Kevin Frey: Hi! I'm Kevin Frey from Trans Effect LLC and today I'm going to be showing you how to create a basic website. In this video series we're going to be covering such topics as web design and development terms in order to get you more familiar with some of the lingo, domain names and host names that will get you set up with a hosting account in a domain name, the design and development process where we'll give you a quick overview of how to get started, creating a template that will tell you how to create a website template, inserting hyperlinks and giving you some information about why we need hyperlinks. Inserting images and changing the colors of your website; blogs and why a blog can sometimes be better than an independently hosted website; some general best practices and tips to keep you going, and some additional resources where you'll be able to learn much, much more than what I'm covering in this video.
The tools you'll need for today are computer, Internet access and a program for creating and editing HTML based websites. I'll be using Adobe's Dreamweaver, but if you don't have Dreamweaver, a simpler program is easy to find with a basic web search. Before we get started let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have a degree in Network Engineering but I've been doing web design and development for about 11 years. In 2005 I co-founded Trans Effect LLC, so that I could do web design and development full time. Since then we've worked on a variety of sites from course forms and environmental causes to bakeries and government agencies.
Okay, let's get started building your website.