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UPDATE: THIS FILE LAST EDITED 10-2007

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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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9. WEBSITE CONSTRUCTION

A SITE ON THE INTERNET CAN BE A VERY EFFECTIVE PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS TOOL. THE DISPLAY OF EITHER COMMERCIAL OR

NON-COMMERCIAL INFORMATION IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO PUBLISH A PRODUCT OR CAUSE. ALSO, THE CONTENT OF A WEBSITE CAN BE FOR EITHER A NATIONAL OR A REGIONAL AUDIENCE.

THE FIRST STEP IS TO DEVISE A CLEVER AND UNUSED DOMAIN NAME. THIS INCLUDES SELECTING A NAME WHICH IS EASY FOR VISITORS TO UNDERSTAND AND REMEMBER. IN PARTICULAR, TRY TO AVOID THE CONFUSION OF INITIALS OR WORDS THAT HAVE A TRICKY SPELLING OR ARE HARD TO PRONOUNCE. ONE UNIQUE APPROACH IS TO USE A PHONE NUMBER FOR THE UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR (URL).

NEXT, THIS NEW INTERNET ADDRESS REQUIRES OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND A WEB HOSTING ACCOUNT NEEDS TO BE ESTABLISHED.

AS AN EXAMPLE, FOR BOTH REGISTRATION AND HOSTING, CONSIDER THE 50 MEGABYTE SITE AT:

WWW DOT GO DADDY DOT COM

FOR LESS THEN TEN DOLLARS PER YEAR AND FOUR DOLLARS PER MONTH.

THEN, SEVERAL WEBSITE DESIGN DECISIONS SUCH AS THE FOLLOWING NEED TO BE MADE:

1. RANGE OF WEBSITE CONTENT IN KEEPING WITH WEB ADDRESS

2. USE OF TEXT FILES, AUDIO FILES AND GRAPHIC FILES

3. CHOICE FOR TEXT SIZE AND STYLE

4. COLORS FOR TEXT, LINKS, BACKGROUND AND GRAPHICS

5. USE OF ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE HYPER LINKS

6. FRONT PAGE LAYOUT AND DETAILS ON LINKED WEBPAGES

7. POSSIBLE USE OF AFFILIATE PROGRAMS AND-OR SHOPPING CARTS

8. DO-IT-YOURSELF, HIRE A DESIGNER OR SUB-CONTRACTOR

BESIDES THESE INITIAL BUILDING COSTS FOR A DOT C-O-M OR DOT O-R-G INTERNET SITE, THERE MAY ALSO BE AN ONGOING NEED AND COST FOR WEBPAGE REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS.

FINALLY, A WEBPAGE WYSIWYG EDITOR PROGRAM, SUCH AS ADOBE GO LIVE - DREAMWEAVER FOR MAC OR FOR PC, WILL BE A GREAT TIME-SAVER.

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