Build A Website

  Build a Website: Home
  Link to Build a Website

  How to Build a Website
  Planning your Website
Uploading Files
  Using a FTP client
  Getting Visitors
  Monitoring Web Traffic
  Publishing Banner Ads

 Web Hosting
  Finding a Web Host
  Moving to a New Host
  Domain Names

  HTML Tutorials
  Text Editors
  WYSIWYG Editors

  How do I Make a Blog
  Adding Music to a Xanga

  Hex Color Codes
  Common Banner Sizes

  What's a Forum
  Forum Scripts
  Webmaster Forums

 Web Host Reviews
  CirtexHosting Review
  ICDsoft Review
  Sonata Web Review

  Short URLs
  Review of CNcat

 Other Resources
  Microsoft Access Tutorials
  Microsoft Excel Tutorials
  VBA Tutorials
  Visual Tutorials

Build a Website

Welcome to, a beginner's guide to building a website.
Outline to Building a Website:
  • Planning your website : The first steps to building your website are to figure out what it about, how it's going to work, and how you want it to look.
  • Creating your website : A brief overview on finding a web host, coding and a list of supplies.
    • Text Coding or WYSIWYG : The Pro's and Con's of Text Coding and WYSIWYG editors.
    • WYSIWYG Editors : Descriptions of the major WYSIWYG editors, including Dreamweaver and Go Live!
    • Text Code Editors : I recommend using Arachnophilia 4.0 to edit HTML and CSS files.
    • Learning HTML : This is practically a required step to becoming a webmaster of any worth. Even if you plan on using Dreamweaver or Frontpage, you should still learn some HTML.
      • Build a Website's HTML Tutorial : My very own HTML tutorial. It covers most of the basic commands as well as frames and tables.
      • Other HTML Tutorials : A mini-directory to other HTML tutorials that I find useful.
      • CSS Tutorials : Another mini-directory, this one of CSS tutorials and resources that are useful.
  • Finding a Web host : A guide to finding a web host.
    • Free or Paid : An article outlining a few of the differences between free and paid web hosting.
    • Features : Explains what many of the features that your web host offers accually do.
    • Domain Names : Explains how to register a domain name.
    • Short URLS : Features information about Short URLs and free domains as well as a glossary of useful terms regarding the subject.
      • Short URLS/Free Domain names : Includes a guide to learning how to use short URLs, and information about Short URLs.
      • URL Snippers : A short article on what URL snippers do, and how to use them best.
    • Uploading your website : A guide with introductions to uploading files via your browser and via FTP to the internet.
      • FTP Clients : Short reviews of various FTP clients.
      • How to FTP : A guide to using a FTP client (program) to upload a website to the internet. I used SmartFTP in this tutorial.
    • Getting Visitors : Information about getting people to go to your website.
      • Search Engines : Information about the major and minor seach engines.
      • Major Directories : Brief descriptions of the major web directories.
      • Basic SEO : Just some basic information about search engine optimization (SEO)
        • Submitting to Directories : A guide to efficently submitting to directories.
        • Forums : Forums and websites to learn about SEO.
  • Making Money
    • Publishing Banner Ads : Information about putting banner advertisements on your website to make money.
    • Google Adsense: An informational article about Google Adsense.

News on Build a Website

10/7/05 It has been a bad month for Build a Website. Netrillium hosting shut-us down because they lost our payment, jerks. Then I forgot to upload half the site. I promise everything will improve. In the next coming year, Build a Website will become more education-centric. Meaning more quizes, more tutorials, more resources.

8/10/05 Re-did front page to make it more like a guide.

7/9/05 Re-did the navigation, I hope it's okay. Everything is categorized by topic, then by importance.

7/7/05 A new day a new design. Hope you like it. I've been feeling like a minimalist lately.

3/24/05 Web statistics section is finished. Sorry a few things came up so it took a lot longer than expected.

2/20/05 I'm working on a multi-page section, on web traffic statistics, which is taking longer than expected. It should be done by the end of this week. :) Also in about 2 more months (long wait eh?) I'll have a review of both Sonata Web Hosting and CirtexHosting.

1/27/05 Due to the fact that V7inc's webhosting business has been bought out, I have decided to move the site to CirtexHosting. If you see this message the domain name servers have resolved. :)

1/25/05 Adding new content sorry for the massive delays. :) I'll try to keep adding 1+ articles a week.

7/17 Migrating Build A Website to

10/1 I'm converting the entire site into XHTML coding at the moment.

8/13 Well Build A Website is finished, finally! In case you're wondering... Build A Website will probably stay as a sub-domain of CNW because the .com, .net and .info ones are taken.

8/5/03 Well August 4th passed and the website's still not finished. Feel free to read everything that is finished though.

**Pre-Opening News**

7/24 Changed the layout it looks a little more crisp in my opinion.

7/13 You might think it's a little odd for me to be typing in updates for Build a Website even though it's not live yet, but this helps me stay on track. 2 out of 5 HTML tutorials are still not done, 6/26 Well the site isn't up yet, but I'm making pages at a rate of 1 per day. I should finish Build a Website by at least the end of July. The scheduled opening of the site is scheduled for August 3.

6/25 The web hosting section is finally finished. I'm also building a glossary for people to use. Don't be surprised if the glossary isn't up when the web site goes live.

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