- Learning HTML
- Web Editors
- Scanning Images
Web pages are written in a computer language called HTML (HyperText
Mark-up Language). You don't need to know HTML to create a web page,
as there are several web editors that will write the computer code
for you. Knowing HTML gives you more precise control over your web
pages, but it is not necessary.
If you wish to learn HTML, there are a number of resources available,
both at Cornell and online. Visit the
Olin & Uris Libraries Workshop Series
for more information about classroom and web-based classes at Cornell,
and the HTML section
of the CU Web Knowledgebase.
There are a variety of web editors with which to write web pages.
Some are free or shareware, and others are more expensive, but can
still be downloaded for trial purposes before purchasing.
Trial software can be downloaded from sites that offer reviews
and recommendations, such as
Web editors can be divided into three categories:
- HTML Editors: These tools help make it easier to write HTML
code by making it quicker and easier to insert HTML coding and
by color coding the computer code to distinguish it from the surrounding
text. HTML editors are commonly cheaper than full-fledged web
editors, and will often run on older computers, but they require
you to have some knowledge of the HTML coding language.
- WYSIWYG Editors: WYSIWYG stands for "What You See Is What You
Get." These editors typically do not require knowledge of HTML,
as they automatically generate the code for the web pages you
- Advanced Web Editors & Site Management Tools: These tools typically
offer advanced options for web design (such as enhanced Java,
tools for multi-page websites. These tools offer functionality
beyond the needs of most users.
An example popular at Cornell is:
If you want your Web pages to contain images, you need to scan
them in or have someone put them onto a photo CD for you. Here's
a list of some local resources:
- Academic Technology Center
(photograph and slide scanners for Web pages related to instructional purposes).
- CIT public computing labs (some
- Non-CIT computer labs, such as Mann Library's, also have scanners
that may be available for public use.
- Other media businesses in Ithaca may have self-service equipment
that you can use to do this yourself.
Last updated: January 04, 2008