Workshop on the HyperText Markup Language(HTML)

Date Thursday Dec 1st 1994


Who are you?
Where are you from?
What do you already know about WWW/HTML?
What would you like to learn in this workshop?


The World Wide Web is a large, international and distributed set of computer files called "pages". These pages can be read by several differnt programs on just about every computer that is connected to the internet. They are read by using a "browser". The browsers format them automatically for you. A browser also lets you move from one page to another one by selecting special pieces of text called "links".

Two Kinds of Page

Personal On Ramps

You can put together a page for your own use, or you can put one together so that others can read it. For example I keep a page that lists and organizes all the neat places on the web that I hear about. It act as a set of "onramps" onto the infobahn. Nobody but me needs to read this... so it is "quick-and-dirty". You don't need to be on a WWW server to use the file... all you need is a browser. Here is my example

Public Pages

If you are on a machine that is running a WWW service then other people can read your pages. You can prepare information and share it with others. The reason you do this should guide you in designing your the page.

Why would you prepare a page for the World-Wide-Web?

Making an Onramp

Start with the line "<pre>" - start of preformatted text

End with the line "</pre>" - end of preformatted text

Type in some headings

Add links/anchors to interesting pages
<a href="http://machine/path/file">Topic</A>

Use 'lynx filename' to test it.

Use 'mosaic filename' to use it.

Keep it up to date!

Universal Resource Locators

Tell browser where to find things.

A Basic Home Page

Is about you...
Buzz Groups
What information is necessary?
What information would be fun?
<head><title>Name of document</title></Head>
<address> <address>
Simple Layout
<br> -- line break here
<P> -- new paragraph here
<HR> -- Horizontal Rule (neat!)
Half a dozen Lists
Fonts & Styles
Some - but trust the browser to sort out the details.

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