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  1. #1
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    My background in graphic design is mainly print and I'm completey lost when it comes to html or anything code related. Basically, I'm in the process of designing my first website and learning really as I go. I've registred my domian name and I would now like to have a "Coming Soon" holding page. I have the design of the page complete and saved as a jpeg, RGB, 100 dpi. I was told I need to make a default.htm file and upload it to my ftp site. WHATS A DEFUALT.HTM FILE AND HOW DO I MAKE MY JPEG INTO ONE??????????????????

    Any help, would be greatly apprecated!!!

    Many thanks
    dooch

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    On your website is a file called "index.html" or "index.htm"
    That is the page that loads automatically when no file is specified.

    You need to create a webpage called "index.html" and upload that
    into your website. You upload it using an FTP program (File Transfer Protocol),
    or by using some sort of admin page your webhost provides.

    A webpage isn't necessarily one big .jpg image ... it's a set of HTML tags (commands)
    and text with images included.

    You should start by using Google to find HTML tutorials:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=html+...G=Search&hl=en

    Create an HTML file on your PC and when it's done, you upload the HTML file
    along with your graphics ... your .jpg image(s)

    Below is the very basic, minimal HTML file, where you enter your .jpeg filename
    in where the image is referenced. You need to upload the HTML file AND the
    .jpg image. You can use Notepad to make "index.html" and save it on your
    PC. That's what you upload along with your .jpg image.

    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>This is my site</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <center>
    Welcome to my site ... coming soon!
    <br /><br />
    <img src="myphoto.jpg" alt="" />
    </center>
    </body>
    </html>


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    A default.html file is what servers look for in a root.

    For instance lets say you own www.doochbag.com and have a file named index.html

    Instead of typing www.doochbag.com/index.html you could type www.doochbag.com and the index.html file would be displayed.

    Names like index, home, default main can be used (I think) however I always stick to index.

    Now, in your index/default file you would have the HTML that shows the image. To do that you use the ,img> tag.

    The below minimal code would be inside your index/default.html file

    HTML Code:
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>coming soon</title>
    </head>
    
    <body>
      <img src="SRC" width="WIDTH" height="HEIGHT" />
    </body>
    </html>
    Change SRC, WIDTH and HEIGHT to match your image's filename / size.

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    Thanks guys!!!

    I really appreciate it!!!, I've taken my first step into the world of web design.
    If any of you need any advice related to print, please ask!!!

    Many thanks
    Doochbag


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