One way to learn how to 'publish' your own home page is to copy a sample Home Page and simply change it to suit your own tastes. You can try to do it on your own but it will probably be easier to join a group and go over it with someone who has some experience. Here is a 'generic' home page. Feel free to copy it and change it as you see fit. Starter Home Page.

You can download the whole folder for the Starter Home Page, html document and pictures, if you like. Click on this link to download Starter Folder as a zip file. Save this in some location you can remember. Unzip it with a program such as WinZip. If you don't have WinZip, use Zip Central, available on the Computer Club page of my web site.

You can see the document that produced it by choosing "View:Page Source" from Netscape or "View:Source" from Internet Explorer. If this opens in a word processor, just save it. If it does NOT open in a word processor, you can copy it and paste it to your word processor.

Use your "Back" button to return to this page.

Your "Home Page" is simply a plain text document with so-called "tags" which tell a browser what to display. You first type a "tag" which looks like this, <CENTER>. Then insert text or the location of a picture. Finally, end the "tag" like this </CENTER>. These "tags" are essentially what is called HTML, the basic "language" of the Web. (The initials stand for HyperText Markup Language, but very few people actually use these words.) Basically, all you do to get started, is learn a few tags that do what you want to do and go for it. We may be able to lend you a cheap digital camera to take some pictures. (There are other ways to get pictures for the Web.)

The Waccamaw Neck Computer Club has a SIG (Special Interest Group). If you live in the area served by that club you may want to join if not already a member.

For later reference, here are some links to Tutorials on-line.