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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.
Dr. Harold D. Tallant, Department of History, Georgetown College
400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324, (502) 863-8075