When you are writing for the Web, keep in mind that most users do not read text word-for-word, but scan it quickly to locate the information they are looking for or a link to that information. Web pages can be made more scannable by using the following techniques: highlighted keywords (hypertext links serve as one […]

The most basic way of creating a web page is by entering text and HTML code into a new document using a text editor such as TextEdit. While HTML code is relatively easy to learn, you may wish to use a software program that writes the code for you. These programs are often referred to […]

Web documents are text documents that have had formatting applied to them using a special language called HTML (HyperText Markup Language). This language consists of formatting tags that are made up by phrases enclosed in greater than > and less than < symbols. These tags are used to denote various parts, styles, and links on […]

To save a local copy of a website in Safari, select File, Save As and make sure the Format is set to Archive. Safari will then save a local copy of the web page and all the images on it in one file you can move anywhere you want on your hard drive. You can […]

Web browsers keep track of the websites you have visited in case you want to go back to them later. In Safari, you can view a list of the most recently visited sites by choosing History from the menu bar at the top of the browser window. A list of recently visited web sites will […]

Students often uncritically accept information they see in print or on the internet. Students should be encouraged to carefully evaluate sources found on the Internet. The evaluation tool (below) will help students analyze web resources in terms of accuracy, authority, objectivity, timeliness, and coverage. Consideration of these factors will weed out many of the inaccurate […]

Generally, to cite a World Wide Web page, your students should provide the author’s name, last name first (if known); the full title of the work, in quotation marks; the title of the complete work (if applicable), in italics; any version or file numbers; and the date of the document or last revision (if available). […]

There are millions of pages of information on the World Wide Web, and finding relevant and reliable information can be a challenge. Search engines are powerful tools that index millions of web sites. Search engines are rated by the size of their index. Large engines such as Google are good tools to use when searching […]

With tabbed browsing, you can open more than one web page in one browser window. To use tabbed browsing, first you need to make sure it is enabled in the Safari preferences. To enable tabbed browsing, select Preferences from the Safari menu, then click on the Tabs icon. Tabbed browsing will be enabled after you […]

Social bookmarking involves saving bookmarks online so you can access them from any computer as well as share them with others. There are several websites that allow you to do this: Furl, Backflip, ma.gnolia, and del.icio.us. Del.icio.us (now owned by Yahoo!) is one of the most popular ones. When you register with del.icio.us you have […]

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