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HOMEPAGE - CREATOR INFORMATION SHEET |
Below are some general instructions for
creating your own homepage on the LOGIN.ITD.UMICH.EDU computer
system. By default, everyone has the ability to set up their
own homepage if you have a uniquename and password.
Your individual URL address will be:
SO you can give people this address (or type it directly into your
"OPEN" choice on netscape) and it will take you there.
BUT FIRST! we need to create the spot for it. When you log onto
the LOGIN.ITD system. You will need to execute the following UNIX
operating system commands at the prompt (which is denoted with the
(2)Now look to see if there is a directory listed called Public. If yes,
skip steps 3 and 4 and go straight to step (5).
(3) % mkdir Public
(4) % chmod 644 Public
(5) % cd Public
(6) % mkdir html
(7) % chmod 644 html
You now have a place for your homepage. You have to create one now.
You have three main options (not mutually exclusive) for creating your
Creating the HTML document
(1) If you have no idea how to create an HTML (hypertext mark-up language)
file, then use the EDITOR given in Netscape (Versions 3.0 and higher)
on your macs. It will create it for you as you use it's general, user-
friendly editor. Be sure to call it: "index.html". I have not used this
editor before, but it seems easy to use.
(2) If you know a little about HTML documents, you may want to
find a homepage that you like which you have seen on the web and just
modify it. You can view other document source HTML codes by choosing
"view" and then "document source". You can see easily
how figures are included, hotlinks are made, and interactive modes are
added. This is how I created my page and then built from there.
HTML language has a very short learning curve. Be sure to title the
(3) Start from scratch in your favorite editor. Create a file
called index.html and go for it. For more information on HTML,
here is a good language writing homepage:
Putting your Document in Place
Which ever method you choose to create your homepage,
my suggestion is, to create it on your individual
machine and then put the file over to your account. This is the
best way to create one from the start. If you need to update it after
that, you probably can do it directly on the LOGIN.ITD, although the
editors are UNIX OS based, and if you have never used them before,
they are not user friendly.
There are basically two options for transferring files
between computers. You can use "fetch" (for macs) or "ws_ftp" (for PC)
or general FTP commands. The commands are menu choice driven, and
are easy to use. BE SURE TO CHOOSE THE BINARY OPTION WHEN SENDING
FIGURES (.jpg etc files) over! And, also be sure that once you move it
over there you place
all of it is in the directory Public/html. If you you do not know how
to use either of those file transfer protocols,
you should have an FTP option on your
computer (macs under
connections). Once you have connected, you can type these commands
at the ftp prompt (ftp>)
(1) ftp> cd Public
(2) ftp> cd html
(3) ftp> put index.html
(4)It will do it and come back to the prompt when done. then type
However you choose to move your file over there,
the last thing you will need to do is make your file accessible by
going to the login.itd account again in the Public/html directory.
To do this login to ITD and:
(1) % cd Public/html
(2) % chmod 644 index.html (do this along with any other files such as
figures etc in this directory )
Try it out by using Netscape : "open" and type the address shown at the top of
Finally, let me add my two bits of philosophy on this. With all the great
science taking place here, the current homepages in Microbiology are
clearly not showing us off. These "secondary" homepages can be linked directly
from your micro homepage (just add the hotlink-see Dar-Weia), and can contain all sorts of wonderful
details: including your favorite electron micrographs, links
to important pages and even your biographical sketches. These are
all extremely helpful for both graduate and faculty recruitment, as well
as general department PR.
GOOD LUCK! Any questions can be addressed to
Dr. David A. Friedman.