Netscape Editor Basics II
Jan. 16, 1997
This exercise covers material in Chapters 9--11 and 14 of Simpson.
- Create a ``scratch'' folder on your N: drive for this work.
- Using Paint Shop Pro, design your own ``bullet'' for a bulleted list
and your own custom line. Both images should utilize transparent
backgrounds (see page 322 of Simpson).
- We'll need some text to work with. Open any MS Word document you
have handy (your paper will do), open the File menu and choose
Save as. Set the document type to HTML. Save the document into your
- Open your HTML document with the Netscape editor.
- Give you Web page a title (the kind that will appear in a browser's
title bar). Also, Give the document a centered ``headline,'' using the
Heading 1 style.
- Make the background color white, or use a ``tasteful'' background
image that provides good contrast for the page's text. Tell me, why would
contrast matter here? Do you know what I mean by ``contrast''?
- Create some headings (using the Heading 2 style and
sub-headings (using the Heading 3 style). Make these headings and
sub-headings red or some color of your own choosing.
- Separate each of the headed ``sections'' using the line you designed.
- Make each of the headings a ``target.''
- Insert an image and wrap some text around it. Be careful, the text
might shatter. Make the image a link to another page.
- Manually create a ``table of contents'' at the beginning of your
document. Use an outline list for the table of contents. Headings should
be numbered using roman numerals and sub-headings should be numbered using
lower case letters. The list items should be links to your targeted
headings. In other words, if I click on something in your table of
contents, the browser should leap to that section of the page.
- Create a list in the body of your document, using the bullet you
designed for the list bullets.
- Apply some character formatting to some text in your page ---
experiment with color, style and size.
- Put a ``signature'' at the end of your page. Include a
mailto link to your e-mail address. (Use the browser to test the
mailto.) Make sure all your links work, especially your targets.
- Call me over to have a look at your page. I will ask you if you had
any difficulties with this exercise and talk to you briefly about Web
Thomas P. Kelliher
Fri Jan 17 10:50:46 EST 1997