Putting together a simple Neighborhood Web site is not difficult.

This pictucre is telling a lie.  Can you see it?

Put in your list of links
Monthly Meetings -- Every____________
time, location
Current Issues
Map  (132 kB)
Neighborhood Photos
SWNI -- get newsletter on line (pdf)
Southwest Neighborhoods Websites
Your Neighborhood Emergency Team

Highlight a current issue or two...

Illegal, and unisightly, trash dumping is on the increase.
Attend the next Association meeting.
Discuss the problem.
See "Current Issues."

These sample pages adapted from the Hillsdale Neighborhood Association web site.

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When we are first learning to make web pages, we want to make the simplest web pages possible--so that making changes is easy, fast, and doable with simple software.  I suggest using Netscape Composer.  Composer (Ver. 7) helps us insert tables very easily, assists with links (including "bookmarks," i.e., NAME tags), and handles special formatting (like superscript, non-breaking symbols, special symbols, etc) very nicely.  It limits fonts to Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier, and the colors are limited to 70 different ones, but it gives ways to get around these limitations. 

Tables go a long way toward placing things on the page the way we want.  Mastering table use is worth the effort: experiment with the assistance windows and watch what happens with different entries.  Dont forget the "http://" in front of the URL, or "mailto:" in front of an email address, when writing links.  And check everything to see if it works.

A lot of applications will make web pages, but especially MS Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher will often create monsters of bloated code, which frequently give us unpleasant surprises (Consumer Reports' definition of bad code).  The newer the version, the worse the html code, it seems.  Microsoft still seems to be trying to put Netscape out of business, often by creating files that must use Microsoft applications...and producing incomprehensible html code.

Netscape is nice.

My next question is: Should we, must we, use style sheets??

Updated: January 26, 2005