It’s finally time to start getting your hands dirty.
Build your basic page layout and navigation based on your design from earlier. Leave the content areas blank until you have gotten the layout just how you want it.
It’s a good idea to save this page as your template. Just give it a name such as “template” and hold onto it. For each new page needed you can open your template and simply choose “save as” with the new page name. This will keep your design consistent from one page to the next.
Now start writing your pages. When you feel yourself becoming bored or distracted, take a break. Never try to finish in a day more than you can stay excited about or your content will suffer. Better to take a few extra days and have a finished product you can truly be proud of.
When saving your pages, remember that they can be called anything you like except for the first page which should be named index. The server knows which page is to be displayed first by it’s name.
Once all your pages are saved your ready to upload them to the server. If you used a host that provides a builder such as iPage, you can simply choose “publish” and the program will do the rest. If you used a WYSIWYG program such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver, follow the instructions provided with the program. If you wrote the pages freehand or using a program that offers no built in uploading feature, you will need to get an ftp (file transfer protocol) program. You can find them cheap or free with a search in Google. Your ftp address will be ftp.your-domain.com.