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I have now published a guide on "Max Hits, Building and Promoting Successful web sites", and the website that accompanies it contains many more useful hints and useful hyperlinks! To create your own unique, inspirational and professional-looking website, you don't need a giant account statement, stacks of the latest softwares and the brains of a powerful coffin leader.
Now that many businesses are providing free web browsing and web hosting, it doesn't have to be a trouser-emptying adventure to put your work on-line. First - and most difficult - is to develop a good concept for your website. Don't choose the first thing that comes to mind after a bar evening, but take the initiative to research and design your website.
Consider long and carefully what would make your website singularly interesting (in Ad-Speak they call this a Universal Search Engine Point = Universal Search Engine Marketing ), after all, if someone has already made a website on the same topic, why would anyone take the trouble to look at yours? Don't be worried if your ideas are a little strange after all, in the crazy internet of today, it's often the arcane and oddest pages that get hit in the end, so proudly follow your own strange observances just as long as they're legitimate, no!
Several of my favorite pages are excited tributes to failed soccer crews, dubious groups and nosy web cams, so don't be worried if you think your subject won't be of interest to others with all the millions of humans on the web, you'll be sure to find spiritual relatives somewhere! Browse keyword sensitive websites like ours, and see what is out there.
When someone has already created a website with a similar topic to yours, you should contact them to exchange your website link when it is online. Attempt to involve as many folks as possible to replenish the site with new contents, and if you find interesting posts in news groups, contact the writers to see if they allow you to replicate them.
Keep striving to find new, interesting and pertinent items and keep archives of outdated materials - the key is to re-use everything! Keep in mind that one of the beauty things about creating a website is that nothing is durable, so if you don't like the look of something you've done, you can modify it in seconds.
Take advantage of this opportunity to explore your own creative potential and get your message across to your audience (make sure you attach a response request to your website). But if you plan to create a website with a lot of artwork, you need something that can run at least a simple image editor that could be nothing more than a steam-powered 200 pound Vintage computer.
The myth about creating your own website is that you need the latest version of costly HTML authorship such as Dreamweaver or Net Objects Fusion to create a "real" website. Of course, it might take a little longer to get started, but keep in mind - some of the best pages have been created with nothing else in mind, and good HTML skills will greatly improve your career chances if you later go for a web shop career.
You' ll find great on-line job guides like http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/primer, http://www.wdvl. com and http://www.wdvl. get you started, as well as extensive free handbooks that can be downloaded from www.ncsa.uiuc. edu/General/Internet/ and http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/primer_1. html. However, if you're like me, you might find it simpler to make an industry-sized pot of tea and learn from a "good old" fashionable one.
Each book offers clear, succinct, and easy-to-read instructions that allow you to create pages in no time-and you'll be able to get started in no hurry. If your HTML skills grow, you might want to switch to more advanced HTML editing tools like Arachnophilia (PC) and BB Edit (Mac), both available for free downloading.
Obviously, a whole page of plain HTML without pictures would be a boring adventure, so you need to know how to create graphs for your website. A good website should be designed to mirror its contents, sound and function, and graphic elements should be used where appropriate and appropriate.
Spare the chamfered corners and try to defend yourself by stuffing the page with senseless, glaring feasts for the eyes, ten tons of motion graphics and crazy wallpapers that may look like "kewl" at first, but most people will have seen them a million time before. Don't ever add a horrible MIDI tune to careless web site users, and if you really need a page numberer, just keep it on another page because it always looks like shit.
Fortunately, there are a lot of great graphic assets that give you some fundamental artwork guidance. There' s no need to burden your home with a mortgaging fee to get the latest Photoshop up and running - almost any old cheap color pack is good enough, and fortunately there are many perfect matching stockware packs (like Pay Shop Pro, ) that can help you create great artwork for your website.
At http://www.giflube.com/? and http://www.giflube.com/? you will find many graphic programs to be downloaded and there is even a website that optimises your pictures for you free of charge: http://www.giflube.com/? journals. When you want your website to be different from the crowd, it's important to avoid the tempts of searching the Internet for clips and off-the-shelf free bebie artwork and presenting it on your entire website, as it will end up looking like everyone else is fancy!
Never publish an "amusing" "under construction" GIF on your homepage while you're setting up the page. You and your web shortcomings will make folks smile forever. Attempt to use genuine photos on your website. That doesn't mean you need an inexpensive 35mm digicam to dust off your old 35mm and scan the results.
When you feel like an artiste, why not take some of your sketches and scans to enhance your website? Browse other sites for graphical inspiration and look at some of the great illustrated guides. Take your moment to plan the website layout as it will be much more difficult to fix later.
Attempt to develop a unified and intuitively navigable system that makes it easier for your users to know where they are compared to the remainder of the site. Provide always the right decisions on each page instead of keeping your users clicking the back tool. Today, you can hardly get around to free Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and network operators rushing over themselves to give you lots of free web-spaces to get to work.
It' not only that, but it's really simple to sign up your own domainname so you can give your website a professional-sounding web site instead of a disgustingly cool adress that goes on forever. However, a few words of warning: Some of the web businesses that bundle inexpensive domainnames with their web space may stab you if you try to move server later, as may some of the ISPs that begin to complaint when your website gets too busy. However, some of the web businesses that bundle inexpensive domainnames with their web space may stab you if you try to move server later, as well as some of the Internet Service Providers that begin to complaint if your website gets too busy. Your web site may not be the best place to do so.
When you plan your web site as a business, it might be worth reviewing the conditions of some of the more costly Internet Service Providers and compare some of the more detailed information. Anyway, I would suggest making your domainname pronto: With 3 new co. UK adresses per min, it won't be long before there are only really, really named daff!
Once your website is up and running, there are some practical sites where you can review your link and look for dubious codes. www.htmlhelp. com/tools/validator/ and validator.w3. org/ will analyze your HTML while www.htm_check. htm www.websitegarage. com/ and www.fullsitetuneup. com will tell you about bad link and more. So how do I get them to look at my work?
Luckily, there is a convenient free submission site at submit-it.com with useful tutorials at searchenginewatch.internet.com to help you get the credit you deserve. How do you get the credit you do? It is important that you place META tag throughout the site so that your work can be indexed properly by your webmasters.
Obviously, most of these accolades are complete trousers, but it can help convince impressing people that your website is definitely something to visit. There' s nothing to stop you from thinking up your own tags and sharing them with your favorite websites. Just make sure you give them the key to link an item to your own site.
They can also pose in related news groups and tell them about your site - but sign up to the groups for a short time to make sure they are appropriate and permitted. Don't just go for promotions on line either call your favorite Newspaper / TV / Wireless TV location and twist a few threads about the overall sucess of your website and see if you can bleed a feat for yourself.
Get bold and call PR to get celebrity interview for your website. However, all this heavy work is wasted if you don't keep your website up to date on a regular basis with new contents, if the pages remain the same that take too long, folks will soon be drifting away, ne'er to come back, so keep them up!
Think about providing a mailinglist to keep your users up to date, and be aware that if you run a website, it can soon become very hooked! There is always a trade-off when it comes to placing too big a graphic on the net, and it takes forever to get it downloaded, too small and you can't see what's going on.
Take your camcorder near you and fill out the border. Keep in mind that your image may end up being very small on the side, so you need to cut out all the outer detail. Hold your pictures bright and quick. A lot of graphic publishers offer a previewer of what compressing will look like, but my favorite for this job is Image Optimizer (http://www.xat. com), which ruthlessly destroys JPEGs and PDFs, but makes them look good.
The goal is to keep the major pictures at 20-30k. Save your originals. Every TIF you open a JPEG and save it again, it will lose some of its value, so always keep a copy of the source picture in a nondestructive TIF size - you'll have something to draw on as your creative power improves.
Don't magnify your pictures on the computer, you only get blurred and pixelized pictures.