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To this point, I assume that you have already saved all the images that I asked you to save from the step NOTE !!! into a directory C:\Homepage\
1. BACKGROUND
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    A homepage must have a background, you either choose an image (.gif or .jpg image) or use color black, blue, pink, etc. for your background, have a look at Figure1:

Figure 1: Background and Border
Figure 1: Background & Border

    As you can see from Figure 1, the background I used was the image borderbuico.gif which you were asked to save (download) from step NOTE !!!.
-First of all, in Netscape Composer, go to File, and then New, then Blank Page to create a new page. Then go to Save As, then type in the name  thithi.html in that window. It then will ask you to enter a title for the current page, type:  Welcome to Homepage of The Second Homepage and click OK. You can see it from the Figure 1 above !
   HOW do you make a background for your homepage ?
USE IMAGE:
- In Netscape Composer, go to Format, then Page Colors and Properties. You will see another small pop up window, in the Background Image section, click Choose File, then select the image borderbuico.gif from C:\Homepage\, then click OK. That's how you load an image for your homepage !
SHORTCUT: Right click on the screen of your Netscape Composer, and select Page Properties, then there will appear a small Window as in Figure 2 below. There are 3 sections: General, Colors and Background, META Tags. Click on Colors and Background, and choose the image borderbuico.gif and click OK.

OPTIONAL:
- Here you may change the Title of your homepage or the Description, and your name as the author of that homepage, please look at Figure 2 below:

Figure 2: Optional options
Figure 2: Optional options

- Right click on the screen of your Netscape Composer, and select Page Properties, a small window as in Figure 2 will appear. You are in General section ! From that, you may change your hompage title or your name as a author ot that page instead of my name, CongTuVSA !
- You may fill in other parts such as Description (you may type: this is homepage of ThiThi or something ....something that describes your page), Keywords ( this part, when people search a word at www.yahoo.com with the word "thi", this homepage address may show to them). Click OK at the end !

2. BORDER:
- Please look at the Figure 1 in BACKGROUND again. You will see a border that wraps around the image.
    How to make a BORDER ?
- You saw how the border look like from Figure 1 ? Now we are going to make it !
- In your Netscape Composer, go to Insert, then Table, Table again. There will be a small window like Figure 3 below:

Figure 3: Border
Figure 3: Border

- As you may see from Figure 3 above, you may change the numbers of Rows (Vertical) and numbers of Columns (Horizontal) as you like. In this case, we need 1 Row and 1 Column, you may want to change those numbers !
- At the Border line width, it's default was set to 1. You may either Increase or Decrease the number in that box to bigger or smaller number to make the border bigger or smaller respectively ! Try to change the number 1 to 15 then click OK, it will look like the border we have in Figure 1.

3. ALT TEXT: (= Alternative Text )
- You may notice that, at some homepage, when you move your move over a picture, there will be a little text appear, such as the one in Firgure 4 below:

Figure 4: Alt Text
Figure 4: Alt Text

- As you can see the text "Welcome to Lien Thi's Homepage !!! Please Stay & Enjoy !!!" is a Alt Text.
    How to make an Alt Text ?
- Assume you insert the image welcome_thi.gif : in Netscape Composer, go to Insert, then Image. In Choose File, click it and select the image welcome_thi.gif from C:\Homepage\, see the Figure 5 below:

Figure 5: Alt Text
Figure 5: Alt Text

- Next, click Alt. Text/ LowRes... button as indicated in Figure 5 ! Another window will pop up ! In the Alternative Text type : Welcome to Lien Thi's Homepage !!! Please Stay & Enjoy !!! and then click OK and OK again !

4. LEFT ALIGN:
- Most of the time, your cursor is always appeared on the left. However, when you are in the center or on the right, you may want to put it back to the Left, how you do it ? To place text, image on the left: In Netscape Composer, click Format, then Align, then click  Left. Your cursor will move to the left.
SHORTCUT:

Figure 6: Shortcuts
Figure 6: Shortcuts

- To make a shortcut to Align Left, point your cursor to the point indicated in Figure 6, hold it, you will see 3 options: Align Left, Align Center and Align right. For Align Left, left click on Align Left option.

5. CENTER ALIGN:
- To align text, image in the center (middle) of your homepage: In Netscape Composer, click Format, then Align, and then Center.
SHORTCUT:
- Figure 6, repeat the SHORTCUT in the LEFT ALIGN , we choose the second option (Align Center) instead of the first option (Align Left).

6. RIGHT ALIGN:
- To align text, image in on the right of your homepage: In Netscape Composer, click Format, then Align, and then Right.
SHORTCUT:
- Figure 6, repeat the SHORTCUT in the LEFT ALIGN, we now choose the third option (Align Right) instead of the first option (Align Left) or second option (Align Center).

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LAST UPDATE ( MAY 4, 1999 --- 1:00 A.M.)