scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Building web pages
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blackeagle@SCOUTER.NET
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 19:42:25 CST
Stephanie wrote and asked:
>I have (been) volunteered to teach a Pow-Wow session on
>"Web Pages" because the original instructor isn't
>available. I know the basics, but have always just
>hand-coded the HTML, hence my questions:
>What product(s) or tool(s) would you recommend to
>beginning web site/page builders, and why?
The following tools:
*A sheet with basic HTML code to:
- start a page and end a page
- add a photo or other image
- add a sound
- add a link to another page or site
- bold, underline, italicize and end them
- indicate a paragraph, a line break and a hard return
- change the size of a font, to change the color of a font, and to change a font
*A small pad of lined paper
Then, I would graduate from paper and pencil to Windows' Notepad, Geos's
Text File Editor, or DOS's EDIT editor.
It's important that your students understand that Windows, nor an expensive
HTML program is absolutely neccessary to create a site. Of course, having
those items makes the VIEWING and ENHANCING of those pages easier.
It's also important that your students understand that creating a website or
page requires the same amount of planning that a Scout event requires...and
that this planning is BEST DONE on paper with pencil (mechanical or otherwise).
Other than that, it doesn't really matter what software they use....they
should know that HTML is little more than enhanced text.
Hope this helps out!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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blackeagle@SCOUTER.net or email@example.com
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