You can copy this file,
print it with your word processor,
open it with Netscape from your disk,
study it to see how it works,
or make another copy and
edit it to turn it into your very own "Home Page."
Then you can PUBLISH it on the Internet!
(If you do, be sure to change the email address at the end
so that I don't get all of your fan mail.)....
You can open this file with Netscape on the Mac (using the File menu's Open File command), or edit it with Simple Text, Teach Text, or MS Word. (But with the latter, always save it as Text Only, not as Word's normal format.) Look at the codes on paper or in one window of the screen while you click on the blue or red link words. Use Netscape's "back" command or its "go" menu to backtrack.
While you are looking at this page with Netscape, check out the View menu. Try the "View - Source" command. It shows you all the codes in the page you were just looking at with Netscape.
This command works with any page on the Web! Do you realize what that means? Since the Macintosh lets you copy and paste between windows, you can copy the link codes for your favorite sites and paste them into your own home page on the disk! You can build a huge library of links to your favorite places on the Internet in just a few hours.
Since you're only taking the *address*, it's not plagiarism. (But if you took someone else's whole *collection* of addresses and pretended to have done all the work involved in finding them and describing them, I think it would be.)
Later, when you're happy with your very own home page, you can upload it to ISIS and "publish" it on the Web for us all to see.
Here are OIT's instructions on making a public home page:
World Wide Web "pages" or "sites" are created by marking up plain text files with HTML codes. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. A little bit goes a long way, such as the dozen or so codes in this file. They are really all you need. If you want more instruction, there are now several books on HTML at the RAM Shop bookstore, as well as plenty of online tutorials, such as the ones linked right here, thanks to the folks at Netscape (They didn't create all of these tutorials. That's the neat thing about Hypertext -- one author can "cite" works by other authors, and connect to the full text.)
If you need help with Netscape itself, here's Netscape's own manual at Netscape.com.
For a huge collection of answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about the Web, see Tom Boutell's World Wide Web FAQ which is stored at Sunsite here on campus, and used by people all over the world.
These are a few places I'm interested in, or think you might be...
The NandO Times
Mercury Center Main Menu
The Irish Times on The Web
Internet Journalism Resources from town.hall.org (The Internet Town Hall)
Awesome Lists (email@example.com)
Information Sources: the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication
The Nat'l PressClub
NewsLink menu (c) 1995
A Beginner's Guide to HTML
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a law firm
John Perry Barlow Library
Pat Buchanan's Internet Campaign Headquarters
Come on Along!
Politics, News, Media
Solidarity Bulletin Board
NewtWatch Home Page
Soundings / August 1995 - Tour Page 1
Soundings / August 1995 - Tour Page 2
(To make it work, you'll have to copy the file "coffee.gif" to the same disk where you store this template file; otherwise you'll just see a confused little icon that represents the missing picture.)