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 ::   Intro to Perl/CGI and HTML Forms
 ::   Intro to Windows Perl
 ::   Intro to Perl 5
 ::   Intro to Perl
 ::   Intro to Perl Taint mode
 ::   Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Broken CGI Script
 ::   Writing COM Components in Perl

Java tutorials
 ::   Intro to Java
 ::   Cross Browser Java

Misc technical tutorials
 ::   Intro to The Web Application Development Environment
 ::   Introduction to XML
 ::   Intro to Web Design
 ::   Intro to Web Security
 ::   Databases for Web Developers
 ::   UNIX for Web Developers
 ::   Intro to Adobe Photoshop
 ::   Web Programming 101
 ::   Introduction to Microsoft DNA

Misc non-technical tutorials
 ::   Misc Technopreneurship Docs
 ::   What is a Webmaster?
 ::   What is the open source business model?
 ::   Technical writing
 ::   Small and mid-sized businesses on the Web

Offsite tutorials
 ::   ISAPI Perl Primer
 ::   Serving up web server basics
 ::   Introduction to Java (Parts 1 and 2) in Slovak


Introducton to Web Design
All About Links  
  • On day one we learned quite a bit about how to create an HTML page and serve it on the web. However, this is really only the beginning of web publishing. The true magic of the web begins to manifest itself only when you begin to explore the world of links.

  • A link is a bit of text or image that the user may click on in order to be transported somewhere else on the web.

  • For example, if you want to go to the Electric Eye Homepage, click here. If you do so, you will notice that this page will disappear and the Electric Eye Homepage will appear in its place. (You can use the browser's "back" button to get back here.)

  • Notice that links are typically identified by being underlined, being in a color other than that of the regular text, and being sensitive to mouse over events. That is, when you move your mouse over the link, it changes its appearance. When you see this change in pointers, you know that if you click your mouse, you will go somewhere. (We will discuss coloring of links tomorrow).

  • Links allow you to tie multiple documents together into a "web site" or allow you to reference other web sites in other corners of the web.

  • Links also allow you to link from one place in a document to another. For example, if you click here, you will be transported to the very top of this page (provided your monitor is not so large that it can fit the whole page on one screen).

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