our pages were created using Microsoft Front Page
Express. For more information on Microsoft Front
Page, a better version of Front Page Express,
also used AOL Press to edit our pages. It's free,
and you get get it at www.aolpress.com or through home.cnet.com.
- You can also create
web pages using HTML. This language is easy to
learn, and there are a number of simple tutorials
that will guide you through the process. Two
comprehensive sites are www.htmlgoodies.com and www.stars.com.
- To make big html
projects easier to manage, you may want to use an
HTML editor. Several are available for download
free of charge. I was happy with one called
FirstPage 2000. You can get it at www.evrsoft.com.
- The best way to try
out different web authoring tools and HTML
editors is to download a variety of programs and
see what you like best. There are two excellent
web resources for downloading free and trial
software: home.cnet.com and www.tucows.com. Both of these sites rate
and review the products they offer, and with a
few clicks you can download your picks. You can
also find suggestions for software at www.stars.com.
- There is an endless
amout of free clip-art available on the internet,
including images, buttons, backgrounds, borders,
fonts, and more. I like to visit www.clipart.com as a starting point. Should
you want some vector clip art (useful when you
want to change the size of an image without
losing quality), visit www.clipartdownload.net.
- Want to make some free
buttons for your web page? I used the button
maker at www.coolarchive.com.
- You can also get free
hosting on the internet -- a "place" to
put up your web page(s). I have had good
experience with www.geocities.com. There are plenty of
others, like www.homestead.com, a site that lets you build
- Want to ask a question
about web page authoring? Email Alex
created and maintains this site.