CREATING NET SITES

So, you've been exploring the Web for a while now, and you're ready to start telling your own story to the world at large. The first thing to do is to learn about HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the standard language used by Netscape Navigator and other browsers to bring documents to your computer screen. Next, you'll want to learn about adding online forms, graphics, sound, and video to take advantage of the interactive and multimedia capabilities of the Web. And once you understand the basics and start coding pages like crazy, you'll want to find some development tools to make your work easier.

And remember: You can always ask questions and swap stories in any of the assorted html newsgroups available.



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AUTHORING DOCUMENTS

NETSCAPE PAGE STARTER SITE
Netscape's information center for anyone interested in creating a Web page.

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HTML
Probably the best place to start. With a useful glossary and loads of examples, this is a helpful first primer.

COMPOSING GOOD HTML
A style guide that gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly. Learn the code, then how to use it properly.

EXTENSIONS TO HTML 2.0
Netscape Navigator supports many extensions to HTML, including background patterns, tables, and dynamic document updating.

EXTENSIONS TO HTML 3.0
Netscape Navigator 2.0 supports the latest extensions to HTML 3.0, including subscript and superscript, big and small print specifications, and new paragraph attributes.

FRAMES: AN INTRODUCTION
Learn how to incorporate frames into your HTML documents.

GUIDES TO WRITING HTML DOCUMENTS
A good list of HTML resources around the Web. Examples, style guides, Netiquette, and more.



ADDING FUNCTIONALITY

OFF THE NET
Published (almost) monthly by Chris Tacy, director of Web development at IDG Publications, this newsletter cuts through the nonsense and gives Web developers the news and community leads they really need. Exclusively on the Netscape home pages.

HIGH-IMPACT DOCUMENTS
Some tips and tricks to spice up your pages: interlaced images, image height and width, JPEG and GIF basics, and autoscaling.

WORLD WIDE WEB DIRECTORY
Brought to you by Yahoo, this directory puts a wide range of information sources at your fingertips.

WWW DEVELOPMENT
Another directory tree that will keep Web developers in the know about everything related to Net publishing - and we mean everything. Includes information on mailing lists and newsgroups.



DEVELOPER TOOLS

NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR GOLD
Builds on the features of Netscape Navigator, adding an easy-to-use editor that lets you publish live, online web pages.

NETSCAPE JAVASCRIPT
An open, cross-platform object scripting language for enterprise networks and the Internet.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON WEB DEVELOPER'S PAGE
A superb resource on Net site development for even the most advanced HTML jockey.

W3KIT 2.1
An object-oriented tool kit for building interactive World Wide Web applications.

HTML EDITORS
The Yahoo directory listing for the growing number of HTML editors available for a variety of platforms.

WEBLINT
A Unix Perl script à la the C bug-checker "lint." Nice little tool for organic fuzzy-logic processors who sometimes miss the odd offanchor.

GIFCONVERTER 2.3.7 FOR MACINTOSH
A nifty shareware GIF interlacer by Kevin A. Mitchell that allows users to load and view images progressively. Save a GIF as interlaced by using the Interlaced checkbox in the File Settings dialog box under the Special menu.

TRANSPARENCY 1.0 FOR MACINTOSH
A little shareware doodad by Aaron Giles that takes one color in the color map of your image and makes it transparent, allowing the background color of your window to show through.

MAPEDIT 1.1.2
A shareware WYSIWYG editor for image maps by Thomas Boutell that lets you easily create image maps by drawing rectangles, circles, polygons, etc., directly on top of your image. It then generates an image-map file. Versions available for X11 and Windows. Copyright © 1995 by Thomas Boutell.

WEBMAP FOR MACINTOSH
A similar shareware WYSIWYG image-map maker and editor by Rowland Smith. Copyright © 1994 by Rowland Smith.


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