Saturday, August 29, 2015
Get your domain name. The first step is to purchase your domain name. This is the web address that visitors will use to get to your website. You can purchase domain names online from websites like Go Daddy and BuyDomains (see Resources below).
See if the domain server will set up the page. Sometimes your domain server will set up an 'Under Construction' page for you. When you're looking for a domain server, ask whether this is part of the contract.
Create your own 'Under Construction' page if your domain server doesn't provide one. Use a simple program like Page Maker, or follow these steps:
• Open a text editing application like Notepad or EditPad.
• Type '
'. (Include only the keystrokes in between the quotation marks here and below). This will tell the browser that you're creating an HTML document.
• Add '
' to indicate that the document's information is starting.
• Add a title by typing '
' followed by '
• Start the body of the webpage by typing '
Site Under Construction
'. The viewer will see this text; so add all pertinent information.
• Close the webpage by typing
and save as trial.html.
• Open your browser and click on 'Open' from the 'File' menu. Locate the file and click 'Open' to view your 'Under Construction' page.
Add basic text and information. To make sure your 'Under Construction' page is useful, include not only a statement that the site is under construction but also information like the site's name. If you know when the expected completion date is going to be, include that as well.
Insert a graphic. Within your page-making program, insert graphics that show the site under construction. Most sites use a graphic that resembles a road construction sign.
Post the 'Under Construction' page. When the page is finalized, post it at your domain name. When someone visits your Web address, they will now know they should keep checking back.
Locate the image on the computer hard drive that is to be posted.
Host the image that is to be posted. There are many image hosting services on the Internet (see resources) that can accomplish this task. Follow the steps on the hosting site that was chosen and upload the image.
Obtain the source address for the image. Once the image is hosted it now has a source address. The source address is the images location on the host server. A source address appears similar to an Internet site address with one exception there is no www in the source address.
Insert the source address inside image markup tags. Markup tags are what enable the blogs and message boards to differentiate the image from regular typed text. An example of these tags is between the following quotation marks '
.' Be sure to eliminate the spaces between '
Log on to the server's host computer and press 'Windows-X' to launch the power user menu. If you're using a different computer to host the server than you will be to play, you need to perform these steps on the host computer. The IP address of the computer you'll be playing on won't be useful for this process.
Select 'Command Prompt' from the power user menu and enter the 'ipconfig' command when it loads. It may take a moment for your computer to load all the IP information, including the address you need.
Make a note of the 'IPv4 Address,' which is your computer's local IP address. This is the number you'll need to give out to the other players, as well as the IP address you'll need to connect to if you're going to play on a computer other than the host computer.
Start up your 'Minecraft' server software and bring the server online. Once the server is up and running, you need to get in contact with the other players and give them the IP address so that the game can begin.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Instruct the participants to call into the service and wait to be welcomed by the Recorded Voice Announcement or RVA. The RVA will give specific instructions on how to go about the next steps.
Input your account number and PIN by dialing them directly on your phone's keypad. This information will be provided to you after subscribing to the conferencing services over the phone. Press the hash key (#) button after inputting the account number and PIN.
Wait for the RVA to advise you if your account number and PIN have been validated. The RVA will automatically transport you to the conference after the validation.
Hang up the phone to end the conference call.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Pick a domain name for your website, which is the title that follows the www in the address bar. Register your domain name at a site, such as Godaddy.com, Register.com or Dotster.com. Also, check with the Web hosting service to check if it offers domain registration as a service.
Visit a teen friendly site, such as Webhostingchoice.com, and review the free Web-hosting services like Homestead.com, Freeservers.com or Freewebs.com. (See References.) Freewebs.com allows users over the age of 13, making it a good selection for teens. Creating a website requires the same basic steps regardless of the web hosting service, but to use Freewebs.com, register with the site by entering your email address, password, name, birthday, referral and gender.
Enter your site address or domain name in the next area. Name your site by placing the name in the site title section. Choose an age-appropriate name for teens.
Choose a template that meets your personal needs based on style, color and content. Bright colors, such as purple and bright green, are available and make nice choices for a teen website. You can change the template later if you decide to. Read the terms and conditions statement and click in the box indicating you agree with them. Click the green box; this will allow you to continue to the next step.
Begin creating your site by adding pages in the site builder. Name the pages logically, such as a “Home” page and “Contact” page. Click on the “Edit page” button. When the page opens, begin adding information.
Click on “Add paragraph” button to add text to your Web page. To add an image, click the “Upload image file” and select an image from your computer. Move the text or photo by using the toolbar to grab the edge and slide it.
Save the information by clicking the “Done” button. Go back to the site builder page and click “Publish page” to make your Web page active for others to view. Edit your site by logging in and using the site builder to make changes, update pages or add information.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Navigate to Flickr's Home page (see link in Resources). Click 'Sign In' and sign in using your Yahoo ID and password. If you do not have one, click 'Create New Account' and follow the steps.
Click 'Upload' from the navigation bar on the Home screen that will appear.
Click 'Upload photos and video' and navigate to the video on your computer through the file viewer that appears. Click on the icon for the video and click 'Open.' Alternatively, open the file folder containing the video and drag the file icon into the upload screen. The time it takes to upload the video will vary depending on the size of the video.
Fill in details about the video in the Editing 1 Photo panel on the screen that appears. This panel enables you to change the name of the video, add a description of its contents, tag it with keywords, tag the people who appear in the video and change the ownership settings.
Click 'Upload 1 Photo.' A screen will appear verifying the video's privacy settings. If you are content with the settings, click 'Upload.' Otherwise, click 'Cancel' and change the privacy settings in the Editing 1 Photo panel. Once you have chosen the appropriate sharing options, click 'Upload 1 Photo' and click 'Upload.'