A description of Web pages discusses their uses and describes how to design one
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Grade 4-6?Lampton's introductions to home-page design and the World Wide Web are presented in an easy-to-follow, appealing format that includes color-highlighted subheadings, italicized terms, and well-reproduced, well-captioned color photos of computer screens to illustrate the information presented in the texts. Terms that are clearly explained in the texts are also included in a glossary. In Home Page, the more difficult of the two topics, readers are walked through the process of building a Web page. Use of the text editor, HTML tags, typefaces, anchors, and pictures are all presented in simple terminology that even novices can easily understand. After completing this short introduction, children should be able to create a fairly sophisticated Web page, or even a Web site, complete with illustrations and hyperlinks. This author has a knack for involving young readers in the process at hand from page one, never allowing them to consider the difficulty of what he is asking them to do. In The World Wide Web, the emphasis is on how to navigate the Web. Explanations of terms such as hyperlink, URL, bookmark, Web indexes, and search engines offer a solid base for novices. The final chapter, an introduction to some interesting Web sites, offers encouragement, acknowledging that some sites will change. While Home Page will probably be the more requested of these two books, both volumes will be valuable additions to most libraries.?Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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Gr. 4^-8. As any parent who has tried to work on a project knows, children are rarely content to be spectators, so Lampton's new book will thrill those children who want to do more than point and click on the computer. As Lampton explains, creating a Web page comes down to typing the correct words on the keyboard, something well within the capability of the determined 10-year-old, and since the work of designing a Web page is done offline, parents won't need to worry about large Internet bills. A computer with a text editor, such as Notepad, and an Internet browser, such as Netscape Navigator, will get kids started. Lampton uses HyperText Markup Language (HTML), which he explains in the second chapter, and includes an 11-line program that will create a Web page with title, heading, and text. He also provides instructions for making a Web page template and discusses how to make documents look more sophisticated by varying type size and using boldface and italics. The directions are clear and precise, and the illustrations show how the program will look typed in Notepad and through a browser. Sound and animation aren't covered, but this is a fine example of a how-to book that will soon have kids designing a personal Web page, complete with illustrations and links to other pages. A bibliography and glossary are included. Susan Dove Lempke
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Book Description Franklin Watts, 1997. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0531202550