How To Build a Website

How To Build a Website

by Alan Smith
     
 

A Beginner's Crash Course 30 page e-book that that outlines in plain English the 5 major processes involved with building and managing a website.

From domain regitsration to uploading files to the web host, this PDF e-book provides an overview of webmastering in an easy-to-read format.

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A Beginner's Crash Course 30 page e-book that that outlines in plain English the 5 major processes involved with building and managing a website.

From domain regitsration to uploading files to the web host, this PDF e-book provides an overview of webmastering in an easy-to-read format.

Comes with rebranding software.

Site Structure
Before you can start to learn most new things, whether it
be learning to play a musical instrument or learning to
build a website, it’s a good idea to know the fundamental
theory behind WHY you are going to be doing WHAT you are
doing.
For web development, an important part of those
fundamentals is found in understanding the structure of a
website. That is, what components make up a website, where
they should be and how they get to where they will be
stored on the Internet. We’ll call it Understanding
Website File Structure.
Folders, Files and the public_html
When working with website documents, it’s easy for the
beginner to be confused about the distinction between
website files.
In other words, websites are structured with many different
kinds of files including (but not limited to) these:
1. Web Pages – These are usually .html documents (but not
always)
2. Images – These are usually .jpg, .gif, .png and .bmp
files
3. Directories – These are folders that store website
files such as web pages and images (or any other web
document). They are usually used to organize the
structure of the website.
4. Digital Products – These can be software applications
or e-books that users might download from a web site.
They are usually .exe, .pdf files - or .zip folders.
5. Media – Web sites can also store and deliver streaming
media such as audios and videos. There are a number

of file types that fit this description and include
audio files that are .mp3, .wav and other common
formats, or videos that are .mov, .wma, .mpeg and so
forth.
a. Another kind of “Media” file might be a .swf – or
Shockwave file. While technically, the browser
treats .swf documents as image files, they can
provide a “media-type” experience that can have
audio and video animation. In fact, this is why
.swf files are so popular. Because they can
efficiently provide such an effect, while
“costing” the website less resource – like an
image file would, these kinds of website files
have quickly become a standard in developing
sites that are far more interactive than less
elaborate websites.
But understanding the difference between these file types
may be as significant as knowing WHERE they are STORED on
your website.
One of the most important parts of understanding Site
Structure, is understanding the use of the public_html
folder.
Every web hosting account must have a folder (directory)
that is specifically used for storage of the website files.
On most web servers, this folder is almost always called
the public_html.
The public_html can also contain other folders. These
directories might be used to store and organize certain
types of files the webmaster want to arrange in such a way
that the Site Structure is easier to manage.

Additionally, the public_html folder needs to contain a
default “home page” or “landing page” so that when the
browser finds the public_html on a specific domain’s
website. It will have a page to land on.
When a browser cannot find a specific page, it simply
displays the contents of the folder it has landed on. This
is usually NOT what the webmaster wants his visitors to
see.
Here’s what a browser might display when there is no index
page stored in the public_html:

The index page that is used in the public_html folder MUST
be called index.htm or index.html. Browsers only know to
look for that exact syntax when seeking out the default
home page of a directory.
These will NOT work: Index.html, Index.htm, index.HTML,
etc.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148329282
Publisher:
Alan Smith
Publication date:
02/23/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
700,837
File size:
0 MB

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