IT and the Historian: Week 11: How to write your own web page!

Today's exercise is twofold. The FIRST thing you should ALL do is to catch up on all assignments not yet completed. In particular you should go back to the last lesson, and complete it. The last lesson involved another literature search, for the books and articles written by your favourite Professor. Part of the assignment was to insert a picture of your chosen Prof. in Microsoft Word 6.0. All history department staff now have their pictures on the departmental web page.

When you have finished all your assignments, you can go onto the last topic this IT course will deal with. And what is that, I hear you cry with bated breath. Well, I thought, given your growing confidence and IT ability, that everyone on this course ought to know how to write a modest World Wide Web page. It is not difficult. That is why so many people write web pages. Many of them are not that bright, too, so you lot should have no trouble at all. The best thing you could NOW is to read the excellent beginner's guide to writing web pages produced by the University Computing Service.

A web page is basically just plain text, with added tags which browsers like Netscape recognise and convert into the web page you see here. If you want to see what this page looks like, pull down View Source from the menu bar in Netscape. The following points need to be remembered:
My first web page 


<H1>My first web page</H1>
My memories of the best lecture I have heard in this University so far. End every paragraph with a <p> tag

Good luck! Next week's lesson is really a bit of a joke.
Some very useful UCS documents on-line.
  1. Step by step guide to writing your first web page from Netskills
  2. G13 How to start writing HTML
  3. G12 How to publish your own web pages
  4. G10 Use the World Wide Web: how the Web works
  5. G11 Use the World Wide Web: browsing the Web