Stage 1: Activate Your UW Web Publishing

§         You should know your UW NetID to proceed.  If you do not have one or you are unsure, go here first.

§         Next, activate your account for web publishing.  You can do that by going HERE.

§         If your account is activated, you should be able to see a picture of a man digging something on

§         If you already have a web page, inform me.


Stage 2: Designing your Web Page

§         Open Microsoft Word. 

§         Create your page the way you want it.  Think small at this point.  You will obviously want to improve on this as time goes by. 

§         Name the file index.htm.

§         To insert links, use “Insert-Hyperlink”.  All inserted hyperlinks must start with http:// (e.g.  Save as Web page” ON THE DESKTOP to create a HTML document. 



Stage 3: Moving it to your Web Account

The file you just created (index.htm) looks good. 

§         However, it currently lives on your desktop PC.

§         For the world to see it, you have to move it to your web account. 

§         EVERY TIME YOU MAKE A CHANGE, you need to repeat this process.


§         Locate SSH-Secure FTP on your desktop/PC.

§         Click on “Quick Connect”.

§         You will see a pop-up screen.  If the host name is blank, type in  For user name, enter your NetID.  Click on Connect.

§         If you have activated your account, you should see a public_html directory. Click on it.

§         Go to-

§         You should see your file in hyper-text.  Click the “Refresh” button if changes do not appear. Click on the links to make sure they work.

§         You have just created your first web site.  People in Columbus, OH and Prague can now see what you have up there.  Congratulations!



§         Putting the file in the wrong place- Did you click on public_html before uploading?

§         Not uploading the file.

§         Linking to a document that does not exist.  If you have linked to a file 2.htm, make sure the file is not named 2.HTM. 

§         DO NOT NAME THE MAIN FILE INDEX.HTM or INDEX.htm.  It has to be named index.htm (all lowercase). 

§         Not clicking on “Refresh”.

§         Not being able to locate the file on your PC (save to desktop). 

§         Not saving multiple versions of a file.  Save multiple versions.  Save multiple versions.   (get it?)



Stage 4: Uploading Pictures

§         Open index.htm in Microsoft Word and insert the picture in it.

§         Save the document on to your desktop using “Save as web page”. 

§         You will see a new FOLDER on your desktop that says something like index_files.

§         You will need to UPLOAD the index.htm file and the entire index_files folder and its contents to the public_html directory. 


Stage 5: Creating Multiple Pages


You have successfully created a web page.  A web site has multiple web pages.  You are ready for your next baby step. 


The file index.htm will be your home page.  That will load when you type-


Create another page- call it 2.htm.  Make sure it has things that your index.htm file does not have. 


Go to Microsoft Word.

Create a page.  “Save it as web page” as 2.htm on your desktop.

Now using SSH-Secure FTP, create a sub-folder under public_html.

Call the sub-folder searchweb2005.


Now, upload 2.htm to the sub-folder searchweb2005 under public_html. 


You (and people in Prague) will be able to see the contents of 2.htm at-



Stage 6: Uploading a pdf file.


Go to the web and download a pdf file to your desktop.  E.g. go to and type in-

customer service” filetype:pdf


Call the file test.pdf.  Now, using SSH-Secure FTP upload test.pdf.


You (and people in Prague) can now look at this file at-


You can use this technique to upload pdf files, Powerpoint files, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents etc. 



Up to this point, you have been exposed to the mechanics of creating a page.  Now is the time to add meaningful content.




Use the following steps-


§         Logon to

§         Locate SimpleSite on left toolbar.  Click on it.

§         You will come to a new screen with a list of options.

§         Select “Manage this web site’s usage statistics”.

§         You have successfully enabled the site’s stats.

§         Starting tomorrow, you can see the site’s stats at-