Go For It
Main Graphics Index
Bars and Lines
(Links to all sizes)
Links to HTML
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
- 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.
- 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!