Go to my northeastern.edu site for the software tools and web development information that was formerly posted on this site.
There you will find:
Each student in CS 4000 Senior seminar is expected to do the following:
Each student should learn sufficient HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to build a quality web site.
Experiments in CSS
Here are some experiments in CSS that I worked on when I was trying to figure out the nuances of this language.
The first 3 links show the experiments and the last link provides access to all source code.
The second experiment comes from §11.3 of the book by Lie & Bos:
Håkon Wium Lie & Bert Bos, Cascading Style Sheets DESIGNING FOR THE WEB, Third Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2005.
This experiment is an homage by Lie & Bos to Jan Tschichold.
Personal Web Sites at CCIS
You may create personal web sites that respond to a web address that starts with:
The trick is to create a directory named
at the top-level of your Linux home directory. The period
in front of
www is essential.
The Linux web server software will map the contents of the
.www directory to the web address given above.
Notice that the web address does not mention
You should create a home page with one the file names
index.htm at the top
.www directory. This is the page that
will be served if no other page or directory on your site is
mentioned. This page should lead a viewer to all other work
that you post.
For more details, see the following HowTo page from systems:
Note that it is fine to host your web site for this course on some other server besides the college Linux server. Be sure that I am given the link to the site you post.
Loading Files on Your Web Site
If you use the college Linux server for your web site, you
can get to your Linux home directory and thence to the
.www directory from either a Linux box or
a PC in the lab. This may suffice for your needs.
If you want to create your web site initially on your own machine and later load files remotely, you may need to have Secure File Transfer Protocol client software, that is, an SFTP client.
The best free SFTP client for Windows that I have found is:
I have less experience with SFTP clients for a Mac. A free SFTP client that was highly recommended to me is:
Another option for $29 is Fetch which has a long history in the Mac world:
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