Web Page Template
Mathematics Science Technology Academy
Wendell Phillips High School
18 -28 June 2001
Prepared by Porter Johnson
Welcome to the ten cent inside tour of theInternational Global Village---absolutely free!
This web page illustrates some of the things you can find, set up, and show to the world.
How do you locate web-based information on,
say, your favorite subject? You
might work with the search programs on your browser, or you might just go
directly to your favorite search engine. My favorite engine is Google,
but others may prefer different ones, such as Lycos
Check out the search engines; you'll be surprised to find out
how much you can locate.
The world is literally at your fingertips [or mouse-tips, as the case may be].
HERE WE GO!
The creature sitting here is definitely smarter than the average bear:
S/he has learned these lessons:
- nobody can ever know everything
- you learn more by working steadily
- knowledge is power
And, besides, it's fun to read your favorite book.
Have you ever wondered
what happens if you're
just reading a book,
when the world suddenly
turns inside out? How
would you know? What
if you could really
go to the world behind
the looking-glass? ...
... What then, Alice?
Alice who? To find out, click
here but definitely, under no circumstances, should you click here! Does it work? (Hey; I'm talking to you!) ... Please put
in your final answer!
If you don't like that picture for some peculiar reason, find a favorite by clicking here.
Or, perhaps we can just fix the one we have. Let's try. Click me, Please.
Does it work? (Hey; I'm talking to you!) ... Please put in your final answer!
I like this picture, because it helps me to visualize what
happens to the SMILE when the Cat Disappears.
Is that virtual reality, or what? Or, was it just an optical illusion?
Now, what about the mechanics of preparing a web page?
The standard language for writing on the web is called HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language. There is a very good website that tells you most of what you need to know about HTML; see http://www.builder.com/Authoring/Basics/. Also, you (and the bear) have a book about HTML, in which you can look things up. There are other references of interest; see http://www.iit.edu/~johnsonp/webteach.html.
You can write things directly in HTML and do very well, but many people find it convenient to use software for composition. We will use Microsoft FRONTPAGE2000™, a component available in more advanced versions of the Microsoft Office™ Program Package, to make web pages.
You go from one view to another in Frontpage by taking Mr Mouse to the lower left corner of the page, and clicking on the appropriate word. The word that appears without highlighting will represent your view. Check it out.
You should make your own web page on some technology-based topic of personal interest, such as the following, for example:
example, if you're interested in baseball, you might enjoy looking at a page on
the Physics of
What if you're only interested in skateboarding?
Check out this website by clicking on the line below:
Tiddly-winks? Now, there's a competitive sport! Check out the North American Tiddly-Winks Association.
Famous Scientists or Technologists:
Here is one well-tested set of web links, and there are many others.
You might find one of these topics to be interesting:
Classic Works of Science Fiction.
Again, the sky is not the limit.
These are but a few of an endless variety of topics on which you might prepare a web page. Pick something you like, and then you can show others what you know and think. Don't be interested just in cartoons!