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Writing Your Own Web Pages
Chapter Seven 
Web pages shown in the text Tools to help create Web pages
Examples of URLs Style Guides
Finding personal Web pages Putting your information on the WWW
WWW resources for more information Tutorials and Guides

Some of the Web pages shown in the text  to demonstrate HTML
Figure 7.2 Web Page with Source Shown in Figure 7.1 
Figure 7.6 Use of Different Levels of headings 
Figure 7.8 Paragraphs, Line Breaks, Shadow Lines
Figure 7.10 Effect of Using <BLOCKQUOTE>
Figure 7.12 Ordered or Numbered lists. 
Figure 7.14  Unordered or Bulleted Lists
Figure 7.16  Descriptive List 
Figure 7.18  Web Page Bibliography 
Figure 7.20 Using Nested Lists
Figure 7.22  Using Hyperlinks 
Figures 7.25 & 7.26  Alignment of images & text

Information on using special characters in HTML

Examples of URLs 
Resource or Service  URL begins with  Example 
Web Pages  http:// Selections from the permanent collection of the National Museum of American Art. 
FTP  ftp:// A directory of images from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's public information FTP archive. 
Gopher  gopher://  gopher:// Library of Congress Gopher Server
Telnet  telnet://  telnet:// Search holdings of Library of Congress telnet:// Pen pages. Use the log-in name world once you're connected. 
telnet:// Schedule for National Hockey League, 860 is a port number 
E-mail  mailto: Send an e-mail message to the address 
Usenet News  news: URL to read articles in the news group 

To read more about using relative names versus fully qualified names take a look at the section of "Composing Good HTML" by Eric Tilton
  Personal Web Pages There are several collections of Personal Web pages on the WWW and most of them allow you to list or register your personal Web page. Some of the collections are Two directory listings of places to find personal Web pages are Two interesting articles on the reasons people create personal Web pages are
An example of an excellent personal home page is "Jan's Home Page" created by Jan Hanford. 
  Tools To Help Create Web Pages Lists of sites that provide tools for creating Web documents
  Style Guides- How to Do it Right, How to Do It for Impact, and Making It Portable Here's a list of selected HTML style guides available on the World Wide Web.
  • About the Artist, K. Ankiewicz. Information and opinion about using images.
  • Composing Good HTML, E. Tilton. The author says this doesn't "purport" to be a style guide, but it contains lots of excellent information on topics such as "Common Errors" and "Things to Avoid".
  • Do's and Don'ts of Web Design, K. Signell. A brief, straightforward discussion of what works and what doesn't on a Web page. Be sure to read "Reading a Web Page" by the same author.
  • Elements of HTML Style, by J.K. Cohen. Gives the basic rules for HTML style. Also contains links to other style documents.
  • Reading a Web Page, K. Signell. A critical look at some noteworthy pages. Companion piece to "Do's and Don'ts of Web Design" listed above.
  • Style Guide for Online Hypertext Tim Berners-Lee, originator of the WWW writes about Web style.
  • Style Guide for Online Hypertext, A. Engelfriet. Based on T. Berners-Lee's style guide (above).
  • Sucky to Savy, Jeffrey M. Glover
  • Yale C/AIM Web Style Guide, P.J.Lynch. The most complete and authoritative style manual available on the Web. A must to put into the bookmark list of every Web author.
  • Why the Web Sucks II, C.J. Silverio. Silverio doesn't mince words, and her opinions are sound. Includes hyperlinks to examples of good and bad Web pages.
  • The Web Developer's Virtual Library has a section titled "Style" containing an annotated list of these and several other HTML style guides
  Putting Your Information on the WWW In addition to the individual services and sites there are Web pages that can be used to submit a URL to several at once. Three of these are Yahoo! has a section devoted to sites you can use to announce or publicize a Web page. For a comprehensive list of services and sites to use for announcing a Web page:
  WWW resources for more information about creating Web pages Listings in Directories - look at these sections of directories for information about HTML Discussion Groups
  • HTML-LIST, HTML Authoring Mailing List. To subscribe send e-mail to LISTSERV@NETCENTRAL.NET with the body of the message being SUBSCRIBE HTML-LIST your-full-name.
  • ADV-HTML, Advanced HTML Discussion List. To subscribe send e-mail to LISTSERV@UA1VM.UA.EDU with the body of the message being SUBSCRIBE ADV-HTML your-full-name
  • A list of other discussions groups is kept in the document World Wide Web Mail Addresses
There are several newsgroups that deal with the issues of authoring Web pages.
 Tutorials and Guides There are several very good guides and tutorials for creating Web pages.
HTML Validators Here is a list of tools you can use to check your HTML and other items on a Web page.

Web pages shown in the text Tools to help create Web pages
Examples of URLs Style Guides
Finding personal Web pages Putting your information on the WWW
WWW resources for more information Tutorials and Guides

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