Learning Day 9

Scott Mitchell, Create Your Own Website,p. 52.

Finding Add-ons for your site.

Cnet  provides — various tools


  • 1 Cool Password tool
  • Magic Gallery
  • DHTML  Menu Builder — creates drop-down menus w/o your having to write these scripts.
  • Web Menus Studio 2005 — create professional looking menus


Learning Day 8

See Scott Mitchell, Create Your Own Website ,

  •    ch 5 for how to customize template for an organization website pp74-82.
  •  ch 6 for instructions on how to customize the template for an informational website. pp 84-96.
  •  placing linked files in the same folder, p.57.
  • publishing the website, pp 55-6








Learning Day 7

Images and Text

  • to give an individual touch
  • to help them stand out on a page
  • for adding extra info
  • most image editing programmes contain a text tool.NB Most programmes use a proprietary file format for saving images, in additioon to the standard Web formats such as jPEG. When adding text to an image it is a good idea to save a copy of the finished version in the proprietary format as well as the format required for use on the Web. This makes editing the text possible.

Inserting images

  • not inserted directly into HTML document
  • a reference is inserted that instructs the browser where to locate the image
  • this can also contain details about where the image is to be positioned. (see page 41, Vandone, Nick)

See  for information on how to Post by email. (inserting images into wordpress blogs)

Learning Day 6

Another excellent resource is Creating your own Website. Using what you already know. by Scott Mitchell. Sams Publishing. Indiannapolis. 2005.  005.72 MIT. Contains CD with Moxilla Composer.

Contents of use to me:

1. Creating Your first Web page

2. Creating a Website

5. Creating a Website for an organisation

Bonus chapter.

Reference for Designing Website :

McNeil, Patrick,  The Web Designer’s Idea Book.  006.7MCN

Unanderra Library.

Learning Day 5

Elements of a Web page:    (Vandone, N , Creating Web Pages in easy steps. Computer Step. Warwickshire. United Kingdom.) p.9.

1. Navigation system

2.Main content

3. Hyperlinks ( a hyperlink is a piece of code written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

      A hyperlink contains an instruction to the Web browser to take the user to the Web page specified in the link.

       A link is activated when it is clicked on by the user.

Creating a site structure.p.14

eg     My Webs

               HTML  files


                          Digital photography

                          Image editing

                          Web authoring




Methods for Creating Pages. p.18</p>


1. Plain HTML
2. HTML editors
3. WYSIWYG editors
4. Online sites