Tom Kelliher, CS 102
Nov. 3, 2003
When designing your personal Web site, you have two alternatives in where the site is stored. Either approach is acceptable to me. The first alternative is to create the site within the FrontPage folder on your G: drive, as we have already practiced. As you will see today, from there you publish the site to phoenix. The advantage of this approach is that the world doesn't see your Web site until you've published it to phoenix. (Actually, it's unlikely someone will see your Web site unless your give them your URL --- your Web address. Search engine spiders will need some time before finding and indexing your Web site.)
The second alternative is to create your Web site directly on phoenix. We'll learn how to do that today. The advantage of this approach is that you don't have to go through the work of publishing your Web site --- it's always published. Neither do you have to worry whether or not your Web Pages are properly located within a Web.
Either way, the entry page to your Web site must have the file
index.htm. To view your Web on phoenix in Internet Explorer or
Netscape, just enter your URL into the browser.
You'll need your phoenix account slip to access your Web on phoenix. Your account information will look something like:
Thomas P. Kelliher kelliher ABcd12#$The first piece of information is, obviously, your name. The second is your account name on phoenix and the third is your account password on phoenix. (No, that's not my real password!) You'll learn how to change your phoenix password below.
When you log in to your phoenix Web or publish a Web to phoenix, you use your phoenix account information. The location (URL) of your Web will look like this:
http://phoenix.goucher.edu/~kelliher/except that you replace my name with your name, obviously. You use this location when publishing to your phoenix Web, when opening your phoenix Web, or when telling your friends and family to check-out your Web site.
Do this right away, so you don't have to worry about losing your account
slip. I suggest changing it to your Goucher network password,
assuming that is a good, secure password. If it's not a good, secure
password, I suggest you
change them both to a secure password. If you're not sure what a
``secure'' password is, see
Choosing a Good Password
First things first: Open your phoenix Web.
Creating Web pages on your phoenix Web is completely the same as creating Web pages within a Web in your FrontPage folder. So, you already know how to do this.
This is also just the same as saving Web Pages to a Web on your
drive. When asked, make sure you save all embedded files.
There are several things you should not delete:
toolboxfolder or anything within it.
FrontPagefolder on your
If, after publishing, you view your phoenix Web and get an ``Index''
listing rather that a Web page, click the Refresh button in the Web
browser. If you still get the index listing, then you need to use
FrontPage to re-name your main Web page file to
Using Internet Explorer or another browser, enter your Web's URL. The
Web file you named
index.htm will be displayed. If not, first
trying using the Refresh button in the browser.
If you're getting an ``Index'' listing, you need to go back to FrontPage
and re-name one of your Web page file names
index.htm. If the wrong
file is being displayed, you'll need to go back to FrontPage and re-name
two Web page files.
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