Introduction to the WWW
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Introduction to the World Wide Web

[Today's Topics] What You'll Be Learning About Today

[Definitions] What is the World Wide Web ?

Purpose: To introduce what the World Wide Web (WWW) is and to learn some basic terms


[HyperText Example Image: hyper.gif]

[URLs] Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)

Purpose: To learn how Web sites are identified

URL Examples

  1. http://pegasus.rutgers.edu/~holowcza/index.html
          
    HTTP Protocol. Host name is pegasus.rutgers.edu and file is ~holowcza/index.html
  2. ftp://ftp.std.com/obi/William.Butler.Yeats/Yeats/Balloon
          
    FTP Protocol. Host name is ftp.std.com and the file is obi/William.Butler.Yeats/Yeats/Balloon
  3. gopher://stis.nsf.gov
               
    Gopher Protocol. Host name is stis.nsf.gov and the root Gopher menu will be shown.

Some WWW Sites

WWW Site URL
This Page you're reading now http://cimic3.rutgers.edu/music/rich/inter2.html
Rutgers University http://www.rutgers.edu
The White House http://www.whitehouse.gov
Planet Reebok http://www.planetreebok.com
The CIMIC Home page http://cimic3.rutgers.edu
Rich Holowczak's Home Page http://cimic3.rutgers.edu/~holowcza/
CD-World - A Compact Disk mail order company http://cdworld.com
Boyz 2 Men Fan Club http://fanasylum.com/boyz2men/
The NASA Home Page http://www.nasa.gov
The Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov

[Netscape] Basic Use of Netscape

Purpose: To learn the basics of navigating the WWW using the Netscape WWW browser.

Netscape Functions

FunctionHow to Do It
Start the Netscape Program
  1. In the Windows program Manager, Double click on the Netscape group to open it up.
  2. Double click on the Navigator icon.
  3. Netscape will start up and the Rutgers University WWW page will be displayed.
Go to a new Web Page
  1. Pull down the File Menu and choose Open Location
  2. Type in the URL you would like to go to.
  3. Click on the OK Button or Press Enter.
Follow a HyperText Link Click on the underlined words.
Back up to the Previous Page
  • Click on the button labeled "Back" - OR
  • Pull down the Go menu and choose Back
Save a WWW Page to a File
  1. Navigate to a WWW page.
  2. Pull down the File Menu and choose Save
  3. Type in a file name
  4. Click on the OK Button.
Print a WWW Page
  1. Navigate to a WWW page.
  2. Pull down the File Menu and choose Print
  3. Click on the OK Button.
Change Netscape's Preferences
  1. Pull down the Options Menu and choose Preferences

WWW Exercises Some WWW Exercises

Purpose: To become more familiar with working on the Web by performing some browsing tasks.

Try the following tasks on your own

Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks for the WWW

Purpose: To learn some tips and tricks for working on the Web.

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Rich Holowczak holowcza@cimic3.rutgers.edu