I do use Comcast, and it seems that there is some webspace available to the account, but I'm not the main user, so I don't know whether that space is available to me. Besides, it seems very complicated. I need something simple for a simple mind. :-)
www.atspace.com www.atspace.com offers free webhosting with 50Mb, and a free domain name such as "sixwheels.atspace.com". The downside is that there is a maximum size for individual files in your website (and I think that the maximum size is 100k). They say that they put "small banner links" on your website, but when I put a website there, I couldn't see these these links.
Heartinternet www.heartinternet.co.uk/freehosting also offers free hosting: "Any one can use it, no cost £0, 2500 MB Web Space & 1000 Mail Boxes". I don't think it includes a domain name, so you probably have to pay extra for that. I haven't tried this offer, so I don't know how "free" it really is, or if they add adverts.
But I expect either of these would suffice, if you just want somewhere to practise.
I'm also on the look out for affordable (free) web hosting. I just followed the link from MJH and it seems that Register 4 free do offer completely free hosting as well with no ads and 5MB web space (seems a tad small) but it could give you a starting platform and taking on more space as you need it.
A little update: after digging deeper into Comcast's Personal Webspace, I've found that it wasn't as difficult as I had first deduced. Webplus, of course, makes uploading the quick site I created an absolute breeze. Comcast gives you 25mb per e-mail address associated with the account, so that should be enough to play around with. I even went ahead and got my Serif web objects account so that I could have a counter. ;-)
Oh my, Marilyn, it's not anything even remotely viewable yet. I literally am just starting out doing this, so I don't know any of the tricks to creating a competent design. But, in the spirit of learning, I guess getting input is a healthy place to start.
Right now it's just a banner graphic, a nav-bar, and some text. Be gentle with me. ;-)
>>> Right now it's just a banner graphic, a nav-bar, and some text <<<
Correction: Right now it's a banner graphic, a nav-bar, a photo montage with a huge file size, and some text! Have a look at this speed report http://www.websiteoptimization.com/s...t/~fourwheels/ which reveals that the photo montage is over 430 KB; You'll probably reduce it to about a tenth of that size if you change it – via Web Export Options – from PNG to JPG format, even at the highest quality (lowest compression) setting.
I was just getting ready to ask the question about how to upload everything on the site as jpeg. I know how to do it for individual files, but that would take some time. So, is there an all-at-once method? :-)