Now I'm on the internet, I've got an email address....now I want a homepage. "Ok no problem, Do you want someone to make it for you, or would you like to learn to do it yourself? What would you like; a personal page, information - education page, scrap book, message board, chat room or do you have some specific thing in mind?"
You noticed the "POP UP" advertising banner which loaded when you came to this site. That banner is the pice I pay for this website - ANGELFIRE.COM provides 50 megs of free storage for individuals to produce and post their own websites. This a free service and I strongly recommend you sign up and use the service.
The following sets should give you everything you need to build any type of web-page you would like, 'smiles' good luck!
For the students of video production, you could consider this extension of your education, both a method of distribution and exibition, plus a method of generating sales.
WEBMASTER TUTORIALS AND TOOLS, another of the virtual free sites fantastic pages
iCanStream, video streaming tutorial, the best one on the internet. Learn to make the pages then learn streaming here.
iMovie tutorial, this tutorial is here because it is a wonderful example of an online tutorial, How to use the internet streaming is a real problem - the concise way they have applied the medium will give you some ideas.
WS_FTP this is an excellent FTP program, try it free for 30 days - its worth its price!
Video and Audio Streaming Tutorials and related sitesWebVideo Tutorial
Geek Talk Streaming Video
Audio Streaming Tutorial
M U L T I M E D I A
Streaming Media World: Streaming Video Tutorials
Interactive Video Streaming with Proxy Servers
PowerPoint Streaming ForumStreaming Basics: Editing Video for Streaming
Streaming Basics: Editing Video for Streaming
Streaming Video Technologies
Streaming Technical Tutorial
Quicktime Live Streaming Tutorial
Stanford University The goal of this project is to develop new high performance graphics architectures for emerging parallel, data intensive systems.PAPERS
HOT FLASH GRAPHICS is a commerical company selling the service of producing flash.
FLASHCENTRAL this resource page has tech tips and general flash graphics -
NIXLOG Overview: In many cases,(FLASH GRAPHICS) are more effective than just words and photos, infographics can quickly help us grasp information and timelines in a visual and easy-to-follow manner.
CNET FLASH TIPS This is an excellent tutorial
Flash 4 For Beginners - The Web Developer's Journal ... This small cluster of articles takes you through the creation of a simple animation, and is aimed at people very new to the Flash Web graphics medium. When you ...
Graphics World - One stop resource for Photoshop, Flash & ... Description: A one-stop resource site for Photoshop tutorials, tips, tricks and links. Over 600 tutorials updated...
A neat site with lots ofPhotoshop Tutorials. Free downloads ...
WEB REFERENCECreated by Macromedia, Flash provides Web developers with a bandwidth friendly way of creating vector-based animation, customized interfaces and interactive sites. The Flash player is one of the most widely disseminated browser plugins on the Internet, with an estimated coverage of almost 90% of all Web browsers.
You may need to upload files from your computer to your web host here is the tutorial and the link for a FTP client.
Zen and the Art of FTP: An FTP Tutorial http://www.eurekais.com/brock/ftp_tutorial/
On the other side of FTP is downloading and then "UNZIPPING" your files - WinZip is a standard and necessary tool.
VP Goodies, this site is specifically for you who wish to create sites which use the "virtual Places" client server. Vp is Excite and AOL chat server. You will find links for many programs and script librarys
Excite chat is an excellent place to begin your study of www pagemaking, because of the interactiveness you can chat with people who make sites for the fun of it. Most of these people will be glad to help you - this was a very useful thing for me when I first began to make pages.
INGS AVATARS AND GESTURE LINKS, when you participate in 'Excite Chat' you identify your self with an avatar and use 'gestures'- Gestures are small antimations with audio - using the vp client you can view these - a good study -
Your site may need one of these players for either audio or video.QUICKTIME
If you are going to use images or video you will need to edit them. Here I want to diverge from my sites policy of 'FREE STUFF'- and - encourage you to purchase the editors so you have both the CD and being registered have support and upgrade possibilities. Although download sites exist for many programs, there are some serious drawbacks for using them. If finances prohibit purchase, 'of course', download = but as soon as possible purchase them.FOSI, downloads of useful programs
People, become imfatuated with making pages, and learning, many of the 'WEB HOSTS' have their own editors and programs, learning them and using them will aid your effort to learn. These WEB HOSTS, offer a range of drive space from 1 meg to 500 megs, for FREE. FREE, each of them will ask you to give them your statistics, contact information, email address, and most free sites will force you to have either a 'POP UP' or advertising on the page.
ANGELFIRE, this sites WEBHOST -up to 50 megs of free space
NBCi, I have space on this site as well - 500 megs
OVER --2000 LINKS FREE HOMPAGES virtualfreesites, If you decide to play around and want a few hundred differn't websites, you will find the links to them here - LOL
You will find many different choices for payment, for your services or products, I have only one recommendation. This site will provide direct payment to your bank account - from individuals using credit cards and other internet payment options. It has the lowest fees and the best reputation for reliability. BE SURE YOU ARE WORKING WITH PAYPAY AND NOT SOME SITE WHICH REPRESENTS ITSELF AS PAYPAL - TALK WITH YOUR BANK AND SET UP A FAIL SAFE CONFIRMATION WITH THEM - SO YOU HAVE TO RELEASE FUNDS FROM YOUR ACCOUNT FOR EACH TRANSACTION - I PERSONALLY PAY BY MONEY ORDER - BUT ACCEPT PAYMENTS BY PAYPAL.
PAYPAL, read this site it will inform you of all the details, they really do have it all together for your security and ease of online transactions.
When surfing the internet you may want to be anonymous, or you may want to include this download for your viewers.
Anonymity 4 Proxy (A4Proxy) is a well-designed proxy server agent that lets you travel the Internet with total privacy. It's versatile, easy to use, and includes detailed instructions for AOL, Internet Explorer, and Netscape setup.
VIRUS PROTECTORS, are important and active updating of your program is important. Thousands of virus have been created (some naturally and some by people) which will cause various kinds of damage and other effects to your computer.
TREND-MICRO, by clicking on this link you will go to an online virus cleaning site, and you allow the site to clean and remove any virus it finds. This company updates its data base daily to combat the new virus' which are introduced to the internet.
I do recomend you visit theTrend-micro homepage you can investigate their products.
BRAVENET, has scripts which you may want to use on your page, sign-in/log-in, and password scripts
eXTReMe Tracker , this software is a must for every site, you will know who and when and from where, about all your visitors(plus much more)
Lavasoft, This SPYWARE DISCOVERY program scans your computer and looks for cookies and programs which may have been installed when you were surfing the internet. Many sites install cookies for tracking purposes and their own site statistics, others install programs which will access your computer and download anything they want from your computer. This program will find those programs and give you the option of removing them.
Spyware programs will slow your computer and degrade the overall performance when you are online, not to mention its none of their business what is in your computer.
For many of you EBAY online auctions, will be the first expedition into internet sales. Be sure to tie your site to the auction items you sell. This will give you specific visitors. Visitors who are already in the market and willing to spend money online.
Business Sites, need to quickly load and present the viewer with information, capturing their attention and interest as quickly as possible. The pages which have long load times are almost always total failures, with respect to their income producing ability.
Things to avoid are all antimations, large jpg and other image files, music and demanding java scripts. The page should be informative and well written, giving the viewer encouragement to surf further into the site.
The Flash graphics, audio and music files - all of the dazzle you would like on your site should be on linked pages. You should have some point of interest for the viewer/customer to focus their attention upon while your long file is opening.Traffic to your internet site is as important, as people entering your store. Do not believe you can simply put a page on the internet and people will visit it. You must agressivly promote your site. This means you must submit the site to each of the thousands of search engines you wish to have you listed on their data base, You should co-operate with other internet sites and link to each other. Building a email list, and sending your url is important - Direct mail and News print advertising will bring many people into your site which would never find it anyother way. If you do Radio and Television advertising be sure to repeat the URL many times and show it on the screen for a long time,
STREAMING VIDEO AND ANIMATION, are becoming increasingly more important, the internet is making rapid advancements in these areas. Within a few years the computer could become the television of our age. Todays problem is one of speed, bandwidth - digital is a lininal signal - one pulse following the other - these pulses are the pictures, screens and programs which you see or use. For example if you have a 56k modem and you have a 1.5meg jpg the minimimum time to transmit it would be 4.46 minutes.
With this much time required for a full screen JPG still picture you get the idea of the reason Streaming video is in its beginning. Dont worry the technology improves daily. Start now and you will be able to simply write in the applications to remain current with this developing area.
Check out the iCanStream page tutorials - they represent some of the best use of streaming video I have seen to date.