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Last updated October 2, 1997.

Introduction to Social Sciences, 03.100
Instructions for Home Page Construction

This site provides instructions for the creation of a home page for the students in Introduction to Social Sciences. You will need this information for the Worldwide Web Workshop (week of October 21st).

In addition to this home-page construction information, you should also access the WorldWide Web Assignment.


To construct a home page for your course work, follow the steps outlined below.

  1. In the chat menu, select File Management
  2. Select View Personal Files
  3. Create a new directory with the name: public_html (hint: press "c" and follow instructions on screen
  4. With the directory "public_html" highlighted, press "f" to get a list of the directory's features
  5. Select Make Public This will make your directory accessible to other computer accounts
  6. Use the left arrow key to take you back one screen
  7. Select your public_html directory and press "Return"
  8. Create a new file with the name: index.html (hint: use "c" for create)
  9. Select your index.html file and press "e" to edit it

You are now in the word processor (PICO). Use the workshop handout (or use "Document Source" in the "View" Menu of Netscape) to create your home page in this word processor. The workshop handout details the text and HTML tags necessary for your home page.

(Viewing the "Document Source" in Netscape is for those users familiar with this web browser and/or users who do not have the course handout. If you are using the view source option, view the document just below the next section of text - subtitled "Your final home page should look like the following" to see the format for your page.)


Once you have finished creating this page:

  1. Use "Control-X" to quit the word processor (follow on-screen instructions to save this document)
  2. With the file "index.html" highlighted, press "f" to get a list of the files's features
  3. Select Make Public This will make your file accessible to other computer accounts
  4. Use the left arrow key to take you back one screen

You can now view your home page using the Worldwide Web option in CHAT (located in the "Internet Resources" menu (hint: Use the left arrow key to move back to the CHAT main menu or type "m" as we learned in the first CHAT assignment).

IMPORTANT NOTE:
YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN TO THIS WEB SITE IN ORDER
TO COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENT AFTER YOU HAVE VIEWED YOUR HOME PAGE

You may want to delay viewing your home page until after
you have created the linking documents as outlined below.

Your final home page should look like the following:


YOUR NAME

Faculty of Social Sciences
Carleton University

This site provides access to my work at Carleton University. Please select the appropriate item from the list below.



This page was created and is maintained by YOUR NAME
Please send comments or questions to YOUR COMPLETE EMAIL ADDRESS
Last updated October 21, 1997.

Return to 03.100 Class List


YOUR PAGE ENDS HERE

Creating your other pages or web sites

Now, you need to create the linked pages from your home page. These are:
  1. bio.html
  2. 03100.html
  3. other.html

To create these pages follow these steps:

  1. Select your public_html directory and press "Return"
  2. Create a new file with the name: bio.html
  3. Select your bio.html file and press "e" to edit it

You are now in the word processor again (you can probably see a pattern here). Refer to your handout to create this page. Once you have completed typing in the text and html code for this file,

  1. Use "Control-X" to quit the word processor (follow on-screen instructions to save this document)
  2. With the file "bio.html" highlighted, press "f" to get a list of the files' features
  3. Select Make Public This will make your file accessible to other computer accounts
  4. Use the left arrow key to take you back one screen

Your completed page will look something like this:


Brief Biography for YOUR NAME

A paragraph (or two) about yourself.


Return to Home Page


YOUR PAGE ENDS HERE

Your "Biography Page" can be accessed from your home page by selecting the "Brief Biography" item in the list. You may want to go to the "www" now through CHAT to view this, or you can continue to create your two other files.

Creating the other files

Follow the directions above (and in your handout) to create the files "03100.html" and "other.html"
Don't forget to make each of these files public. If you have difficulty doing this, speak with your teaching assistant during the workshop or during office hours. You can also seek assistance through email.

The web site you have created is quite simple and works well in text-based browsers. You are more than welcome to "dress up" your site for the GUI interface (e.g., picture, bacground colours, etc.). Remember that the more your add to your web pages in terms of pictures (i.e., GIF files), etc., the longer it takes to load. You can find additional resources about creating your own web pages from Carleton's home page (check under World Wide Web Resources).


NOTE: Your home page and linked web sites
must be functional as part of this assignment.


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