Web Site Creation Basics

Set up your flash drive:
*Be sure that it does not have information you will need before the new semester on it.
*Create a folder called “Chemistry_Web_Page”.

Main Page:
*Start with a new Word document. 
*Include the following information:   
                ~Your topic
                ~Your name
                ~At least 2 images related to your topic (note the source of your image – be sure to include on bibliography)
                ~Links to subtopics, external links, and bibliography (See the section below on how to set up links.)
*Save the file.
                ~name should be “home_page”, “homepage”, “main”, or “index”
                ~save file as .htm or .html
                ~save file to your flash drive (not your home computer) in the folder you created called “Chemistry Web Page”

Subtopic #1 Page:
*Start with a new Word document.
*Include the following information:   
                ~Name of subtopic #1
                ~At least 2 images related to your topic (note the source of your image – be sure to include on bibliography)
                ~Content related to subtopic #1 (about 200 – 250 words)
                ~Links to home page, other subtopics, and external links/bibliography (See the section below on how to set up links.)
*Save the file.
                ~name should be related to subtopic #1
                ~name should not contain any spaces (use “_”/underscore to separate words if you want to)
                ~save file as .htm or .html
                ~save file to your flash drive (not your home computer) in the folder you created called “Chemistry Web Page”
                ~Note:  You should now have 2 different files saved on your flash drive.  Besides the 2 files, you will also have 2 folders in
                   “Chemistry Web Page” folder.  These folders (labeled as “_files”) contain your images.

Subtopic #2 Page:
*Start with a new Word document.
*Include the following information:   
                ~Name of subtopic #2
                ~At least 2 images related to your topic (note the source of your image – be sure to include on bibliography)
                ~Content related to subtopic #2 (about 200 – 250 words)
                ~Links to home page, other subtopics, and external links/bibliography (See the section below on how to set up links.)
*Save the file.
                ~name should be related to subtopic #2
                ~name should not contain any spaces (use “_”/underscore to separate words if you want to)
                ~save file as .htm or .html
                ~save file to your flash drive (not your home computer) in the folder you created called “Chemistry Web Page”
                ~Note:  You should now have 3 different files saved on your flash drive.  Besides the 3 files, you will also have 3 folders in
                   “Chemistry Web Page” folder.  These folders (labeled as “_files”) contain your images.

Subtopic #3 Page:
*Start with a new Word document.
*Include the following information:   
                ~Name of subtopic #3
                ~At least 2 images related to your topic (note the source of your image – be sure to include on bibliography)
                ~Content related to subtopic #3 (about 200 – 250 words)
                ~Links to home page, other subtopics, and external links/bibliography (See the section below on how to set up links.)
*Save the file.
                ~name should be related to subtopic #3
                ~name should not contain any spaces (use “_”/underscore to separate words if you want to)
                ~save file as .htm or .html
                ~save file to your flash drive (not your home computer) in the folder you created called “Chemistry Web Page”
                ~Note:  You should now have 4 different files saved on your flash drive.  Besides the 4 files, you will also have 4 folders in
                   “Chemistry Web Page” folder.  These folders (labeled as “_files”) contain your images.

Subtopic #4 Page:
*Start with a new Word document.
*Include the following information:   
                ~Name of subtopic #4
                ~At least 2 images related to your topic (note the source of your image – be sure to include on bibliography)
                ~Content related to subtopic #4 (about 200 – 250 words)
                ~Links to home page, other subtopics, and external links/bibliography (See the section below on how to set up links.)
*Save the file.
                ~name should be related to subtopic #4
                ~name should not contain any spaces (use “_”/underscore to separate words if you want to)
                ~save file as .htm or .html
                ~save file to your flash drive (not your home computer) in the folder you created called “Chemistry Web Page”
                ~Note:  You should now have 5 different files saved on your flash drive.  Besides the 5 files, you will also have 5 folders in
                   “Chemistry Web Page” folder.  These folders (labeled as “_files”) contain your images.

External Links/Bibliography Page:
*Start with a new Word document.
*Include the following information:
                ~”External Links” at the top of the page
                ~At least 2 images related to your topic (note the source of your image – be sure to include on bibliography)
                ~At least 10 links to different websites
                                - links should not be to pages that require a username and/or password or registration of any kind
                                - links can be to pages you used, but they do not have to be
                                - links should be to different websites (for example, do not use Wikipedia articles for more than one link)
                ~With each link, write a 1 – 2 sentence explanation about the content of the linked website.
               
                ~Under “External Links” information, create “Bibliography” section.
                                - sort citations by page they are on, then alphabetically
                                - do not forget to include citations for images/pictures you used
                ~Links to other subtopics, external links, and bibliography (See the section below on how to set up links.)
*Save the file.
                ~name should be “external_links”
                ~save file as .htm or .html
                ~save file to your flash drive (not your home computer) in the folder you created called “Chemistry Web Page”
                ~Note:  You should now have a total of 6 different files saved on your flash drive.  Besides the 6 files, you will also have
                   6 folders in “Chemistry Web Page” folder.  These folders (labeled as “_files”) contain your images.

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How to Set Up Links:
*Note: Each page should have links to all other pages of your project.
*Highlight the text you would like to be the link.
*Go to the “Insert” menu.
*Click on “Hyperlink”


*A menu appears that looks like this:

*Then click on OK.  On your main screen, the text that should now be a hyperlink should be in a different color.
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Misc. Note:  When you put your flash drive into the computer, usually a menu automatically pops up showing you the contents of
the flash drive.  If you choose your web page file from this menu, it will NOT allow you to change/edit your web page. 
You must be in the Word program and select “Open” and then click on the specific file name in order to change/edit your file.

Still need help?  Try this website:

www.hartnell.edu/library/word_web_design/word_web_pages.htm