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07-08-2008, 06:47 PM
Hi my name is Dustin I recently bought a domain name and began creating my first web site. I am using Microsoft publisher 2007 to build it. I had a hard time just getting my homepage to show on the net but I finally got it. My website is www.historylearned.com . Now I am having an even bigger problem. I do not understand for the life of me how to have more than one web page. I dont know hoe to link them together. That is my only problem. Can anyone help? For example if I wanted to have a picture of abe lincoln on my homepage and have it so that If I clicked on his picture it would go to a different page with facts about good old abe how would I do that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

07-08-2008, 08:14 PM
If you're not going to take the time to learn basic HTML, I think you'll be better off using a system like Wordpress to build your website, rather than MS Publisher.

I could tell you how to make a link, but I cannot tell you how to use MS Publisher, as it isn't a program I have ever used.

My recommendation would be to find a host that offers wordpress or maybe drupal or some other CMS and sign up with them.

Dan Schulz
07-12-2008, 07:35 PM
Hi Dustin,

I'm going to have to agree with Chris here, but if you want to learn HTML and CSS (in other words, how to build a Web site), you may want to check out Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS (http://www.sitepoint.com/books/html1) by Ian Lloyd. It'll teach you everything about the basics you need to know (and then some).

And please, don't use Publisher, or Dreamweaver, or any other "WISIWIYG" (What You See Is What You [May] Get) program either. Instead, open up Notepad, or download Notepad++, Notepad2, Edit+ (available from www.editplus.com for $30), or Crimson Editor and follow along with the lessons and tutorials in the book.

07-12-2008, 10:57 PM
Hi Dustin,

Yeap... that's right. You need to go through html writing as i do now. I am working offline in learning it before anything else. I keep on learning all this stuff. Maybe it take time for us to upload our site and see it www... Gud luck to you!

07-14-2008, 07:53 AM
use CMS. Joomla or Wordpress should be enough for a beginner to start off. later slowly learn HTML and PHP to improve skills

07-21-2008, 09:34 PM
Upload your second page (the page with the details of abe lincoln). Then in your home page create an "image link" to the second page. See tutorial on how to create links and image links (http://www.learnwebdesignonline.com/tutorials/html/creating-links).

The code on your homepage would look something like ...

<a href="http://www.historylearned.com/secondpage.html"><img src="http://historylearned.com/abelincoln.jpg" border="0"></a>