HIS 338: Religion in American History
Introduction | Adapting Content | Making a Page | Finishing Up
Design Considerations | Common Elements | HTML Reference | Color Table

Table of Contents

Adapting your Biographical Report for the Web
Discusses issues related to the differences between print media and the Internet.

How to Make Your Web Page
Covers the nuts and bolts of creating a web page. Some of you may want to skip initially the subsection on hand coding.

Finishing Up and Posting Your Page on the Web
Lists procedures for posting your page on the Internet.

Design Considerations
Discusses how to design your page to make the most effective presentation for your audience.

Common Elements for Pages By All Students in History 338
Lists several required elements for all web pages produced by students in History 338.

HTML Reference
Technical reference for students who want to hand code their web pages.

Color Table
Chart listing the "RGB Code" values for changing the colors of backgrounds, fonts, and other HTML elements.

Web Page



Harold D. Tallant
Associate Professor of History


  History 338
Religion in American History
Georgetown College
Spring Semester, 1999


This document is a guide to help students who want to learn how to produce history-related documents for the Internet. It is increasingly clear that the Internet, and especially the World Wide Web, is becoming a new medium for presenting research in many areas of scholarship. As an emerging medium, the Internet presents new opportunities and new challenges but also requires new skills. Students need to learn the basics of presenting scholarship via the Internet, just as they currently learn how to present their ideas in written papers and oral presentations.

Please do not be intimidated by the length of this document. It is relatively easy to make web pages. A recent poll indicated that about 90 percent of people were able to make a functional web page in under three hours.

This document is organized into several sections to help you quickly find the information you need. The table of contents will help you find your way through the document.

You may skip for now the subsection on Hand Coding of web pages under "How to Make Your Web Page" and the section "HTML Reference" unless you plan to use this method in making your web page.

You should read the other sections carefully. Pay special attention to the section on "Common Elements for All Pages," since this section contains information about required elements of your web page.

This page was last updated on 2/7/99.
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