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Part V - Web Hosting Features

Part V - Web Hosting Features

This week I am going to give you a brief overview of the tools that I believe are important to successfully run a commercial Web Site. Many of these are nice to have for personal, club or non-profit organizations as well. I will then quickly move on to other subjects and in future issues come back to each of these tools to explore them in depth.

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Part IV - Linking to the World

Part IV - Linking to the World

In the previous articles we enhanced text, inserted images, and used image alternate tags. In this issue, we will create a bookmark, a text hyperlink, an image hyperlink and a small table. This week will end the HTML coding portion of our Web development series. You should be able to determine the other HTML tags from the HTML Assistant (Vision News Vol. 1, No. 7). We will from time to time discuss other tags as they pertain to Marketing, etc. In the next issue we will move on to a discussion on Web hosting and what features are important in taking full advantage of what the web has to offer.

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Part III - Looking Pretty

Part III - Looking Pretty

In the previous articles we obtained personal web servers and began writing our first HTML page. In this issue, we will enhance text, insert images and use image alternate tags. If you have not obtained a personal server or web space from your ISP you may see how the examples look by always going to http://www.visiontm.com/training/web and selecting the lesson by Part (i.e. Part II has the first example from last week).

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Part II - Your first HTML Code

Part II - Your first HTML Code

Hopefully by now you have obtained a Personal Web Server. When I followed the link process from last weeks issue I realized that Microsoft has now required you to download Internet Explorer 4.01 (app 2 hours) and NT 4.0 Options Pack (about 1 hour). If you didn't want to bother (I don't blame you), I came across another link to the Windows 95 Personal Web Server at http://www.shareware.com :

ftp://ftp.download.com/pub/win95/internet/pws10a.exe

This file is only 750K and should download in 5-10 minutes. Be advised that the install process is very crude (I believe it is just an extracted file from a Front Page Install), but it does work. After the install, it will make you reboot. If the server is not already started (look for a little world icon in the lower right of your Taskbar near the clock), you can start it and maintain it from the Start/Settings/Control Panel.

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Part I - HTML Basics and Overview of Tools needed.

Part I - HTML Basics and Overview of Tools needed. 

If you ever wanted to develop Web Pages or just want to know how the process works from beginning to end, then this next series is for you. I will try to keep the series on a basic level, however there will probably be times that you will just nod and say OK, not knowing a thing that was discussed. Not to worry, this HTML thing is new to everyone because it has not been around that long. The tools for Web development are being developed very rapidly, and the tools for Web Marketing change on a daily basis as the Search Engines refine their processes.

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