Trails End Computer Club

Lesson 8 - - The web page


We were challenged to create a simple web page by Elmer Mateychuck. I found that the current Wordpad or Notepad programs by Microsoft would not allow saving in .htm or html format. Many members who have downloaded and installed Open Office or Libre Office, either will allow save as html.


First take a look at a very simple web page tecc.apcug.org/topdownloads.html . Right click on the page and select view page source.


You will find a lot of commands that you may not understand and most are not required to call your creation a web page.


The page begins with <html> and ends with </html>. Everything between is used to display the page.


You will see <head> followed by some formatting information then <title>TRAILS END COMPUTER CLUB TOP DOWNLOADS SELECTOR</title>. This is not necessary, it just puts some words at the top of the page.


Next, not necessary, <body style="background-image: url(background.jpg);"> creates a background color behind the entire page if the file background.jpg” is available to it.


Text printed on the page starts with “TRAILS END COMPUTER CLUB” that is centered, big 3 times, and bold followed by TOP DOWNLOADS” also centered but is standard size.


The next line formats a Table or box on the screen that is 100% the width of the viewers screen and has a narrow border. The meat of the page is within this box beginning with a description of Libre Office and includes a link to the download site

href="http://www.libreoffice.org/">http://www.libreoffice.org

Followed by several other downloads I use and recommend.

Followed by closing table, </table> , body, </body> and html </html>


The program I use is NVU to create web sites. It has been around for years, works well and is simple to use. It is a WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get). It is free and available for Windows, Mack and Linux systems.


Harold