setting up a web site

Ravenswing

Hi all--

Could anyone outline the method of setting up a web-page??

I am entirely clueless as to the hows of this...

thanks

fly well
raven
 

azuremariposa

how much info do you want? i've been setting up sites since '99...
do you want a full blown site? a basic web page? do you need help w/code? fun stuff like scripts to keep ppl from stealing your stuff??
let me know, i'll be more than happy to help you...:)

~azure
 

lunalafey

I'm interested in learning as well.
I just discovered that I can make web pages with my office program. I have a faux site that I did for practice & fun, but I have no idea how to get it 'online'. I also have sites at angelfire and tripod. They where a color by numbers type set up. Some how the AF site converted to that code stuff. I want to edit but my abilities are limited.
 

azuremariposa

lunalafey, "everything i learned about code, i learned from angelfire" hehe...waaaaaaay back early in '99 i set up my first angelfire site...i played around w/their template pages and then converted them to the "advanced" feature...this is a really good way to learn html (which is now being replaced by xml, but that's another story)...
also, if you have available to you a "peer-to-peer" sharing program (kazaa, morpheus, etc.), look up software like macromedia's dreamweaver & microsoft's front page...you can usually get versions that are easy to install (though sometimes you have to go hunting down "registration codes", blech!) and here's the best part...you can play w/them to your hearts content, and they both have a choice between a "visual" version (meaning, you create everything w/o code), a "code" version and both...they also have fun stuff to create little navigation bars and things of that nature...(note: both programs take up alot of space on the ole harddrive, be sure your comp can handle it before downloading)
i think my first angelfire site is still up somewhere, though it's absolutely horrid to look at, i can't bear the thought...heh...
but since then i've designed two sites for myself, numerous weblogs (too many to count), blah blah blah...it also helps to have a graphics program (you can find paint shop pro for free too) to make cool stuff for your site...my first website has since been taken down, but my current one is www.beyondazure.com
(my journal is in the "www" link below)...
anywho, to set up a "proper" website, as in your own domain and all that, is not difficult...
you have to find a good hosting service (i highly recommend www.dreamhost.com they have superior storage and bandwidth for the money...as low as $10/mo. & your domain registration is free! how cool is that?)...after that, a good FTP (file transfer protocol) program to shuttle all the pages you've created (either on notepad, or in a program like dreamweaver or front page) over to your site...there's lots of technical gobbledy-gook involved, but it's not too hard to figure out...(if i can do it, anyone can, i'm sure!)
depending on how much time i have on my hands, i'd be glad to help anyone out in this regard...there are lots of tutorial websites (and dreamweaver has a little tutorial built in for ppl who don't know html) out there...i think i used to visit www.webmonkey.com or something like that, but i don't really remember now...
anyway, i'd be happy to help, just let me know what you want to do/create/etc.

~azure
 

lunalafey

AH yes, webmonkey...helpful....
currently my budget does not allow for paid hosting, but that's ok, I have other means of site exposer. I have an older comp. I think it has a good amount of storage since my HD was replaced and I got to start from scratch, yet I don't know where to look to see what space I have left. I'm pleased with the program I used to make the fun site, until my experience and needs grow...I'll stick with what I have...but I do like the free paint shop pro thing....
this is my first site...eventually I will want to down load pictures from my digicam...once I get the program in....another story....
http://www.angelfire.com/biz/dragonseyedyes/
there is a link to my second site at the bottom...it's hard to see{if my memory serves me right} because it's in white...I'd like to change the color but don't see the color code. I'm thinking I can't because it's one of those 'sponsered' webtools...but I know there is a way to just turn text into a link where I can control the color and not depend upon some commercial bs.
 

azuremariposa

ok...i looked at both sites, and they look great! :) the background you have on the site you linked to is the same one i used for my poetry pages on angelfire, hehe...
anyway, on to colours and links...
i'm thinking that you need to change the settings for that page, b/c all your links are white...if you go to edit the page, it SHOULD show an area where you designate colours...remember there are three link colours (well, four if you are using CSS, but we won't go there ;) heh)...the actual link, the active link (meaning when the person clicks), and the visited link...if you are seeing code when you go to edit the page, this will be within the <body> tag up top...
it might look like <body bgcolor="#ffffff" background="link to the image for background" text="#003333" link="#ffffff" alink="#ffffff" vlink="#ffffff"> (i'm just guessing b/c i can't view the source of your page, so it won't look 'exactly' like that, but close)
so, you need to change the colour values (you can also change the colour of your text this way)...i'm pretty sure if you don't have a quick and easy reference to the hexidecimal colour codes (the #ffffff = white #000000 = black thing) that you can type in colours like you can here w/the bulletin board code: "blue", "violet", etc....
links are easy, you just have to remember to close them!! lol...
to create a link to your other site on tripod you would need to type in:
<a href="http://smax67.tripod.com/Dragons-Eye/&o=1">Dragons Eye</a>
the <a> tag opens a link the </a> closes it...whatever is in between the arrows > < will be the link (it can be text, an image, etc.)
if you wanted it to be an image you would put in the code for an image...say
<a href="http://yoursite.com"><img src="http://placewhereyouhavepic.jpg"></a>
then the link would be a picture...if you don't want the ucky link border around the image, you do this to the tag:
<img src="http://pictureurl.jpg" border="0">
(two values in one <img> tag)...is that too much info?? heh...
if you have any questions you might wanna pm me, unless ppl want me to keep blabbering in here...;)

blessings

~azure
 

Ravenswing

well... while you two chat...

LOL!! glad to have created a connecting.

What I'm looking for is just a basic presentation of deck in progress-- i've got two going.
The geometric and the gematric. If you culd point me in the right (ie-- simplest) direction, I'd much appreciate it.

Just be prepared for the 'help!' screams now and then.

fly well
Raven
 

azuremariposa

:) you want to set up a site to present a deck in progress, so then at the moment you probably don't want to go with full fledged hosting right??
so, you'll need a free hosting site, w/a quick google search i came up w/plenty, but this one sounded good: http://www.freewebsitehosting.com/
has 100 MB's of space (which should be plenty of room for images and so forth) and you get other little extras, so i'd check that one out first...
i don't know how you want to display your cards, but there are many methods, from straight images, to thumbnails, etc...
also, if you want to put scripts on the site that prevent the old "right-click"/"save picture as" & highlight capability (not fail safe, b/c ppl can adjust their browser not to recognize java, and things like that) i can point you in the right direction for those as well...
and by all means, you can "scream" for help anytime...i'm almost always online somewhere...hehe...:)
if you need any specific instrux, let me know...

many blessings...

~azure
 

Ravenswing

many thanks

now I just need to carve out a piece of time to work it out.

thanks again lady blue--

fly well
raven
 

lunalafey

Originally posted by azuremariposa
ok...i looked at both sites, and they look great! :)
hey! thanks....
the background you have on the site you linked to is the same one i used for my poetry pages on angelfire
Go Figure!
to an ordinary person, they would be amused....me, does not come as a suprise
i'm pretty sure if you don't have a quick and easy reference to the hexidecimal colour codes (the #ffffff = white #000000 = black thing) that you can type in colours like you can here w/the bulletin board code: "blue", "violet", etc....
LOL....first thing I found and copied.....as you have seen, with me it's all in the color

".....to create a link to your other site on tripod you would need to type in:
<a href="http://smax67.tripod.com/Dragons-Eye/&o=1">Dragons Eye</a>....."

so I can cheat and just copy this?....hehe
....unless ppl want me to keep blabbering in here...;)

FULLY APPRECIATE THE BLABBERING