The Good Webizen
A Guide for Creative Webspinning
Attention all sentient beings: the net has revolutionized the way we communicate, but to have a permanent and meaningful existence on the Internet you must become a web citizen, or webizen, by constructively contributing to the world wide web. The good webizen knows how to create and provide useful information on a website, as well as how to filter and consume vast oceans of data from the web.
The good webizen’s site is aesthetically pleasing and periodically updated, with professional or personal information and relevant links. The good webizen also has a duty to keep the audience in mind and provide all content in a standardized, consistent, consumable format. This guide has links to simple and useful web programming references and resources to inspire you to create your own unique website and become a good webizen.
- 10 Step Multimedia Webpage Workshop Make your Own Literary Webpage
- HyperText Markup Language the language of the World Wide Web
- A Beginner’s Guide to HTML brought to you from the good folks at NCSA
- A Beginner’s Guide to URLs explains the difference between
- Index DOT Html a very useful and organized technical resource on HTML
- Tables in Netscape 1.1 an easy guide for implementing tables
- The Bare Bones Guide to HTML a quick reference to HTML tags
- W3C HTML Validation Service a way to check your HTML code for correctness
- Cascading Style Sheets the best way to apply visual styles such as fonts and colors to webpages
- Web Review Style Sheets Reference Guide a practical guide for real-world CSS authoring
- W3C CSS Validation Service a way to check your Style Sheet code for correctness
- Extensible Markup Language the extensible language of the World Wide Web
- The Java Tutorial a practical guide for programmers
- The Java Language Specification everything you ever wanted to know about Java
- World Wide Web Consortium the organization which engineers web standards such as HTML and Style Sheets
- Webmonkey web tutorials and design ideas from the good folks at Wired
- The Web Developer’s Virtual Library a broad webmaster’s resource with tutorials
- The Web Standards Project an organization fighting for universal standards in web browsers
- Aigeanta.Net feel free to view my beautiful source code
Mozilla and Internet Explorer are sophisticated web browsers, butalternatives should also be considered when authoring web pages. Useyour browser to access authoring information on the Internet and preview pages you’ve written on your local computer.
You can use a simple text editor to create websites. Expensive programs are not necessarily needed, even for complex sites that utilize dynamic pages. Increasingly, open source content management suites are available to manage and publish your content, and all you need is a text editor to configure very basic default settings files.
Use these tools to manipulate scanned photos or create web images.
These FTP Clients are stable and easy to use for transferring filesbetween your authoring computer and the remote web server computer.Remember to check file permissions to maintain site security.
Use telnet to logon to your web server and edit files remotely. May require basic knowledge of Unix or DOS.
|File Expansion Utility|
These are standard, all-purpose file expansion utilities.