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    Hey guys, I need some help with designing the welcome page for my website. I've never worked with websites before, and just recently I've registered domain and hosting service. Here with my provider you get this easy to use site builder with some already organised templates. That's all cool, but there isn't an option to create a page that will lead you into the site. What I mean exactly by that is the first page you see when you open a website, with my background image, this photo i want to put above the background and a customized 'Enter' link, somewhere bellow the image.

    Is that complicating? If anyone had an experience of creating something similar it will be cool if you would give advice about the template or a link for a similar one. And yeah, how to incorporate that welcome page code with the rest of the website.

    Thanx

    EDIT: Website welcome page

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    To answer your question, after you've made your website, change the name of index.html to something like index2.html. Then create your splash page, name it index.html and have it link to index2.html.

    With that out of the way, I'd like to impress upon you to not use the site builder or a splash page. The main page of your site is one of if not the most important page on your site. You want to have content on that page if you ever want customers to end up there. As far as the site builder, using that will create very disorganized, sloppy code that will break from browser to browser and be difficult for search engines to index. I suspect you've chosen this route due to budget reasons. You have to know that having a website for your business is an investment. Whether you choose to invest money or time, choose one or both. It will be worth it in the end. If budget is an absolute constraint, consider investing the time to learn how to code the site yourself. Aside from having a nice, cleanly coded website with the benefit of a community to help you with it, you'll gain a nifty new skill for fun or profit.
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    Thanx for the advice, but do you maybe know about how would code for something like that look like?
    I'll show you what I've imagined:



    It's not the real thing, I just don't wanna put up this personal stuff of mine. But basically what I'm asking for is a code for something like this, this grainy background image, how to center this image above to be... you know, centered, and how to put enter link there which is image cause i plan to customize text. I could go and research it on my own, but that's what I'm doing right now, I'm just looking if someone who's a bit of an expert and goes like: ''oh that's not a problem, you just write this, this... like so''. Or if there isn't anyone, do you maybe know of some other sites where I could find helpful stuff, for the beginners, from your own experience.

    Thanx again

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    Plus I've seen some websites that probably would allow you to create something like that fast by uploading images, and then you generate the code. Do you know of any? And if you do, which one of them do you think might be the best?

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    assuming your image is 1000PX by 1000px

    and you have the image file in the same location as the page. name the page index.html ( like ronald said )

    <html>
    <head>
    </head>
    <body>
    <a href="index2.html">
    <img src="yourfilenamehere.jpg" alt="click to enter" width="1000" height="1000" />
    </a>
    </body>
    </html>

    of course that's just a a starting point, you could use CSS to do this, but I suspect you will learn when you think you need to.

    here is a good place to learn the basics http://www.w3schools.com/html/

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    thanx, it doesn't seem to be too complicating, i'll give it a try, and if something goes wrong, i'll come again. but i'll keep you informed on the process. thanx for the help

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    hey guys, i haven't really worked on anything concerning publishing since the last time i've been here, cause i was preparing some files that i want to publish online. so i thought, if you maybe might help me out a littlebit if you can.

    thing is, i have no freaking idea what to do first. I have a domain, right, and i have a cPanel for my hosting, and I've downloaded FileZilla for exchanging files. But all I know of filezilla from a video tutorial, is on left side you have your computer files and on right side is you website files, so 'flip em' . Anyway, another thing that i did was, i tried out a site builder my host has recommended me, so i create something quite decent, but apparently you can't publish (i guess you need to pay them or contact them, which i'm still waiting). but, i've done a test version of what i created there, and went to save every page to my computer (if that's how you go about trying to get a code, sorry, an amateur). so now i have images and stuff, i have that style file of every page, but i don't have index.html or anything. is there something i can get out of this situation, how can i create index.html and where do i transfer(over filezilla) my files on website, what folder.

    thanx, anyone

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    Hey, i just wanted to say that all this is fixed. Sorry for all the rambling, but there's a mess here at local hosting. Not quite user friendly . Anyway, made the site myself. Used the Office Frontpage, and I recomend it to anyone who starts out, it's quite simple to use, and there are lot of tutorials for it on youtube. I've then just uploaded files with fillezila. So here's the website:

    http://invertedmirror.com/

    It's an artistic project if someone wants to check out. Hope you like the design . Anyways, thanx for responses, it's cool to visit you guys here

    Peace out.


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