Information and Useful Links for T171
In this first module you will be producing what to many of you will be your very first Web page. This part contains useful advice and links to sites where you can find free clipart, animations and backgrounds to enhance your masterpiece.
When you have completed your page check how it looks in several screen resolutions - mainly 800X600 and 1024X768. Also check it in several browsers if you haven't got more than one browser installed, ask in you tutor group for someone to check it or better still ask in the national cafe conference and you will be answered in minutes (Note you can only do this for TMA02). If you wish to install extra browsers use the ones off PC magazine coverdisks otherwise if you download from the web on a standard dial-up connection you will be online for two - three hours.
Help Available on this Site
For those of you using AOLPress, Netscape Composer or Frontpage Express there is a guide to each on this site.
Also on this site is a guide to HTML Tags and a Page Problem Solver. The HTML Tags pages are not a complete selection but many more than you will need for T171. The Page Problem Solver pages deals with common problems such as 'my links don't work' and 'my page takes ages to open'.
Using clipart in your pages can make them come alive especially if they are animations and in context with your page content.
For clipart I use The Animation Factory or Gift Art.Com both sites have a wide range of animations and general clipart. For backgrounds I search the web using "free backgrounds" as my search criterion.
Other HTML Editors
Freeware editors can be found by heading to TUCOWS
and then navigating to HTML Editors and HTML Editors for beginners. If
you do choose this route make sure it is Freeware and not Shareware. Shareware
products usually have a limited time period after which they cease to
work unless you pay for the unlock code. Any of the commercially available
editors will probably be OK for this course as hand-coding HTML will not
be required unless you want to incorporate some special effect into you
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