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Signing up with Tripod

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Once you've checked all your links Sitewide, and run a couple site reports to make sure everything on your site is working the way you intend it to, it's time to actually publish your site to the World Wide Web. Doing so requires that you have a web hosting provider. This is a service provider that provides a space on a server, which is essentially a computer that's connected to the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they provide you some space on that server for you to copy all of your files from your computer, which are your local files, and copy them onto their web server. The copy of your site that appears on that web server is the version of the site that everybody on the Web can get to. Nobody is ever accessing your files on your computer to see your web site. So basically, if you have to make a change to your website once you're published it.

Signing up with Tripod

Once you've checked all your links Sitewide, and run a couple site reports to make sure everything on your site is working the way you intend it to, it's time to actually publish your site to the World Wide Web. Doing so requires that you have a web hosting provider. This is a service provider that provides a space on a server, which is essentially a computer that's connected to the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they provide you some space on that server for you to copy all of your files from your computer, which are your local files, and copy them onto their web server. The copy of your site that appears on that web server is the version of the site that everybody on the Web can get to. Nobody is ever accessing your files on your computer to see your web site. So basically, if you have to make a change to your website once you're published it.

you make your changes here locally, and then upload those pages to your server so that the most recent version of those pages will then be visible on the web server. In addition to picking a web hosting provider, you may also want your own domain name, something like whatever.com, whatever.net, whatever.org. Whatever site name you'd like that still might be available these days. Now, I'm not going to get into registering a domain name in these movies. That's a totally different process, and a lot of web hosting providers can actually help you with that. If you'd like to register your own domain name, you can always go to register.com, networksolutions.com, or godaddy.com. Those are all domain name registrars that handle registration of domain names.

As far as finding a web hosting provider, you can look around on Google, just do a search for web hosts, and you can compare prices and services, or even check your local Yellow Pages. Some people prefer to find an actual local web hosting provider, so they actually have a better chance of getting somebody on the phone if they need help. In the worst case scenario, actually drive across town to see these people in person. But, for he purposes of this exercise, we're going to sign up with tripod.com. Tripod is a free web- hosting service, and when you signup with them it just takes a few minutes, and you can instantly have a nice chunk of space on the Web to upload your files, and people will be able to access your web site that way. Now of course, since it's free, your web site will then be cluttered with some advertisements. But, if you can live with that, you can go with a free hosting service, but if you're serious about your web site, you'll definitely want to pay for a web hosting provider so you don't have to put up with ads. or anything that you yourself did not put on your pages. For the purposes of this exercise, in order to show you how this works, we're going to use tripod, which everybody can try out for free, so that we can practice our publishing.

So, we're going to go out to our web browser, and we'll go to tripod.com, which redirects us to tripod.Lycos.com, On this page here we have descriptions of their free plan. You can see that they give you site building and file management tools, which you probably won't need, since you've now learned {italic}Dreamweaver.{plain} Probably, most importantly, you've got 20 MB of space, which is plenty of space for our Teacloud site, and generally a decent amount of space for most websites, unless you have a lot of media files, like video or audio. They also have a subscription service starting for $4.95 a month, and with that you get more disk space, no ads, more bandwidth, and several different options here. You can click "Compare all plans" to see all the different plans they have, but for now, we're just going to choose to signup for their free plan. So, we just need to fill out a form here.

We need to come up with a member name. The member name is going to have to be unique name. Tripod has hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of accounts set up, so you need to try to find a unique name. I'm going to try teacloud07, and we'll enter a password here. Next we need to enter some personal information. I'm not sure how much of this really needs to be filled out. So I'll just enter some completely authentic information here.

We'll say we're in California. Put in my birth date. Boy, I really have to scroll down to get my birth year, don't I? E-mail address. Skip the phone number. Let's see, for education I'll just to say I completed grad school, and I work in the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical industry. I love messing with statistics. Here you can actually choose the ads and interests. If you have a site about autos, or travel, you can check these options to sort of have some control over the types of ads that appear on your pages, but we're not really going to concern ourselves with this right now. We're going to leave all this unchecked. We don't want any of that stuff. Next we have to enter a confirmation code, this is sometimes referred to as a captcha code, because some nefarious people out there have developed web bots that will actually try to create all these phony accounts so they can spam people.

What they do is they put this code that's very difficult, if not impossible, for these robots to read. It takes a human to actually discern what we're seeing here. You need to type this into a box to confirm that you're human. Sometimes it's even hard for the human to see what's going on in here. So I think I've got everything we need. I'm going to click Agree. And it looks like it accepted my username. Nobody else had see Teacloud 07, and this is an advertisement here. You don't need to fill out any of this information. It looks like it filled it out for me. I'm going to click skip.

Okay. So now it's asking me, what do we want to do? Do we want to post and share photos? Write an online blog? I'm going to choose, "I'm an experienced site builder and want to upload my files. Leave me alone." Click next. And this is tripod's file management area, but we don't really need to deal with any of this stuff in here because we're working with {italic}Dreamweaver.{plain} Notice that it says the actual location of my web site is teacloud07.tripod.com. That's the URL I'm going to provide to people when I want them to see my website. Again, this is another slight disadvantage of working with a free service. I can't really use my own URL, like teacloud.com.

I have to use a tripod.com address, so if you're really serious about your web design, you'll want to get your own domain name. But basically, their Filemanager here shows you all the files that are currently in you site. They have a generic index.htm page, which when I click here, it just gives me this coming soon message, and of course, fills it up with advertisements, but we'll fix that when we actually go to publish our site. So we've created a tripod account, our space is reserved for us, and the next thing we need to do is go back into {italic}Dreamweaver{plain} and connect it to our tripod account.

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  1. 1m 12s
    1. Welcome
      1m 12s
  2. 21m 0s
    1. HTML vs. XHTML
      3m 4s
    2. What is CSS?
      3m 48s
    3. What is XML?
      2m 11s
    4. What is DHTML?
      1m 9s
    5. What is JavaScript?
      1m 23s
    6. File naming conventions
      3m 22s
    7. What is an index page?
      6m 3s
  3. 46m 18s
    1. Setting up your workspace
      2m 39s
    2. The Welcome screen
      4m 11s
    3. Windows and Mac differences
      3m 18s
    4. The Insert bar
      4m 38s
    5. The Property Inspector
      1m 50s
    6. The Document toolbar
      6m 6s
    7. The Document window
      9m 11s
    8. Panels and panel groups
      6m 58s
    9. Saving workspace layouts
      2m 22s
    10. Defining a default browser
      5m 5s
  4. 24m 59s
    1. Defining a site
      9m 5s
    2. File and folder management
      3m 11s
    3. Understanding path structure
      3m 17s
    4. Adding content to a site
      6m 6s
    5. Creating a site map
      3m 20s
  5. 38m 39s
    1. Creating a new blank site
      6m 0s
    2. Creating and saving a new document
      7m 54s
    3. About DOCTYPE
      3m 59s
    4. Inserting images
      9m 26s
    5. Inserting text
      3m 35s
    6. Aligning text and images
      4m 9s
    7. Inserting meta tags
      3m 36s
  6. 45m 58s
    1. Link basics
      6m 4s
    2. Linking with Point to File
      5m 18s
    3. External links
      4m 15s
    4. Creating email links
      5m 49s
    5. Named anchors
      7m 37s
    6. Linking to a file
      7m 35s
    7. Image maps
      9m 20s
  7. 1h 8m
    1. About CSS
      4m 52s
    2. Anatomy of a style sheet
      4m 10s
    3. CSS and page properties
      10m 11s
    4. Moving an internal style sheet to an external style sheet
      6m 46s
    5. The CSS Styles panel
      3m 48s
    6. CSS selectors
      2m 37s
    7. Type selectors
      12m 13s
    8. ID selectors
      10m 21s
    9. Class selectors
      5m 42s
    10. Creating rollovers with pseudo-class selectors
      7m 22s
  8. 42m 54s
    1. CSS vs. the Font tag
      2m 42s
    2. Formatting text with the Property Inspector
      8m 41s
    3. What measurement should I use?
      3m 15s
    4. Managing white space with margins, padding, and line height
      8m 34s
    5. Using font lists
      5m 45s
    6. Aligning text
      2m 47s
    7. Creating lists
      5m 8s
    8. Creating Flash text
      6m 2s
  9. 43m 19s
    1. About tables
      1m 28s
    2. Tables in Code view
      2m 36s
    3. Creating and adding content to tables
      7m 40s
    4. Changing table borders with XHTML
      5m 46s
    5. Coloring tables with XHTML and CSS
      6m 41s
    6. Aligning table content
      6m 39s
    7. Sorting tables
      3m 6s
    8. Setting table widths
      4m 48s
    9. Creating rounded-corner tables
      4m 35s
  10. 28m 22s
    1. Dreamweaver's layout tools
      3m 8s
    2. Tracing images
      4m 58s
    3. Adding AP div tags
      7m 29s
    4. Working with Layout Tables
      6m 55s
    5. Adjusting table widths and nesting tables
      5m 52s
  11. 16m 19s
    1. What is a device?
      3m 14s
    2. Attaching a printer-friendly style sheet
      3m 5s
    3. Styling for print
      7m 41s
    4. Adobe Device Central
      2m 19s
  12. 29m 54s
    1. Rollover rules
      3m 31s
    2. Creating simple rollovers
      5m 36s
    3. Creating disjointed rollovers
      7m 12s
    4. Creating navigation bars with multiple states
      9m 21s
    5. Creating Flash buttons
      4m 14s
  13. 26m 32s
    1. Viewing the code
      6m 9s
    2. Editing in Code view
      3m 0s
    3. The Code toolbar
      5m 11s
    4. Working with Code Collapse
      4m 27s
    5. The Quick Tag Editor
      2m 20s
    6. Working with snippets
      5m 25s
  14. 32m 45s
    1. About forms
      3m 23s
    2. Adding text fields
      9m 52s
    3. Adding checkboxes and radio buttons
      5m 37s
    4. Adding lists and menus
      6m 5s
    5. Submitting form results
      3m 23s
    6. Styling form elements with CSS
      4m 25s
  15. 23m 17s
    1. Opening a new browser window
      9m 38s
    2. Creating a popup message
      2m 50s
    3. Validating text fields
      2m 42s
    4. Getting more behaviors
      7m 2s
    5. Removing extensions
      1m 5s
  16. 14m 58s
    1. External image editor preferences
      3m 18s
    2. Built-in image editing tools
      3m 11s
    3. Roundtrip editing from Dreamweaver to Fireworks or Photoshop
      4m 39s
    4. Copying and pasting
      3m 50s
  17. 34m 16s
    1. Templates in action
      5m 12s
    2. Creating a new template
      6m 36s
    3. Applying templates
      3m 36s
    4. Modifying a template
      1m 40s
    5. Adding repeating regions
      3m 28s
    6. Working with repeating regions
      3m 13s
    7. Adding optional regions
      3m 34s
    8. Creating a library item
      3m 48s
    9. Modifying a library item
      3m 9s
  18. 13m 2s
    1. Using the History panel
      4m 24s
    2. Saving History steps as commands
      3m 25s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      5m 13s
  19. 14m 44s
    1. W3C accessibility guidelines
      4m 6s
    2. Accessibility preferences
      1m 29s
    3. Inserting accessible images
      3m 2s
    4. Inserting accessible tables
      2m 53s
    5. Inserting accessible form objects
      3m 14s
  20. 26m 17s
    1. About media objects
      2m 6s
    2. Linking to audio and video files
      5m 56s
    3. Embedding audio and video files
      7m 7s
    4. Setting parameters
      4m 27s
    5. Inserting Flash content
      2m 37s
    6. Inserting Flash video
      4m 4s
  21. 28m 47s
    1. Getting site reports
      3m 35s
    2. Checking links sitewide
      3m 30s
    3. Signing up with Tripod
      6m 36s
    4. Entering remote info
      4m 13s
    5. Publishing your site
      5m 41s
    6. Updating and publishing pages
      5m 12s
  22. 44s
    1. Goodbye
      44s

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