Once you have your software to create the web pages, it is time to start creating the web page(s). Make sure to create a place on your computer to store the resulting files. We recommend creating a folder in My Documents on Windows computers for the storage of the web site files.
You may wish to learn HTML, but in many cases HTML editors can allow you to create the web page without needing to learn the coding involved. Also check out the tips below.
A web site template may also assist in simplifying the web site design process. Someone else designs the site allowing you to focus on the content.
Tips To Remember
- File Names
Files for the web should not contain any of the following (including spaces) ; : / \ " '
Files names should be in lower case and as short as possible to prevent confusion.
Make file names logical
- Test the appearance of the web site in a variety of web browsers
Some HTML editors offer tools to make web pages look great in one web browser but not in another. View the page in more than just your favorite web browser so you will be aware of problems beforehand.
- Keep multiple backup sets
Do not even make a simple change without saving a copy first.