Your Web Page


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  • San Jose IBM PC Club
  • February 8, 2011








Overview


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  • Why have a web page?
  • Alternatives
  • Creating a web page
  • Editing tools
  • File transfer tools
  • Web hosting
  • Resources








Why have a personal web page?  Some examples...


hobbies







Why not use a photo gallery or social networking site?





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Solution A:  Proprietary web hosts, e.g. Google Sites or Tripod






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  • Easy to start, "all in one"
  • May put ads on your web pages
  • May disappear (Do you remember GNN, GeoCities, or Yahoo My Web?)
  • Technical limitations (space, tools, linking, scripting, can use only their templates, no style sheets)







Solution B:  Standards-based web hosts, e.g. PC Club's web server


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  • No ads
  • Retention, "automatic" backup
  • Portable and convertible
  • More tools available (e.g. FTP, HTML, style sheets, Javascript, PHP, Perl, Apache, server-side includes, SQL, Kompozer)
  • "Some learning required"









Creating a web page


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write


ftp






  1. Imagine and organize
  2. Write, add links, preview
  3. Upload and test on web server







Editing Tools

npp


ooo


kompozer




  1. Text editor
  2. Word processor
    • Aids:  Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org Writer
  3. Web page composer




File Transfer Tools




filezilla


winscp








  1. Web page composer's publishing feature
  2. FTP via command line or web browser
  3. Graphical tool that uses File Tranfer Protocol





Web Hosting




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mysql

perl







More Resources


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Images
HTML and CSS

Page layouts:




Recap


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  • Why have a web page?
  • Alternatives
  • Creating a web page
  • Editing tools
  • File transfer tools
  • Web hosting
  • Resources








Question Time











Questions?