There are basically two ways to make a web page. The first way is to create the page(s) offline and then upload them to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) via FTP. The second way is to create your web page(s) online using a Telnet program by accessing your UNIX account, if you have one.
If you are creating your web page(s) offline, do so in any text editing or word processing document. Make sure that when you save your document, you save it as a "text", "plain text" or "text only" document. Otherwise it will not be read properly by a web browser. Once you have created your page(s), you will need to contact your ISP about how to go about uploading them to your server.
If you have a UNIX account, you can create your web page(s) online. You first need to get a program that can access your UNIX account.
I recommend Telnet for the Mac or Ewan for Windows 95/98.
Once you can access your account, you need to make a new directory called "public_html". You can do this by typing:
After this, change your directory to this new directory called "public_html".
If you want to, you can make other directories, one for all the web pages that you make, and one for all of the graphics that you have. Follow the same steps as above to do this.
Next, you need to think of a filename for your page (this is not a title, but what will be in the URL). A common filename for a main web page, is "index". Once you've decided on this, add ".html" to the end of it. Then type (i.e.)
Of course, use your page's filename, instead of this one. Next, you...