How to start a home page


1. By default, a http server searches for public_html dir in your home
directory. You can put your html files inside this directory.
If you have an index.html file then it displays that
by default. For example, if you say

http://www.rpi.edu/~kraftr2

then it goes inside ~kraftr2/public_html and tries to read
index.html. Otherwise you can specify any filename e.g.,

http://www.rpi.edu/~kraftr2/rlk.html

On RCS you have to give access permission to the world
using the following command.

fs sa . system:anyuser rldki
OR fs sa -dir public_html -acl system:anyuser rl This gives you a global read permission.


2. For CIE systems, if you type

http://inp.cieem.rpi.edu/~kraftr

it will take you to the public_html directory inside
the user "kraftr" account. If you have a file called index.html
then it will read that file. 3. Scanning a picture Scanning a picture at 72dpi should be enough for screen viewing. Most of the monitors display 72 dots-per-inch (0.28-0.29 mm dot pitch) and therefore anything bigger is wasteful and needless. From kraftr@unix.cie.rpi.edu Tue Feb 13 01:42:07 1996 Sender: kraftr Message-Id: <312032BB.64880EEB@unix.cie.rpi.edu Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 01:42:03 -0500 From: R Kraft <kraftr@unix.cie.rpi.edu Organization: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute X-Mailer: Mozilla 2.0 (X11; I; SunOS 4.1.3_U1 sun4m) Mime-Version: 1.0 To: kraftr Subject: Creating a Web Site the Clipper Way X-Url: http://www.umr.edu/~clipper/howto.html Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="------------773C24486F5992E16EEA4806" Status: RO This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------773C24486F5992E16EEA4806 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit http://www.umr.edu/~clipper/howto.html --------------773C24486F5992E16EEA4806 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Disposition: inline; filename="howto.html"

Creating a Web Site the Clipper Way


1. First of all you need to find out if your Internet provider allows users to create homepages. Stay away from services such as America Online, Prodigy, Compuserve, etc. Get an account that allows SLIP/PPP access along with access to a telnet shell account, Email, FTP, Usenet, and WWW. Check to find out what the disk space limit is on user accounts. Also look for services that charge a flat rate for unlimited connect time.

2. Once you have an account, contact your provider's helpdesk about how to set up your directories for a public WWW homepage. I know that all systems are not set up the same, but the following steps will explain one of the most common ways.

3. In your root user directory type "mkdir public_html". This will make the main directory for you web pages. Any files you want referenced on your homepage must be in this directory or in subdirectories within this directory.

4. Set "read and list" access rights to this directory. On AFS based system the syntax is:
fs sa ~/public_html system:anyuser rl

5. Now it's time to actually create your main homepage. Typically the homepage is a file called "index.html" which is in the main public_html directory. You can either use a text editor such as Pico within your Telnet shell to create this file, or you can use another text/html editor on your local computer and then upload it to your account. (Anytime you upload text/html files to your account using FTP, be sure to use ASCII transfer.)

6. Writing the actual HTML code for the homepage can be confusing at first, but with time it almost becomes second nature. When my friends ask how to learn HTML, I tell them to do what I do.....look at the source code from other pages. In my opinion that is the best way to learn it. Browse the web, find a page you like, and look at the source (hopefully your web browser will allow you to do that).

7. If you can't view the source with your browser, or you're just too lazy to try, you can look at a sample page's source and then see what it actually looks like.

8. Now create the other pages. Do it similar to the "index.html", but call them different filenames (keep the .html extension). Make references to these other pages in your homepage or other pages.

9. Now you've got the basics. Once you get the hang of it try other more advanced features such as CGI scripts (if you're server supports it). CGI scripts allow you to let your users interact directly with your homepage (forms, surveys, etc.).

10. Well, I hope this helps all you newbies. Creating homepages takes some time, but it's actually very easy. Just dig around a little and experiment, you'll get the hang of it. --------------773C24486F5992E16EEA4806-- 1. FTP with username and password ftp://username:password@ftp.foo.net/ or ftp://username@ftp.foo.net/ (netscape will prompt for password) From mernest Tue Feb 13 13:14:55 1996 To: mcdonald, hgreub, cmaier, campbell, steidl, carlough, kraftr, mernest Subject: HTML Trick Date: Tue, 13 Feb 96 13:14:52 -0500 From: "Matthew W. Ernest" X-Mts: smtp Status: RO The HTML construct will display a lowercase mu (micro). Netscape definitely shows it correctly. Others should as well, since this is HTML 2.0, not 3.0 -Matt