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Is a Home Page?
home page is the first page of a web site that makes information available on
the World Wide Web.
- A Place To Put It
You must store your home page on a computer that can be accessed by other
computers connected to the Internet. A computer that is used to store or
access home pages is called a "server".
For this class you will save your web pages to a special folder on
my office compute until you ar ready to publish to the World Wide
Web. You will publish at tripod.com, which provides web sites of 11
megabytes free of charge. In
exchange, you and the viewers of your web page will put up with
advertising banners that flash across your web pages.
These are easily removed by closing or minimizing them by clicking
on the "X" or the "-" in the upper right-hand corner.
- An HTML document
A very short time ago it was necessary to create homepages using HTML,
which is an acronym for HyperText Markup Language.
An HTML document is a text file with characters that contain marks
or tags that browser software uses to display the file on the screen.
It is a way of marking a document so that a browser, World Wide Web
software such as Netscape and Microsoft Explorer, can display it.
Software is now available with which documents can be saved as
HTML. Take a look at the
source of your instructor's home page, http://drmts.tripod.com
to see the HTML. Do this by clicking on "View" and then clicking
To Make a Web Page
You will use Microsoft Front Page to create your web
pages. A web editor is a kind of software that creates HTML
documents. There are free editors available on the Internet, including those in
Netscape, Tripod.com, Yahoo.com, and AOL. ,
Adobe Pagemill, and Norton Net Objects Fusion are examples of commercially
produced web editor software. For
this class you will produce some of your projects in Microsoft Word and save
them directly to your web site. Other
projects will be created with software that is capable of saving your work in
Images include all pictures,
and backgrounds that you use to make your web page attractive and useful.
Images are available from many sources on the Web and from software such
as Print Shop. It is ethical to
site the source of images when possible. To
capture an image from the web, right click on the image, then on "Save
image as" and save the image to your folder named "Images." Be sure to name the file so that you will know what it is
when you want to use it.
to more information about creating web pages.
to Create a Homepage
on File, then New
on New Web
on Empty Web
the web as YOUR NAME
work on the page that is open
it as index.htm
on All Pages
on Page Banner
click on the Banner
information about yourself
a table with 12 cells
the names of class assignments in the cells
Borders and Navigation Bars
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