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Building your webspace

Step 2: Checking your Web page using a browser

At this point you have successfully completed Step 1: Creating your personal Web page and have saved an index.htm text file on your local hard drive.

It's essential that at least one of the pages in your Webspace directory be named index.htm (all lower case letters). The index.htm page is the first page displayed to anyone surfing to your Webspace address, so if you only have one page it should be called index.htm. If you have several Web pages, make sure you name the first page you want displayed to visitors of your Webspace address index.htm.

It's entirely up to you how you design your site and link you pages together, if at all. You could have several home pages within your personal Webspace, as long as you give them different filenames. Remember, there can only be one index.htm file in your personal Webspace directory.

Before transferring your new Web page(s) to the FreeHostingGuru Webspace server, it would be wise to double-check that you're satisfied with the way it looks in a browser window. To do this, start your Web browser and choose the Open option from the File menu.

Select the index.htm file you just saved and make sure that you are happy with the way it looks when displayed in your browser window. If you have any links to images or other Web pages, make sure that they are correct. Make any corrections to your index.htm file before proceeding to the next step.

In terms of Web page design, remember that most visitors to your Webspace address will be viewing your pages using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator with a 640x480 or 800x600 screen size and 256 colors. If you are linking to any images from your page they should be in .gif or .jpg format. More information on images can be found in the Adding images to your Web page section.

Building your webspace:

Step 1: Creating your personal Web page

Step 2: Checking your Web page using a browser

Step 3: Transferring your Web page to the Webspace server