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Help - Technology Tutorials

How to create a website on the Queens College web server,

  1. Download and install the software applications you need (Note: all of these are FREE)
  2. Make sure that you have an Active Directory account
  3. Before You Start - Rules of Thumb to Avoid Broken Links and Images
  4. Some helpful tips that will help in the layout of your pages
  5. Introduction to the language of the web, HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
  6. Making Your First Web Page Using Notepad
  7. More HTML
  8. Uploading your web page
  9. View Your First Web Page
  10. Preparing to Build Your Web Site
  11. Use Mozilla Composer to Make the index.html page
  12. Adding More Pages and Linking Them to the index.html Page
  13. Add Images to Your Web Pages
  14. Adding Interactivity to your web site
  15. Check your web site's html and links

The following instructions will help you to place a personal web site on Queen's College's web servers.

Before you do this, you should have finished designing your web pages. This process can take place completely offline, i.e. you don't have to be connected to the Internet to design and make your web pages.

You can find help on how to design a web site here.

OK, let's get started. Here is an overview of the entire process, from start to finish:

  1. Design your web site
  2. Download and install the software applications you need: a web authoring tool, an FTP or SSH application (
    WinSCP) to upload and download files
  3. Make sure that you have an Active Directory account. Make sure you have your username and password
  4. Create the web pages using a web authoring application.
  5. Connect to your account using WinSCP or Filezilla (Mac).  Host:  Usernameinstr\yourusername Password:  yourpassword
  6. Upload your web page files to the public_html directory
  7. Visit your web site at (note that there is a tilde ~ in front of your username)