How to Make a Web Page



Why?

How?

Design

Inexpensive Webspace

Too Much Trouble?

Why?

A Personal Website for Effective Teaching: http://edvista.com/claire/personalweb.html

Writing Oneself in Cyberspace by Daniel Chandler http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/short/homepgid.html

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How?

KompoZer (HTML Editor for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux; free download): http://kompozer.net/

How to Design and Publish Your Website with KompoZer, by Christopher Heng:
http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/kompozer-tutorial-1.shtml

HTML Crash Course for Educators, Andy Carvin: http://www.edwebproject.org/htmlintro.html

Vance's e-Zguide "10 steps to creating simple HTML files by Vance Stevens:
http://www.homestead.com/prosites-vstevens/files/pi/very_basics/starthere.htm

HTML editors: Help, Info and Reviews
http://www.html.about.com/compute/html/cs/htmleditors/

1st Page 2000 (for PC; version 2.0 is free): http://www.evrsoft.com

Creating HTML in Word, Step by Step, by Vance Stevens:
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/htmlword.htm

Core FTP (Free PC-only software for uploading web pages to a webserver): http://www.coreftp.com

How to Publish Your Web Page on the Pitt Webspace with Core FTP: coreftp.pdf

Fetch (Mac-only software for uploading web pages to a webserver; free for students & instructors):
http://fetchsoftworks.com/

How to Publish Your Web Page on the Pitt Webspace with Fetch: fetch.pdf

Web Page Design:

Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design, by Jakob Nielsen: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9605.html

Guidelines for Designing a Good Web Site for ESL Students, by Charles Kelly:
http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/Articles/Kelly-Guidelines.html
Note: These guidelines are equallly good for all language students!

Web page Style Guide at Yale University: http://info.med.yale.edu/caim/manual/contents.html

Web Pages that Suck: http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/

Web colors (article in Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_colors

Web safe color palette: http://www.techbomb.com/websafe/

Resources for Web Accessibility: http://www.polyglot.pitt.edu/events/neallt2002/access.html

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Free Webspace:

Freewebspace.net (Searchable guide to free webspace providers): http://www.freewebspace.net/

GeoCities: http://geocities.yahoo.com

Inexpensive Webspace:

Brinkster: http://www.brinkster.com/
Banana Hosting: http://www.bananahosting.com/
GoDaddy Hosting: https://www.godaddy.com/
Freeserves: http://www.freeservers.com/
Fortune City: http://www.fortunecity.com/
Dot5Hosting: http://www.dot5hosting.com

Pair Networks (excellent Internet Service Provider in PIttsburgh): http://www.pair.com/services/web_hosting/

What to do if all this is too much trouble:

QuizStar (Create quizzes of various types): http://quizstar.4teachers.org/

Nicenet (Create a discussion board for your class): http://www.nicenet.org/

Filamentality: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/

Quia (commercial service): http://www.quia.com

Resources for blogs and wikis: http://www.pitt.edu/~cbsiskin/ling2148/blogs&wikis.html

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Last revised: February 23, 2009