Web Page design Resources--
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BA103--Learning about html
Casetool-- a freeware utility that works under windows 95
to change all file names to lower case (helps keep down the confusion
in the UNIX environment.
Download casetool here
. I got it originally from the clockworx web site, http://www.clockworx.co.uk
but clockworx appears to be off on other things now. the world wide web
turns . . .
Want to register your own domain? It's easy and cheap. Beware that
the DotCom business is volatile. ISP's (Internet Service Providers) come
and go, so you are better to own your own domain name so you can move it
around when the sands shift. I use DirectNIC
as my registrar for most of my domains. Hope they stay in business!
You can also house your site here for free.
Want to register with search engines and be findable? Jim
tools are free to use to research key words and register with lots
of search engines the easy way. This guy is genuinely helpful!
How about taking credit cards on your site and selling stuff? Big
easy providers of ecommerce mechanics are paypal
and ccnow --I use both of these regularly.
you can set it up in less than an hour. You too can be an e-commerce entrepreneur!
This IS a Business Course, you know! Aren't you glad we cover more than
technology in this course!
Unlike most of the other things we've done in class, you are probably
much better off doing most of the webpage exercise on your own, because
there are so many opportunities to do different things with your pages.
We'll spend the next couple of weeks in an unstructured mode working on
these in class. Here are some sites to help with html and home page design.
http://loisbanis.com . This is someone
I know who did her first web page at 1-2 a.m. on a Sunday morning a
few years ago. It took about two hours.
Don't just use the saveAs html options in Microsoft products to make webpages.
As usual, everything in the world is built into the pages produced this
way, and you will have to do a lot of fixing to make it reasonably efficient
and workable http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/Msohtmf2.aspx
UM St. Louis had a course on web page design for faculty in the summer
of '96 which is a little known resource for learning basic html. click
on the basic html course item http://www.umsl.edu/services/summer/templates/templist.htm
then click on each of the templates in order. Walk through these, viewing
source code in Netscape (menu item View/view source). This will give you
a good basic introduction to some html tags. Read the section on html and
web page design in the WWW/Netscape book. I will assume you have done this.
Lycos' Webmonkey is a great place to go for capsule and in-depth
help on simple to sophisticated solutions. The newsletter is very
worthwhile if you want to do some serious webwork. Here is a link to the
cheatsheet to get you started.
Here is a freeware html ASCII editor for work on your webpages at the html
download html_note.zip html
UM St. Louis Home Page has links to web page design tools http://www.umsl.edu
see especially the webweaver's help page, http://www.umsl.edu/help/htmlhelp.html
and instructions on uploading your page to the ftp space.
Teachers net has lesson plans and sharing for teachers---http://www.teachers.net
Alchemy Mindworks Inc. http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/alchemy.html
. Make your own animated graphics with shareware Gif Construction Set.
Examples at this site are also okay to use on your page, but you should
give credits. I put a link to Alchemy Mindworks on my pages--out of gratitude
for the years of entertainment, if nothing else.
Here is the result of a search for "free web graphics" on Google
Here are some templates you can save to disk and modify to complete
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Last modified, August 1, 2001