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BROWSER BASICS Introduction to Microsoft Internet Explorer Assg 1 Objectives Learn about Web browser software and Web pages Save and organize Web addresses Navigate the Web Downloading from the Web Uploading to the Web Internet What is the Internet?

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  • Learn about Web browser software and Web pages
  • Save and organize Web addresses
  • Navigate the Web
  • Downloading from the Web
  • Uploading to the Web
  • What is the Internet?
  • Are the Internet and the World Wide Web:
    • The same thing?
    • Or different?
      • If different, how?
web browsers
Web Browsers

Client/Server Structure of the World Wide Web

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Web Browsers
  • A Web browser is a software application that runs on the PC to make it work as a Web client
  • Computers that contain files that are available through Internet connections are called Web servers
  • Web pages are comprised of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) instructions, text, images, sound, etc.

Title Bar

Control Buttons

Address Window

Tool Bar

Menu Bar





Web Page Area


Status Bar

navigating the web
Navigating the web
  • Use the Refresh button on Internet Explorer to load the Web page that appears in the browser window again.

Beware Caching!

  • Use the Stop button to abort a transfer when you accidentally click a hyperlink that you do not want to follow.
  • The browser stores the location of each page you visit during a single session in a history list.
  • Use the Back button and the Forward button to move through the history list.

Starting Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer includes a Standard Buttons toolbar

Standard Buttons Toolbar

Quickly add to favorites

Go to home page

Send page, look at source code

Displays favorites and history


hyperlink navigation using the mouse
Hyperlink Navigation Using the Mouse

Click a hyperlink:

Text that is a different color and underlined

Images or Hotspots

At new Web page, right-click on the Web page’s background.

Click Back on the shortcut menu.

uniform resource locator url
Uniform Resource Locator - URL
  • Each web page has a unique address called a URL
  • URL’s can be comprised of:



host identification
Host Identification
  • Host can be identified by an IP address or Domain name
    • IP address: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX


    • Domain name: ….subsubdomain.subdomain.tld


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Uniform Resource Locator - URL
  • Path is the directory/subdirectories where the web page is located on the host
  • Web page stored in a file with an extension (aka suffix) of HTML or HTM
  • File names consist of prefix.suffix (suffix also called extension)
  • MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)
entering a url in the address bar
Entering a URL in the Address Bar
  • Type the URL of the location that you want to go to in the Address bar
  • Don’t have to enter the protocol anymore – why?
  • Try:
  • Try:
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Entering a URL in the Address Bar
  • Why doesn’t WWW.FCCJ.EDU need a WWW, path, and file name?
  • If no file name is specified the system looks for a file called index.htm (or html)
    • Try:
  • If no index.htm file, on my host, a list of files is displayed
    • Try:
god bless the browser
God bless the browser
  • Browser uses the URL address to create a HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) request and sends the communication over the network

Network info { TCP/IP info [ HTTP info (URL address) HTTP info] TCP/IP info} Network info


Click Favorites

Then Add to Favorites


Click Add


Select a folder and then Add

changing the default home page
Changing the Default Home Page
  • Click tools on the menu bar and then click Internet Options
  • Click the General tab
  • You can specify the default page as:
    • the current page
    • a blank page
    • another page (by typing the URL of a Web page in the Address text box)

Initially displays the current home page

To change: type in new address, click OK

printing a web page
Printing a Web Page

To print the current Web page:

  • Click the Print button on the Buttons toolbar to print with the default print settings.


  • Click File on the menu bar and then click Print.
  • Select the printer you want to use and indicate the pages you want to print and the number of copies.
  • Click the OK button.
controlling the printing a web page
Controlling the Printing a Web Page

Page Setup Dialog Box: Click File, Page Setup

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Printing a Web Page

Page Setup Dialog Box Options

using ie to save a web page
Using IE to Save a Web Page
  • Open the Web page in Internet Explorer
  • Click File on the menu bar
  • Click Save as
  • Specify the drive and path to save to
  • Accept or change the default filename, but retain the extension .htm or .html
  • Click the Save button
using internet explorer to save a web page image
Using Internet Explorerto Save a Web Page Image
  • Right click the image
  • Select Save Picture as
  • Specify file name, type, and location
using internet explorer to save a web page text
Using Internet Explorerto Save a Web Page Text
  • Select the text by right clicking and dragging the box around the text
  • Follow any of the cut and paste methods
downloading and uploading from www
Downloading and Uploading from WWW
  • Another method to move information over the Internet
  • Most browsers provide basic download function
  • Go to a web site directory listing

My server displays an index of all files


  • Double click the file name
  • Specify Save
  • At Save As window specify:
    • File name
    • File Type
    • Location on PC
downloading from www
Downloading from WWW
  • All the class info (slides, syllabus, etc) are available for downloading at
  • Class exercise:
    • Download the class syllabus with the reading and assgs

If first time supply SSN and month/day of birthday (01/88)

They will assign a user id (first four letters of last name followed by first and middle initials)

John Quincy Adams= ADAMJQ

(Or JQADAM – changes often)


Will take you to the Main Menu

Click on

check your unread email


My FCCJ Email links


It will look something like this.

This verifies that you know your user id and password

You now need to verify that your web site is active


Web Space at FCCJ

More help on FTP

The general format for the location of your web space is:

Where xxxxx is your user id

verifying your website
Verifying Your Website

To verify that your Unix account (i.e. your website) is active:

  • Start the browser (I.e. Internet Explorer)
  • Enter the URL for your site:

(where xxxxx is your user id)


When you do not specify a file name in the URL (as above) your server searches for a file called index.htm. This default home page (index.htm) was created by FCCJ and placed on your web site.

If the default page does not appear….


…and you get this “page can not be found” page.

  • One of the following is the cause:
  • You typed the URL incorrectly.
  • Make sure you used the correct case, forward slashes not back slashes, periods are in the right places, etc.
  • 2. Your account may be inactive.
  • Email the FCCJ helpdesk ( or call them (632-3151) & ask them to activate your Unix account. They will ask you for your user id and password. It will take about 30 minutes for the account to be reset.
file transfer protocol ftp
File Transfer Protocol - FTP
  • A method to move files from one internet location to another
  • Need a FTP client application and access to a FTP server computer
  • FTP client app provides a GUI to:
    • “Logon on” to the server site
    • Find files on server and client
    • Transfer files
  • Example: WS_FTP
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Downloading FTP Client S/W
  • Let’s download a FTP client program called WS_FTP LE
  • First we have to find it:
  • OR

Change location to your thumb drive

Other windows will pop up asking for locations, just keep clicking OK



She is done!


These are the files in the directory you saved it to

To run, you can double click the icon…


Once you know you have your Internet space, start FTP

Identify the web site (host, user id, pw) and give it a profile name

Your userid

and password

You store all this info in a profile name (e.g. mywebpage) so you don’t have to re-enter it every time.


Find and select (click on) the files you want to upload in the left pane and double click the target directory (public_html) on the server (in the right hand pane) to “go into” that directory/folder

I want to load to a directory inside of public_html called CGS2555 but CGS2555 doesn’t exist


WS_FTP allows you to create directories/folders

Click MkDir (Make Directory)

Specify the name of the new directory

Click the OK button


Drill down into the CGS2555 directory by double clicking

Select the files to be transferred (in the left pane)


The files are transferred and now available at:

You MUST load your files into public_html because public_html is the only folder on your website that is available on the Web


FTP GOTCHA: if you do not use it for a minute, FTP "times out"

When you try to transfer you will get the error msgs below

To reconnect: click the Close button ( the Close button will change to a Connect button). Click the Connect button and then sign on.

accessing the files on your website
Accessing the files on your website
  • You must specify protocol, host, path, name
  • What are your protocol and host?
  • Notice in ftp there is nasty path in the remote site address:


  • In the URL for your site you do not have to specify the beginning of the path


  • You never have to specify public_html!
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Accessing the files on your website
  • Instead of:


  • The server created a shortcut for you of ~youruserid:


  • However, you must specify any folders and subfolders (the path) you created and the file name:

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Accessing the files on your website
  • If you do not specify all 4 parts of the URL,

you will not see the page/file!!

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Accessing the files on your website
  • If you only specify these 3 parts

http://host address/~userid/

you will only see the index page


...and if there is no index.html file in the path you will get Forbidden

(because, unlike my site, your web site will not display a list of files)

help my urls don t work

Two major reasons:

  • You didn't put the files on your web site or in the correct folder on your website


Using FTP, verify the files are in the correct

location on your website

2. You didn't specify the URL correctly


Determine which part(s) of the URL is incorrect by:

1. Deleting the right-most portion of the URL (e.g. the file or folder name) and determine if the new URL is valid

2. If it is, then the deleted portion has the mistake

3. If not, repeat steps one and two

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Another reason:

  • You've filled up all the space on your website

If you've been uploading like crazy (i.e. you've moved all the data files onto your web site or put a lot of pictures on the site) you've filled up your 10 megabytes of space.

To prove: look a the size of the last file you uploaded (it's to the right of the file name). If it's 0 you're out of space.


Delete unneeded files. (Gotcha alert: You must

delete all the files in a folder before you can delete

the folder.)

  • Using WS_FTP, upload to your web space:
    • The FM Tutorial and Review folders and all their contents
  • Send me an email ( with:
    • Your email address (that you want to use for class)
    • Your web space URL and the specific urls for:
      • The winxpt1 file
      • The Salina's proposal file
      • The Ask Not file
    • Due: ???