Windows Tutorial

Creating a Homepage with Windows

The following is a beginners tutorial to creating a Web page on the CLUE network using a Windows PC in a student lab in Coover Hall.

Step 1:

Log in to a Windows machine in Coover Hall. Click the Start button, then select My Computer.

Windows Tutorial - Step One

Step 2:

A new window will open, and near the bottom under Network Drives you should see an icon labelled (U:). Double-click on that drive to open it.

Windows Tutorial - Step Two

Step 3:

On the new window that opens up, click on the File menu and select New>Folder.

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Step 4:

You will then see a new folder appear called New Folder. Click once on the new folder to highlight it, then select the File menu and choose Rename. Rename the folder WWW. (Note this is in all capital letters, with no quotation marks.) You should now have a folder called WWW.

Step 5:

Right-click on the WWW folder and select Properties. On the new window that opens, click the Security tab. Click on Everyone to highlight it. Then, under Allow (to the right of Read & Execute), click on the check box. Click OK to close the window.

Windows Tutorial - Step Five

Step 6:

Double-click on the WWW folder to open it. Right-click on this link: index.html and select Save Target as.

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Step 7:

Save the file in your U: drive, in the WWW folder you just created. Right-click on the index.html file, and select Properties.

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Step 8:

On the new window that opens, click the Security tab. Click on Everyone to highlight it. Then under Allow (to the right of Read & Execute), click on the check box. Click OK to close the window.

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This allows other people to open this file, otherwise you are the only person that has permission to open it. Remember you must do this for every file that you copy or create in your WWW folder, otherwise the web page will return an error message.

Step 9:

Try viewing your new Web site. The address is: www.ece.iastate.edu/~username (insert your username in place of “username”).

That’s it! You can now edit the template file you copied by opening it up in Notepad or some other text editor.