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Let's Make a Web Page!

Can kids make web pages? Isn't that really hard?

  • Kids can make web pages.
  • There are rules, but aren't there rules for everything?
  • Everything takes practice, but you can do it!

Things to know before we start:

  • Computers work differently.
  • Fonts, colors, and graphics can look different computer to computer.
  • Enough is enough when it comes to flashy web pages-- the more you include, the longer it will take to load.

You need some internet space to be able to put up a site, from places like:

  • The Internet service provider at your house.
  • Some schools may have space for you.
  • Libraries may let you use their computer if you get your own account.
  • Make your own account on Yahoo! or other free service (free usually = ads).

Netiquette is important - always use good netiquette!

  • Avoid hurting someone's feelings.
  • Respect other people's online rights.
  • Treat people online the way you would face-to-face.
  • If you are uncomfortable with something online, talk to a grown-up right away.

What makes a web page good?

  • There's some way to contact the people responsible for the site; usually an email address, there could be a phone number and street address for organizations.
  • Pages within the site look similar: they may have the same background color, or there will be the same logo on every page.
  • Pages within the site link back to the home page, and to elsewhere in the site.
  • The site shows signs of being proofread; there are no spelling or grammar errors.

Copyright and you

  • There's a lot you could learn about copyright.
  • Realize that you'd like to know if someone used your image or words, and other people do too.
  • Ask permission if you can.
  • Choose what you copy wisely.
  • Use free sources of clipart, graphics, buttons whenever possible. Try Pics4Learning to start.
  • Find more information here: Copyright and the Web

Let's start making a web page!

  • Making a Web page is simple - you just need to learn more about HTML.
  • HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and is easy to learn.
  • Check out our HTML Tip Sheet!

See the basic code used to create this page...

This page was created by Jen McKinney and Sara Patalita for Children's Services' Let's Make a Web Page! program. Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at
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