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Adding to your website or creating your very first page? Either way, you'll find additional tips and information for increasing the accessibility and decreasing the loading time of your pages, as well as code validators and graphics utilities in the Website Design Section.


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Understanding Websites
Includes the basics of evaluating and designing web pages so that visitors will have a productive browsing experience. Includes:
Joe Landsberger, University of St. Thomas
http://www.iss.stthomas.edu/webtruth/

How a Web Page Works
Even if you know absolutely nothing about HTML, you'll be able to follow this tutorial to begin creating your very own webpage!! (It will be helpful if you already know how to copy & paste text; you'll need to understand how to save a text file as well as how to open a file in a web browser.)
How Stuff Works is a production of BYG Publishing
http://www.howstuffworks.com/web-page.htm

HTML Quick-Start Guide
Simple, straight forward, bare-bones guide to the essentials of HTML. Create sample templates by saving the code provided in the descriptive Make a Page section. See exactly how to create tables or lists, incorporate color, and add links to sub-pages, etc.
Charles I. Kelly
http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/Articles/web-page/

HTML Basics: How Do I begin?
Provides a clear introduction to HyperText Markup Language and an overview of the parts of the webpage; the perfect lead-in to the outstanding tutorial: Let's Build A Webpage. For the more advanced, Michele-Web has numerous other resources, too.
Michele D. Jinkerson
http://www.michele-web.com/begin.html

HTML QuickStart
Step-by-step introduction to writing a page in HTML. The "Try It" box allows you to view the results of your code (but won't point out errors).
Developer Zone
http://www.projectcool.com/developer/tips/quickstart/

Beginner's Guide to HTML
This clear tutorial will enable you get past the initial confusion of dealing with HTML to create your page. Then check out the excellent guide to Uploading your page, which includes links to download software such as WS_FTP LE, CuteFTP, Fetch, etc. along with step-by-step, illustrated instructions; other useful Web page tools are also available.
Internet, Alaska, Inc.   [ARCHIVED COPY]
http://web.archive.org/web/20010720230123/http://www.alaska.net/tsg/iaifaq/webpg/html_class.html

FTP Software
Provides a comprehensive FAQs section, as well as FTP Tutorials. Covers the common programs used to upload files, including my personal favorite: WS-FTP for Windows.
NSW HSC On-Line   [ARCHIVED COPY]
http://web.archive.org/web/19991007062350/http://hsc.csu.edu.au/help/software/ftp/tut/

Nic's HTML Page
Here's a site where you can Learn HTML in 7 Easy Steps. Includes a pointer to EasyHTML The best freeware HTML editor ever! Later you'll want to explore Nic's JavaScript Page which provides clearly labeled scripts which are easy to use (even for beginners).
Nicholas
http://www.geocities.com/~jsmaster/html/

NCSA (at UIUC) Beginner's Guide to HTML
This is a good starting point to understanding the hypertext markup language (HTML) used on the World Wide Web. Additional Web-based resources about HTML and other related aspects of preparing files are provided at the end of the guide.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/General/Internet/WWW/HTMLPrimer.html

Web Page How-To's
Learn HTML Interactively! Very clearly presented information with plenty of examples; includes:
  • How To Develop Web Pages;
  • How To Code In HTML;
  • Uploading Your Web Pages Onto the Web (examples are shown for using Telnet and WS_FTP on the HSC system, you'll need to modify the info for use on other servers).
Kenneth Fly, Webmaster; University of South Florida Health Sciences Center Information Services
http://hsc.usf.edu/is/appdev/how_to_guide/html/

HOW TO CREATE YOUR FIRST WEB PAGE
This page will show you step-by-step how to create your first page using Netscape Composer.
Pearl Luke;   DeVRY Institute of Technology, Calgary
http://www.devry.ca/instructor/pluke/makeweb.htm

Web Design and Web Building Beginners Tutorial
This six-part, interactive tutorial will show you how to create your first web page and put it online for free. In addition, you will learn the history of the Internet and the web, and gain an understanding of how each functions.
Teslabyte
http://www.webdesignhelp.com/beginners.html

Web Glossary
Introduces the basic terminology for:
  • Graphics
  • Text Formatting
  • Lists
  • Colors
  • Links
MikeTaylor
http://gsn.k12.oh.us/PickawayRoss/webgloss.htm

HTML Tags Live Examples
Includes color, spacing, layout, forms, links, sounds, images, tables, lists, style sheets, etc. Want to see how the tags REALLY WORK? Each example page includes a Practice Window button, so you can try out the code! A helpful GIF showing the 216 browser-safe colors is available which identifies the RGB code for each shade in a "paint chip" display (NOTE: 229 Kb). You can also sign up for the JavaScript Discussion List.
David Merchant
http://www.mountaindragon.com/html/

WRITING HTML: A tutorial for creating WWW pages
You are permitted to download the entire tutorial to run on your machine offline; versions are available for Macintosh, Unix, Windows 3.1 / OS2 (English or Spanish) and for Windows 95 (English, only).
Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI)
http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/tut/index.html

Webmonkey: HTML Tutorial/
Learn how to create or modify pages in HTML. Think you know the code?? Then test your skills with Monkey See, Monkey Do: All you have to is write the code to recreate the original...
Webmonkey
http://www.hotwired.com/webmonkey/teachingtool/

Webwork - A Small Collection of HTML Writing Aids and Examples
Includes great information arranged in the following categories:
  • The basics
  • The not-quite-so basics
  • The not-at-all basics
  • Everything you always wanted to know about HTML
  • What not to do (including the The Loose vs. Lose Home Page )
  • FREE GIFs as well as Wallpaper, Backgrounds, Animations, etc.
Jay Boersma
http://www.ecn.bgu.edu/users/gallery/webwork/www.html

Ask Dr. Web: HTML For Smarties
Provides Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About HTML, CSS, Graphics, & Multimedia; material is not only clear and understandable but also entertaining!! Note that hyperlinks are not underlined.
Jeffrey Zeldman
http://www.zeldman.com/faq.html

Dan's Web Tips
Daniel Tobias provides suggestions for web site development -- lots of little details that help make a web site better. It's intended for those who are already somewhat familiar with HTML and are looking for ways to improve their sites and avoid some common pitfalls.
Dan Tobias
http://www.softdisk.com/comp/dan/webtips/

How do they do that with HTML?
This site provides the answers for notive and expert alike; clearly written with examples and code provided, this resource guide is both intriguing and understandable.
Carl Tashian
http://www.nashville.net/~carl/htmlguide/

Sharky's Netscape Frames Tutorial
This fun, friendly, five-lesson tutorial transforms the Frames Newbie into the Frames Knowbie! Hailed as "completely terrific" by Netscape, and "excellent" by PC Week, this step-by-step guide will help explain everything you ever wanted (or needed) to know about frames in a clear, understandable manner.
Charlton D. Rose
http://www.newbie.net/sharky/frames/

HTML Goodies
If you can do it in HTML, you'll find it here. Over 100 different tutorials for HTML; learn layering and graphics use; trouble-shoot Java Script; find out about Extensible Markup Language and how to present XML files using XSL. A great resource whether you are new to HTML or an experienced user.
Joe Burns, Ph.D.
http://www.htmlgoodies.com/

CGI for the Total Non-Programmer
This clearly written tutorial will walk you through the basics of creating CGIs with Perl and does not assume ANY programming background. Learn how to create Perl programs, gain an understanding of how the programming language works, and learn to use variables, IF statements, and loops. Also available: JavaScript for the Total Non-Programmer
Rob Young
http://www.webteacher.com/perltour/

CGI - Common Gateway Interface
CGI is a standard for external gateway programs to interface with information servers such as HTTP servers. This site provides a basic overview (for the uninitiated) as well as how-to-do-it info for handling forms with CGI programs, security issues, writing ErrorDocument handling CGI scripts, etc. You can also search the CGI documentation or upload scripts to the archive.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/cgi/

Effective Page or Site Design
While some people do have direct connection, most visitors will arrive at your site via modem and EVERYONE will be effected by server speed (or lack thereof). The following resources will provide useful tips and suggestions for increasing the accessibility of your pages and decreasing the aggravation experienced when w-a-i-t-i-n-g for a file to download.
Amby Duncan-Carr
http://amby.com/tools/design.html

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HTML Editors

HTML Writer
Kris Nosack's outstanding shareware HTML Editor is WELL worth the $10 suggested donation. It is extremely easy (intuitive) to use and simplifies many tasks without becoming burdensome or overly technical to learn. HTML Writer has been used exclusively in the design of this website, and the webmaster swears BY it (not AT it)! Download a copy of this compact program, try it out, and see what YOU think of it. HTML Writer
Brett Thayne Bottger
http://hometown.aol.com/Bottger/

HTML Editor Software
A well-organized list of various programs for editing HTML. Includes info such as version number, operating system required, and whether it's Freeware, Shareware, or a commercial product (along with the cost, if known).
Scott Mohnkern
http://cpcug.org:80//user/mohnkern/htmled.html

EasyHTML
EasyHTML is a freeware HTML editor designed by Toni Helenius; it's been dubbed The best freeware HTML editor ever! by Nic's Javascript Page. Find out more about the great features included in this program, view screenshots and download your own copy. [U.S. Mirror Site.]
Toni Helenius
http://www.saunalahti.fi/tonihele/ehtmle.htm

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