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Discussion in 'Fan Sites' started by Queen_Sara, Jan 30, 2003.

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  1. Queen_Sara Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2002
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    I hope I'm not out of my place or anything. But I need help! I have no idea how to go about creating a website, except on MSN. But that's not good for the kind I want.

    If anybody could maybe explain to a slightly computer literate 14-year-old, please do! But don't expect me to know much. I need to use a free web-page creator.

    And since I'm in grade 8, with a lot of homework getting ready for high school, I don't have time to run around reading a million different threads, and even less time to look for them.

    Thanks!


    :) ~*^SARA^*~ :)
  2. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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  3. dark42 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2002
    star 3
    Notepad. Comes in handy. If you use a Mac, run away. Fast.
  4. jedi-mind-trick VIP

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 2001
    star 5
    Hey Sara,
    If you just want to be able to start a small site with a page free page editor, I would seriously recommend you try geocities. They will give you free web space and you can use their simple online page editor. That should get you started pretty quickly without having to know too much about the codes, etc. :)

    Hope this helps. :D
  5. Queen_Sara Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2002
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    Night4554 I know next to nothing about that kind of thing. I know how to use my computer, and I do know enough about computers, but I don't know how to code or anything. But I'll look at it.

    dark42, yeah I can use that to write, but I can't actually make a webpage out of it. I need to make the webpage, not the material.

    I'll go check that out, jedi-mind-trick. I tried ezboard, but they wanted money.

    Thanks everyone for your help.


    :) ~*^SARA^*~ :)
  6. dark42 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2002
    star 3
    Here are the basics:

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    <html> goes at the beginning of the page to declare a web page

    <head> declares all headers and stuff
    <title>titles goes here in header</title>
    </head> that closes the head (put it in!)

    <body bgcolor=black text=orange link=red vlink=green alink=yellow> this begins the "body" part of the document, where everything goes

    <table cellpadding=1 cellspacing=0>
    <tr>
    <td>
    this is a box in the table
    </td>
    <td>
    box 2
    </td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    Find more on tables by going to google.

    You can make lists (I believe by <list> and <li>). Search google on it.

    <img src="http://benjaminchait.home.attbi.com/images/top.jpg" width=50% height=50%> that makes an image, via the path shown there. Width and height are in pixels when there's no percentage after them. Use quotes.

    <a href="http://theforce.net">this makes a link to THEFORCE.NET</a> (include the </a> else the link never ends, going on until the end of the document).

    </body> end the body
    </html> end the document

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    Sample HTML document.

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    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Sample</title>
    </head>

    <body bgcolor=white link=red vlink=purple alink=blue>
    Here's a webpage.<br>
    The br in a "tag" makes a new line.


    Enters don't matter.<br><br>

    To make a line, use the tag "hr".<br>
    <hr>

    To make a link, make the tag. To email me, use <a href="mailto:me@msn.com">me@msn.com or whatever you want</a>.<br>

    For a webpage it is <a href="http://www25.brinkster.com/dark42/">dark42's webpage!</a>.<br>

    Make text <b>bold</b> with b and /b.<br>
    Make text <i>italic</i> with i and /i.<br>
    Make text <u>underlined</u> with u and /u.<br>
    Make text <blink>blink</blink> with blink and /blink.<br>

    <br><br><br>

    More things can be done, though it gets complex from here on out. Good luck! <a href="http://boards.theforce.net/pm_send.asp?usr=681172">Private message dark42</a> for more help.

    </body>
    </html>

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    Now copy all of that into a blank notepad document, save it as demo.html. Then open demo.html in your web browser (internet explorer). Play around with things. Learn stuff.

    Any more help, private message me.
  7. PadmeSolo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 3, 2002
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    Ahhh... dark comes to Sara's rescue! ;)

    Sara, if you need any really basic help, you can always ask me. I apologize for ditching you during the summer :_| I suddenly had too much to do!!! :( Anyways, I know a minute amount of HTML and stuff, so what comes out of my mouth just MIGHT make sense :D !

    _PSK_
  8. dark42 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2002
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    Decided my quick tutorial's probably too confusing to follow, here's a list of tutorials that are good:


    A tutorial made by a guy from my middle school. All of it's the basics that you need to get started with a page.

    http://student.bvsd.k12.co.us/schools/cent/html2/


    All-encompassing tutorial, good for beginners, has demo pages. Good site because you can expand with items such as CSS or DHTML afterwards (there are tutorials there on everything).

    http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp/>/>
  9. Aanix_Durray Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2001
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    I reccomend the site that got me started on HTML and it's interractive tutorial:

    www.davesite.com


    Hope that helps,
    -~Aanix~-
  10. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

    Member Since:
    Jun 7, 2002
    star 7
    I need to make the webpage, not the material.

    Maybe I'm getting this wrong, but I think she's having trouble with the publishing, more than the creation.

    Its easy enough to make a webpage, even MSPowerpoint and MSWord allow you to make webpages !!!

    As the posters above have suggested, try using Geocities as a host for your webpages. Its totally free, and it only has a small banner type ad embedded into your page.

    They have loads of neat templates for you to use, and a simple yet productive online WYSIWYG editor.

    So, I suggest you have a look at what they have to offer, and play around with their editors.

    malkie

    p.s. as a side note, more ISPs offer some banner free webspace as part of their service, so you might want to check your provider if you want a more "professional" looking site.
  11. dark42 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2002
    star 3
    Geocities sucks.

    http://www.brinkster.com/

    30 megs free, 500 meg / month transfer, no ads.

    Once you write the code you can upload it via their http site.
  12. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

    Member Since:
    Jun 7, 2002
    star 7
    Geocities suck

    how helpful [face_plain]

    Thanks for the link - that looks like and excellent solution for free webhosting (providing you have already created your site :p )

    While it does have an good code bank, it has no page builder option - which might be required for Queen_Saras needs.

    malkie ;)
  13. Heather_Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    Jul 13, 2002
    star 3
    Sara,
    Hey! I haven't talked to you in a while. I just wanted to say that geocities has been a world of help for me. It's simple and allows for a lot of give way and learning. All mine have been done on it. And if you're like me and after hours of "walk throughs" on html still don't get it geocities is the way to go.

    Heather
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