Making a Homepage
1. Open up a window in Netscape Communicator.
2. Create your page using the
fonts available. Create links to (future) pages where you will
put your social science game, your lesson plan, and your social science
3. Click "publish." When
the "publish" box appears, fill in
the correct boxes. Your main page should have the name
or "seed415homepage.html". Your user name and password are
probably the same
as your NSU e-mail name and password. For some reason, your
to" address often has to be an ftp address, not an http address.
should be ftp://www.northern.edu/[your user name].
4. Any new page you create is published the same way.
to use a unique file name for each new page. I find it convenient
to add a year just so I don't accidently write over another page.
Names like "historylinks12-03.htm" or "historygame11-03.htm" work
5. When creating links to pages on your own site, remember that
you need is the file name, not the whole address. Putting in
for the "link to" location will direct the surfer back to your home
With pages not on your own site, type out the full URL e.g.,
1. Use any program you like to make a Web page. Save
page to your F: drive.
2. Open up internet explorer. Type
When asked for a user name and password, use your usual NSU e-mail name
and password. Drag your file from the F: drive to the ftp site.
3. See if your homepage is accessible through a Web browser.
1. Go to some place like Geocities
or Angelfire for a free site
follow the instructions there.
Whatever method you choose, experiment with different techniques for
the appearance and content of the page:
1. Try out the various fonts and styles available (look at the
2. Try making a link to my home page (www3.northern.edu/marmorsa).
Do this by clicking "link" on the toolbar and filling out the
and "link to" sections. "Text" refers to the link words on your
"Link to" should contain the URL of the site you want to link to.
3. Experiment with the page preferences. Right click
on your mouse button and select "page properties." Test some
4. Find a graphic you'd like to include on your page. Copy
the graphic (right click on your mouse button), and then import the
as an image (look on the tool bar).
5. Find a background you like. Copy the background.
the background on one of your pages (go to "page properties" by
6. Open a new page and experiment with the "table" command on the
toolbar. The "table" function will be of great help in arranging
your page in an attractive way.
8. Begin putting together your annotated collection of
It's probably better to concentrate at first on one social science area
or a specific historical theme.
9. Experiment with the "table" function on the edit bar.
can put tables within tables if you want. The advantage to the
is that it helps keep your spacing the way you want it.
10. Start over. Think about what you want to include on
page and how you want to organize your materials. Rember,
and sound make your page take longer to load. Go easy on the
graphics and emphasize content.
11. Be sure to put your e-mail on your homepage. If you
have a "permanent" e-mail address, add that too. I used recommend
getting a Yahoo! address and
it on your Web page.