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Things to Consider
Define a purpose or have an audience in mind BEFORE attempting a page.
What do you want its function to be?
Whom do you want to reach?
Why are you building a page?
How much time do you want to spend updating your page?

Where to Start
Look at successful classroom web pages
Teachers.Net Webring sites
Over 500 educationally related sites
Some simple formats to consider
A single page
A “tree” format with the first page as a table of contents or menu

Design Layout Do’s
Keep it simple and small
Provide a common look and feel
Provide the author’s name and e-mail address
Protect yourself
Media release forms
Use descriptive titles
Provide links to graphics or other resources
Use headings and subheading for organization
Keep materials up to date

Planning a Home Page
Decide on a purpose and audience
Draw a diagram of your entire site
Sketch each separate page on paper
Always test your pages

Text Editors
HTML                (hyper text mark-up language)
Windows
TextPad
Macintosh
BBEdit-Lite
Plaintext
WYSIWYG           (what you see is what you get)
Claris homepage
PageMill
PageSpinner
Web weaver
Microsoft's front page
Netscape

Graphic Editors
Spend what you can afford
What you spend will determine what you can do
Shareware/freeware
CorelDraw
Adobe PhotoShop
Paint shop pro

HTML Source Code
Tags
Snippets of code enclosed with carrot brackets
Line break = <br>
Paired tags
Codes which must be closed by duplicating the code with the addition of a slash
<Title> (insert title) </title>
Tags are not case sensitive
View source code

Reference Guides
HTML quick reference
Quick HTML reference guide
HTML home page
Sandia national laboratories - HTML reference manual

Publishing A Web Page
Work online
On site text editors
Tripod
Work off line
Save documents as web pages
MS word document
PowerPoint Presentation
FTP (file transfer protocol)

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