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Overview

Every student and employee at UWF receives an I: drive; anything saved on the I: drive is posted to the Internet. For example, if a student named John Doe (ArgoNet account: jdd2) saves his web page as a file named resume.htm on his I: drive, it is then available at http://students.uwf.edu/jdd2/resume.htm. If the webpage were saved within a subfolder named "jobsearch," the web address would be http://students.uwf.edu/jdd2/jobsearch/resume.htm.

Employees: Use the same method, but exclude the word "students." For example, http://uwf.edu/jdoe/resume.htm.

Webpage Construction

Webpages are composed of computer code called HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). Rather than typing HTML code, most people choose to create webpages using a graphical HTML editor. These programs work similar to word processing programs like Microsoft Word, making website creation easier, especially for those who are unfamiliar with HTML.

Setting Up Your Home Page

The web address for your home page should be short and memorable. For ArgoNet accounts, the shortest home page address consists of the server name followed by the ArgoNet account name, such as http://students.uwf.edu/jdd2. To create this address, save your home page as one of the following:

  • index.htm
  • index.html
  • index.cfm

The home page must be saved directly in the I: drive, not in a subfolder. It is your choice as to which extension (the letters following the dot) to use on your page; however, you must use the .cfm extension when using ColdFusion.

Learn More

The University of West Florida offers courses on webpage creation. Online tutorials are also available at Tizag.

 

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