How to Construct Your Personal WebPage. 

The purpose of this page is to provide you with some help and pointers to construct your personal WebPage.

Note: WebPages are as individual as the people who construct them. There is no simple formula for constructing a personal WebPage.

Note also: Widomaker policy prohibits using personal WebPages for the purpose of advertising and/or selling services and/or products. For more information regarding this policy, please see Widomaker's Terms.

What is a personal WebPage?

  • A personal WebPage is your very own electronic billboard?
  • It is the late twentieth century version of the message in the bottle.

What goes into a personal WebPage?

  • Information and/or pictures about yourself and/or your family, your pets, your hobbies, what you do, what you like, places you like to visit, favorite books, movies, music, food.
  • But mostly, it's about sharing. If you have something that you enjoy and/or are really good at, it is a good place to share information.

So How do I make a WebPage?

WebPages use plain text (ASCII) and a universal "mark-up" language called HyperText Mark-up Language (HTML). HTML is used for everything from colors, font sizes and types to simple (sentences and paragraphs) and complex formatting (tables and positioning).

The simpliest way to construct a WebPage is to use a simple text editor like Notepad or WritePad (in Windows) or Simple Text (in MacIntosh). However, this requires a knowledge of the HTML codes.

There are software applications that will help in constructing personal WebPages. Among the better ones are:
  • Hot Dog.
  • Netscape Communicator.
  • Microsoft Front Page.
A good place to search for WebPage construction tools is:

There are a few standard items for all webpages:

  • The first page of your webspace must be titled "index.html" to be viewed.
  • There are two parts to a web page: The title and the body.

How do I make my WebPage pretty

There is a wide array of backgrounds, icons, and bars available for public use from many different sites on the Internet.
  • Randy's Icon Bazaar has links to a lot of different pages with good backgrounds, lines and icons.

How do I learn how to construct my WebPage?

There are several good places for information on how to construct a webpage:
  • The NCSA provides an excellent beginner's tutorial on the subject.
  • The HTML Writers Guild also provides a very good resource of information.
  • Execpc provides a wide array of links to go to for even more information.
Also, if you see something you like, don't be afraid to borrow. We do not recommend, nor do we condone out-and-out "stealing" of webpage material - particularly if it is copywrite protected. But we do recommend that you look at the page's source code. In NetScape, click on "View", and "Document Source". In Internet Explorer, click on "View", and "Source". These will display the HTML code for the page you are viewing.

Once you have completed your webpage, upload your pages to your webspace on the Widomaker server.

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