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Web page design easier than it appears to be

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With the Internet growing in popularity, web pages are becoming more useful and accessible. Web pages are simply sheets of information created by a person or business, then placed on the Internet.

Accessible to people all over the world, web pages allow users to reach a large audience at little or no cost.

Web pages can range from very simple documents to complex multi-page documents that utilize animation, sound and even video.

Web pages can be used as an advertising tool, for sharing information or just for fun. Anyone can create a web page and be on the Internet, reaching a worldwide market.

There are numerous ways to create a web page. Many use formatting programs, such as the popular Microsoft Visual J++, to program a page. Others simply copy animation that already exists on the Internet using programs such as Netscape Navigator Gold.

Computer users can even use basic word processing documents such as Microsoft Word to help create the web page for their particular needs.

While the use of J++ or other programming languages is often useful for an advanced computer user, Netscape or Microsoft Word make creating a web page easy and fun while getting a message across. You can create links to e-mail or other sites that are related by topic. By surfing these links, users can broaden and target the range of people reached.

For those who don't know how to go about creating their own web page, there are many ways to learn. Many classes are offered in web page design, or you can teach yourself by trial and error. It is even possible to go out on the Internet and model a page after existing sites.

You will find many thematic sites that follow a similar look throughout offering lessons in continuity. Or, you can make your page entirely individual and unique.

(The preceding article was provided by JMark Systems of Springfield.)

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