768 Making a Website


Mark asks Todd for tips on how to make a website.

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Todd: So, Mark you said that you want to build a website.

Mark: That's right. Yeah. So I noticed that you have a website, Todd.

Todd: Yeah.

Mark: Did you build that yourself?

Todd: I did actually. I knew nothing when I first started and I learned and it's pretty easy actually.

Mark: Really, I was looking at the program called Dreamweaver. Do you now that one?

Todd: Yeah, actually, Dreamweaver is probably the most popular program. It's what I use. It's quite good.

Mark: Yeah, so you use that to build your website.

Todd: Yes.

Mark: OK, cause I actually managed to build a website. I was building one for my Auntie's small hotel in Spain.

Todd: Oh, really.

Mark: Yeah. And I managed to build it - about four pages, but I was having problems actually putting it on the internet.

Todd: Right.

Mark: Have you any advice for me? She didn't want to pay.

Todd: Right. She wanted to do it for free.

Mark: For free, yeah.

Todd: Well, actually, usually you can get website for free but what will happen is they'll put a banner or they'll put some type of advertisement for that company on the website, so it's pretty hard to get free server space without some type of advertisement unless you pay.

Mark: Right. So how much does it cost per month to put your website on the internet?

Todd: Well, I only pay $40 dollars a month.

Mark: $40 dollars.

Todd: Yeah, and I get quite a bit of bandwidth. I only use half of my bandwidth so it's a really good set up.

Mark: And then you have... Is there a way to keep track of how many people hit your website per day?

Todd: Right, so actually a hit usually just refers to like the computer pulling up a picture or a text or an audio. A unique viewer is how many people view the website, so usually the company will tell you how many unique viewers you have.

Mark: Right.

Todd: And also if you want to make money on advertising, the key thing is unique viewers and also pages, page impressions, which means how many different pages are pulled up on the screen, so that's what advertisers want to know.

Mark: Right. OK.


Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

it's what I use

Dreamweaver is probably the most popular program, it's what I use.

'It's what I use' refers to a object or something that you use in your life for a particular purpose on a regular basis.

Notice the following:

  1. This is my favorite cook book; it's what I use to make most of my dishes.
  2. The laptop is very precious to me. It's what I use to do all of my work on.

I actually managed to build

I actually managed to build a website.

'I actually managed to build' means that you were successful in designing and constructing something.

Notice the following:

  1. I can't believe it I have actually managed to build a greenhouse.
  2. He actually managed to build the house with very little help from the builders.

quite a bit of bandwidth

I get quite a bit of bandwidth.

'Quite a bit of bandwidth' refers to the speed of the internet connection. The larger the bandwidth, the faster the speed.

Notice the following:

  1. I need quite a bit of bandwidth in order to do my work to the best of my ability.
  2. The internet connection at the house has quite a bit of bandwidth, so it is really good.

a really good set-up

I only use half of my bandwidth so it's a really good set up.

A 'really good set-up' means that something is good and has good useful features

Notice the following:

  1. The house has a really good set-up with lots of usable rooms.
  2. It looks like the building has a really good set-up.

the key thing is

If you want to make money on advertising, the key thing is unique viewers and also pages, page impressions.

The 'key thing' is the main point or most important part of something.

Notice the following:

  1. The key thing is that everyone should always try and stay friends
  2. The key thing is to remember that you need to work hard in order to succeed.

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
what I use • managed • bandwidth
set-up • key thing
  1. You have a nice for a home office here.
  2. The of your internet isn't big enough to access these videos.
  3. This program is to do my taxes.
  4. The to remember is that this situation is temporary and it will get better.
  5. It's incredible that you to build this sun room onto your house.