In This Chapter
In this chapter, you see the basic steps for putting a website together, from creating your first new, blank site to adding files to websites to playing (just a little) with HTML.
A website is a collection of related pages linked to one another, preferably in an organized manner. With the proper planning and a goal in sight, you can easily accomplish the task of creating an outstanding website. Figure 3-1 shows the general structure of a website. A website starts with a main page (or its home page), the central link to other pages in the site. The main page is also the page viewers see first when they type your URL in a browser. The main page is typically named
index.html but may also be
index.htm or even
default.htm. Check with your service provider to find the correct name.
Pages are linked by hyperlinks, or references that take viewers from one point in an HTML document to another or from one document to another. (Read more about hyperlinks and how to create them in Chapter 6 of this minibook.)
Web applications are like websites, but they go beyond the simple delivery of text and images to include interaction with databases and other advanced functionality. ...