How to Create a University Page

0.1 Logging into the Computers

The computers in the computer lab are all running Windows. You should be able to log in using your University user-id and password. Make sure the domain is set to CSRVADYORK.

0.2 Web Space

You should all have signed up for the "Personal web space" that the University offers. Your University filespace is mounted under Windows as drive "M" -- double-click on "My Computer" and then "abc500 on 'userfs' (M:)" to access it, where "abc500" is your user-id.

0.3 Your Home Page

You will need to create a "web" directory if it does not already exist. This is the directory the University web server looks in for your home page, and you will need to create a web page called "index.html".

0.4 Writing Your Home Page

You can use any text editor to write your home page. Word processors are usually not suitable, because it can be difficult to persuade them to write plain text without cluttering it up with font and formatting commands. Both Notepad and MicroEmacs are installed on these computers, but neither does syntax highlighting. A free alternative is Notepad2, simply click on the link to download a local copy to your computer.

0.5 Exercise 1

Now we have enough information to create a blank HTML page:


<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Create a blank page like this, and save it in your University web directory with the name index.html. You can view this page by going to the URL http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~abc100, where "abc100" is your user-id. You don't need to put "index.html" in the URL - this is the page the York web server gives by default.

Now add a title to your page.


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