The Bare Bones: You need a HOME PAGE that links to a PAGE OF PROFESSIONAL LINKS and to your RESUME (in html format)
1. Create a Home Page using Mozilla or SeaMonkey Composer
a. Open Sea Monkey
b. Open Composer, blank page
(click on the small "Composer" icon, lower right hand corner of your screen, orc. Compose your basic home page. Most of the formatting buttons perform self-explanatory functions. To create a link to an external page, highlight your text, click on the Link Icon, type in (or paste) the Web http address. To create a link from your home page to an internal html document which you create and upload, use the "Choose File" function. Find the file, highlight, click Open, (delete any characters that might appear in the box to the left of the actual file name), then Okay. We will talk about this in class, of course. SAVE frequently as you go, to your jump drive or the C-drive. First-time save: The title will be Home Page of [your name]; the file name will be index. I say again, name your file index. Composer saves automatically in HTML format. After you save your home page you can preview how it will look in the browser by clicking on the Preview button. To get back into edit mode click File, Edit Page on the menu. Now, again after you have saved this page (and, perhaps eventually, other html pages), you will need to FTP (transfer) your file from the local drive to the network drive. To do this you need to use a File Transfer Protocol software package known as FileZilla (recommended) or WS-FTP.
click on File, New, Blank Page; in Mozilla or SeaMonkey, File, New, Composer Page)
(For that which follows, note that WS-FTP is a software program that should be residing on your computer)
2. Using FTP to transfer your html file(s) [home page, etc.] from the local drive to CLAWS
Host Name: claws.wcu.edu
Host Type (if asked): "Automatic Detect"
User ID: email@example.com
Password: your student email PW (PIN number)
Example of a student Web page URL (Uniform Resource Locator) on CLAWS:
3. Check it out
In order to properly check out your handiwork, you must type the actual, official, formal Web address in the address window and hit Enter. Admire your new page (or your latest revision). Be sure the full, formal Web address shows in the address window, as in the Clark example above. Click on your links to make sure they all work.
4. Now the fun begins
You can create new pages, create links to those pages, upload images, post your resume, establish links to your favorite professional organizations, etc.
Page of Links. You need to create a separate page with at least a dozen links to professional organizations and resources related to your major. You could title this page "Professional Links" and name this file "Prof_Links" (You can name it whatever you want, but avoid spaces in the file name). Link to this page from your home page.
Resume. For our purposes it would probably be easiest to use File, Save As, [TYPE = Web Page (*.htm, *.html)] to save your resume from Word into an html document format. This Resume.htm document will then need to be uploaded to the server using FTP, of course. (Note that MS Word saves this with a .HTM file name extension--no "L") Again, you need to link to this page from your home page. If you decide to edit your resume.htm file, do not use an html editor as that would probably mess up your formatting. Instead, open the file in MS Word and edit it using that program.
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