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There are many paths towards Internet competence and happiness, and many guides which might help you along. This one does NOT claim to be the best. However, it is adjusted to "local conditions" and is taking a deliberate, step-by-step approach. After going through this page you will be able to:
1. Activate your "public_html" subdirectory
Please answer Y (for yes) or N (for no)." Answer: "Y"
[yourlogin is your Email login name]
2. View your pre-made "Homepage" in a "Browser"
Should you be sufficiently curious at this stage and want to see how your page has been programmed (i.e. what kind of HTML-code has been used), click the "View" button at the top of the screen (in Netscape and Explorer) and select "source". This capability to get not just into your own page code, but into the code of any page, is, of course, a wonderful opportunity to learn how to write HTML code. Mind you, you will not be able to make any changes...
Anyway, congratulations! Your account is set up, and you can start putting pages into your initial (public_html) directory. You may also create further subdirectories and thereby the organizational scheme needed to keep your future webb system, your prolific writing plans and your different classes and interest areas organized and under control.
3. Getting into your public_html directory
This is the home page for John Doe <J.Doe>.
4. Creating your class-specific subdirectory within your public_html directory
Let's assume that you are still in your public_html directory or folder.
(Note: Please remember for future HTML sessions that, every time you want to work on your Web page, you need to proceed right away into the public_html subdirectory. At your main Dante Menu, either type "S" for shell (or first "O" for Other and then "W" for Web Work). Then type "cd public_html". You can always find out whether you in the right directory by typing "ls" (list) which will bring up the content of that directory. You get out of your Web directory by first closing the present file: Ctrl "x", than "Y" for "Yes", then "enter". After the dante prompt appears, you simply type "exit" and you are a free person again... Enjoy!)
5. Let's take a Conceptual Time-Out....
Before we go any further, I'll suggest that, at this point in the class, we distinguish between "open" and "closed" parts of our home page system. Open files can be connected ("linked") to your geog-subdirectory or any other page in your system or the system of other members of the class. Other files you may want keep closed, i.e. hidden at least for the time-being until you are ready to open them, maybe initially only to your group or your instructor. These are files which are in preparation (drafts) which you want to keep for yourself or disclose only selectively. Thus, you may want to open some files, or a new subdirectory with some files, which you give names which can not easily be guessed (like your password).
6. Let's Post some Content on our geog Page!
If you have not done this before, you may want to send your introduction through the speller while you are still in dante by typing CTRL t .. just like you would do it in UNIX/Pine. You may also edit or expand it, i.e. add your first words of wisdom directly to your Web page!
You might already be able to guess that
the URL of this page or file is:
What we have done here is to prove that we DO NOT NEED HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) to write into our Web site or to submit assignments for this class. This initial take-home assignment will be accepted as a text file. Just send the address of your assignment file to your instructor! [for this "Introduction, you do not have to notify your instructor if your address is: ..../yourlogin/207/intro
7. Now: HTML! (Have the Time of My Life)
Well, maybe, just maybe, you want to take the next step and begin to make use of the many visual and organizational improvements which HTML opens up.
If you wish, you can insert now a clickable tag in this table-of-content file by writing, in front of My Introduction one of the following tags:
At this moment, your geog(index.html)- file (geog cover page) is composed in HTML, your only other file ("intro") is still a text file.
Here is a more complete and systematic presentation of your first HTML tags. Click!
8. Move your "Concentration" document into your Web site as an HTML file:
Let's also assume that you have written another document called "My Concentration". Since this write-up consists of only two pages + Bibliography, it should be the perfect document to learn and practice some very basic Web site skills.
9. Creating "Hyperlinks": The full
of your Internet pesence will not have been utilized without
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Go into "View" and "Source" of a page which contains the type of hyperlink
which you wish to include in your page and try to figure it out....
9. Creating "Hyperlinks": The full "hypertextual" potential of your Internet pesence will not have been utilized without
For these and other Internet and HTML secrets, advance to Krumme's Electronic Survival Guide
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