Instant HTML

Go For It

Main Graphics Index


Bars and Lines



Small Icons
(Links to all sizes)


Animated Graphics

Links to HTML
Tutorial Sites

Home Page

Link to Utah's
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  • Instant HTML -- is the name I have given to my approach to learning how to prepare web pages. It consists of editing pages that have already been formatted. You just substitute your words and graphics to develop a web page using formats I have already prepared for you. You just "cut and paste," and get instant results!

  • "Go 4 It" Formats -- This is the jumping-off place to get started with your own "Instant HTML" webpages. However, don't just skip the Instant HTML page; it has several links you may find of interest.

  • Main Graphics Index -- This page explains how the graphics collection is arranged, and has an easy-to-use "Category List" near the bottom of the page to make navigation between the different graphics collections simple as pie. The next several links take you to the first page of each series of graphics pages.

  • Backgrounds This is a one-page collection of various backgrounds you can use for your homepage. You can find hundreds of others on the net. Often, if you see a background you like, you can just "right click" your mouse in a blank are of the background, and save it as a file on your own computer.

  • Bars and Lines This is a three-page collection of bars and lines that I found interesting. You can find more on the link I provide in the source attribution, and from that source, you will find links to hundreds more.

  • Icon Collections:


    What I have termed a "bullet" is a small graphic, about the size of regular type, that you can use to call attention to a line of text.


    A "button," by my definition, is a graphic that can be used as a hotlink you can click a mouse on to get the user of your webpage to another spot in your collection. Most of the buttons I have provided do not have text printed on them. If you are clever, you can edit them in a graphics program and add desired text on top of the graphic. Some of the links from the sources attribution provide buttons that already have a variety of text messages printed on them. You are on your own to find and use them.


    This is the first of pages of icons of various sizes and shapes. There are small icons, square icons, round icons, medium-sized icons, large icons, and really large icons or clip art. There are many more available on the net, but this collection should give you enough choices to get started.


    This page includes both state flags and international flags and symbols. The collection is not complete, for which I apologize. Unfortunately, I no longer have the reference to the source of these graphics, so I can't even be too helpful in sending you to a source for the ones that are missing. However, as you get proficient using the net, you certainly can find any other flag graphics you may need.

    Animated Graphics

    As you cruise the waters of the internet, you will find more sources of animated graphics than you can possibly use. I tend to find the blinking and jumping around of graphics on a page somewhat distracting, so I have provided only a very basic collection. These are on three pages; the link here sends you only to the first of the pages. You can get to the others from links on the page. I found having too many animated graphics on the same page made it take too long to load, because they tend to be large files. (Keep this in mind if you decide to use some of these!)
    Links to HTML Tutorial Sites
    Although I have set up this series of pages as a method to create "Instant" HTML pages, you really can't avoid learning HTML if you want to continue working on and improving your homepage! The links I have provided will send you to a variety of internet sources for different approaches to learning HTML. You may find several books on the subject to be helpful also. Try the ones in your local library first; but you will eventually want to have a printed reference of your own. You won't be able to remember all the detailed coding guidelines.
    My regular homepage
    This is a cross-reference to my basic "pointer" homepage, which directs you to all the pages I have created. Following its links, you will find information about me, and my first shot at building a page to help others produce HTML for the net. You will find my links to Finland and things Finnish, a bit about my family, my career, and a fun page of links to all the Doug Paulsons I could find on the net! There is also an extensive website dedicated to all the Dougs on the net included in the links.
    Utah's Internet Navigator Course
    This course was one of the first courses, if not the first, taught over the internet in Utah on a state-wide basis. Students at any college or university in the state could enroll in the course at their own institution. Each school has one or more "preceptors" to get the student started, grade the tests, and review student projects. I like the course; it was very helpful to me, and covers all aspects of using the internet. The author, Nancy Lombardo, is a systems expert at the University of Utah Medical Library, who says she came to Utah to be able to enjoy the multiple outdoor recreation opportunties available in the state. If you check out this link, you will notice that I "stole" the format for this page from Nancy, by editing her HTML coding for the course index page...the same method I am serving to you on this golden platter!
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Last Updated Jan 11, 2005