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Creating a WWW homepage

The following is a 'beginners' tutorial to creating a homepage on the CLUE network using a Windows PC in a student lab in Coover Hall.


Log in to a Windows machine in Coover Hall. Click the 'Start' button, then select 'My Computer'.

A new window will open, and near the bottom you should see under "Network Drives" an icon labelled "(U:)". Double-click on that drive to open it.

On the new window that opens up, click on the "File" menu and select "New -> Folder".

You will then see a new folder appear called "New Folder". Click once on the new folder to highlight it. Then select the "File" menu and select "Rename". Rename the folder "WWW". Note this is in all capitals, with no quotes. So you should now have a folder called "WWW". Double-click on the "WWW" folder to open it. Right-click on this link: index.html and select "Save Target as".

Save the file in your U: drive, in the "WWW" folder you just created. Right-click on the index.html file, and select "Properties".

On the new window that opens, click the "Security" tab. Click on "Everyone" to highlight it. Then click on the check box under "Allow" that is to the right of "Read & Execute". Click "OK" to close the window.

This allows other people to open this file, otherwise you are the only person that has permission to open it. Remember you must do this for every file that you copy or create in your WWW folder, otherwise the web page will return an error message.

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That's it! You can now edit the template file you copied by opening it up in Notepad or some other text editor.

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