All students are reminded that the following policies are in force as outlined in ODU's publication on College Classroom Conduct:
Computers may only be used to work on eci 304 coursework and assignments during class meetings. Examples of prohibited computer use include:
Cell phones are to be disabled upon entering the classroom. Students may not make or receive calls during class, nor leave class to make or receive calls. Exceptions will only be made in emergency situations cleared prior to class.
No student may leave early without instructor permission. Late arrivals result in 1/2 of an unexcused absence.
In most cases students found in violation of the above will be dropped from the class and turned over to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs for further action.
The Virginia Beach School District has created a set of practice exams for city and SOL computer literacy. Please take the following to find out where you stand. Part of next week's midterm will cover this knowledge.
You are required to know certain skills. These are called TSIP requirements, which are spelled out in the state TSIP Standards. One of your readings was critical of these standards. Revisit that reading and be ready to comment on it. Also, how are TSIP requirements decided upon and administered?
Creating a World Wide Web page involves the use of HTML, which is a subset of SGML. Gee, thanks... Really, what you do to make a page for the web is create a text document with special marks inserted into the text that are interpreted by a browser. This paragraph, for instance, begins with a mark that looks like this: <p>. This tells the browser that all the text following this mark is a paragraph. To politely tell the browser I am done with this paragraph, I use this code: </p>.
That is how this all works. You open a tag inside of "< >" and close it with "</ >". Anyone who remembers WordPerfect for DOS has had experience with this sort of thing. If I want an word to be in italics, I surround the word with these tags: <i>WOW!</i>, and it looks like WOW! when interpreted by a browser.
Really, all we need to learn is about 20 different codes to put inside those brackets and some attributes that modify those codes. Easy class, no?
Except there is the small problem of doing this well...
Now that you've gotten a simple Web page written, let's learn a bit more about the language. True, most of you will eventually be using a tool like Dreamweaver or Frontpage, but you still must learn enough HTML to make a simple page. There are a number of reasons for this:
For a perspective and a chance to practice some more use Webmonkey, a site full of web authoring tutorials. Note that these pages are constructed to allow you to print them out if you wish. The directions are a bit chatty, but give you a quick introduction to the subject.
First, read through the following to get a general understanding of HTML
Then, use the Webmonkey Teaching Tool to learn the following skills and tags:
In each case, be sure to practice the tag by completing the "try it" link at the end of the article if one is present.
Create a simple web page (or expand the page from last week) that introduces yourself. It should use the above tags to create a pleasing format. Content should include:
You should use paragraphs, headlines, and background color as basic organizing elements. Experiment with bold/italics, blockquotes, aligning text and line breaks to give a more distinctive look.
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