Making your own Web Page

Posted Pictures:

The URL to the pictures of the new graduate students is:
http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~wilkins/gradprog/99pix/

Note two things:

  1. Clicking on any picture yields the larger, uncropped version.
  2. The line under a name indicates a link. At the moment, these are all empty links, but they could be enabled for a viewer to send you mail or, more interestingly, see your web page.

Making your OWN WEB PAGE: A first approach.

  1. Steal someone else's page and adapt to your needs. From a Netscape browser, you can see the page source either from
           `Page Source' option of View in header of Netscape or
           `View Page Source' option of right mouse button.
    In either case, you can cut and paste the text into a file.

    Steal a simple web page. Many graphics (<img src="file.jpg >) or frames (<frameset>...) may be too much for the first web page.

  2. Put the stolen file into your public_html directory; call it index.html. Make a backup copy, in case you change index.html so it behaves strangely.

  3. Edit it to your needs. You can check how the page looks by typing
           netscape index.html
    If you put this job in background, you can make changes and see their effect by clicking "Reload" on Netscape banner.

  4. Once you are ready to make the page public, do two things
    1. Make the page readable by everyone.
         In your unix home directory, type
            chmod 755 public_html
            chmod 711 $home

      You can, of course, make your root directory more accessible. The setting 711 will not allow anyone to even discover the existence of file or directory if they don't know the precise name. The choice 751 allows people in the same group to see what files you have.

    2. If you tell me, I will make a link under your picture.
    Your URL will be http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~<your userid>

  5. Improvements
    You can steal more ideas. Just be sure they are public items and not protected by copyright. The Physics Dept. can't provide a lawyer.

    Professor Dick Furnstahl has a link to possibly useful web material:

    In particular, he has made available a script for checking web pages for simple errors that can still cause trouble: Usage:
       /net/campbell/04/theory/bin/scripts/weblint <page.html>

    Webmonkey is a great source of info/tutorials.

    Another short guide is provided by Ronald Standler

    If you want low quality help, you can always ask me.
     

  6. Security. To install a password on a partiular page, see
    http://faq.web2010.com/htaccess.htm

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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