This area is under development. In the meantime, here's an EXTEREMELY brief starter for you...
UPLOADING TO YOUR WEB SPACE:
To place files in your web space you may use your favourite FTP client.
Netscape is very good for uploading files to your space. To log on to
your web space (providing, of course, FTP is permitted) use the following
expression in the "Location" window of your browser:
ftp://your_user_name@your_isp.dom - press enter.
You will be prompted for your password. Enter it and you will be presented with
a series of folders. Most ISPs will designate the folder, "public_html" as the
location where you will place your files.
MS Internet Explorer makes creating new folders and deleting files and
folders on your server a breeze. Into the "Address" window of your
browser, you would enter
ftp://your_user_name@your_isp.dom and then proceed
to log into your web area as with Netscape.
We cannot recommend a given FTP client at this time. For information
about FTP clients,
HERE FOR WINDOWS NT
HERE FOR WINDOWS 98
HERE FOR WINDOWS 95
HERE FOR MAC
- Passwords are case sensitive
- The default file in your web space is usually "index.html". It may be "home.html" or
some other variation your web hosts may have decided upon - you should confirm this with
your web host - we cannot have this information - your web host does!
- Graphic files must be transfered in binary mode. Text/HTML files may be transferred
in binary but it is slightly faster to transfer these in ascii.
- When loggin on to your server space using an ftp client, you will usually default to
your own directory (ie, user/home/your_directory) - don't forget to change to the
"public_html" directory prior to uploading files to your server.
- When using other people's graphics - download them to your own server - Do NOT
reference their server (don't call them into your page from their server). It's rude,
it's wrong and it makes it impossible for those contributors of graphics for the
Internet to maintain their fine services!
A BRIEF HTML TUTORIAL:
Each file on this server (non-graphic, non-sound, etc) must have the extension ".html"
or "htm" (The first file must be named index.html). This page, for example,
is named "tutorial.html". Graphic images must have the extension .gif or
.jpg. Other graphic formats will most certainly not work.
Almost every tag is structured with one opening (ie, <xx>) and one closing (ie,
</xx>) tag, the noteable difference being the forward slash. The most apparent
exception to the rule of opening and closing tags is the forced line feed (<BR>) -
this tag never requires a closing. In other words, </BR> does not exist!
Here is a mini tag/structure guideline:
- <html> (this is the very first tag in a document)
- <head> (this is the second tag in a document - all coding that will not
"appear" as part of your page will go in here)
- <title> (Place the title of your page between these opening and closing tags)
- </head> (Use this tag to close the "head" [or coding that is not a "visible"
part of your site]. This tag usually falls just before the <body> tag)
- <body> (this is the opening tag for all content you wish to share with your
- <b> (turns "bold" on)
- </b> (turns bold off)
- <br/> is a line feed (there is no closing tag for a line feed)
- <p> (starts a paragraph)
- </p> (we close paragraphs but some people believe it isn't necessary)
- <i> (turns on italics)
- </i> (turns off italics)
- <u> (turns on underline)
- </u> (turns off underline)
- <h1> (starts header text)
- </h1> - turns off header text. Experiment with <h1> through
<h5> - these are variations of possible header fonts and sizes
- <a href="http://GraphicFreebies.com/tutorial.html"> making your web
page</a> (is the structure for the hyperlink to take you to this
making your web page document
- <img src="the_name_of_your_image.extension"> ([where "extension" is either
.jpg or .gif - depending upon your image] inserts your image into your document - there
is no closing tag for an image)
- <a href="mailto:your_login@your_mail_provider.dom">your_login@your_mail_provider.dom</a>
is the coding to make a clickable "mail to" on your page. This code allows
people to launch their browser's mail program and write to
directly from your page)
- </body> (Closes the public portion of your document) - this is the
second-to-last entry on any HTML document
- </html> (closes your document - this should be the last entry on your web
Remember, there are MANY more tags than those shown here and there are MANY excellent
HTML help pages out there
Graphics may be obtained in a number of ways. You may create them or you may use
graphics from giveaway sites like this
one. Some sites offer finished graphics while others provide blank buttons which you
can customize for your own needs. Please be aware of and respect terms and conditions on
giveaway sites. Download images you use to your own web space. A
search of the internet can yield
a plethora of graphic giveaway sites.