LearnWorld Explained FAQ Bosnia War Theory Templates

LearnWorld Note File

Technical Notes and Note Template

This page contains

This note contains some elementary examples of html, the simple codes which Web browsers recognize. It includes examples of lists and links. It also illustrates how files can be used to build a suite of personal LearnWorld pages.

The next table contains relative links to the LearnWorld [template] pages you have copied onto your own machine. [Absolute links to the original LearnWorld site are in the LearnWorld Go Bar at the beginning of this page.] You can adapt the format of this table and the LearnWorld Go Bar (which is a small table with headings across two columns) in designing tables for your own use. [If you have Netscape 1.1 Enhanced or a later browser which recognizes HTML 3.0, your browser reads and interprets tables. Users who have older browsers will see unformatted table entries.]

LW Help & Utility Pages WelcomePage FAQ Roles & Objects NoteFile Vendor
LW Sample Topics Bosnia WarTheory
LW Authoring Templates Author Pathway Reviewer Portfolio Text Topic
LW Reading Templates Portfolio Reader
LW GroupLearn Templates Convenor Tutor

When you no longer want this advice, just enclose it within comment marks.

Or you can leave the explanatory material here, and skip directly to My Notes.


Making Your Personal LWNoteFile Your Starting-Point

Your Web browser probably takes you to a Web page when it opens. You can set it up to take you to a private page on your own computer: your own Home Page. LWNoteFile is designed as such a page. It is written with the html commands which your browser recognizes.

You can make LWNoteFile your starting-point even if you just access the Web. Unless you actually put it in a Web directory and set its permissions for all to see, it is a private page. You can treat it as something like a notepad. But it can contain links, just as Bookmarks do.

Let's say you have put LWNoteFile (with its full name LWNoteFile.html) in a folder named "Bruce" with the full pathname /B1/Bruce and are using the Netscape browser. You would open the Options:Preferences:Styles dialogue box and in the box for "Home Page Location" you would write "file:/B1/Bruce/LWNoteFile.html". Click OK. Click Options:Save Options. Then whenever you opened your Web browser, the page LWNoteFile would be the first page to appear.

Why do this? Because you can then customize your copy of LWNoteFile. For example, you can set a link to your own LWReader page: My LWReader Page .

Your command line would look like this:

<A HREF="file:/B1/Bruce/LWReader.html">
My LWReader Page


Writing Notes

You can make notes by opening LWNoteFile.html in any word processing program, or an "HTML editor." Using an "editor" will give you quick access to common formatting commands. But you don't need elaborate commands.

It is enough to have titles and text. Titles are written between beginning and end pairs <H1> . . . <H6> and </H1> . . . </H6> , where H1 is the largest. Text can be broken into paragraphs with the <P> mark. A horizontal rule is given by <HR>. So, for example,

<P><H4>Practice Title </H4><P>

A small note here, followed by a horizontal line.<P> <HR>

gives the following:

Practice Title

A small note here, followed by a horizontal line.


Making Links

You can add links--automatic click-and-go markers--to any reachable page on the Web. The html command which identifies a link is only a bit more complicated than those which define titles. The general form is <A HREF="http://pathname">ClickHere</A>. Substitute the address of the web site for 'pathname,' and anything you like for 'ClickHere.' For example, access to the common Web entry-point at 'yahoo' would be given by

<P><A HREF="">Go To Yahoo!</A><P>

which places the following on the page:

Go To Yahoo!


Making Lists

Lists are easy. There are several kinds, but two will do for most purposes. Use the pairs <OL> . . . </OL> for 'ordered list', and <UL> . . . </UL> for 'unordered list.' Use <LI> before an item on a list to have it numbered. For example, combined with a title:

<H4>My List</H4><OL><LI>Item One<LI>Item Two</OL><P>


My List

  1. Item One
  2. Item Two


Commenting Out

You can mark text in your "source" so that it won't appear on the page displayed by your browser. To do this you just put it between pairs <!-- and -->. Whole paragraphs can be set off in that way: the 'source' text of this page illustrates doing that. Another example:

<!-- This material constitutes a comment. -->


Using Examples

Every Web page has the html which generated it "hidden" in the "source." Your browser enables you to look at it, and save it as a text file for future reference (in Netscape, for example, use the View:Source ... dialogue box). By copying and adapting the "source" you see, you can create your own Web pages.


My Notes

My name is YourName.


LearnWorld is © 1995, 1996 Bruce D. Larkin and Helen Kruse Larkin. We can be reached through our home page by email: A full statement of the terms and conditions for use of this template appears at the bottom of the Welcome Page and in the 'source' version of this page.


Version Information

Template set issued 95.11.01 We recommend updating all templates issued prior to 95.11.01. This template last revised: 96.12.26.