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  • I made this with Homesite V2.5. How to make your own webpage.
    Like the 4peaks.com webpage? You can have one like it or better. Just knuckle down, get to work and do it yourself! CLICK & GO! (On this page.)   Minimum System Requirements.   Cost and time.   The message.   HTML. (The language.)   Code editor.   Additional programs.   Need Help?    More about how to make a webpage. (on the internet).   Guest Notes:  "I've been reading your work-of-art website. It's one of the grandest vacation websites that I've ever come across . . ."   About "A personal potpourri"  

    Minimum System Requirements.
    A. A message. Something to say and the ability to write it well.
    B. A computer with internet access.
    C. Money. Programs and web hosting will run $200-$600 starting up (thereafter $6-$15/month).

    Cost (and time) will be lowest for text only pages, or just with some "borrowed" images. Creating and optimizing your own images requires special programs and graphics skills. A guestbook or other visitor entry forms can be gotten free (with advertising), but clean ones are available with higher end hosting. Both take time to maintain.

    The message. The safest way to creating a web page that you'll be satisfied with is to write it yourself. Crank up your word processor and get started. Think of it as an important term paper, a resume, or a love letter--any kind of writing you've done that you've been successful at. A web page is no different than that.

    HTML (Hypertext markup language). When you're done writing you need to add hypertext markup codes that will make your message intelligible to the web browsers that will view it on the internet. Very much like printer's typographic codes or proofreading markup codes, hypertext markup language (HTML) controls type size, type font, line and paragraph breaks, boldface, italic and much much more.
    While the simpler HTML codes are easily learned and can be added in any word processor, it is easy to make mistakes (which browsers will not tolerate), much of the coding is more complex. Very time consuming to write in my hand.

    Code editor. We reccommend starting out with a code editor, and the leanest, cleanest is Homesite, a MacroMedia product. I've used that program (and antecedent versions) since 1997, when I first wrote and uploaded www.4peaks.com. It's the only one that allows you to view, become familiar with and control the codes you need. Such control, of course, is an absolute requirement for making changes and additions to your web page. If you choose "PageOne" or any of the many other "HTML for Dummies" programs, you will be stuck in a maze of templates and forms which will restrict your writing. The code will be unintelligle and revisions a nightmare.
                             SAD NEWS
    Adobe closed down development and sales of Macromedia Macromedia HomeSite 5.5 on May 26, 2009. Copies are available online from several sources $99, google "HomeSite 5.5". Microsoft Expression Web 4, a new lean editor, not as good as Homesite is also available. Adobe tells existing customers to consider the "development environment" of AdobeŽ DreamweaverŽ CS4 software. But Dreamweaver is big, fat, expensive and difficult, not reccommended unless you are building big, fat, hot webpages. I'm still using Homesite 5.5, functioning fine on Windows XP. Problems with W7 I'm trying to work out. (More later as I will actually try Microsoft Expression Web 4 and DreamweaverŽ CS4, when I have some time. Why not? Email for help.)
    Additional programs for image creating and fixing.
    Thumbs Plus Facilitates handling, modifying images in quantity. Creates tables to display images with thumbnails (www.cerious.com).
    JASC Paintshop Pro Enhancing, altering images. Mixing images. Including alphnumerics (www.corel.com).
    Xat.com Image Optimizer Images load faster with optimization (www.xat.com)
    FileZilla Uploading files to web host server (www.filezilla-project.org)

    Need Help? Help is available from "Your Adirondack Guide" for paying Fourpeaks guests.
    One hour free at my computer, by appointment.
    Additional time, $35 per hour, subject to availability.


    "I've been reading your work-of-art website. It's one of the grandest vacation websites that I've ever come across . . ."
    Date : 12/16/2004 Time : 12:21 AM
    Name : Ray Lorenz
    Email : Birch@aol.com
    Location : Cape Coral, FL

    Comments : I've been reading your work-of-art website.
    It's one of the grandest vacation websites that I've
    ever come across, and, of course, the camp(s)themselves
    are totally gorgeous. I'm sending your website to a
    friend in Hayward, Wis. who owns and manaages a
    fishing/golf resort that has been in his family since
    1921. His camp is similar in some respects to yours. If
    you designed this website, consider yourself as another
    Monet or Matisse or Rembrandt. You certainly deserve
    applause and accolades.

    Subject: Re: Guestbook Entry
    Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 13:44:45 -0500 (EST)
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)" Martin@4peaks.com
    To: Birch@aol.com
    Ray--
    Thank you for your appreciative note about my webpage.
    Yes. I did it all by myself.
    If your friend in Wisconsin can write English and has a
    story to tell about his camps, he can do as good as I
    have done (or better). He should avoid professionals who
    today make only crude imitations of TV commercials (or
    worse) and charge a lot for doing so. The origins of
    hypertext markup language (HTML) are scholarly and these
    simple and effective communication methods are available
    to anyone at (almost) no cost.
    I'm preparing something new, "How to make a webpage"
    which will be up soon ( http://4peaks.com/pphowpag.htm )
    that may be some help to him.
    Best wishes,
    Martin


    More about how to make a webpage (on the internet).
    Sorry. No hotlinks on this page. To access the webpage you want, just clip the URL and paste it in your browser.
    Happy surfing!

    How To Create A Web Page
    "This page explains everything that is needed for anyone wanting to create their own web page."
    www.make-a-web-site.com/

    HTML Code Tutorial
    "Welcome to the HTML Code Tutorial. Our goal is to provide the most helpful and complete guide to creating web pages anywhere."
    www.htmlcodetutorial.com/

    HTML Tutorial
    "In this HTML tutorial you will learn how to use HTML to create your own Web site. HTML is very easy to learn! You will enjoy it!"
    www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp

    HTML Primer
    "If you know nothing about HTML, this is where you start."
    www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/html/

    Simplenet Web Hosting (Highly Reccommended.)
    https://secure.simplenet.com/

    Homesite V.5.5 $99
    www.macromedia.com/software/homesite/

    A Personal Potpourri. A Personal Potpourri.
    Old photos, letters, clippings, greeting cards and other stuff too precious to discard. A Personal Potpourri is your Adirondack Guide's eclectic photo and writing place for stuff that just doesn't fit elsewhere in Fourpeaks Adirondack Backcountry Camps webpages. CLICK HERE for more Personal Potpourri.  CLICK HERE to meet Your Adirondack Guide.



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