If you do not know your pass word type "reset" at the login prompt and follow the instructions. Your pin is the four numbers representing the month and day of your birthday. For example if you were born on September 18 your PIN is 0918.
E. Single Click on the Identity sub category under the mail and groups category. Enter your name and email address in the appropriate box. Your e-mail address is your river user name followed by "@river.it.gvsu.edu"
2. The Location shown at the top of the page is the name and location of the file displayed. use the mouse and the keyboard to enter in the locations and files listed below to explore other internet sites.
A. Pictures or images can be saved to incorporate them into documents or your own web page. To save an image simply position the cursor over the information and click the right mouse button. This will cause a pop-up menu to appear. Click on the Save Image as... button. Another dialogue box will appear. Specify the name of the file you would like to save the image as and its location in the pop up menu. Finally click on the Save button. Do not forget the name and location of the file!!!!!
A. Some links on web pages are files that require your computer to have software loaded to view the files. The web browser will ask what software you would like to use to open the file or where you would like to save the file. For security reasons always save the file before running the file. As an example go to the site http://www.engineer.gvsu.edu/faculty/default.htm and click on John Farris, then click on EGR 101 Information and finally on Download Border. Try to save this file to your floppy disc.
When you register for classes the computer administers give you 5 megabytes of storage space on the river web server. You can store files, back up files, share files with colleagues and publish your web page in this space. By placing files in your "public_html" directory on river, you can publish them to the world. If your river user name is "smithm", then your web pages will be found on the web at www2.gvsu.edu/~smithm. For example, if you put a file "homework1.htm" in your public_html directory, then you can view it from your browser (e.g., Netscape) at www2.gvsu.edu/~smithm/homework1.htm.
If no file is specified, the browser will attempt to display the file "Welcome.html" from your public_html directory. Because of this, people usually name their Home Page file "Welcome.html".(note capitalization) If Welcome.html does not exist a list of files in the public_html directory is displayed.
You publish web documents by transferring them to your river account using FTP. FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol", a standardized way that has evolved for one machine to send files to another. The steps to do this are described below.
Once public_html is created, use an FTP program to transfer files from your local machine to river. You should have an FTP (Windows) program somewhere on your machine if you are a PC user. Use the FTP program to transfer your web page document from your local directory to your public_html directory on river.it.gvsu.edu(the remote directory). One easy to use FTP program is WS_FTP 95 LE. It is already installed on the computers in all GVSU computer labs.
B. Enter the information below except your river pass word. The program will prompt you for the password. If you enter your password at the prompt, the program will remember your password and it will be available to subsequent users.
C. After a successful connection is made a window divided into two sections will appear. The left side shows the contents of your local machine and the right side shows the contents of the river machine. To transfer a file to your public_html directory on river:
Highlight the files you want to transfer in the left hand window and then click on the right facing arrow key between the windows to initiate the transfer. The file will appear in the right hand side window when the transfer is complete.
The easiest way to create a home page or html document is to modifying an existing one. A simple template can be found by going to the site http://www.engineer.gvsu.edu/faculty/default.htm, clicking on John Farris, then clicking on EGR 101 Information and finally on View, edit and download web page template. This will bring up a simple, generic web page that you can customize.
To modify the template go under the File pull down menu and select the Edit Page option. This will launch Netscape composer program which will allow you to modify the page. Before modifying the page you must save the file to the hard drive or floppy drive of your local machine. This is done by selecting the Save As... option under the File pull down menu. Be sure to enter a file destination on your local machine!!!!
After the file has been saved the text can be modified much like the way text in a word processor is modified. Practice modifying text by customizing the header. Save the file after each modification.
4. To check your web page, open Netscape communicator and type in the address of your web page. You may need to click on the Reload button at the top of the window to get the most recent copy of your Welcom.html file to be displayed.
HTML: HyperText Markup Language, a language that is used to create web pages. From Netscape, you can view the actual HTML file that is used to create the web page you see by choosing "View" and then "Source". For more information, see "A Beginner’s Guide to HTML".
URL: Uniform Resource Locator, an addressing system that allows you to uniquely address a file on the internet. Assumes addresses are of the form protocol://server/path/filename. An example is http://www2.gvsu.edu/~stuindex/users.html.This indicates we are addressing a web document (http://) that is on the server called www2.gvsu.edu. The file on that server can be found down the path called ~stuindex (a weird UNIX way of naming a path, or series of folders), and the name of the file is users.html.