Do It!--Using Netscape Composer
First, make and name
a folder in which to store your web pages. (We have already done
Open Netscape and click
on the "pen" in the lower right corner.
From the File menu,
choose "New Page".
Type a headline on the
Hit Return or Enter
and type a paragraph of information
Hit Return or enter
and type another paragraph of information
Type a sentence such
as "If you have nice things to say, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org"
Type the text that you
would want to link to another page, such as "The Three Little Pigs."
Hit Return or Enter.
Save the page as an
html document into your folder.
are best: lower case with no spaces (and not very long)...
To move the text
from so close to the edge of the page,
You can format other
parts of the text.
select all the text.
Find the button or menu
command that says something like "Block Quote" or Indent Right."
click the button or choose the command. (This command actually
indents the text from both sides.)
select the headline
you typed. Look in the toolbar for a drop-down menu and select "heading
1 or 2". This makes the entire paragraph larger, whether you had
selected the entire paragraph or not.
Find a word in the paragraph
that you want "bolded". Highlight the work and select the dark A
from the toolbar.
Find a word that you
want in italics, highlight the word and select the italicized A
in the toolbar.
Try making the first
work or two larger and bolder. Highlight the words, then find the
drop-down menu from the toolbar that has +1. Select it and the Bold
Change the page properties,
i.e. color, links etc. From the menu bar select Format, Page
Colors and Properties.
Experiment with these
choices to find a style that you like.
from the menu bar. Open Page Source. This will show
the HTML code for this page. By setting up a text editor, you can
"tweek" this code from this program. A good rule of thumb is to know
the code, but let the editors do the hard stuff.
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Copyright © Susan Boone, June 2000.
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