Monday, August 31, 2015
Register for an account at Photobucket. Photobucket is a free picture hosting site.
Click on Albums + Uploads on the left side of the page.
Choose 'Add More' if you have more then 3 pictures to upload.
Use the 'Browse' button next to each field to select the pictures from your computer hard drive that you want to put into your eBay auction.
Upload you pictures to Photobucket by clicking on the 'Upload' button after your pictures are selected.
Copy the HTML tag onto your clipboard. The HTML tag is found in the third field underneath each picture in your Photobucket album.
Paste the HTML tag from your clipboard into your eBay auction description.
Secure server space to host your website and collect content you would like to be posted on your site. Now you are ready to transfer your files from your computer to the Web server space via FTP. Download Filezilla from the Web. Filezilla is a free FTP program which is downloaded onto your computer for use in connecting your computer files to your chosen server or Web host. The FTP upload of files to your website is often referred to as the 'back end' of Web design, as you are working 'behind the scenes', so to speak.
Once you have downloaded the Filezilla program, open it on your computer. Enter the required information for the transfer, including your website host's Web address, the port being used for the transfer, the server type, your Web address for the new site, and your account information -- including your password -- for the server. You may need to refer to your own records and/or make contact with your server for some of this information. Once you have entered this information into Filezilla, hit Enter, and it will connect you to the server which will host your site.
Once connected to your server's site via Filezilla, you will see your computer's files on the left side of the screen and the website files on the right side. Right-click a cursor over the file on the left you want to transfer, and then drag it over to the right side area of the screen where the server files are, then take your finger off the cursor. Name the file/page by entering the file or page name into the box that appears. Hit enter, and you now have a page visible to the public posted onto your website.
Name each page or file that you transfer via FTP with name patterns, lest you lose track of what is where within your Web directory shell. Too many files without organization makes an unmanageable site. I name all photo files in my website's directory with the prefix of 'photo' so I know it is a photo file. For instance, I would use photobeach.jpg instead of beach.jpg. Eventually, this will give you neat sections of your web directory with groupings such as photos, banners, videos and documents.
Determine where you would like to post the web page. You will need a web hosting service account. Three popular web hosting services include Go Daddy, bluehost and 1&1 (see Resources).
Determine the details of your account, including the hostname (the machine that that you will upload files to), your username, password and URL address.
Establish a connection to the Internet via a local area connection or wireless connection.
Open an FTP program such as FileZilla or CoreFTP, which are available for free download.
Enter your hostname, username and password of your website in the FTP program.
Locate the web page you would like to post. Click 'Browse' from the FTP program, navigate to the file and click to select it.
Click the option to transfer the web page to the hosting provider.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Choose an audio file. You can use an mp3 or .wav file. If you do not have an audio file, make one using any one of the freeware or shareware programs available on the Web.
Upload the audio file to your webserver. Select the file to play on your website and make sure it is in the same directory as your website. To play an audio file on a blog that is hosted on a different server, upload the audio file to a free Web hosting company.
Embed the audio file. Copy and paste the following code onto your website:
Replace the 'myaudio.mp3' with the name of your audio file. Keep the quotation marks. This not only embeds the audio, but also creates a player that allows you to turn the audio on and off.
Embed the audio file onto your blog. Change the file name in the code to the complete URL where the audio file is located. For example, using the following:
Change the name of 'myaudio.mp3' to the full URL address where your mp3 is located. The embed code will create a music player.
Adjust volume, height and width settings to match your blog or website. A width setting of '144' is recommended.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Open the slideshow software program on your computer. Go to 'Start' and click 'Programs.' Select your slideshow software program.
Import the media into your slideshow software. Arrange the images and photos that you want featured. Select the 'Upload' function in your software. Upload the photos and images into the application.
Arrange the images and photos in the order you want. Add 'Transitions' and effects to enhance the slideshow.
Save the slideshow to your computer.
Log in to your website server. Enter your username and password to gain access. Select your website's hosting location. Open your website's file folder utility. Select the saved slideshow on your computer. Upload the slideshow to your website hosting files.
Log in to the administration panel of your website. Enter the username and password to access the backend. Click the embed button to copy the slideshow code. Paste the embed code into the website. This links the slideshow from the server to the site. Save the website settings.
Click the slideshow presentation on your website to test and view.
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 '
Friday, August 28, 2015
Open your web browser, and go to a free collage creating website. Sign up for free membership.
Upload your photos, and create your collage using the free collage builder.
Save your new collage as “collage.jpg” and remember where it is saved.
Set up an account
Click 'upload' and follow the instructions
Add 'meta data' (descriptive language, title, etc.)
Use Sharing tools to publish 1 or hundreds of videos to your website, blog, community page etc.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Download your theme or template from your ThemeForest downloads page. Click on your account name in the upper-right of their Web page. Unzip the file to an easy-to-find location on your hard drive.
Open the theme folder. In most cases, the files you need to edit and upload to your Web space are located in a sub-folder under the theme's name. Locate the 'index.html' file and open it in Notepad or an HTML editor. HTML editors are preferable, as they allow you to view the design of the theme and make changes without knowing HTML. The main value you want to find and change is the page title, and possibly the copyright text. The title is located near the top of the document, between '
' tags. The copyright text is likely located at the very bottom.
Access your Web space using your host's Web control panel, or an FTP program. If your Web space does not put you in the root of your domain by default, you may need to open the 'htdocs' or 'www' folder to access your site root. Refer to your host's documentation for how to find your website folder if needed.
Upload the edited contents of your theme's Web files folder to your website folder by dragging the files from one window to the other, or selecting them in your control panel and clicking 'Upload.' The HTML files must be in the main website folder and not in a sub-folder. For example, your website structure may have an index.html and contact.html in the root folder, and an 'images' sub-folder.
Type your URL into your Web browser to test your webpage. If the files were uploaded to the correct place, you should see your main page, or index.html file. Continue to make changes to the files using your text editor, then upload them to view the updated pages.
Locate the file manager section of your hosting service.
Choose the folder you want to save your PDF file in, and then click upload. Select your PDF file from you computer’s hard drive and click “OK” or “Upload” again to begin the uploading process.
Record the link of the file so that you can point to your PDF in emails, blog posts or other Web content. The link, in most cases, will be in accordance with the location of your file. So if you uploaded your PDF file to your “Private” folder under the domain “example.com,” the link would be http://example.com/private.pdf.
Decide upon the reason for starting a photography website. Evaluate its mission (e.g. to teach about photography, promote your services as a photographer, share your art with the world)
Decide upon a domain name and visit networksolutions.com to check its availability. Purchase the domain name. The cost is about forty dollars a year. Choose a web hosting company by assessing the following: amount of web space for content, and advertisements, FTP access needs (this determines whether you can upload your website or use a hosting company's website builder), and reliability and speed. Look for an uptime (time website is live) of 99.5%, according to web designer Hiro Kizuka. Start by visiting web hosting websites such as Yola.com, Justhost.com, and Webhostingpad.com.
Decide on the content and make a blueprint of your pages and content (e.g. 'About the Photographer,' 'Work,' etc.)
Build your website through companies such as Webs.com or Microsoft Frontpage. Pay particular attention to the 'look' of your website.
Add photos to your site. Make sure you are adding it to the appropriate page.
Create a photo blog to promote and write about your photos. Download Wordpress for free and begin to develop your blogs.
Upload your website using the file manager utility provided by your web hosting company. FTP can be quite sophisticated. For file manager, look under the Control Panel of your web hosting account. Scroll down to the document root directory. It should read public_html. Click on the small folder image located in front of the directory name. Click on the upload files folder. This will allow you to upload files from your system.
Upload the SVG file to a free image hosting website like PostImage, ImageShack or TinyPic. Alternatively, upload it to your own personal web space. Open the uploaded SVG image within the web browser, double-click the mouse in the 'Address Bar,' then right-click and select 'Copy.'
Click the 'Link' button above the Facebook news feed, right-click your mouse in the field and choose 'Paste.' Click the 'Attach' button to attach the link to your post.
Input any status message you want to post alongside the image. Verify that the post is to your liking, then choose 'Share.'
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Click on the 'Create a Free Account' link on MediaFire's website. Enter your name and email address. Next, select a display name and password for your account. Click the 'Create Account & Continue' button. When the plan options menu appears, select the 'Basic' plan.
Click the 'Upload Files' button. The 'Select files to upload' message box will appear. Select the audio files you want to upload to MediaFire. You can select multiple files by holding in the 'Ctrl' button on your keyboard and individually selecting each file with your mouse. You can also upload multiple files by clicking the 'Add More Files' link and individually selecting each music track.
Click the 'Begin Uploading Files' button.
Check the box next to each file you want to share. When you're finished selecting your files, click the 'Share' button.
Click on the 'Share by Email' tab. Enter your email address, as well as your recipients' email addresses, and click the 'Send Link' button. A link to your audio files will be automatically sent to your friends or family members. You can also share your audio files on social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Click the 'Facebook/Twitter' tab, check the box next to your preferred social network, enter a message and click the 'Send' button.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Speak with the board or session of your church to decide what kind of website you would like to create. Decide on the content, images and any contact information that you would like displayed on the website. It is best to have a blueprint before starting to develop the church website.
Take digital pictures of the front and inside of the church. Have one of the members who hase access to a digital camera do this task so you do not have to pay for photographs. Upload them to your computer. Scan samples of Sunday bulletins from your church that display worship information.
Sign up with a free hosting website such as 000webhosting (see resources). There will not be any banner ads or pop-ups on your website. They also offer free domains so that you will not have to pay for one.
Find a volunteer or somebody within the church or community who would be willing to help design the church website if you do not have any web page designing skills.
Display images of your church on the website. Add information about worship times and Sunday school or Bible studies held at the church. Be sure to include contact information such as telephone numbers or an email address where visitors can forward their questions to. It also would be wise to add directions to your church for out-of-town visitors. Add a link to an online guest book for those who visit the website.
Include the link to your website on all of the church's business cards, brochures, email signatures and fliers. This will give more exposure to the website.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Go to GoDaddy's home page.
Log in by entering your account username and password into the corresponding fields. Your account name and password is in the email you received from GoDaddy when you first set up your account or purchased a product from them.
Hover over the 'Hosting' tab with your mouse. The Hosting menu will open, and click on 'Web Hosting.'
Click 'Launch' next to the hosting account you want to upload the video to. If you have several domains, you may have a hosting account associated with each one.
Launch the Hosting Control Center associated with the domain you want the video to be available on.
Click 'File Manager' or 'Files' in the Hosting Control Center or Hosting Dashboard.
Select a folder where you want the video to be stored in (e.g., 'videos').
Click the 'Upload' folder.
Select the 'Browse' button.
Find and select the video stored on your computer or connected storage device, and click 'Open.'
Click 'Upload' again. The GoDaddy File Manager will transfer the video from the computer to your hosting account and store it in the selected folder.
Navigate in your Web browser to the GoDaddy Account Manager page (mya.godaddy.com). Click the 'Please Log In' link near the top of the page, and then enter the user name and password associated with your GoDaddy hosting account.
Click the 'Web Hosting' link on the left side of the page under the 'My Products' heading. If you have multiple hosting accounts with GoDaddy, the next page displays a 'Launch' button under the name of each account.
Click the 'Launch' button under the name of the hosting account associated with the server that you want to upload files to. This displays the Hosting Control Center interface for the selected hosting account.
Scroll down to the 'Content' heading, and click 'FTP File Manager.' This displays the file manager for the selected server. The left side of the window displays a list of the folders on the server; click a folder to display its files on the right side of the window.
Click the 'Upload' button at the top of the window after navigating to the desired folder on your server.
Click the 'Browse' button. A file navigation window appears. Locate the file on your computer that you want to upload to the server. Double-click the file. Alternatively, hold the 'Ctrl' key while clicking to select multiple files, and then click the 'Open' button.
Click 'Upload' to send the selected files to the server.
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.'
Create your custom error page. Your custom error page can be whatever you'd like it to be -- funny, whimsical or apologetic. Create the 404 page in HTML and/or CSS code or use website design software like Adobe's Dreamweaver or Microsoft's Expression Studio.
Save your new error page as '404.html'. Save it into a folder or area on your computer where you can find it later to upload it to your website.
Log in to your hosting site and locate the .htaccess file. It should be in the main directory of your website, i.e., 'http://www.yourwebsitename.com/.htaccess."
Download the .htaccess file onto the computer or open it if your website has editing capabilities. If you downloaded it onto the computer, open it in a word processing program like Notepad.
Add the line 'ErrorDocument 404 http://www.yourwebsitename.com/404.html" to the document.
Save the .htaccess file and upload it back to your site (if downloaded).
Upload your '404.html' webpage to your domain, keeping it in the main directory of your site, e.g., 'http://www.yourwebsitename.com/404.html."
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Point your browser to a free file host website like FileFactory, MediaFire, File Dropper, YouShare or FileDen.
Click the 'Browse' or 'Upload' button to select your video file from your computer.
Follow the provider's prompts to add (upload) your media to the host's server. A server enables your media to be seen on the Internet.
Copy the resulting URL address that automatically appears when you finish the upload process.
Access the online area where you want to upload your video. Type in the '' tag. To illustrate:Video'>http://www.filehost.com/folder/video.wmv'>Video Name HereYour video is now uploaded to the Web page.