There are still a few places available on the following Netskills workshop.
Creating Interactive Web Pages
9:30 - 4:30 Friday 11th November 1998 Newcastle University
The World Wide Web offers increasing sophistication in terms
of the ways in which it can present information and the
facilities it can offer to users. Techniques are available
which enhance Web pages by allowing the user to interact with
the page and influence the type and content of information being
delivered. Methods ranging from image maps, through CGI and
used to provide a range of interactive features for teaching,
learning, marketing and general information provision, using
easily accessible techniques.
This is a practical workshop for users of the World Wide Web
who have had some experience of creating basic Web pages.
The workshop focuses on the issues and practical aspects of
designing and creating interactive Web pages. Whilst it may
be attended as a stand-alone workshop, it also follows on from
the popular Netskills "Authoring on the Web" workshop.
It is suitable for researchers and academics from any discipline,
university administrators, librarians and computing service staff.
The workshop will comprise presentations, demonstrations and
hands-on sessions with opportunities for questions and discussion.
Participants will each receive a workbook which contains workshop
exercises, presentation slides and other relevant materials.
Participants will be able to take away some of the Web pages created
during the workshop on a floppy disk.
Topics covered will include:
* interactivity using straightforward image maps in standard HTML
* investigating use of the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) to allow
execution of server programs
* making use of ready-made CGI scripts to interface with Web pages
* constructing forms in HTML using text boxes, radio buttons and
other form elements
* using CGI to allow the processing of form data e.g. using search
and mail utilities
* demonstration of Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML)
* overview of accessing databases via the Web
By the end of the workshop participants will have...
* seen a variety of interactive Web page techniques
* investigated a number of examples of interaction on the Web
* developed interactive elements in their own Web pages, such as
* created a variety of form elements
* investigated how CGI operates in isolation and in conjunction
technologies on the Web, such as Java
* seen VRML in action
* seen examples of Web-database integration and be aware of the
Participants will also have an opportunity to:
* explore online tutorials for creating more sophisticated
* investigate example Web sites using CGI, forms and databases
Participants should have previously used the World Wide Web through a
browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer and MUST have authored
simple Web pages using HTML. Knowledge of basic HTML tags such as for
including images and hypertext links is essential. Experience of using
Microsoft Windows for opening and saving files and opening and closing
applications such as a Web browser would be helpful. Note that this
workshop does NOT require programming skills from participants, and is
not designed to provide comprehensive programming competency in CGI,
Java or other technologies.
The cost of the workshop is 99 pounds for participants from higher
education. Other participants should contact Netskills for the relevant
Note: Costs include lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea.
For more information about Netskills workshops, including
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