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C1996 Kathleen Schrock 1 Look Locally, Think Globally CREATING A CONTENT-RICH HOMEPAGE FOR YOUR SCHOOL.

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1 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 1 Look Locally, Think Globally CREATING A CONTENT-RICH HOMEPAGE FOR YOUR SCHOOL

2 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 2 Overview n Description n Tips and Tricks n Examples n Summary

3 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 3 What are the qualities of a content-rich homepage? Contains information useful to others Contains pictures Contains links to other places

4 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 4 Tips and Tricks : Choosing a Topic n Call your local historical society. n Call your local VFW. n Call any museum in your area. n Call any local organization in your area.

5 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 5 Thing to do next n Search the Internet by topic to see if someone already has had your idea. n Search the major directories (i.e.Yahoo) and search engines (i.e.AltaVista).

6 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 6 Tips and Tricks : HTML n Look at the source code on pages you like. n Learn how to write simple HTML. n Make templates to use as masters. n Buy a book: Laura Lemay. Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 3.2 in a Week. IN : sams.net, n Get a dedicated HTML editor.

7 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 7 HTML : Points to remember n Remember, not all browsers support tables, center, and backgrounds. n Remember your audience. Schools might have a slow Internet connection. Design accordingly. n Test, test, test your code with a browser. Check spelling and links.

8 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 8 Tips and Tricks : Pictures n Take photographs and have them developed on diskette or Photo-CD. n Get some image-editing software. n Load your photos, enhance them, crop, and save as.gif and/or.jpeg. n If you have a scanner or digital camera, use it instead to load your photos.

9 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 9 Examples n FDR Cartoon Collection (http://www.wizvax.net/nisk_hs/departme nts/social/fdr_html/FDRmain.html ) n Castles on the Web (http://fox.nstn.ca/~tmonk/castle/castle.ht ml ) n Great Chicago Fire and Web of Memory (http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/) (http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/)

10 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 10 Summary n Think of a unique topic. n Make sure it hasn’t been done already. n Look at formats of sites that you like. n Learn how to write basic HTML. n Take photos or scan them to digitize. n Edit the images. n Put the content-rich page together. n Mount on a server and....

11 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 11 ADVERTISE !!! Let everyone know about the site. Announce it at school, in the newspaper, and on the Internet !

12 c1996 Kathleen Schrock 12 The End


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