage’ and save it as index.html. This will be the main page of your website and what visitors will see first. To create additional html pages simply create a new html file. Make sure to give your pages descriptive names. For example, if you own a dog grooming business and you want to have a page for your photos give your page the name dog-grooming-photos.html.

7. You will want to set up Dreamweaver to preview in Firefox, Internet Explorer and possibly Opera and Google Chrome. Different browsers are well known for displaying websites differently and you will need to ensure that your website displays correctly in all of them. To do this, go to edit, preferences, preview in browser, and add your desired browser. I would suggest using Internet Explorer as your main browser as it is the trickiest out of all of them. Generally, if IE displays correctly the others will follow suit. Remember to toggle between IE 6, 7 and 8.

Congratulations! You are now ready to begin building your website in Dreamweaver. Make sure to check out the three different interfaces, Code, Split and Design. Code is primarily for programmers, Split is, as it sounds, a split view between Code and Design, and Design is for non-programmers. Take your time and have fun exploring the interfaces. Good luck building your new site.

Written by Gina Minton. Read more about website design at SEOdress.

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