Writing for the World Wide Web / Edition 1

Writing for the World Wide Web / Edition 1

by Victor J. Vitanza
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205266932

ISBN-13: 9780205266937

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

Hundreds of thousands of websites are available. More and more people are learning to "post" their writing on the Web and Internet — some of it is well-written, while much of it is not. Internet communication and "netiquette" is increasingly more important in establishing a credible website. This book will address the proper writing technique for Internet…  See more details below

Overview

Hundreds of thousands of websites are available. More and more people are learning to "post" their writing on the Web and Internet — some of it is well-written, while much of it is not. Internet communication and "netiquette" is increasingly more important in establishing a credible website. This book will address the proper writing technique for Internet writing-with less theory than other books and more application! This comprehensive, flexible, and accessible Internet writing guide explores Internet communication with the aim that readers will become better writers in both print-based and electronic formats. As such, it teaches the basic "elements of style" for writing HTML and introduces readers to the fundamentals of constructing a web page. Anyone who writes (or wants to) for an electronic medium, especially the Internet and World Wide Web.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205266937
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Students (and Facilitators).

Acknowledgments and Credits.

Introduction: Orality, Literacy, Electronic Discourse.

1. First Questions and Concerns.
What Is the World Wide Web (WWW, W3, the Web)?
Why Should a Student of the Humanities Know About the WWW?
What Should a Student Know?
What Are the Languages of the WWW?
What Are the Conventions of a Web Site or Home Page?
How to Access Web Space and Begin Writing and Publishing.
References (Books and Web Sites).

2. The Elements of Hyperstyle: A General Guide to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
Preliminaries.
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
Comments and Suggestions.
Web Site Resources.

3. The Elements of HyperStyle: Page Conventions.
Words and Images (Content and Style, Substance and Glitz).
Length and Width (The Problem of Scrolling).
Connections/Linkages (No Dead Pages!)
Logo (Identity).
Statement of Purpose (Why? and Who?).
Table of Contents and Headings, Subheadings.
Graphics and Photographs (Worth a Thousand Words).
Disposition of Chunks of Prose and Images.
Disposition of Pages/Files.
Signature with Credits.
References (Books and Articles).
Web Site Resources (Home Pages).

4. Construction Web Pages: The Personal Home Page.
From Page to Page (File to File) Construction.
The First Page: The Personal Home Page: A Beginning.
Suggestions.
Fully Tagged Pages (Referred to in Chapter).
References (Books and Articles)
Web Site Resources.

5. Constructing Web Pages: The Electronic Essay.
From Page to Page (File to File) Construction (Continued).
The First Page: The Electronic Essay and the Print Essay.
From First Page to Multiple Pages: The Electronic Essay and the Exploding Text.
Suggestions.
Fully-Tagged Pages (Referred to in Chapter).
References (Books and Articles).
Web Site Resources.

6. Constructing Web Pages: Additional, Collaborative Genres.
The First Page
Suggestions.
Web Site Resources.

7. Beyond the Single Page/File: Disposition of Pages (Directories/Files).
From Page to Page (File to File) Construction (Continued).
Suggestions.
Fully-Tagged Pages.
References (Books) and Web Site Resources.

8. Publishing Your First Web Page: Elementary and Advanced Considerations of Placing Files in Directories.
Steps Toward Publishing Your First Web Page.
Getting Access to Web Space.
Elementary: Placing Files into a Server.
Advanced: Further Considerations and Elaborations.

9.Suggestions for Web Writing and for Assessing and Revising Drafts: A Checklist.
Preparatory Comments.
Study, Study, Study the World Wide Web!

10.The Future Is the Present: From HTML (Hypetext) to Multimedia.
Beyond the Basics.

Appendices.
A. Important Sources on the WWW for Students in the Humanities.
B. Scanning Images/Pictures and Using PhotoShop.
C. Using the (Re) Search Engines.
D. Citing Electronic Discourse.
E. Special Characters, Selected (HTML and ISO-Latin-1).

Index.

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