Tom Kelliher, CS 102
Nov. 8, 2006
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. The advantage of this approach is that the world doesn't see your Web site until you've published it (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 the Web server. 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 in Internet Explorer or
Netscape, just enter your URL into the browser.
The location (URL) of your Web will look like this:
http://students.goucher.edu/fjonesexcept that you replace the username
fjoneswith your name, obviously. You use this location when publishing your Web, when opening your Web, or when telling your friends and family to check-out your Web site.
gcadmin\fjones), and password, if required.
First things first: Open your Web.
Creating Web pages on your 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 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.
Note that sound files probably won't play correctly in Netscape. They should play just fine in Internet Explorer.