Creating a Home Page using the Netscape editor

Most versions of Netscape now include a what-you -see-is-what-you-get editor that you can use to create web pages without knowing HTML. The editor is vaguely like Microsoft Word. (Word can now save documents in HTML format, too). Provided you have some basic understanding of web browsing, you should be able to make your home page using netscape in no time. (For example, you'll need to have some idea of what a URL is).

Your life will be a lot simpler if you create your home page on babel. The following instructions tell you how to do that. But it is also possible to edit your page on a Mac, or on a PC at home, and then upload it (Netscape uses the term "Publish") to babel. There is a section at the bottom of this page with some information on how to do that.

You could also build your web page on linc (following these same instructions), if you have an account there. However, we prefer that you put your page on babel, since it is our machine. It is also possible to have your web page on unagi--but you will have to notify the manager so that your page can be made visible to the web server.

Follow these steps to make your web page:

1. If you already have a home page:

2. If you do not have a home page yet:

Hints on using the Netscape editor

Editing files on another machine (not recommended)

Converting files from another format

Information on HTML

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