Dear Amy: What are some cool things I can add to my personal website for free? — Justin, Kansas City, Mo.
Dear Justin: If you know a little HTML, adding cool features is as easy as copying and pasting a few lines of code. Learn the basics at ipl.org/div/kidsweb.
Have some new photos you want to share? Picasa Web Albums, picasa.google.com/features.html, lets you create your own albums and slide shows to embed in your site. If video is more your style, YouTube at youtube.com makes it easy to share videos and playlists. Show off your own video creations or make a playlist of your favorite videos. Then customize the player size and color options to go with your site.
Blogs are another easy way to add personality to a website. You can post about things that interest you, share great sites and videos you find online or let your readers know about the newest site updates. Wordpress, wordpress.com, and Blogger, blogger.com, are two popular free options. Remember that anyone can see your site, so avoid posting details such as your full name, address or other personally identifiable information. Have fun!
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