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Questions About Creating a Website
all, be forwarned that I'm not a "techie" type person. The
tech guy at my school says that I've got a little bit of a techie
mind! :) What I know I've learned the hard way ... trial and
error. So .... I only know what I know!
you start building your website you need to decide exactly what
purpose and goal you have for it. Is it a website to keep
parents informed? Do you want a place for students to
interact? Will it be a teacher resource site? You also
have to decide how big you think it will be at it's maximum.
If you're looking to design a large website, then I wouldn't suggest
starting with a free site. You'll probably only end up moving
it. Once you have an idea of what you want, then you'll need
to move forward with the creation of the site.
How do you get started?
A: First you have to have
a place to host your site. It might be a place that's free or
one that costs, but you have to have a place to "park" your site. :)
If the place you choose to host your site has page building
software, then you're in business. If it doesn't, then you
have to have page building software as well.
Where are some of the free webhosts?
I recently got an
Gerri recommending another free site for
public school teachers. And in her email she stated that it
made a lot of sense to use this site because a lot of school systems
had filters in place now that blocked sites like Geocities and
Bravenet. THAT is so true! This past week I tried to
check out site after site at Geocities and was blocked by our
school's filter! Anyway, this is the specifications that she
sent for the site:
Offers a free web
hosting account to all K-12 public schools in the U.S.
Open to any district administrator, school principal or
classroom teacher. As part of the program, Lunarpages will
provide a FREE web builder, FREE domain name,
FREE unlimited phone and email support, unlimited email
addresses and FTP accounts, 500 MB storage, and 20 GB data
transfer for each new account. There is no restriction on the
use of the account opened in conjunction with this program,
provided it is opened by a school official and is used for
colleges, churches, day cares and schools outside of the United
States are not eligible to participate.
Unlike other free
educational site hosts, where you're uploading a page into the
subdirectory of someone else's account (which many district
filters will block) at LunarPages, you are actually getting your
-Free domain name for
-Up to 5000 MB storage
-Unlimited email accounts plus SpamAssassin
-FREE CoffeeCup Web Design Software including VisualSite
Designer, CoffeeCup HTML Editor, CoffeeCup Direct FTP, CoffeeCup
Web Video Player.
-Shopping Carts, Blogs, Chat and much more!
Thanks for taking the
time to share all of this, Gerri! :)
What are some other good webhosts?
A: I use
ArborHosting.com and I've
referred a lot of people to them. I've never heard anyone say
anything bad about them, and I've heard many compliments for them.
I've been tremendously happy with my services there. Steve is
the owner and he moved my whole site for me from Geocities.
They are quick to get back with you for technical assistance.
They're very affordable and never once has my site been off line or
"turned off" since I've been with them, which started in Oct. of
2001 unless it's for scheduled maintenance which takes place in the
wee hours of the morning.
How much does it cost?
A: I did pay $9.95 for The
Virtual Vine and I pay $5.95 for The Teacher's Bookbag a month. Both
are at ArborHosting.com. For $9.95 I got 50 MBs of storage,
unlimited bandwidth transferral, and unlimited hits. All of
this means a lot to me because when my site was at Geocities, I only
had 15 MBs of storage and I was almost to capacity after 10 mos.
I also did not have unlimited bandwidth transferral and they'd turn
my site off so much that I couldn't even get on it to make updates.
I also have a lot of other benefits that I don't really know what
they're for. ??? But they're there if I ever need them! :)
Downside for some might be that ArborHosting.com does not provide
page building software. You have to bring your own with you.
11/03 I had to upgrade
The Virtual Vine to 150MBs because I'd used up all 50MBs of storage
that I'd previously had. It took me almost 4 years to use that
much space. I had a choice to either upgrade the site, delete
pages, or don't add any new information. I contemplated those
choices about 3 seconds! :) Now The Virtual Vine costs me
$19.95 a month, and they also moved it to a new server. Moving
it caused all the counters except the one on the homepage to start
over, so I lost all that data. The new server also counts the
site logs into the amount of storage space that you've used.
I'm not crazy about that at all, because the last time I looked at
it, that information was using about 26 MBs of storage space and
that's a lot of space for something I don't even look at. I'm
working on getting that reduced to a smaller amount by reconfiguring
the logs and such.
4/04 A couple of
months ago, someone emailed me that Arbor Hosting no longer provides
unlimited data transferral. There is now a cap. I
recently checked the website myself and I don't see data transferral
mentioned and it use to say unlimited hits/data transferral.
So I guess it's true. So please be aware of that change if
you're interested in having them host your site.
4/06 I don't
remember when exactly, but I've had to upgrade the site again and
now I've upgraded to 300 MBs of storage and a whopping $29.95!!!
This is it for me!!!!! After this, I'll start deleting from
the site. I'm also probably going to add a button this summer
to the pages so that people can donate to help defray the costs if
they'd like. $30 out of my own pocket a month is ridiculous!
What do you use to build your webpages?
A: I've used Geocities
Page Builder, Netscape's Composer, and now I use Front Page 2002.
Of the 3, I LOVE Front Page. To me, it's very easy to use.
It allows me to add all the bells and whistles that I couldn't get
with Composer, and Page Builder is only for Geocities customers.
So on my site, you'll see pages built with all 3 types of software.
Page Builder because what you saw in the editor was not what you saw
online. And what you saw online wasn't what you'd get if you
tried to print the page. Netscape was OK, but I didn't
like the fact that you can only add html tags one at a time. I
have to use a lot of scripts on my pages and that just wasn't going
to get it. The drawback on Front Page is that while the other
two were free, Front Page cost me $180 at Office Depot. You
can download Composer off the 'net. But I feel it was money
Dreamweaver is said to be the best software for building a website.
I've also had a little opportunity to work with Dreamweaver, but not
a lot. (It's on my computer, I just don't work with it)
I find Front Page easier to use, but that could be because that's
what I'm use to. Dreamweaver is mega expensive .. about $600,
but I just learned that educators can purchase it for as little as
$99. Here's the link:
was just shared with me, so I don't know anything about the program
or the company that's selling it.
Where do you get the clipart/graphics for
A: The best place to get
graphics is to go to a website that you like and see where they got
theirs. But please do not take their graphics. If they're using
graphics from somewhere else, then there should be a link on each of
their webpages to direct you to the site of the graphics designer.
I've had people take graphics from my pages and paste them onto
their pages and then give me credit for the graphics. Ex.
Graphics courtesy of The Virtual Vine (and a link back to me)
I'm not the graphics designer. The graphics artists put a lot
of time into their work and they deserve to be given credit for
that. If you want to use their graphics, then you should go to their site and
download it from there OR join their membership. Make sure you
A lot of
the graphics designers are no longer providing linkware graphics.
Linkware is when you use their graphics, and in return you have to
provide a link back to their website. They're no longer
providing these graphics because of graphics abuse, and I can
understand their frustration. I'm now having to put "no right
click" scripts on my pages so that people don't steal their graphics
from my pages. Because of the abuse, many of the graphics
designers have gone to selling paid memberships. You pay a fee
and then they allow you to use their graphics. Their graphics
are password protected. And many of them now will not allow
you to use their graphics even if you pay, if you don't put the "no
right click" script on your pages. They're definitely not
going to allow you to use their graphics if they see graphics abuse
on your site.
also seems to be a rash lately of graphics artists who opened paid
memberships, but for whatever reason now are shutting their doors.
I know of 3 that I joined that's done this. Hope this trend
doesn't continue. To me, graphics are what makes a site.
It allows the "webmaster" to imprint their personality on their
pages. That's why you'll always see "cutesy" on my sites.
That's just my personality! :)
Is it OK for me to copy stuff off your
website and put it on my webpages?
A: No. There's a
lot of information shared on the Internet and it would be almost
impossible to find the original creators of many, many, many things.
So a lot of teachers especially, share information and a lot of
teachers' webpages have a lot of similar stuff. But it is not
alright to go to someone else's website and copy stuff from their webpages and put it on your webpage ... even if you do say "borrowed
from The Virtual Vine or copied from The Virtual Vine" That is
not good 'netiquette. If you'd like to share info from that
page with your visitors, then put a link to that page and let the
people go there to see it. From what I understand about
copyright laws, you can't copyright an idea, but you can
copyright text. So even though all the ideas on my webpages
are not my own, the text that I put there is. So that's why it
is not OK to copy text from one website and paste it onto another..
This is why you see
at the top of all my webpages now:
Do not copy and paste text
or graphics from this page onto other websites.
You may however, provide a link to
this page. Thanks!
What can I put on my page as far as
A: As budgets become
tighter, people are getting stricter with this, so my recommendation
would be not to put things on your site that you know are
copyrighted. In the past I have done this, but giving credit
to the owner. I'm now in the process of removing any
copyrighted material from the site. Most teachers create these
websites in the spirit of sharing, not to make money, but it just
isn't worth getting in trouble. The problem with this is that
teachers are a creative and sharing bunch. If they have a need
for something, put enough of them together and they can/will create
something to fill that need. So it's often hard to tell what's
teacher created and freely shared, and what's copyrighted.
Why do you need a link back to your
homepage/index page on each of your website pages?
A: Not all of your
visitors will visit your pages by first going to your homepage/index
page. Therefore, if they visit one of your website pages
without first going through your homepage, they can't use their
"back button" to get to your homepage and navigate your site unless
you provide them with an icon to do that. And if they want to
explore your site further and are unable to do that, it makes it
very frustrating for your visitors. So make sure you either
place an icon to get to your homepage or a navigation map on each of
your website pages.
In addition, you should
always have an icon on each page for your visitors to email you with
comments, concerns, suggestions, or broken links. Some nice
visitors will take the time to do this if you provide them a means
to do so.
How do you get all those cool effects on
A: Those are called
scripts and are written by "techie" guys and gals. You can get
the scripts free at Dynamic
They are also linkware.
What is a domain name?
A: A domain name is when
you pay to use a certain name. thevirtualvine.com is my domain
name. When at Geocities I payed $35 a year to use the name.
Now at ArborHosting.com they renew my domain name each year for
free. If you don't renew then you can end up losing it.
So it's imperative to stay up to date. To me, a domain name
just makes it easier for my visitors to remember the site URL.
Lots of times if you can't remember, or don't know a sites URL, then
you can try their name and .com and it will pop right up.
What is a URL?
A: That is the website's
What is the difference between a website
and a webpage?
A: It took me quite
a while to figure this one out. One reason being is that when
I'd ask someone, they'd tell me the wrong answer or totally confuse
me. :) A website is your whole site. My website is The
A webpage is a page of/on
my site. "Apple Pickin' Time" is a page on my website,
therefore it is a webpage. Your website is made up of one or
more webpages. At the moment, my site probably has about 106
pages. 1 website, 106 webpages.
What is a hyperlink?
A: A hyperlink, or link,
is "something" that will take you from one webpage or website to the
other. Many times it's in blue, but it doesn't have to be.
But when you hover your cursor/mouse over it, you'll see the cursor
change into a hand or something. This is a hyperlink ...
http://www.thevirtualvine.com It's what links things
together on the web, like a huge spider WEB!
Do I have to get permission from other
site owners before linking to their site?
A: No. Unless
there's something wrong with your site (like it was a porno site or
something), other site owners probably feel honored that you liked
their site enough to provide a link to it. And if for some
reason they do not want you to provide that link, they could always
ask you to remove it. However, I've NEVER had that happen.
I just received a free trial of Front Page. I am totally lost! I
don't know where to start in creating a web-page. Could you give me
some direction as to begin, or a web site that could help me?
First right click on the blank page and click on PAGE PROPERTIES.
This is where you put your page name and if you click on
BACKGROUNDS, you can fill in your background. If you want anything
other than colors, you have to download your graphics to your
computer first (I'm assuming that you're getting them from the
'net). Once you get your background set up, you're ready to go.
How do I add/change the title to my page?
A: The title is what you see in the title bar at the top of a
page when you click on the page. It's also the title that's
given your page when people save it in their Favorites or bookmark
it. To add/change the title for the page in Front Page, open
your page and click on the page; then right click. Click on PAGE
PROPERTIES. Then on the GENERAL tab, fill in your page name in the
TITLE box and click on OK.
How do you create layered backgrounds?
Like with 2-3 on top of each other.
A: You layer the
backgrounds using tables. First you start with your Page Properties
and put in your first background. Then you make a table, say one
row/one column/95% of the page. Then fill in the background for the
table. That's your second layer. Then to make the 3rd layer, put
anther table inside that table using the same dimensions. You can
keep doing that for as many layers as you want.
I followed your directions on making a
layered background but can not get them all centered. Could you
explain how to get it centered? Also, when I put in the table I can
only type half way down the page. How do you get the cursor at the
top? Mine just won't budge. I would really appreciate any help or
A: To center a table:
click on table, then right click; click on TABLE PROPERTIES. In the
pop-up box, look at the top where it says LAYOUT and then ALIGNMENT.
Click on the drop down box and choose CENTER, then click on OK @ the
bottom. That should center your table.
To move the cursor
to the top of your table: Try this. Click on the table, then right
click. Click on CELL PROPERTIES. Under LAYOUT, click on the VERTICAL
ALIGNMENT drop down box and choose TOP, then OK. That should move
your cursor to the top of your table.
People are telling me that things are overlapping on my page
(pictures on borders), but they're not on my computer. How can
I see what they're seeing?
If they're not overlapped on your computer, then you must have your
screen resolution set to where it shows smaller images (1024x768 or
something like that) than what they're seeing. Mine's set @ 600x800
which is now the average for most visitors to my site. If you want
to see your site in that view, then go to your Control Panel
(probably under MY COMPUTER), click on DISPLAY, then SETTINGS. Look
at the bottom of the pop up window and you'll see a sliding button
where it says SCREEN RESOLUTION. If yours is set higher than
600x800, then you can slide it to Less and the screen resolution
should get smaller. Then click on APPLY and OK. Then go check your
site. You can always go back and reset it to what it was. If
that's what's happening, then that's why your graphics are overlapping
Also, if you want to see
how others are viewing your site with different browsers, then you
can download the different browsers. Then view your site with
each browser. I've found the most difference in using
Netscape. Sometimes it sees things totally different and a lot
of the animations and things do not work for it. Fortunately,
a lot of people don't use Netscape as their browser. The
biggest majority of the people that visit my site are using some
version of Internet Explorer (IE) with a screen resolution of
How do you make the webpage resize for
different resolutions? My screen resolution is 800x600.
When I view the page in another browser with a higher resolution, it
is totally changed.
A: After you've set up
your background for your page, add a table with invisible borders.
Set the table margins for percentages rather than pixels. If
you want to give this table the same background as the one on the
page, then do that and set your table margin to 100%. If
you're going to use a different background for the table than the
one that you've used on the page, set the table margin for 90 - 95%,
or whatever you choose. By doing this using page percentages,
no matter what resolution the viewers computer has, the table will
fill 95% (or whatever) of the viewers page with the table. therefore
I purchased some graphics from Whispy Hollow and I got them today.
I loaded the zip file in my pictures. When I tried to insert the
picture on a page it won't go there. Can you please explain to me
how you use the zip files, where you load them, and how do you get
them on a new page.
A: The first thing you have to do is unzip the file that Melly sent
you. You'll need WinZip or something similar to do that. Once
they're unzipped, then you insert the graphics just like all the
others that you have on your site.
Can you tell me how you add text to a banner or quilt square?
You have to have a program that will add text to images. I have
Paint Shop Pro 8, but there are also other programs as well ... you
may have something comparable that came on your computer. Look for
a program that will edit photos.
Where can I get a guestbook?
I have tried unsuccessfully to add a guestbook on my site. I copied
the the script and went into html and put it in the body but it
didn't work. I tried pasting directly on the index page and all the
script shows up. What am I doing wrong? Do you have to put a logo
on the index or does that just automatically show up? I'm at a loss
at what to do with this.
You're just adding a link onto your page to your guestbook, which is
really on the guestbook host's site. So, what you need is guestbook
text or a guestbook graphic, and then you just add the link to the
graphic or text. So when the visitor clicks on the graphic or text
it takes them to your guestbook on the guestbook host's site. You
configure your guestbook on their site. At least that's how
Bravenet has theirs set up. The "html" script that they give you is
actually a URL to your guestbook.
Simply put, they're just giving you the link to your guestbook.
You're not adding the guestbook to the pages, just the link. So add
the link like you would to any other site.
If you want a guestbook graphic on your webpage, then you have to
supply the graphic. Lots of webpage sets come with guestbook
graphics to use. Some do not, so you can use a text link instead if
I am still using Yahoo Geocities for my server. I have many pages
done in Pagebuilder that I have been trying to convert to Front
Page. If I do a copy-paste, they come in but they have something
that looks like text boxes around them. I can erase what is in these
dotted boxes, but I can't seem to get rid of these dotted boxes.
Have you tried moving your stuff and had success? It is taking me
forever to redo all of these pages in Front Page by copying one
picture at a time.
A: With my Geocities pages, this is what I do. Open the page in
Front Page (not cut and paste). Fix the page, then save it again.
Everything in Page Builder is done in tables. That's what the
dotted boxes are. You know how to remove the text, but not the
box. Once you've removed the text that you need, simply click on
the box, then go to the tool bar and click on table, then select
table, and it will highlight the box. Then go back to the top,
click on table, again, then delete table. It will delete the box.
It might look like it's still there, but once you click somewhere
else, then the box will disappear.
don't have Adobe to post some blacklines I've made and I've heard
you can do it with Microsoft Word. Do you have any idea how to do
this? Under File, there is a Web Page preview and what I see when I
look at my pages doesn't look right--things are too crammed
together. Do you know this process?
you are right ... you can save Word Documents like pdf files. I had
never tried it, but just did it. Just load the Word Document up to
your server with the .doc file extension. Then link to it. When
you click on the link, it will give you a pop-up window ... click on
Open and there it is! I love learning new stuff like this. :)
How do you upload a Word document?
A: Save the document in
word. It will have a .doc file extension. Then find the
document in Windows Explorer and copy it into the correct website
To do this, open Windows Explorer. I open my website files (click
on NETWORK PLACES, then your WEBSITE ADDRESS). All your website
files should pop up and will stay open on the left side. Then I go
back and open the file where the Word document is at. Then I copy
the Word document and paste it into the correct website file. Then
you have to provide a link from your website page to the place where
the document is at.
do I insert pdf files into my webpage?
found one tutorial that leads me to believe that I have to buy
something...is this true?
you have to do is upload your pdf file to your server, then provide
a link from your page to the file. No big deal, no new software
required. Your pdf file will of
course have a .pdf file extension instead of .gif, .jpeg, or .html.
Q: How do I convert a Word
document into a pdf file? There is no "pdf" button or anything to
select in Word to convert it ??? Is a pdf even what I'm looking
for? I want to provide some letters/handouts to parents that
teachers can print out to use as a resource, is pdf what I want?
You do need a program that will save your files as .pdf files. If
you have a scanner, you can probably use that program ... that's
what I use. I scan them in and save them as pdf. But, you don't
have to have pdf files for that. You can save and print Word
documents as well. Save your files you want to print as Word
documents (.doc files), then upload them to your server and provide
a link to them. Voila! You're in business!
How do you make a page that has enter and
then you go to the index page? Like I want to do a Halloween page
that you enter to get to index. Also, how do you put music on a
site and do you know of places where you can get the music?
A: The page that
you're asking about is called a "splash page". To create one, just
create the page like you would any other page, then where you put
"ENTER", link it to your index page. BUT, you'll
have to name the splash page "index.html" and rename your old index
page something else ... maybe "index2.html". Then you'd link
the splash page to the "index2.html" page. The reason for this
is so that when people go to "www.thevirtualvine.com"
(insert your web address there), they'll go to your splash page and
link to your old index page. If you leave the old index page
labeled "index.html" they're going to continue going straight there
instead of to your splash page.
I've only got music on one of my pages because it can be annoying if
your visitor is listening to their own music. Your music will play
simultaneously with their music ... not good. :) Also, a lot of
people don't like music on the pages, but if they're not listening
to their own music, they can turn it down or off.
To load music, download the file just like anything else, then add
it to your page. To add it to the page .. in FrontPage, open PAGE
PROPERTIES. About midway down on the GENERAL tab, you'll see
BACKGROUND SOUND, then LOCATION. Click on BROWSE beside LOCATION.
Find your midi file (the music file) and open it in the BROWSE
window. Then underneath that, you'll see LOOP. Configure it there as
to how you want the music to play [ how many times or check FOREVER
if you want it to play continuously].
As for places to get your music, do a Google search for whatever
type of music you want, then download it into your folder for that
Q: I am
trying to change my index page to where it has 2 tables beside each
other. I have tried all day to figure out this. When I add my first
table, it won't let me put another table beside it. I want to have a
form similar to how you have your index. Could you please help me
A: FP isn't going to let you put two tables
side by side. To get this effect, you have to set up one table and
have it divided into two COLUMNS. To get the space between the
columns, you have to adjust your CELL SPACING. The larger your
number for your cell spacing, the wider the space will be between
the two columns.
How do you disable the "right click" on
A: Go to
and type "no right click" into the search and
the script to disable the right click should pop right up.
Then you have to copy the script and insert it into your page
editor. I also disable the IE graphics grabber by placing this tag
in the HEAD
Most graphic artists
require this as well.
I am trying to do a no right click on my
site. I went to dynamic drive and looked at the directions. I went
on my site and did insert, web com, advanced, html. It wouldn't let
me copy and paste the script so I tried typing in the script and it
says I have a error. I have redid this several times and I can't get
it. Is there some way to copy and paste that script? Also, I am
trying to add this on a page that is already finished. Do you have
to add this before you add tables and graphics to a page?
A: To add "no right click" script (or any html/scripts), open your
webpage in FP. At the bottom of the page, click on the tab for HTML.
That will show you all the html for your page. Insert/paste the
script where the instructions tell you to put it (the "no right
click" on my pages goes in the BODY of the page). I always put my
scripts in the same place (no right click at the bottom of the page)
so that if I want to go back and make sure it's there, I don't have
to hunt for it.
Then when you're finished pasting in the script, click on the NORMAL
tab again and you'll see your page once again minus the html. Your
script is now in place. Voila! :)
Adding scripts or your own html is easy with FP. That's the main
reason why I purchased it.
And no, you don't have to
add the script to the page first. It can be added at any time.
I just try to make sure that I've added it before I save it to the
web (for obvious reasons).
I am now trying to add snow to my enter page. I got on Dynamic
Drive and copied the script and pasted where it said. I copied the
graphic but when I preview ,it just has boxes with a red x in them
falling. I know I am leaving something simple out but I am so sick
of doing this over and over. Could you please tell me where I am
making a mistake.
It's hard to answer this question because the scripts are all
different. If you're using their graphic and you downloaded it,
then the problem is probably that you need to change the script to
match where you have your graphic uploaded. Simply put ... the
script needs to tell the computer where to look for the graphic.
Sounds like you've got the script in place, you just need to fine
tune the part dealing with the graphic.
If you're using your own graphic, then you'll need to delete what
they have and add in yours. Just look at the file where you have
the graphic and the graphic name and make sure the script echoes it.
What is bandwidth and bandwidth theft?
Is adding a link on your site to someone else's bandwidth theft?
A: Bandwidth is
transferral of data. Every time someone visits your site, they use
some of your bandwidth because the data on your site has to be
viewed by their computer and that info has to be transferred. The
more info you have on your pages (especially graphics and photos),
the more bandwidth is used each time someone visits your site. Some
people have to pay depending on the bandwidth transferral on their
site. So the more hits they get, the more they may have to pay if it
goes over their bandwidth transferral limit. That's why the sites at
Geocities get shut down so much if someone has a lot of visits to
their site. Geocities now has a very low bandwidth transferral
policy on their free sites. After two or 3 people have visited a
page it may be over it's bandwidth transferral limit so they cut the
page off for an hour. Then the next hour it starts all over again.
As far as putting links to sites from your site, that is acceptable.
Teachers do not put all the time and work into building these
websites for no one to come and visit them. They expect and want
visitors. So if you provide a link to their site, that indeed is a
compliment to their site. IF it is causing undue hits to their site
that they can't afford, they could always request that the link from
your site be removed. I've never had that happen and I have
literally thousands of links on my site to other sites.
People can't get to my site unless they
type in www .com. They can't just do a search and find
it. Can you help?
A: One reason may be that
your splash page is titled something other than the name of your
site. Your main page should ALWAYS be titled the name of your
site or at least something with that name in the title. The
title bar is what you see when you go to a website and you look to
the very top of the page, or if you bookmark that page. That's
where you want to see it say the name of your website. That's
one of the main places that search engines search for information.
Each page of your site should be clearly titled as to what's on that
page so that the search engines can find it, but also so that once
someone has bookmarked it they'll know what it is they've
bookmarked. That's why I started adding "@ The Virtual Vine"
to all my pages. Because there are a ton of Bears pages, now
when someone bookmarks my Bears page it says, "Bears @ The Virtual
Vine." That lets them find what they're looking for a little
easier and helps with the bookmarking, too.
Also, you may have to
submit your site to Google before it will get picked up by the
search engines. If your site got a lot of hits on its own, you
might not have to, but without a of hits, you might have to do that.
You can look on the Google website and check out how to submit your
of my best investments into building a website (other than Front
Page 2002) was to purchase Elizabeth Castro's book HTML for the
World Wide Web. It has allowed me to understand and discover
things that I would have never figured out on my own ... or it would
have taken me forever to do so! So if you're going to be
working with HTML (and to use all the guestbooks, scripts, and stuff
you'll have to) this book is a good investment.
Online Website Classes:
I recently received this message about Virtual Univ from a
took a course through www.vu.org
You pay a $15 and can take up to 3 classes. I took a basic HTML
class and received professional development hours. You actually make
a web page and put it on-line. The instructors help you with any
registration for fall begins Aug 18 and "classes" begin in September
for about 6 weeks. Another session begins in October or November.>>
I checked out the
website, and the classes are $15. There's one I'd also find
interesting, more advanced than the basic webpage. So after
school starts and I get settled in, I might take one of the classes.
If anyone else has any input on this, please let me know.
have still have questions, email me and I'll try to answer them.
I don't mind at all trying to help. I do mind having to type
this stuff over and over again, so that's why I built this page. :)
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