How to create a Web page Here we tell you which is the quickest and easiest way to have your

web site. So , without further ado, we tell you and the steps you must follow. 1. Create the page 1.1 Open Microsoft Word (2000, earlier versions are not worth ) 1.2 Write down the things you want and if you can, paste a picture. (You can t alk about your hobbies, what your dog is cute, the people around you, things you do, or what happens to you. But if you want to see it many people it is best to talk about things who likes everyone and let your privacy on one side, like the Nokia 3210 or a famous band or so) 1.3 Dale to File \ Save As Web Page to save on your computer. Save it with name index. Automatically creates a file and a fo lder where you told him to save it. 2. Turn the page on the Internet to an Internet site will need 2 things: 2.1 a p lace to put 2.2 A program that will put it on that site 2.1 2.1.1 2.1.2 A place to put Internet Connect and click here to get top, where it says yourname, put the name you want to give to your page. Then give it to si gn up! Now give Continue Fill out the questionnaire and clear all the checkboxes underneath. (It's business as usual, name, password, e-mail, date of birth, mal e / female, country and zip code). Then enter the code shown in large letters at the end of the road, where it says Code: Dale and hit Submit to upload a Web Si te Another Select I am using FTP program and hit NEXT Print out the worksheet th at you (or copy on paper) 2.1.4 2.1.3 2.1.6 2.1.5 2.1.7 2.2 2.2.1 A program that will put it on this site Download the program CuteFTP from / download / index.shtml. There must select CuteFTP 4.0 for Win95/98/N T 4 / 2000 (Spanish), write your e-mail, and hit Download Now. When you finish d ownloading to your computer, install it. Once installed, click on the CuteFTP ic on that is created on your desktop. 2.2.2 2.2.3 Must aparecerte the image you see at the bottom left (below in English, but can not because the boxes are the same). But you can see the small window give the i con of open book to the left of all or File / Site Manager. Cover the boxes with the information you have on the sheet to be printed. 2.2.4 Click on Edit (in the small window) and covers the boxes as shown. Default Local Directory Where it says you have to put the place on your computer where you've saved the website at first. Give OK 2.2.5 Give Connect. Well, what you see in the box on the left is what's on your comput er, so there should appear the file name of your website (index) and the folder of the same, if not see it, look it up displaying the arrow. On the left is the

Internet. Just select the file and folder in the left and take them to the right (can also be done by giving the icon showing up). There. Put your website addre ss in your favorite browser and voila! 2.2.6 How to make a simple Web page is a brief guide to help you create your own pages on the Web Genealogy My goal is to guide you to do some simple pages for free, or paying very little. There are many options and excellent resources that will teach you how to get fr om the simple to the most sophisticated. Here we only outline the next steps. I let the experts explain each item through the links I added to each section. • • • • • • • • • • • • Tools to make a simple page space on a server that hosts your pages The content of the page Check it down to work and edit it back to the server Upload revise t he pages making sure to get on promotion. That the world hears Miscellaneous Tip s What Every page should have Things you should avoid Miscellaneous resources Tools to make a simple page • You just need a text editor (eg Microsoft Notepad that comes with Windows), a br owser ("browser") and possibly FTP program (more on that later). • With respect to the Web browser if you're reading this page on your computer, yo u already have it. The most common browsers are Microsoft Exporer (Explorer) and Netcape (the browser). • If you are using images, you need a software that allows you to edit photos and drawings. I've included a list continuation of free software (freeware) or programs that let you try before you pay (shareware). Resources: Advanced text editor,€Intercom on page of text edit ors: This is a list of text editors ranked by Tucows (English) HTML editors, lis t ranked by Tucows (English) Paint Shop Pro 5.01, page Intercom list of programs to work with images by Tucows ranked list of programs for working with photos, ranked by Tucows Animations "gif", by Royal Frazier [Top of this page] space on a server that hosts your pages Once the page is done, you need a company with a server (connected to the network) the hosting, meaning that the "set" on the Int ernet. Save a copy of the documents on your computer. This is the modified versi on that will go before "upload" to the server. Your visitors will be viewing you r page through the server, not your computer. Many companies provide a few "Mega s" free space on their servers for personal pages (non-commercial). This is not so little as it seems. Please note that to be transferred quickly, space-saving HTML documents and image formats that can be viewed on the Web (. Gif and. Jpg) are compressed and take up little space. To get an idea, the pages of Hispanic G enealogy Ring occupy about 2 Megabytes in total. Lists places where you can host your pages: Free Space to host your page, listed on the Agenda Spain Websites Free Internet Access Provider Lists (in English) l ists on page EsGratis Free Server for Dave Wilks GEDCOM My Family (i n English) Free pages at RootsWeb [Top of this page] The content of the page Thi s seems the simplest, yet it is not. You have to plan what you are presenting in formation, photos or drawings which are appropriate for the page, under what are

as are going to subdivide the information, what colors and icons are going to us e, and more. If you are including articles written by other people, you should a sk permission before publishing. It is advisable that you begin by diagramming t he page on paper. There must be something sophisticated, is only a guide for you , so when you start to work on the page and have a pretty good idea of how will the final product. If you have decided to include your family tree on your page, you'll have to see precisely how the software files you use to store informatio n on your ancestors GEDCOM. Once you're done, you can use any of the programs th at will convert the GEDCOM to HTML, and so being able to use in your Web pages. Resources: Gifpile: 2500 free icons and graphics for your page Software. GEDCOM to HTML translators in Cyndi Page (in English) and GEDCOM Genealogy Programs art icle by Marcelo Benveniste explaining what GEDCOM Genealogy Software, a list in Hispanic Genealo gy Ring (Resources) [Top of this page] get down to work. To make the page There are three ways to make a web page: • The easiest way: using the resources it provides you with your web hosting compa ny. For example Tripod and Geocities have tools to help you make your page witho ut having to know HTML. • You can use an HTML editor. This helps a lot: it's like to write in your word pr ocessor, while the program converts the format you code without worry. One of th e most popular HTML editors is Microsoft's Front Page. The disadvantage is that you lose a little control on the page, because sometimes these editors are rigid . • Using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). It's easier than it seems. This language uses "tags" to tell the browser how to interpret the commands. Even if it's a l ittle complicated at first, in the long run is the most convenient. Make your HT ML page will allow you the flexibility to design it exactly as you want. Resources: Manuals: Step by step how to develop a page using HTML. How to create a Web page, by Daniel Hinckley Webmaster. Create your Web page, by F. Arocena Construction of Web pages. Questi ons asked more frequently, by Alonso Alvarez Tuturial HTML, Juan José López, Uni versidad de Murcia Guides and Manuals in Agenda Web Weavers. Courses HTML, Carlo s Castillo hundred and one ideas to publish your Web [Top of this page] Check it and edit it Look at the page in the browser. Did you go away as you wanted? Thi s is the time to make any corrections. Make sure your internal links work, that if you say, for example, "go to next page" actually do what it says. [Top of thi s page] Upload to the server Many of the companies that host sites on their serv ers have tools that facilitate the "rise" of the Web pages Otherwise,€need a sof tware that allows you to transfer your documents and images to the server. This software is known as FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Resources: FTP: list of more than one hundred programs, Intercom page Back to revise the pages making sure ev erything works often what looks good on your computer, it is not the same when t he network is back to watch that the links work and images look good. Try to see your page on different computers with different browsers and resolutions. [Top of this pag e] promotion. That the world hears What good is a website if nobody knows it exi sts? Here are some ideas to promote it: •

Add your site with search engines (eg Altavista, Yahoo, etc.). • Put a link page and ask others to put links to your page • Join the Hispanic Genealogy Ring and other genealogists will see your page and v isit. • • Add your URL (your site) to the signature of your e-mail lists Genealogy Subscri be to e-mail, and once you've attended one time, tell your co-listeros "of your website. Resources: Promoting your Web page in The Free, by Silvero [Top of this page] Mi scellaneous Tips When you save your documents ... • Use the extension "html" (or "htm" if you are running Windows 3.x) For example: mypagina.html • Save as text. If you use a word processor such as Word or Word Perfect, it is im portant to remember this detail, otherwise the processor will save your document with your own extension (eg. Doc) and servers may not recognize it. • Do not use capital letters or accents and do not leave spaces between words for documents. Some operating systems are strict in terms of characters used. • It is convenient to put names to the pages that represent your content. You may remember now that the page 01 is your introduction, but when you add more pages this system will become difficult to manterner. For example: "arbol_genealogico. html" or "enlaces.htm" tells you immediately what it contains every page, not so "03_xw.html" or "pp10.htm" • You must save the page, ie your home, such as "index.html" (or "index.htm"). Thi s is recognized as the servers, which usually are scheduled to perform " ml" as the cover page. [Top of this page] What Every page should have Think of your page like a book. Y ou seem rare to find a book without a title, author's name and date of publicati on index. Yet there are many Web pages that do not have such data. Be sure to in clude the following: • You've seen many sites title start saying "Welcome to my page, blah, blah, blah .." and after reading a couple of paragraphs you are not yet clear which is the subject of the page. Do not make that mistake. Each page must have a title that

clearly indicates what it is. • Navigation bar, or a list of all the pages of your site, with their respective l inks. This list should be in all your pages have the same format and be in the s ame place (usually the left, or above). This simplifies the search for informati on and links to all pages giving coherence. • Your name and e-mail address so that visitors can contact you. It seems obvious, but you will have seen that there are many well designed pages that do not say who the author and do not give the opportunity to contact him or her. • Date of last update. This is not crucial, but it is advisable. What is important is that if you add a hit counter to your page, you must indicate the date you started counting. If a page says "83459999 visits" but does not say much since, not really much use. [ Top of this page] Things you should avoid • Huge images are slow in coming. Not only that occupy much space, but the visitor s lose interest if it takes too long to see the page. If you really want to use large images, try not to put them at the top. In this way, the visitor may be re ading something while it loads the image. • If you decide to use animated images, do not use more than two per page. They ar e very nice but distract attention from seeking information on the page. The sam e with sound: the first time is fun, then it becomes an irritant. • As for details of your family, avoid include dates of birth of the living relati ves unless they will give their consent.

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