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TIC member's are entitled to free personal Worldwide Web page space on our server.

NOTE: These pages are for personal information only. For Information on Commercial Pages Click Here.


Following are descriptions of the steps you need to follow to get your pages on the Worldwide Web.


Step 1


To publish personal pages, you need to have a special directory area set up. You will need to register to get this Web page area set up. After you have registered, you will be able to upload your HTML files.


Step 2


You must create your pages. Web Pages are simply text files with special tags used to denote various things such as links to other pages, links to picture files to include on the page or to alter text attributes. These tags are known as HTML (HyperText Markup Language) tags. If you are using Netscape, you can look at these tags by selecting Source from the View menu. Fortunately, there are many resources on the Worldwide Web for learning about HTML.

You can create HTML pages in various ways. The simplest way is to use a text editor and manually enter the HTML tags. No special tools are needed, however, you must be fairly familiar with the actual tag syntax and this can become prohibitively tedious for anything but the most basic of pages. Luckily, there are HTML authoring tools available to ease the task of page creation.


Step 3


Your newly created Web masterpieces must be uploaded to your personal Web Page directory which is called public_html. You can upload any files and make links to them within your own directory. This includes other HTML files, pictures or other files for downloading.

If you are unsure about uploading with FTP, we have step-by-step instructions on using the WS_FTP program to do this.


Step 4


Make yourself known! The URL for your pages will be:
http://www.tic.ab.ca/~[your username]/[filename]
NOTE: If you call your main (home) page Welcome.shtml, you can omit the [filename] part of the URL and your Welcome.shtml page will automatically be loaded.

There are a number of ways to spread your URL. You will, of course, tell all your net-savvy family, friends and colleagues. You can include the URL in your signature file for your email and USENET messages. In fact, for USENET, you can actually include an HTML tag for your URL and people who use USENET capabale Web Browsers can easily jump right to your page! If you know other people with Web Pages, you can get them to include a link to your page from their's, and vice versa. You can also register your URL in some of the many Wordwide Web search sites, such as Web Crawler or Lycos.




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