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Introduction

DID YOU KNOW...?
You can have a website address even before your site exists

A website address is called a domain and you get one from a Domain Registrar

If you wait too long to register a domain it will be harder to find one that's still available

DID YOU KNOW...?
A website needs web hosting so that it can be seen on the internet

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You can do it...honest
You don't need to spend money on computer programs or enroll in expensive courses to learn how to make a website. Although HTML code may look complicated, it's quite easy to learn. But if you want to skip learning code and get right down to building a website, this tutorial suggests making one with Weebly.

For the rest of you let's start building your first webpage. So are you ready? Sure you are, let's get started.

Getting down to business
The only thing needed to make a website is a browser and a simple text editor such as Notepad that comes with Windows. Yup, Notepad, even for fancy websites, Mac users have TextEdit.

Before embarking on making your first webpage you need to know how to turn a regular text file into an HTML file: From the File menu in Notepad choose Save As, give your file a name, any name you like, for example mypage, and add the .html extension to it like so:

mypage.html

The .html extension is what turns a regular text file into an HTML file. It only needs to be added at the time you create the file, once it's made simply save the file each time you edit the code because Notepad will already know that it's an HTML file. Save your file in a folder where you can easily find it.

The saved code can be opened and edited from within the text editor, make sure that "All Files" is selected from the drop down menu in the editor's dialog box.

To open the webpage in your browser simply go to the folder in which it is saved and click on the webpage icon.

Important Note
The file name for the main web page of any website must be index.html All other pages within a site can be given any name you like.

Now that you know that you are ready to begin your web design course with Lesson 1

DID YOU KNOW...?
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There is more to getting a website online than just building it. It also needs a domain name and web hosting so that it can be seen on the internet.

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