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B1  Will you audience be mainly parents, students or other educators?
B2 Will you provide mainly information or resources?
B3 Are you just addressing YOUR parents and/or students or will information generalize to others?
B4 Is it a requirement or your choice?
B5 Will you update daily (ie homework assignments) weekly, (ie spelling lists or long term assignments) or as needed or desired?
B2 For example, if you decide to use frames, make sure all pages are using frames.
B4  Media Release forms or any other guidelines that your district requires.
B6 There are many domain free clip art sites on the Internet but if you use the clip art you should document the site you got it from and provide a link back to them for good netiquette.
B8 Check periodically to make sure you do not have any broken or dead links (links that do not work due to the site being moved to a new location or removed from the web)
STRAIGHT TEXT EDITORS" include TextPad for Windows,and  Plaintext and BBEdit-Lite for the Mac. These text editors allow you to work with the raw source code that makes a web page.
"WYSIWYG EDITORS" (What You See Is What You Get) allow you to type your words right and place your images right onto your webpage, and the editor takes care of the formatting code. This may seem like the easiest way to create pages, but if you plan to make changes to your pages, or implement features not covered in your editors bag of tricks, you'll need to get your fingers dirty and learn the code. Knowing this, and appreciating the added control, most web authors at least have a copy of a good text editor.

If you are going to create web pages, you will almost certainly need a collection of graphics software. These programs allow you to resize, edit, and retouch images, change the file type, create animations, and measure the images dimensions.
Graphic Editors This is one area where what you spend will determine what you can do. If you do this for a living, you will undoubtedly want to drop some cabbage on the consummate image editing program, Photoshop. If you are doing this for fun, you will likely be able to get by with a freeware or shareware application.
Both Photoshop and CorelDraw are excellent (and expensive!) choices for graphic manipulation. Photoshop is the industry standard, and allows you to work with multiple layers, do incredibly complex filter effects, and produce razor-sharp images of a quality suitable for photographic production! It is unsurpassed in capabilities and control.

Whichever program you choose, you will need to be able to save the image in both JPEG and GIF, and you'll want to be able to save with the option to choose one color as "transparent." (Wherever the transparent color appears, the background will show through, making the image appear to float off the web page).

When we talk about World Wide Web pages, one thing they all have in common is the "source code." They all are formatted by a very simple series of tags that make up the computer language called "HTML." HTML stands for "Hyper Text Markup Language." This is the ever-evolving language which tells your web browser "this word should be bold text, this word should be italics, this word should be a link," and so on. Once you know the code you will be surprised how easy it really is to create web pages.

The letters and words that are enclosed within the angle brackets are the commands which tell the browser how to display the text outside of the brackets. These snippets of code, along with the angle brackets enclosing them, are called "tags."
Lets take a look at some HTML right now. If you are viewing this page in a web browser, like Netscape, go into the "View" menu and select "Document Source." Netscape will pop open its handy Source Viewer, complete with fancy colored words and a whole bunch of little angle brackets. This is the source code, or HTML, that created this web page you're now reading.

Paired tags always begin with one, and close with the same tag, with the addition of a slash before the code. This is called a closing tag. Not all tags require a closing tag. for example, the <br> (line break), <hr> is a single tag. Most of the others, though, do require closing tags, and will cause errors if you forget them.
FTP:  If you create a web page offline you need to have a way to get it to the World Wide Web.  FTP is a free downloadable program that transfers your finished page to space on the Internet.  This may be a school web server or space that you have paid for or obtained for free on the Internet.