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3. Preview Your Work
Before you unveil your new web page or site, you ll want to make sure it looks just the way
you intended. You can preview your pages anytime while you work. To take a look at your
progress while working on a page, head to the File menu and choose Preview in Browser.
A preview of your page will display in a new browser window.
4. Publish Your Site
SiteBuilder works offline, performing all of its functions just like a word processing
program or other desktop software on your PC. While you re using SiteBuilder to build
your pages, you re creating and editing files on your own computer. Naturally your
customers and friends can t access files on your computer, so when you re happy with your
work, you ll want to publish your site so that people can find your pages on the Web.
When you re ready to show your creations
to the world, you ll simply copy your page
files from the web site folder on your
computer to your Yahoo! Web Hosting or
Merchant Solutions account. This transfer is
called publishing. When you publish your
web pages, you make them available on the
World Wide Web. (Please note that you ll
need a Web Hosting or Merchant Solutions
account to publish your site.)
Publishing is only clicks away: First connect your computer to the Internet, if you haven t
already. In SiteBuilder, head to the File menu and choose Publish Site... (or
just click the Publish button in your SiteBuilder toolbar), then follow the simple
steps to publish your pages online.
After you publish, anyone will be able to see your site by typing your web address (such as
http://www.widgetdesigns.com) in a web browser. Not happy with your first try? Remember
that you can edit, update, and republish your pages even replace your work with a whole
new site as often as you like.
Where do you go from here? Your web site doesn t end with the first time you publish: To
keep your visitors coming back, we recommend that you keep your site fresh by updating
your content regularly. Keep in mind that Yahoo! offers dozens of ways to make your site
successful. For more information, explore the rest of the SiteBuilder User Guide or browse
our online Web Hosting guides at
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