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World Wide Web
  • A Beginner's Guide to URLs
    Now that you've browsed the web and become familiar with what's out there, it's time to try your hand (and your mouse) at making your own page, and we show you how to get started.
  • Ask Dr. Internet
    Ask Dr. Internet is a guide which features newsletters where people get to ask Dr. Internet their burning questions about using the internet. This is an excellent source of information and you can contribute by asking the good Doctor your questions!
  • On-line Support
    In addition to offering pointers, this site allows you to post your questions to a bulletin board in order to help you gain support. A promising spot to post that question that no one seems able to answer.
  • Computer Currents Computer Advisor
    "Check out our online internet information to learn the most basic or advanced online skills. You'll find it easy to understand and links to download Internet software."
  • Inter-Links Internet Access
    Inter-Links is an Internet navigator, resource locator, and tutorial.
  • Creative Good Web Help Center
    This site features a daily column on an aspect of the internet that is difficult, advise on how it could be made easier to use and a "call to action" for users to help improve the problem. The site is well-done and offers a very fresh approach to taming the complexity of the internet.
  • Internet Information Center
    This site has Internet history, netiquette, search engines, and everything you need to know about the Net whether you're a newbie or not. Peruse advice about being care with e-mail, misinterpreted humor, emoticons, and all that stuff you might not know until someone flames you. It's all here like a patient friend to help you through the hot spots.
  • The Life on the Internet
    This site is the Internet companion to the program featured on The Discovery Channel. It contains lots of interesting information, including a beginner's guide which is very detailed. Do check the "Quick Tips" page, it could save a lot of aggravation in your early days of web surfing.
  • Internet Web Text
    John December, author of "The Web Unleashed," provides plenty of resources to help you get started in everything from surfing to IRC.
  • Learn the Net
    Learn the Net is a guide for beginners that is available in four different languages. Their aim is to be the friendliest guide on the internet.
  • DegreeTutor
    Collections of Internet guides, online courses, tutorials and training.
  • The Internet Help Desk
    This guide is designed to offer expert tools and advise on troubleshooting your own Internet problems. It is extremely detailed and very well organized. A must visit for new users.
  • Sherlock@
    "Holmes would have been an Internet expert. Now you can get the latest tips, tricks, and resources direct from the world's greatest sleuth and his band of irregulars."
  • Hamline University Library and Internet Guides and Tutorials
    Although some of the materials are specifically written for local users, there is so much information here about many topics that you'll find yourself clicking around this site for quite some time!

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Search Engines
  • Evaluating Internet Resources
    From the Library at the University of Maryland, University College. Tells you how to judge the quality of what you find.
  • Search Engine Showdown
    Comparison of search engines, subject directories, meta search engines, and general search strategies
  • Keyword Search Tools
    From Cabrillo College Library. Gives the special features and search conventions of various search engines
  • Savvy Searching
    From Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Outlines the types of searches possible on the Internet with pros and cons for using one or the other
  • Search Engine Glossary
    From Search Engine Watch. Definition of terms used with search engines
  • Search Engine Reviews
    From Search Engine Watch. Evaluates the effectiveness of various search engines
  • A Consumer's Guide to Search Engines
    Arm yourself with Boolean logic, strengthen your search strategy by understanding the difference between directories and search engines and when one search engine isn't getting you anywhere you can always try something else.
  • Infoseek
    Infoseek's newest offering is Ultraseek. Why not take it for a test spin?
  • Alta Vista Search Engine
    This engine boasts some powerful searching capabilities, you can search for web sites, newsgroups and even for people.
  • Hotbot
    The new search engine from Wired
  • Excite
    This is yet another mega-resource that searches through millions of documents for you.
  • Snap
    Another search engine that's becoming quite popular.
  • WebCrawler Searching
    Web Crawler works in a similar fashion to Excite, and it does pay to be specific with it. Again, like all search engines, the data base can only find what it thinks you are looking. You may have to run your query several times with different key words to find the answer you need.
  • The World Wide Web Worm
    This searchable database gives you a few more options on your search parameters upfront which makes it a little bit easier to control your results.

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Meta Search Engines Meta search engines are outgrowths of search engines. Each meta search engine searches multiple search engines and combines all the responses onto one results page. Here are some of the most popular meta search engines:
  • Metacrawler
    Part of the Go2Net.
  • Dogpile
    This engine can search not only the web but news wires, usenet groups, weather, and even maps.
  • Go Express Search
    Go Network Express Search, formerly known as Express by Infoseek, runs within your Web browser and searches multiple search engines simultaneously. You can download images and graphics in the background for faster response time, preselect sites whose results you want to see, use predefined and customizable categories to narrow searches, and save search queries for future reference. It also supports multiple users and can maintain unique settings for each person, features password protection, and allows you to highlight words within results. 
  • Puresearch
    Almost a meta-meta search engine.
  • Web Locator

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Web Browsers

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Internet Tutorials
  • Internet 101
  • The Help Web
  • Patrick Crispen's Internet Roadmap
    If you learn more by studying in an interactive manner, then the Roadmap is for you. There are 27 lessons which are designed to help educate you about various tools, commands, and resources that are at your disposal as an Internet user.

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Resumé Writing

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HTML Tutorials

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Creating Web Pages
  • How to Create Your Own Web Page in Several Easy Lessons
    This page will show you how to find your place on the web, how to get the information on your site, and how to gussy it up. Or, it will show you where to go to get that information. If you need more information about a particular step, you can go right there.
  • The On-line Electronic Publishing Collection
    Looking for a manual relating to your operating system or a basic book about HTML? If the book is on-line you'll probably find it at this site, which links together all kinds of computer reference manuals.
  • Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
    Jacob Nielson's article from May 1996 is still surprisingly relevant today, three years later. The article has become a minor Web classic with about 400,000 page views so far. It is still read 17,000 times per month.
  • "Top Ten Mistakes" Revisited Three Years Later
    Jacob Nielson concluded that all ten mistakes from 1996 are still mistakes in 1999 and nine of the ten mistakes still cause significant usability problems and should be avoided in modern websites.
  • The Top Ten New Mistakes of Web Design
    The "top ten" design mistakes I identified in 1996 are still bad for Web usability and are still found on many websites. So in that sense, not much has changed over the last three years.  But unfortunately new Web technology and new applications for the Web have introduced an entirely new class of mistakes. Here are the ten worst.
  • Rules of Thumb for Web Design
    These are design rules of thumb; you won't see much HTML here, if any. These are ways to think about your pages, not ways to code them.
  • A Web Site Is A Harsh Mistress
    You've got to be aware of the effect of everything you do, not on how you perceive your pages, but on how your readers may perceive them. You have to be constantly aware of the cycle of promise, fulfill, promise. You have to be alert for flaws in your concepts, your design, your implementation, your understanding of your readers.

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Multimedia

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Plug-ins

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HTML Editors
  • FrontPage 2000
    FrontPage® is the world's leading Web site management and creation tool and combines ease of use, innovative imaging tools, and seamless integration with the Microsoft Office family of applications.
  • Dreamweaver 4
    Make short work of Web site and HTML page production.
  • Arachnophilia
    This program is a competent HTML editor. Its main gimmick is tag highlighting, which is quite useful when laying out pages by hand. It supports internal previews of files using the IE renderer, and can open multiple files in one window via a tab bar. Also included are 'wizards' to generate tables and other tag sets.
  • 1st Page 2000   v. 2.00   by Envision Visual Reality & Evrsoft.
  • MAX's HTML Beauty++ 99   v. 1.3   by Marko Njezic / MAX Software

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HTML Tools
  • Colors
    Hexadecimal color codes, color pickers, previews, etc.
  • Images
    Image splitters, image maps, catalogs, backgrounds...
  • Links
    Bookmarks converters and managers, link checkers and analyzers.
  • Text
    Text colorizers, HTML to ASCII converters, fonts manipulation...
  • Miscellaneous HTML Tools
    HTML compressors, source code retrievers, Meta tags generators, etc...

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