University web space access
As U of M students, each of you have access to 20MB of web space on the University of Minnesota servers. Your web address (which cannot be changed) is:
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~<your Internet ID >
ADCS has a great overview and guide that will help you through the process of accessing your space and uploading files for public viewing. Read the ADCS Personal Website Guide to get a better understanding of this process.
I suggest using Dreamweaver to build your websites, although you can also build your html files in any text editor (i.e. TextEdit, WordPad), etc. I do not recommend using programs such as Microsoft Word, which adds its own code to your files and will undoubtedly result in undesirable effects.
If you have little to no experience designing or implementing websites, now is the time to learn! The best way is to learn by doing, but the following tutorials are helpful as well: