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Part I: First Steps, First Web Pages > Wizarding Up a Personal Home Page

Hour 3. Wizarding Up a Personal Home Page

The everyday, tried-and-true, best-case scenario for building a Web site is the one taught within this book: Use an authoring program offline to create HTML Web page files and then send them to a Web server.

But, for a variety of reasons, many folks are taking a different tack. Many Internet service providers, and also a gaggle of online communities, let visitors create and publish a Web page—and do the whole job, from start to finish, online, in their browsers, with no authoring program required. These online programs that help you build a Web site are called by many different names, but to make things easy, we can call them wizards.

These wizards have advantages and disadvantages, as you will soon see. Before diving in to the nitty-gritty of the best way to build a Web site, I thought it best to share with you the alternative so that you can make an informed choice.

At the end of this hour, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the ups and downs of creating a page online with a wizard?

  • Where can I find a wizard?

  • What basic steps does it usually take to build a page this way?

  • If I choose instead to go the offline Web authoring route described in the rest of this book, what do I need to know about the process of publishing my Web pages after I've created them?



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