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How do I find a web designer?
  Several local web design businesses are listed at Discover Nelson. Choose one that suits your style and budget.
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How do I make my own web site?
  The first step to making your own website is to get an idea of what you want on paper. Start with pen and paper; brainstorm for a while. After you draw a mock up of your site it's a good time to start story-boarding. Story-boarding is a mapping exercise which illustrates the connections among the pages of your site -- just like the components of a story.

When it's time to begin coding your pages in HTML -- the programming language understood by web browsers -- you will find the following resources helpful.

HTML Editing/Authoring Tools

These tools allow you write out an .html document and look at it using a browser. A WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor is a plain text editor and a browser tool rolled into one; it will show you your site as you build it.

Plain Text
  • Vi - it comes with every version of Linux
  • Notepad - it comes with every version of Windows
WYSIWYG * free

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program
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