On-Line Web Workshop

French Version

CREATING YOUR OWN WEB PAGE

It is extremely easy to create a Web page.  If your school or university has a Web server or site, you can add your own page or create pages with or for your classes.  You should consult the Webmaster at your school for more detailed information concerning how to post your page, but its creation is easy.  The HTML language is not complicated, et you can create files using word processing software or software specially designed for Web page construction such as FrontPage or Hot Dog. Netscape Communicator also has its own editor.  Word and Word Perfect will allow you to save a regular word-processed file in HTML format.  

Creating a page with FrontPage

 



 

FINDING DOCUMENTS ON THE WEB

Since the number of Web sites is growing at an exponential rate, it is not an organized system.  To find documents on a specific topic, you can use a search engine.  There are different search engines that function in several different ways and are not all equally as effective, especially when trying to find sites in another language.  Some advice:
  1. Certains search engines let you do Boolean searches.
  2. Certains search engines offer links to the results of other engines.
  3. To search for an exact phrase, put the keywords in quotation marks (for example, "la chanson française").
  4. Most search engines present results in the order of their importance in relation to the keywords, generally expressed by a percentage.  You will sometimes find as well the number of words that separate the keywords.  This indications can be helpful, but sometimes one really wonders where the results came from.

ENGLISH SEARCH ENGINES

FRENCH SEARCH ENGINES

REGIONAL SEARCH ENGINES

META SEARCH ENGINES

 
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Created: January 3, 1997

Last update: April 8, 2003