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File Manager
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Delete Folder
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File Options
File Details
Delete
Edit
Copy
Cancel
Rename
Upload File
Delete File
Rename File 
Pages
Delete Page 
Rename Page
Edit Page 
 

 

PowerPage Editor
Editor
Edit Page Colors
Editing Options
Text Block Only 
Image and Text Block
Links 
eMail Form
Update Headers & Footers PowerPage Section Editor
Section Options 
Section Headline 
Text Box
Image Box
Section Links 
Internal Links 
Linked Text 
External Link

EasyPage WebBuilder
Create Your EasyPage
Home Page
File Name
Directory Folder
Images
Upload
Links 

PowerPage WebBuilder
Create Your PowerPage
Home Page
Edit Page Colors
Editing Options
Text Block Only 
Image and Text Block 
Links 
eMail Forms
Update Headers & Footers
Power Page Section Editor 
Section Options 
Section Headline 
Text Box 
Image Box 
Section Links
Internal Links 
Linked Text 
External Link
Create New Pages
Add Pages with EasyPage
Add Pages with PowerPage

Guestbook
Set Up
Options

Webboard
Set Up
Options

Web Page Basics
HTML Web Pages
Home Page
Hyperlinks

Images
Image Formats
File Size & Download Time
File Size vs. Image Size

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PowerScripts SiteBuilder Registration
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It▀s fast, free and easy to sign up for your own PowerScripts SiteBuilder web page.  You will need to provide your name, address, a valid email address, and a username.  You will receive a confirmation email containing your login name, password, and URL, as well as other important information within just a few minutes. You can then begin building your very own web page right away!.
Terms and Conditions
You will find a link to the PowerScripts SiteBuilder Terms and Conditions of use on the first page of the sign up process. It is very important that you read this before you submit your registration for membership! When you complete and submit the registration form you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.
Email Address
Your PowerScripts SiteBuilder member confirmation letter, including your password, important URLs, and other information will be emailed to you.  Please be sure to enter your email address carefully.
Username
We suggest you select your username carefully. The name you select will appear in your homepage URL. You may select any username you want consisting of letters, numbers, and underscores only. User names are case sensitive. If another member is currently using the name you selected, you will be asked to choose another.
Password
Your SiteBuilder account will be password protected.  You will need both your account name and password to login to your account.  Guard your password carefully. Anyone who has your password has access to your File Manager, and will be able to make changes to your website.
Forgot Password?
If you forget your password it can be emailed to you within minutes. You will need to go to your login screen and enter your email address into the Forgot Password? entry box. You must use the same email address you used when registering your account.
Change Password
You may change your password at any time by selecting the option from your login screen. You will need your account name and current password.
File Manager
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File manager is a powerful tool that allows you to manage your web site directories and files.  Like on your personal computer, your website will consist of folders (commonly called directories) and different types of files (image, HTML, etc.). You can create new folders and upload, delete, rename, and create files. You will find yourself spending a lot of time with File Manager.
Home Directory
The top row of the File Manager  contains a folder named Home Directory. This directory will hold everything for your website, both files and sub-folders.  You will see two buttons further along the Home Directory row - New and Upload.  Note that when you place your cursor over any link or button, a brief description explaining what the button or link is for is displayed in the task bar at the bottom of your browser.
The available functions for the Home Directory are New and Upload.  This means you may create a new folder within the Home Directory, and/or you may Upload a file into the Home Directory.  At the end of the row is a column entitled Date Modified. This will keep track of the dates you create or modify your pages, files and directories.
A note on Directory/File management.  The Home Directory folder is the parent, or root directory of your website.  All other folders will be sub-folders, also called sub-directories.  This means that they will be folders contained within the Home Directory folder.
You want to make an effort to keep your root directory relatively clean of files.  For example, although you can upload image files to your root directory,  this will soon  clutter your root folder and make it difficult to find anything.  This is why the ability to create and name new folders is provided.  You should create separate folders for different related files.  For example, keep your image files in an images folder. (which was created automatically for you when your account was established)  How you organize your website is up to you. But some sort of organization is wise.
Home Page
The page you designate as your homepage, the one that will be automatically loaded first when someone visits your website MUST be named index.html or index.htm   You can either create an index.html page using PowerPage or EasyPage, or rename an existing page.  For more information, see the Web Page Basics section.
Folders
The folders below the Home Directory folder are called sub-folders or sub-directories. This is because all folders are held within the Home Directory folder. Note that the option to Delete will be available for all folders except the Home Directory. This is because deleting the Home Directory would delete your entire website!
You can create and delete your own sub-directories just the same as you would create a folder on your own computer.  You can even create folders within folders if you want to.  Once you▀ve created a folder, you can rename it, upload files into it, delete files from it, or delete the folder itself.  Flexible use of folders is provided so that you can organize your website however you like.
A folder with a small red sign on it indicates that it is not an empty directory.  To open the folder and view it▀s contents while still viewing the other folders in File Manager, click on the small blue arrow beside the folder. To open the folder and view it▀s contents alone, click on the folder itself.
Create New Folder
You may create as many new folders (also referred to as sub-directories or sub-folders) as you want or need. To create a new folder in the Home Directory, use the New link in the Home Directory row. To create a new folder within another folder, use the New link in the row of the appropriate folder.
Delete Folder
You may delete any folder on your website with the exception of the Home Directory.  Simply click on the Delete link that corresponds to the folder you wish to delete.   Use caution when deleting folders. When  you delete a folder, you also delete all of the contents of the folder.  Deletions are permanent and cannot be undone or reversed.
Upload
This function will upload files to the folder selected. It will be more convenient for you to upload images from here rather than in editor. When uploading in editor, you must upload before making section selections or the defaults will be reset for the section after upload.
File Options
You may upload files, such as graphics or sound effects, from your computer to your website.  Your individual web pages are files as well. The available functions for a file are not the same as those available for a folder.  Instead of New, Upload, and Delete, you  will find a link for Options.
File Details
The Options link will take you to the File Details page. This page provides detailed information about the selected file such as file size, type, date modified and name. There is a link provided so that you can view the selected file online as well. You will also access the available file modification options  here. Note that functions available for a image file will not be the same as those for a .html file, or web page.
Delete
This function will delete the selected file. Deletions are permanent and cannot be reversed or undone.
Edit
This button will take you to the PowerPage Editor where you may edit your web page. See PowerPage Editor for more information.
Copy
This function will create a copy of the selected file in whatever folder/directory you choose. This is a very useful function. After creating one page with the background colors, fonts, and other design elements you want, you can use it as a template, creating as many duplicates as you like with the Copy function.
Cancel
This button will return you to File Manager without making changes to the file.
Rename
This will rename your file. Type the new name into the entry box, and click on the rename button.
Upload Files
You may upload files from your computer to your website for use in your web pages. These may be image files, sound files, or text files, to name a few.  Remember that the bigger the file is, the longer it will take for a browser to load and view it.
Be sure that you use the Upload link that corresponds to the folder you wish to upload the file to.  Once a file is uploaded to a folder, it cannot be moved.  You can, however, delete the file from one folder, and upload it again into another.
Delete Files
You can delete any file in your website. Remember that once a file is deleted, the action cannot be undone or reversed. Deletions are permanent.
Rename Files
There are two ways to rename your files. You can do it either at the time of upload, or at any time after upload.  To rename your file when you upload it, enter the new file name in the optional Name On Server box before clicking the Upload File button.
To rename your file after it is uploaded, click on the file▀s Options link.  This will take you to the File Details page. Enter the new name into the box and click on the Rename button.
Pages
Once you▀ve created and named a page using one of the web creation templates, it will appear in your file manager with an .html extension.  These will be the actual pages that are viewed online with a browser. The Options link will take you to a  File Details page. From there you can view the page by using the URL at the top of the details box.  You will also find details about the page such as file size, type, date modified and name.  From here you may rename your page, edit it, or delete it. To return to the File Manager without making any changes click on the Cancel button.
Delete Page
You can delete any page in your website. Remember that once a page is deleted, the action cannot be undone or reversed. Deletions are permanent.  You will also need to update any links in your other pages accordingly.
Rename Page
Click on the Options link for a page that you wish to rename.  Type the new name into the box on the File Details page, and click the Rename button.  Renaming a page changes it▀s URL. Therefore, if you rename a page, or delete it, you will need to update the links on your other web pages accordingly.
Edit Page
Click on the Options link for a page that you wish to edit.  Click on the Edit button on the File Details page.
PowerPage Editor
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The internet is constantly growing, changing, renewing itself.  It is not static, and your web page should not be either.  You will want to make updates and changes on a regular basis to keep your visitors coming back for something new.  The PowerPage editing tool makes editing your web pages fast and easy. You can edit text, add new images, change titles, links, fonts, even background colors with a few clicks of your mouse.
Editor
The top of this page contains a box with your selected page▀s title and URL.  There is also a button for editing the main page colors, (see Edit Page Colors below) and a color bar showing the current page colors.  Below that you  will see the selected web page broken down into sections with a radio button in each section. You will edit your page one section at a time. If you used an EasyPage WebBuilder template to create your page you will simply select the section you wish to edit and click the Edit button to edit it. If you used a PowerPage WebBuilder template to create the page, you will have Editing Options.  Select the section you wish to edit, then select an editing option from the drop down menu and click on the Edit button.  Use the web page▀s URL link at the top of the page to view your changes as you make them.
Edit Page Colors
This option is for selecting and editing the colors for your page▀s  main background, text, links, and visited links. Select four colors, one on each of the four drop-down menus. Then click on the Shuffle Colors Button. You will see samples of the available color combinations for background, text, links, and visited links. Make your selection and Save Changes, or select more colors and hit the Shuffle Colors button again.
Editing Options
The Editing Options available on the drop-down menu are as follows:
Text Block Only
This option will bring up a Text Only editing screen.  Any text that already exists in that section of the web page will be displayed in the text boxes for you to edit. You may also  select font, font size, style, color and alignment as well as background color for that section.
Image and Text Block
This option will bring up a screen that allows you to edit both images and text at the same time for the selected section. All images currently contained in your Images folder will be listed in the image section with radio buttons. You may select an image from the list, or upload a new image. Any text that already exists in that section of the web page will be displayed in the text boxes for you to edit. You may also  select font, font size, style, color and alignment as well as background color for that section.
Links
This option will allow you to create links within your own pages, as well as links to other places on the internet. Without links connecting your pages, your visitors will have no way to get to them.  Virtually all navigation on the internet is down with hyperlinks.
eMail Forms
This option allows you to create one or more email forms with different email addresses and subjects.
Update Headers and Footers
You may designate the top section of your page as a header, and the bottom section as a footer.  If you wish to repeat your header/footers on multiple pages, this can be done automatically for you.  First enter a header and/or footer into one or both of these sections using the Text Block Only option.  Then  select the Update Headers and Footers option to copy your header/footer to other selected pages in your website.
Section Editor
From here you will make the selections, updates, and changes for the section you selected on the first page.  Remember that you are editing one section of your page at a time.  The options available will depend on the Editing Option you select.  If you are editing a page created with an EasyPage WebBuilder template the available options will be selected for you automatically.  When you are finished editing, click on the Save Changes button to save your changes.
Section Options
This is where you will set the background color, vertical alignment and horizontal alignment for the section you selected.  All available options are listed on the drop-down menus.
Section Headline
This is where you will enter/change the headline that will appear at the top of the section, and make your selections for it▀s appearance.  (Note: you are not required to enter a headline for each section. If you do not want a headline for the section you are working on, simply leave the Headline entry box blank.)  There are several options available for customizing your Headline▀s appearance.  These are Font, Text Color, Text Size, Text Alignment, and Style.  All available options are listed on the drop-down menus.
Text Box
This is where you will enter the body of your text for the section. You may type directly into the box, or copy/paste your text into it from a text editing program. There are several options available for customizing your text▀s appearance.  These are Font, Text Color, Text Size, Text Alignment, and Style.  All available options are listed on the drop-down menus.
Image Box
This is the tool you will use to manage the images in your web pages.  All of the images contained in your Images directory will be displayed here. You may select one of those displayed, or upload a new image. You may only place one image in each section of your web page.  (Maximum recommended image file size is 35KB.) There are options for selecting image vertical placement and horizontal alignment.
Section Links
Links (hyperlinks) are divided into two types. Internal and External. An Internal link is one that links one page of your website to another page of your website. An External link is one that links to a page anywhere else on the internet.
Interior Link Column
Select the Radio Button for an Internal link, and select the page you wish to link to from  the drop-down menu. NOTE: Internal links are not preserved during re-edit.  Opening the link section in editor again will reset internal links to the default page.
Linked Text Column
Enter the text for your link. This is what visitors will click on to follow the link.
External Link Column
Select the Radio Button for an External link.  Enter the URL that you want to link to. Be sure to type carefully. The link will not work if you make an error.


EasyPage WebBuilder
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If you don▀t know about web page building, don▀t have either the desire or the time to learn, or you are just in a hurry, there is no easier, quicker way to put up a web page than the EasyPage WebBuilder.  Using one of the templates provided you need only fill in the blanks. In minutes you can create your own web page to make an announcement, display a photo album, or even have your own personal web page complete with hyperlinks!
Once you▀ve created your web page with one of the templates, you will use File Manager to access and manage your folders and files.  The PowerPage Editor will be used to make changes to your web pages. But first you must create your website.
Create Your EasyPage
The first thing you need to do is select the template you want to use. From there, the system will walk you step by step through the process of creating your web page.  The templates have been designed with the beginner in mind, and are as simple and easy to follow as possible.  However, we suggest you review the hints and tips below before you begin.
Home Page
The page you designate as your homepage, the one that will be automatically loaded first when someone visits your website MUST be named index.html or index.htm   You can either create an index.html page using PowerPage or EasyPage, or rename an existing page.  For more information, see the Web Page Basics section.
File Name
This will be the name of the web page file. You may use the default that is already in the box if youwish. Or, you can enter a name of your own. Use lower case letters only, and no spaces.
Directory Folder
The main folder, or parent folder of your website will be your Home Directory folder. You may put your web page in that if you want.  Or, you may create a new folder that will be placed inside your Home Directory, and put your file in it.
Images
You will want to select and prepare your image files before you begin creating your web page.  Since most web browsers can read only .gif and .jpg image file formats, those are the formats you will need to use. Keep in mind that the larger the file size, the longer it will take for the page to load.Upload
In order for your images to be seen on your web page, you must upload them from your computer to your web site.  When you click on the Browse button, you will see the folders and files on your own computer. Browse to the file you wish to upload and select it. The file will then be transferred from your computer to the internet through your modem.  This may take a little time, depending on the file size, your modem speed and connection.  The program will inform you when the upload is complete and you can continue.
Links
You will want to put together a list of the URLs you want to link your page to in advance. These may be web pages of family members, friends, your favorite sites.  Be sure to enter the URLs carefully and in full, including the http:// for each one.  If you make a mistake, the link will not work.


PowerPage WebBuilder
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If you want something a bit less basic and with more flexibility than the templates in EasyPage WebBuilder, but you aren▀t exactly an expert at HTML, the PowerPage WebBuilder is for you. It▀s still quite simple to use, but without the fill-in-the-blank format of the EasyPage templates. This gives you more control of the overall layout and design of your web page. If you are familiar with the PowerPage Editor, the PowerPage WebBuilder will be familiar to you. The main difference is that you are creating a web page with the WebBuilder. The PowerPage Editor allows you to edit existing pages after you create them.
Create Your PowerPage
First you will need to select your template from the different layout choices.  Then you will need to give your new page a name. The top of the next page will contain a box displaying the page title and URL.  There is also a button for editing the main page colors, (see Edit Page Colors below) and a color bar showing the default page colors.  Below that you will see an outline of a blank web page divided into sections. You will create your page one section at a time.  Select the section you wish to edit, then select an editing option from the drop down menu and click on the Edit button.
Home Page
The page you designate as your homepage, the one that will be automatically loaded first when someone visits your website MUST be named index.html or index.htm   You can either create an index.html page using PowerPage or EasyPage, or rename an existing page.  For more information, see the Web Page Basics section.
Edit Page Colors
This option is for selecting and editing the colors for your page▀s  main background, text, links, and visited links. Select four colors, one on each of the four drop-down menus. Then click on the Shuffle Colors Button. You will see samples of the available color combinations for background, text, links, and visited links. Make your selection and Save Changes, or select more colors and hit the Shuffle Colors button again.
Editing Options
The Editing Options available on the drop-down menu are as follows:
Text Block Only
This option will bring up a Text Only editing screen.  You may type directly into the text box, or copy/paste from another text editor. You may also  select font, font size, style, color and alignment as well as background color for that section.
Image and Text Block
This option will bring up a screen that allows you to edit both images and text at the same time for the selected section. Any images currently contained in your Images folder will be listed in the image section with radio buttons. You may select an image from the list, or upload a new image. You may type directly into the text box, or copy/paste from another text editor. You may also  select font, font size, style, color and alignment as well as background color for that section.
Links
This option will allow you to create links within your own pages, as well as links to other places on the internet. Without links connecting your pages, your visitors will have no way to get to them.  Virtually all navigation on the internet is down with hyperlinks.
eMail Forms
This option allows you to create one or more email forms with different email addresses and subjects.
Update Headers and Footers
You may designate the top section of your page as a header, and the bottom section as a footer.  If you wish to repeat your header/footers on multiple pages, this can be done automatically for you.  First enter a header and/or footer into one or both of these sections using the Text Block Only option.  Then  select the Update Headers and Footers option to copy your header/footer to other selected pages in your website.
Section Editor
From here you will make the entries and selections for the section of your web page you selected to edit. Remember that you are editing one section of your page at a time.  The options available will depend on the Editing Option you select. When you are finished editing, click on the Save Changes button to save your changes.
Section Options
This is where you will set the background color, vertical alignment and horizontal alignment for the section you selected.  All available options are listed on the drop-down menus.
Section Headline
This is where you will enter the headline that will appear at the top of the section, and make your selections for it▀s appearance.  (Note: you are not required to enter a headline for each section. If you do not want a headline for the section you are working on, simply leave the Headline entry box blank.)  There are several options available for customizing your Headline▀s appearance.  These are Font, Text Color, Text Size, Text Alignment, and Style.  All available options are listed on the drop-down menus.
Text Box
This is where you will enter the body of your text for the section. You may type directly into the box, or copy/paste your text into it from a text editing program. There are several options available for customizing your text▀s appearance.  These are Font, Text Color, Text Size, Text Alignment, and Style.  All available options are listed on the drop-down menus.
Image Box
This is the tool you will use to manage the images in your web pages. Any images contained in your Images directory will be displayed here. You may select one of those displayed, or upload a new image. You may only place one image in each section of your web page.  (Maximum recommended image file size is 35KB.) There are options for selecting image vertical placement and horizontal alignment.
Section Links
Links (hyperlinks) are divided into two types. Internal and External. An Internal link is one that links one page of your website to another page of your website. An External link is one that links to a page anywhere else on the internet.
Interior Link Column
Select the Radio Button for an Internal link, and select the page you wish to link to from  the drop-down menu.  NOTE: Internal links are not preserved during re-edit.  Opening the link section in editor again will reset internal links to the default page.
Linked Text Column
  Enter the text for your link. This is what visitors will click on to follow the link.
External Link Column
Select the Radio Button for an External link.  Enter the URL that you want to link to. Be sure to type carefully. The link will not work if you make an error.


Create New Pages
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The EasyPage WebBuilder templates create a one page website for you in just a few minutes, complete with text, graphics, and hyperlinks.  You can do the same thing with the PowerPage WebBuilder. But chances are that sooner or later  you will want to have more than one page on your website.  Creating new pages for your website is just as easy as creating the first page. In fact, you do it the same way.
Add Pages With EasyPage
You can create new web pages to add to your web site using the EasyPage WebBuilder templates. Remember that these are templates, but you can use different templates for each page, or use the same template over again. For example, you might put up a My Personal Web Page for each member of your family.  The new pages you create will be added to your website automatically.  You will see them when you go to your File Manager. However, you must remember to provide hyperlinks to and from each of your web pages or your visitors will not be able to navigate your website.
Add Pages With PowerPage
If you want a little more flexibility over your pages than the EasyPage templates allow, then you should use the PowerPage WebBuilder.  If you are familiar with the PowerPage Editor, this will be very familiar to you.  The main difference is that the PowerPage WebBuilder creates new pages.   The PowerPage Editor edits pages that already exist.


Guestbook
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Having a Guestbook on your website is a great way to get to know a little bit about the people that visit your pages. If you have a particular hobby or interest, it▀s a good way to meet others with similar interests. Your guest book can also be a useful business tool.  Or, just a way to find out what other people think of your web page!
Set Up
Your guest book is set up for you automatically using the information you provided during registration. All you need to do is provide a link to it in one of your pages. The guestbook itself will contain a return link to your default homepage.  It will  contain space for your visitors to enter their name, email address, URL and any comments they may have.  As soon as an entry is made into your guest book, you will be notified automatically by email. Guest book entries can be viewed by you, and your guests, online as well.
Guestbook Options
This link will be at the bottom of your File Manager.  It will take you to a page which allows you to specify and select such options as title, graphic, and page colors for your Guestbook.


Webboard
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A discussion board is about the best way there is to carry on a group discussion on the internet. You can visit it when you like, read the messages that interest you, reply to those  you want, and many people can be involved at once and follow along. This is more convenient and less intrusive than chat rooms or email groups.  You can encourage specific subjects for your board if you like, such as sports, hobbies, politics or whatever interests you. Or, you can just let the conversation flow where it may!
Set Up
Your discussion board is set up for you automatically using the information you provided during registration.  All you need to do is provide a link to it in one of your pages.  You will want to visit your board regularly to see what your visitors are talking about!
Webboard Options
This link will be at the bottom of your File Manager.  It will take you to a page which allows you to specify and select such options as title, graphic, and page colors for your Webboard.
 
Crash Course In Web Page Basics
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Do you know why you must use a web "browser" to surf the net? Most people do not. They only know that in order to go online they must use a browser.  For most people that▀s enough. They don▀t want, or need to know more than that.  If you are going to have a web page however,  you will need to know a little bit more. J
A web browser is a program. A program that reads HTML (hyper test markup language).  Just like Notepad is a program that reads text (.txt) files, and Microsoft Paint is a program that reads bitmap(.bmp) files.  The internet is made up of websites which in turn are made up of web pages written in HTML. In order to view these pages as they are meant to be seen you need a program that can read HTML and translate it properly. The program you need is a web browser.
Try this:  From within your browser while viewing a web page, place your cursor on the page and right click. You will get a sub-menu of options. The exact wording depends on the browser you are using, but select an option to "View Source" or something similar. You will get a screen of print that makes very little, if any, sense if you try to read it. This is HTML .  This is what the internet would look like to you if you did not have a program called a browser to view it with.
HTML Web Pages
In very basic, very layman terms, you can think of the HTML code on a web page as little more than a list of commands surrounding whatever text will be on the web page.  It tells your browser program what goes where, which directories, or folders, to go to get all of the different components needed to create and display the web page, and in what order, color, size, etc. to display them.
Luckily for the majority of us, there is no longer a need to learn HTML in order to create a web page. You only need to have a basic understanding of what HTML is, and know that your web pages will be HTML
pages. All of the text, images, or sound files that  you want to put on a page will be embedded into an HTML page.
Homepage
When you type in the URL for a website, you rarely enter a specific page of the site. For example, you might enter www.turbocheck.com  or www.yahoo.com.   This is all that is required. Your browser will automatically locate and load the homepage, or first page of the website for you. The question is,  how the heck does your browser know which page is the homepage?  Good question!!  It is because when a URL is entered by the domain name only, as the examples above are, without a specific page designated, a browser will, by default, load any page named index.html  (or index.htm)  If you do not have an index.html page, a browser will display a  File Not  Found error.  For this reason, it is important to remember to name the page you want visitors to see first on your website index.html (or index.htm).
Hyperlinks
A hyperlink is a bit of code that, when activated, (usually by clicking on a line of text or an image) will take your browser to another URL.
The only way your viewer is going to be able to get from one web page to another is if you provide hyperlinks. If you have only one page, then it won▀t be a problem. If you have several pages, you may want to create a Table of Contents page that lists all of your pages and provides hyperlinks to each one.
Images
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The internet is a visual medium. Without color and images to provide interest and excitement to your pages, you would have nothing but rows of text. Boring! Chances are your visitors will lose interest very quickly and move on. But you don't want to overdo the images either. If you keep your visitors waiting too long for your page to load, well..they may decide to go find something else to look at. Below you will find a few tips on using images in your web pages.
Image Formats
There are many different image formats. Since most browsers can read only .jpg and .gif images,  those are the formats you will need to use.  These are the best two formats for web use since they are the most compressed, resulting in smaller file size, which results in shorter load time.  Remember that the larger a file is, the longer it will take a browser to load and view it.
File Size and Download Time
The larger a file is, the longer it will take a browser to load and view it. We recommend a maximum individual image file size of approximately 35KB.  Since .jpg and .gif image formats are compressed formats, a 35KB can be quite large and very clear if done properly.  Remember that each file you embed in a page adds to it▀s overall size. So, if you place two 20KB image files in one page, you will have 40KB of image files that your viewer must load before viewing your page.
File Size vs. Image Size
File size refers to the amount of disk space that a file requires. This is measured in bytes, kilobytes or megabytes.   In Windows you can determine a file▀s size by viewing it▀s Properties.
Image size refers to the actual size of the image when you view it on your screen.  Most image editing programs will allow you to view size in either pixels or inches.  Our page building templates provide optimal image size information given in pixels. To determine the pixel size of an image refer to the help files in the software you are using.