me to H.T.T.P.://A.Guide.to Webpage.Design. This site is for those who want to change from being observers of the Web into builders of the Web community. Our site is designed to help everyone from novice to expert
to design and build a webpage from scratch. By using this site you will be able to get a better idea how webpages work as well as how to design your own. We will also give you a taste of Java Script and CGI to show you some of the things that can be use
d to make your page stand out. The main emphasis of this site is on HTML; we will show many elements of HTML used to build high quality pages.
The World Wide Web is made up of a thousands of computers. These computers are not all the
same brand or even run the same software. To communicate the computers need a protocol that they all understand. "Protocol" is similar to the language that the computers use to talk to each other. On the web there are three main protocols. The first is
Telnet. This protocol is used by Internet users to connect with remote machines to check mail, copy files and talk with others. This protocol is text based and used more by those who are more computer literate. The next protocol is FTP; FTP stands for F
ile Transfer Protocol. This allows users to copy and move files they create or find from one computer to another. When you download a picture, program, or document you are using this protocol. Will, your web browser knows how to use this protocol, there a
re some programs called FTP programs that give you more options, but they are more complicated. The last protocol is Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP). HTTP is used to transfer Hypertext Documents (Webpages) from one computer to another. When you surf t
he Web, you are using this protocol. Webpages, also known as Hyper Text Documents, are built using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). HTML is what your browser uses to know how to format a web document such as this. HTML, as you will learn, uses tags to
tell the browsers where the pictures should go, what should be bold and where a link should be.
In addition to HTML, HTTP has grown to include CGI (Common Gateway Interface) and Java Script. Both CGI and Java Script allow you to gathe
r data from the user. They allow for more interactive and dynamic pages. By using these you can create a more friendly page that the user can learn from more easily.
Our site is designed to be both a group of lessons and a resource. The
lessons are grouped by topic. You can either use the links at the top and bottom of the pages to go from topic to topic or you can use our index to jump to a particular topic. If, in surfing our site, you have a question, you can post it on our forum.
The forum allows web users and the creators of this site to exchange knowledge. Questions can be asked and answered by anyone about anything; additionally comments may also be made. The forum allows this site to keep from remaining static or unchangin
g and allows new information to be introduced into the site that was not originally included. In addition to the forum, we have a page that allows you to test what you have learned. By typing HTML into the form and clicking a button, it will display you
r HTML for you to see how well you have learned you lessons. After you have mastered HTML, you can try CGI and Java Script. We have included a taste of both on this site to give you a start and an idea of what you can do with them. If you want to furth
er your learning in these, or any other areas, we have also included a resource page that has links to other related webpages. By using this site we hope that you will gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of how webpages work and of what they
consist. We also hope that you will be able to build and establish a web presence of your own. By creating a web presecnce you will be adding to what is already out there and thereby improving the Web. Good Luck in your endeavour. Surf on;)
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