Friday, April 29, 2011

Easy Tips To Build Websites

Start to Make Your Own Website
There are billions of websites on the internet, and the one thing they all have in common is to present information. The content of their presentations may include text, images, sounds, flash slideshow and other content.
Web design is not an easy task, before creating and uploading a website, it is important to take the time to consider thoroughly what you need to do for building a website.

What You'll Need to Make a Website

Web hosting:

Hosting is where you put your website and Web pages. Everyone is able to see them online. So the first thing you need to do is to find a Web hosting provider.
There are several types of Web hosting options you can choose from:
  • Free Web hosts
  • Standard Web hosting
  • Dedicated, Virtual, and Shared Hosting
  • Colocation
Most people gravitate to free Web hosting without too much thought, but there can be drawbacks to free hosting. You don't always get as much space, you might be required to run their ads on your site, or there may be bandwidth limits. Be sure that all those points are nothing to you before putting your website on a free Web host.

Domain Name:

You don't need a domain name to put up a website. You can put up a site on free hosting or even paid hosting plans without a domain name. A domain name provides extra branding for your site and makes it easier for people to remember the URL. But domain names cost money, typically between $8 and $35 a year.

Website Planning:

Once you've gotten a domain and decided on your URL, you can start planning your site. You need to decide:
  • Types of site - Most websites are either news/information, product, or reference sites. As such they each have a slightly different focus.
  • Navigation - The navigation affects the information architecture of your site.
  • Content- Content is the actual pages you'll be building.
If you can recognize page types, you'll be able to recognize what types of pages you need for your site.

Web Pages building:

You need to build a website page by page. Firstly you should be familiar with:
  • Design Basics - The elements of good design and how to use it on websites.
  • Learning HTML - HTML is the building block of a Web page. While it's not absolutely required, you'll do better if you learn HTML than if you don't.
  • Learning CSS - CSS is the building block of how pages look. And learning CSS will make it easier for you to change your site's look when you need to.
  • Web Page Editors -Finding the perfect editor for your needs will help you learn design, HTML, and CSS.

Website Publishing:

Publishing your website is a matter of getting the pages you created up to the hosting provider. You can do this with either the tools that come with your hosting service or with FTP clients. Knowing which you can use depends upon your hosting provider. Contact them if you are not sure.

Website Promotion:

The easiest way to promote your website is through search engine optimization. You build your Web content so that it ranks well in search engines. This can be very difficult, but it is inexpensive and can result in good results if you work at it. Other ways to promote your site include: word of mouth, email, and advertising. You should include your URL on all professional correspondence and whenever it makes sense in personal messages. I put my URL in my email signature along with my email address.

Website Maintenance:

Maintenance can be the most boring part of website design, but in order to keep your site going well and looking good, you need to do it. Testing your site as you're building it and then after it's been live for a while is important. And you should also work on content development on a regular basis.
And that's it! Hope the steps above can help you a lot to make or design your website.

Monday, April 25, 2011

News image editing techniques

The photos are an important form of dissemination of news and information.Pictures, sometimes as  important as news itself, how to cleverly edit the pictures to release good news photo in the newspaper editing is very important.

The way a photo is edited can make a lot of difference. If some simple editing techniques are kept in mind and followed they will result in getting outstanding photos. These techniques might look simple and easy but they do make a huge difference to the overall result. Hence, we would be discussing some very simple and basic editing techniques which would be beneficial for you.

Part one: Pay attention to the selection of news pictures

News, like pictures and other press releases,  there will always be many。There are many techniques to select news photos.

First,check the picture whether the subject is associated with the current report; The second is the timeliness.

Part 2: News image processing techniques

Even if the picture itself is good, because of many factors, it is also less than satisfactory performance of the place. According to the theme of the news to process the pictures after they are selected.

Re-composition of the selected pictures cut  the pictures has nothing to do with the news
On the other hand is the  combination of pictures. In the case of no existing pictures,editors need to re-mix the pictures from different places and different industries based on the specific theme.


Part 3: Talented Text Description

Overall, the picture description is not only the explanation of the picture, but the sublimation of the news.
News picture is a independent form of news report. Photo illustrations are generally inserted in the text news reports, instructions must be very concise, avoid duplication, seeking to write new ideas and features. Text description of each picture can be combined with the news photos to explain the details and circumstances of the incidents.