Web sites aren't magic. Planning, design, and implementing a site for yourself, your small business, your family, or your model car club is well within the capabilities of any person with a reasonable amount of computer know-how. A broad range of free and low-cost tools are available to assist the novice Web publisher. This course shows you how you can let these tools do the technical work while you focus on your vision.


Elements of a Web Site

Building a Web site should be an enjoyable process. Getting organized first will help. In this lesson, you'll learn what you need to think about and plan for before you begin construction so that your site doesn't overwhelm you or become a burden in the future.

Web Design Basics

You don't have to be a graphic design expert to build a site you can be proud of. Web designers have learned a lot over the years that you can apply to your own site design. Learn a few tips, understand some basic rules, and find out where you can go for freebies to help make your design job easy.

Putting It All Together

In this lesson, you'll learn the nuts and bolts of Web site construction. Find out which tools are available for building a Web site, how to work with graphics, when and how to add links to other pages, and how to determine what your audience is going to see and experience.

Give Your Web Site a Home

The World Wide Web consists of an overwhelming array of an almost infinite number of Web sites. So where will your site go and how will you get to it? In this lesson, learn the ins and outs of publishing your site on the Web, including how to find a service provider and how to choose a Web address.

Jazz Up Your Web Site with Multimedia

Often a simple text- and image-based Web site is all you need. However, there are instances when adding multimedia elements -- movies, presentations, or music -- is appropriate. In this lesson, you'll determine if your site needs these elements and learn how to add them.

Promote Your Web Site

Now that your site is posted on the Web, how do you let people know about it? In this lesson, you'll learn what you can do to make your site more visible, how to make sure your site can be found easily by Web surfers, and how to keep visitors coming back for more.

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