Introduction To A Web Page
Making Your Own Web Page
Have you ever wanted to create your own Web page, with text and graphics? Maybe you wondered how they work and possibly what this HTML stuff is?
A web page or webpage is a document written for display on web browsers. The web browser shows the web page on a monitor or your mobile device. If you create a collection of webpages in the same place, it is called a website or just “site”. Webpages are often (not always) written in HTML (HyperText Markup Language) but these days, you do not need to know HTML to create a webpage. There are many easy to use website builders available to do this for you and you just create the page you want in your preferred word processing document (e.g. Microsoft Word), or even directly on the web in a blog site, such as Weebly or WordPress. There are many others.
Your website is found by entering a URL address such as www.howdoimakeawebsite.com (this site) The page you are reading now is an example of a web page, which is part of a website. If you are the site owner, you will have a special login page where you can create new webpages or modify existing ones.
Learn How To Build A Web Page With HTML
HTML is the language in which websites can be built. You don’t have to use it but a knowledge of HTML is very useful. If you prefer a building blocks style of creating a website then see further down the page.
If you want to learn how to build a web page there are a number of ways you can go about it. The most important thing you want to do first is decide the which way is going to work best for you. Then you need to decide on the kind of editor you want to use. You may decide to learn HTML for yourself (always useful) or you may decide to use a special editor. These are usually click and drag and reasonably simple to learn to use. You also need to decide whether your site will be a blog or a site that sells items (ecommerce) because that will determine the kinds of articles you write, the graphics you use and your site’s layout.
Starting Out With Building Blocks
If you are just starting out on writing online, you could try one of the free blog sites. Here you can practise to your heart’s content, trying different layouts, using graphics and linking the pages of your site to lead readers logically through the site.
Using WordPress and other similar blog style pages.
OK, you have the basic ways of making your own webpages available here, writing HTML, Click and Drag sites, or using WordPress (self hosted or free). It’s up to you which you choose. You will also find more help within the pages of this blog, starting here.