Let's Make a Web Page!
Can kids make web pages? Isn't that really hard?
- Kids can make web pages.
- There are rules, but aren't there rules for everything?
- Everything takes practice, but you can do it!
Things to know before we start:
- Computers work differently.
- Fonts, colors, and graphics can look different computer to computer.
- Enough is enough when it comes to flashy web pages--
the more you include, the longer it will take to load.
You need some internet space to be able to put up a site, from places like:
- The Internet service provider at your house.
- Some schools may have space for you.
- Libraries may let you use their computer if you get your own account.
- Make your own account on Yahoo! or other free service (free usually = ads).
Netiquette is important - always use good netiquette!
- Avoid hurting someone's feelings.
- Respect other people's online rights.
- Treat people online the way you would face-to-face.
- If you are uncomfortable with something online, talk to a grown-up right away.
What makes a web page good?
- There's some way to contact the people responsible for the site; usually an email address, there could be a phone number and street address for organizations.
- Pages within the site look similar: they may have the same background color, or there will be the same logo on every page.
- Pages within the site link back to the home page, and to elsewhere in the site.
- The site shows signs of being proofread; there are no spelling or grammar errors.
Copyright and you
- There's a lot you could learn about copyright.
- Realize that you'd like to know if someone used your image or words, and other people do too.
- Ask permission if you can.
- Choose what you copy wisely.
- Use free sources of clipart, graphics, buttons whenever possible.
Try Awesome Clipart for Kids to start.
- Find more information here: Copyright and the Web
Let's start making a web page!
- Making a Web page is simple - you just need to learn more about HTML.
- HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and is easy to learn.
- Check out our HTML Tip Sheet!
See the basic code used to create this page...
This page was created by Jen McKinney and Sara Patalita for Children's Services' Let's Make a Web Page! program. This page is maintained by Becky White, Children's Services. Comments
and suggestions can be sent to Becky White at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at email@example.com.