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Building History Websites: Software and Technical Tips

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Presented by Dave Lester (http://davelester.org) at National History Day. June 15, 2008.

Presented by Dave Lester (http://davelester.org) at National History Day. June 15, 2008.

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  • 1. Building History Websites: Software and Technical Tips Presented by Dave Lester National History Day June 15 th , 2008
  • 2. Things Covered in this Presentation
    • WYSIWYG editors
      • W hat Y ou S ee I s W hat Y ou G et
      • Example: Google Pages
    • Improving a Simple Web Page
      • Embedding Video and Maps
      • Examples: YouTube and CommunityWalk
  • 3. W hat Y ou S ee I s W hat Y ou G et
    • Allows you to see webpage as you edit it
    • No knowledge of HTML code is needed
    • The simplest way to build a webpage
  • 4. WYSIWYG Example: Google Pages
    • Web-based editor that doesn’t require a download
    • Free
    • Your site is published with the click of a button
  • 5. Google Page Creator: Templates
  • 6. Formatting and Adding Content
    • WYSIWYG editors use toolbars similar to Microsoft Word to format text and add images/video
  • 7. Examples of WYSIWYG Editors
    • Microsoft Expression Web
      • (formerly FrontPage)
    • KompoZer
      • http://www.kompozer.net
    • Adobe Dreamweaver
    • Google Page Creator
      • http://pages.google.com
  • 8. Embedding Content in Webpages
    • Videos, images, and maps are easy to embed into a webpage
    • Copy and paste embed HTML codes into WYSIWYG editor
  • 9. Embedding A YouTube Video
  • 10. Maps using CommunityWalk
    • CommunityWalk is a website dedicated to creating simple and easy to use interface for creating informational, interactive, and engaging maps. (http://comunitywalk.com)
    • Add Images to plotted points
    • Map paths of travel between points
    • Embed maps into your site
  • 11. Example of CommunityWalk Map
  • 12. Additional Places to Visit
    • Web Monkey, HTML Tutorials
    • ( http://www.webmonkey.com/tutorial/ )
    • CHNM’s Timeline Builder
    • ( http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/timelines/ )
    • Additional History Video Content
      • Internet Archive ( http://www.archive.org )