Spotlight

Each week there will also be a short review of one or two Internet sites that you may find interesting. This will build up into a directory over the coming months for you to easily access.

WebWise is an online interactive course form the BBC. It’s a free ten-hour, online Internet course that teaches you the basics of using the Internet. In the course you learn all about the web pages, email and the other things you can use on the Internet. At the end you can gain a nationally recognised qualification.

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If you fancy having a go at creating your own web site then this is an excellent place to find out how to do it. The pages are packed with easy to understand explanations, examples, tips, smart workarounds and useful quick references.

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To help you with your web page design, you may like to make use of the following free resources.

HTML Kit - (3.1 MB)

A free full-featured text editor designed to help HTML, XML and script authors to edit, format, validate, preview and publish Web pages. Newcomers to HTML coding can benefit from the program’s error-catching abilities. Experts can save time spent on common tasks, using the customizable and extendible editor, while maintaining full control over the code. 

WS_FTP LE (32-bit) 5.08 - (690.5k)

Once you have created your web pages you need to upload them to your Internet web space. To do this you usually need an FTP program. WS_FTP LE (limited edition) has an easy-to-use graphical interface and advanced features. This version is available free to government employees, non-commercial home users, and students and staff of educational institutions. 

Microsoft Design Gallery

This is an free online resource where you can source pictures, clipart or sounds for your web pages.