- Get an internet account and a service provider who will let you host web pages. (Explanation and recommendations.)
- Either learn to hand-code HTML (link to guide), or use a simple program (recommendations).
- Design a page (examples)
So, here's a question for y'all. One of the small projects we've been discussing at the SLF are website development grants for authors. These would be in the $100 range, and would have the intent of helping an author get a website up and running. They could spend that money on initial webhosting costs, or on purchasing a program like FrontPage, or on paying a designer a small fee, that kind of thing. We'd probably put together a list of designers willing to design minimal websites for sf authors for small fees. Make sense? The catch is, we don't have any spare money at the moment -- so that project will have to wait until some more memberships come in. That's okay, we're in no rush. But I was thinking that in the interim, surely we should be able to at the least put together a little guide to doing webpages. Something that lays out the process for a simple, inexpensive page. There must be such guides out there, no? If someone could point me to something that we could just use, that would save us the effort of putting one together. Essentially something that says: