Setting up your own web page

Subject: Setting up your own web page
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 13:38:29 -0600

Carol Volden asked for help in setting up a Web page.
Carol, a good place to start would be with the March 4/97
issue of PC Magazine, which reviews most of the available
PC-based tools. If you're a fellow Mac user, an issue of
MacWorld covered similar ground towards the end of last
year. (Don't have it handy... it's at the library.) Can't
help you if you're a Unix daemon, but the basic principles
of HTML are the same everywhere, so a book such as "HTML
for Dummies"(IDG Press) should help. I've heard good things
about the "for Dummies" series if you're an absolute
beginner; if you're a little more experienced, there are
better alternatives. One that comes to mind is Laura
LeMay's "Teach yourself HTML in 7 days". (Warning: I'm
doing this from memory, so hopefully someone will be able
to provide the correct title, publisher, etc.)

If you have Web access, there's tons of stuff available
free on the Web... Microsoft has some info. on their web
site (www.microsoft.com?), and a search with AltaVista or
another search engine should turn up tons of other stuff.
(Of course, then you have to weed through it all to find
something that works for you.) Since most internet service
providers have at least a "readme" file on their home site
that will tell you how _they_ do it for their site, that
might be your best starting point. Try looking there first?

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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