May 22, 2007
Agenda: How to Create a Simple Website with TextEdit
Attending were Tom B, Bob S, Bill N, Joe Y and Bob G.
Using TextEdit (the free word processor that comes with OS X), Tom demonstrated how to create a simple website from scratch. See step-by-step tutorial here.
Basic HTML tags
Hexadecimal Color Chart - colors for your website
A handy free HTML editor is TextWrangler (replaces BBEdit Lite).
Publish your new webpage via commercial servers such as Apple's MobileMe, MacHighway (formerly Itsamac). Annual cost is as low as $49.50 ($4.12 per month), includes one year free Domain Name registration ($9.95 per year thereafter). Another place to register a Domain Name is Dotster. You can also check to find availability of website names at Dotster.
Publish your new webpage via Apple's iDisk at $99 per year for a dotmac account or through commercial servers such as MacHighway (formerly Itsamac). Annual cost is as low as $49.50 ($4.12 per month), includes one year free Domain Name registration ($9.95 per year thereafter). Another place to register a Domain Name is Dotster. You can also check to find availability of website names at Dotster.
Low cost WYSIWYG web design software for Mac - RapidWeaver - $79
Transfer files for your website to MacHighway using free CyberDuck FTP file transfer. See how here.
Install a free hit counter on your website and gather tons of interesting stats at StatCounter.
How to resize a batch of
images for your website in iPhoto:
To resize a group of photos within iPhoto, select the photos and then under File, go to the Export tab, where the Export Photo's window will appear. Underneath the File Export tab, select the Scale images no larger than option and then input the new dimensions of the photos. Once you've checked your work, hit Export and select the destination folder on your hard drive where you want the new photos to be saved.
Be sure your phone line is protected by a surge protector before going into your computer. Lightning has a way of zapping unprotected modems more often through the phone line than through an outlet.
Customize your Finder's Toolbar with some very useful tools.
Find your computer's IP address at this site.
Lifehacker's Top 10 Mac OS
X tweaks - read how here.
• 10. Add folders or drives to the Dock
• 9. Add Application shortcuts to Finder's toolbar
• 8. Set your default browser
• 7. Activate screen corners
• 6. Add the Path button to Finder's toolbar
• 5. Display folder and drive details
• 4. Remove Dashboard from the Dock
• 3. Enable the Tab key
• 2. Manage programs that start automatically
• 1. Assign custom hard drive icons
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