Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How do I build my website?

I get asked that question a lot it seems, and it’s kind of a loaded question. My answer is usually, “It depends.”.

But actually, after you build a couple of websites you will find that for the most part they have the same basic framework and most websites are the same steps repeated over and over.

So building a website using Dreamweaver might look something like this:

  1. Purchase Domain Name
  2. Purchase Hosting
  3. Create a FTP account
  4. Setup a Adobe Dreamweaver site definition
  5. Create page design in Adobe Fireworks
  6. Convert page design to Dreamweaver template
  7. Create new page using template
  8. Push web page to web server
  9. Test in multiple browsers
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 until website is complete

That might seem like a lot of steps, but you will find that none of them are particularly hard. Especially after you have had a bit of practice.

Over the next couple of days I will break those steps down for you so they don’t seem so daunting.

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