History of Places in Australia
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|How to use this page as your skeleton
|How to copy the images
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If you are totally new to creating web pages, use one of the search engines on the Internet and search for Web Authoring or HTML - this will lead you to sites with information about creating web pages and software you can download to help you create your own web pages.
Basically, you can save this page (ozhelp1.html) to use as your basic page layout and design, but there are a few extra things you may need to do. Most of the steps (I hope) are covered below in "How to use this page as your skeleton."
Where possible, the following sections should be included in each history :-
The History of Ocean Grove is an example of a town history with the above components.
This page can be used as a skeleton for your own histories of Places in Australia, however instructions may differ a little depending on which browser you are using on the Internet.
|Save this web page - ozhelp1.html (it
doesn't matter what you call the file, but it should have
an extension of .html or .htm). You can then view it at
leisure with your browser when you are off-line, or use
it with a web authoring package to create your own
|Find the option in your browser to view
the Source or HTML - this will display the HTML code
which you can print for later reference if needed. (If
you have a web authoring package, you don't need to
understand HTML code, but some people find it useful to
look at this code.)
|Saving the web page will not
automatically save the images embedded in the page.
Unless you have your browser configured to save images
and HTML automatically to disk, when you view a saved web
page off-line you will see boxes with red "X's"
in them where images or pictures would normally appear.
This is because the images are SEPARATE files to the
.html file, therefore you need to make sure you copy ALL
relevant image files to your own disk.
|Copy the images - see instructions below.
|You may want to substitute your own logo
instead of the map of Australia - see the Bellarine
Historical Society logo on the History of Ocean Grove
as an example. Alternatively, you may wish to edit the
map of Australia and place a red X to indicate the
location to which your history page refers.
|Change the page headings and insert your text and photographs etc. into your own page. Ideally a web authoring package will make this easier, but adventurous souls could use a text editor to edit the HTML code!
|If your browser has this facility -
Right-click your mouse on the image and select the
"Copy Picture As" (or similar) option from the
|Specify the directory / folder on your
disk where you want to store this picture / image. If
possible, try not to change the filename. All letters
follow the same naming convention :- aa.gif, ab.gif,
|If you can't copy the images using this
method (or any other option your browser allows), email me and request
a zipped file of the images used on this page.
|The images which should / can be copied from this page are :-
A big trap that many people fall into is scanning photographs at a higher resolution than necessary. Remember that any photograph scanned at greater than 72 dpi (dots per inch) is wasted when viewed on the screen. Photographs will print quite adequately at this dpi and colour, sepia or black & white photographs will look top quality at 72 dpi when viewed with a quality monitor. If the photographs look poor, it's probably the monitor, not the dpi! Also, if you are able to save the images in JPEG format, High quality, you will end up with quality pictures which take up very little disk space. There is nothing worse than waiting for very large photographs to load - people get impatient and quickly move to another site.
If you have very small photographs that you want to appear larger, scan at a higher resolution, then resize the image dropping the resolution at the same time. ie, if your original photograph is say 5 cm x 5 cm, you might scan it at 150 dpi, resize it to 10 cm x 10 cm, and reduce the dpi to 72 - you should end up with a quality picture and a small file.
The photograph below is only 16.7Kb - a surprisingly small file!
This photograph and caption is placed within a "table" with a border - a nice way to incorporate photographs in your page. If you wish, you can copy the photo in the same way as you copied the map of Australia etc. to get ideas on photo size, dpi etc. The "table" is automatically part of the web page you save and details would also appear in the HTML code.
If you're stuck and need help, email me and I'll try my best! Good luck, and thanks for participating.
Created by : Susie Zada
© 2014 Susie Zada, Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia
Last revised : November 27, 2014.
Email : email@example.com