Web Publishing Module
Many teachers and students decide to publish their own work on the
World Wide Web. In order to put your documents out onto the Web, you need to create
hypertext markup language (HTML) files and place them onto a Web server. This module describes how
to produce HTML files, including a discussion of the trade-offs to different approaches to
doing so, where to learn more about HTML, and how to set up your own Web server, including
where to find shareware server software.
- Learn about HTML and the basic HTML commands.
- Learn about different ways of creating and maintaining HTML files.
- Learn about generating HTML from your word processor.
- Learn how to set up your own Web server.
Materials and Resources
In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and
software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We
assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer with the necessary
hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as a World Wide Web browser. In the
section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in
addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.
Special hardware requirements: none.
Special software requirements: none.
Internet access: Medium-speed (28,000 BPS via modem) or higher.
- Activity One: Options for Creating and Maintaining Web Documents.
This activity describes the options available for creating and managing Web pages, along with
advantages and disadvantages to these approaches.
- Activity Two: Learning HTML. In this activity, you will learn
about basic HTML commands, as well as places on the Web where you can learn more about HTML. There
are many resources available for learning to write HTML, and this activity gets you started developing
your own HTML pages.
- Activity Three: Generating HTML in Your Word Processor.
If you choose to use your word processing program for creating and maintaining your HTML files,
this activity describes how two popular word processing programs - Claris Works and MS Word -
provide this facility. Included are links to places where you can learn more about using your
word processor for HTML documents.
- Activity Four: Setting up a Web Server.
If you decide to set up your own web server, this activity describes the basic decisions you must
make, available software, and help finding additional information on HTTP servers.
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