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= Notes from emails to QERMgrads list about creating student websites =
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= Website creation options =
Please feel free to redo this page into a better format.
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==Joanne Besch (9/14/2005)==
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== By hand ==
QERM STUDENT WEB SITES: Just a reminder that we would like every QERM student to have a web page that we can link up to from the QERM web site. **Please, please, please** help me with this (don't make me beg!). If you do not currently have a web site please take a few hours before the start of the academic year to set one up. You can set up a page through your UW account. It doesn't have to be fancy (although fancy is o.k. too) -- just a brief description of your current research interests, why you chose the QERM program, etc. This information provides applicants with a greater understanding of what the program is all about.  You can take a look at the current QERM student web sites at: http://depts.washington.edu/qerm/people/students.html
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Also, if you currently have a web site please take a few minutes to update the site.  
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Edit HTML in your favorite editor (Crimson Editor, TextWrangler, Emacs, VI, etc.).
  
==N. Bert Loosmore (5/1/2003) in response to some email from Ian Taylor that's been lost to the sands of time==
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Get a template to start with:
Hi all.  A couple of random thoughts on webpages:
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* http://www.freecsstemplates.org/
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* Getting the source from an existing student's website
  
- I think the best 'free' tool is notepad.  Writing code in HTML is
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== Free options ==
really, really easy, even to do some fancy stuff.  I have a copy of 'Web
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Design in a Nutshell' in my office (I guess I could put it into the
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library up here) in Loew if anyone wants to borrow it.  Also, there are
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numerous sources to help with writing HTML on the web.
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- Based on your comments, Ian, it seems we want to 'sell' the QERM program
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* Google Sites as part of UW's new Google Apps provides an easy way to create a site online and provides templates.
through our webpages. Maybe include why we chose QERM, what we like about
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* If you have a Mac, Apple's included iWeb also allows simple site creation with provided templates. Publish to a folder, then copy the results to Dante.
it, etc.
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==Ian Taylor (9/14/2005)==
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== Tutorials ==  
I use the free Crimson Editor rather than notepad because it colors the code to make it easier to spot mistakes. UW has a great page on Creating and Publishing Web Pages http://www.washington.edu/computing/web/publishing/ that includes instructions on how to get your files on Dante, links to HTML tutorials, and everything that anyone could possibly need to make a webpage.
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If anyone has any problems creating a website, I'm happy to help, as would (I'm sure) any other QERM student with a webpage.
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* [http://www.washington.edu/lst/workshops/web Web Publishing Workshops] includes UW-specific info on how to turn on your site and links to tools for uploading the pages
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* [http://www.washington.edu/computing/web/publishing/ Creating and Publishing Web Sites] includes instructions on how to get your files on Dante, links to HTML tutorials, and everything that anyone could possibly need to make a webpage
  
==Chris Gast (8/13/2010)==
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== QERM Student Websites ==
I just grabbed a free template from these folks: http://www.freecsstemplates.org/
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See examples of [http://depts.washington.edu/qerm/people/people_students.html current QERM student web sites].
and edited the HTML by hand--nothing too fancy.
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==Ian Taylor (8/13/2010)==
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'''What to include?''' A brief description of your current research interests, why you chose the QERM program, what you like about it.
Note that in your browser you can view the source of any website (ctrl-U in Firefox). You will see for many QERM student pages, that the HTML code is simple indicating that they wrote it themselves. In this case it's pretty easy to copy and adapt to your own needs.
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==Eileen Burns (8/16/2010)==
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Many have offered help, so if you get stuck, just ask anyone with a webpage.
I used the same site as Chris, but not having any background in HTML or CSS, I looked at a few quick tutorials here: http://www.washington.edu/lst/workshops/web
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They include UW-specific info on how to turn on your site and links to tools for uploading the pages.
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Latest revision as of 18:03, 19 August 2010

Contents

Website creation options

By hand

Edit HTML in your favorite editor (Crimson Editor, TextWrangler, Emacs, VI, etc.).

Get a template to start with:

Free options

  • Google Sites as part of UW's new Google Apps provides an easy way to create a site online and provides templates.
  • If you have a Mac, Apple's included iWeb also allows simple site creation with provided templates. Publish to a folder, then copy the results to Dante.

Tutorials

  • Web Publishing Workshops includes UW-specific info on how to turn on your site and links to tools for uploading the pages
  • Creating and Publishing Web Sites includes instructions on how to get your files on Dante, links to HTML tutorials, and everything that anyone could possibly need to make a webpage

QERM Student Websites

See examples of current QERM student web sites.

What to include? A brief description of your current research interests, why you chose the QERM program, what you like about it.

Many have offered help, so if you get stuck, just ask anyone with a webpage.

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