Browser Safe Color Chart
When you're adding a color to your Web page with HTML, sometimes you can just type in the name of the color. But more often than not, you'll need to use what's called the hex code...
HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language) is the software language that makes the WWW
work. If you're eager to start creating your own WWW pages, or are simply curious to
see the building blocks used for the pages on the WWW, these guides provide a good
Web Site Style & Design
Links to Web sites, articles, mailing lists, and other resources about designing Web sites that are easy to use and that follow effective
principles of marketing.
Web Design Tools & Software
Commercial and shareware tools and software to make your design process easier.
Announcing Your Web Site
"If you build it, they will come." Wrong!! Building your Web site is only the first step. If you don't announce it to the world,
you may be the only one who finds it.
Search Engine Submissions
Background information on how to effectively list your site with the major search engines, including
references to various companies who provide this service.
World Wide Web (WWW)
Where other Internet applications rely on one's knowledge of Internet addressing,
hierarchical directory structures, and the application's own (sometimes quirky and arcane)
set of commands, WWW applications let you click on words - or pictures - to get to where
you want to go or what you want to do.
Connecting to the Internet
Getting on the Internet can be one of the biggest challenges -- the following resources can
provide direction as you determine the most effective strategy for you.
Electronic Mail (Email)
It's estimated that last year, Internet users sent six billion email messages. This section
organizes resources we've collected about the most popular and widely-used application
on the Internet.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one way to downloaded cool things from the Internet. The most
popular FTP applications are listed below, together with some information about how and where
to use FTP.
Described as "the first Internet application that my mom and dad could use" by Project
Leader Mark MacCahill, Gopher was developed at the University of Minnestota (where
the little furry animal is the campus mascot).
Although the Gopher protocol is rarely used today, its introduction was a true landmark
in the evolution of the Internet.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
IRC allows you to chat in realtime on the Internet. Following are links to some of the best IRC
resources on the 'Net.
Subject Indexes and Search Tools
It has been said that the Internet is like a huge public library with no card catalog. The
following collections and search tools represent the efforts of many individuals and
organizations to improve access to information on the Internet. Each site is organized
differently, so it is your choice to decide which site is the most efficient for your style of
inquiry. Some sites provide references across many applications (such as the WWW, Gopher,
and FTP) and others concentrate on cataloging the growth of the World Wide Web only.
Think of each link below as a starting off point, as they all provide hundreds (even
thousands) of choices of where to go next.
Yes, it means what you think it means: tips on polite usage of the Internet.
As more and more people start using the Internet, more and more is being written about
the social conventions of this special community. Following are the titles of our current
favorite sites related to netiquette.
Searching the Internet
It's been said that the Internet is like a huge public library with no card catalog. These
collections and search tools represent the efforts of many individuals and organizations
to improve access to information on the Internet. Each one is organized or searches
differently, so the choice is yours to decide which one works the best for your style of
inquiry. Some provide references across many applications (like the WWW, Gopher, and FTP)
and others concentrate on cataloging the growth of the World Wide Web only. Think of
each link below as a jumping off point, as they all provide hundreds (some thousands) of
choices of where to go next.
Finding Other Internet Software
This section contains our picks of the best general collections of Internet software.
These resources are often duplicated from one site to the other, so it's probably best to
find the collection that suits you and then return there from time to time to look for the
Before the World Wide Web made graphical access to the Internet possible, computers
on the Internet understood only typed commands (much like DOS). Telnet was (and is) a
way of connecting to these computers and typing in these commands.
Typically, you gained access to these computers from a "terminal" - a simple computer
directly connected to the larger, more complex "host." Telnet software is "terminal
emulator" software - that is, it pretends to be a terminal directly connected to the "host",
even though its connection is actually made through the Internet.
Now that the WWW has become the preferred way to access most resources, Telnet is
seldom used, except for special applications, system administration, and to access
Usenet (aka "Newsgroups")
Newsgroups started when a few people at a few campuses wanted to share information
through postings for anyone to read and respond to. Legend has it that way back then -
about 10 years ago - you could read every message in every group over a (single) cup
Today there are thousands and thousands of newsgroups on every topic imaginable.
Each Internet service provider decides how many of the newsgroups it will make
available, but most services provide at least several thousand newgroups for their
clients to access. Through the use of newsgroups, terms such as "spaming"
(useless/blatantly promotional messages posted en masse) and "flaming" (a torrent of
angry replies to a message) originated. If you spam a group, you're likely to get flamed
(see netiquette). Still, reading the newsgroups can be fascinating (sometimes really
useful) and asking a question can elicit replies from all over the world.