Navigating your way
I. Formulate your idea
Why do you want a web page?
II. Explore the options
See what kinds of elements you can incorporate in your page by looking at other pages. There are a variety of elements such as tables and lists for text formatting, graphics, frames, animation, and even sound and video, but don't be afraid to keep it simple.
III. Gather your materials
Take inventory. Maybe you already have resources such as text and graphics that you can use.
IV. Create the HTML coding
Behind every web page there are HyperText Markup Language (HTML) codes that makes the page appear the way it does. Learn how the code or tags work and begin creating your web page.
V. Check your progress
As you develop the coding, open Netscape or Internet Explorer, go to the File menu and select Open File or Open Page to check your progress. Since your file is stored locally, you don't have to be connected to the Internet to view it.
VI. Transfer the files to your Unix account
To make your page public, your HTML files must be uploaded to your Unix account. Before you upload the files, you may have to log into your account and set up the necessary directories and permissions. Then upload all the files needed to make your page work.
VII. Test, tweak, and publicize it
Dial in, open your web browser, and go through your page to make sure all the elements appear properly and test all links to make sure they work. If you must make small corrections, use the Unix pico or vi editor. Once your page is ready, tell others about it. To point others to your page, simply tell them your web address.
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