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 we are using 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 on
To Make an HTML Document
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.
Microsoft Front Page, 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 as HTML to upload the files to your
web site. Other projects will be
created with software that is capable of saving your work in HTML.
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.
Links to more information about creating web
to Grandma George Graphics - http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Cottage/8804/cabin.html
Merryellen Towey Schulz, Ph.D. - College of Saint Mary - Spring, 2000
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