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Southwest Neighborhoods Websites
These sample pages adapted from the Hillsdale Neighborhood Association web site.
|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
Netscape is nice.
My next question is: Should we, must we, use style sheets??