Building Websites...
is also for Non-Experts

 Introductie  Webpages with Composer Information

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"It is a widespread myth that websites can only build by professionals. I don't agree with this, like everybody can learn to use Word, everybody can build a simple but usefull website. Read this!"

Another interesting, easy-to-use technology is Mambo: free, no coding, lots of templates, ...  The only thing you need is a webserver with Apache, PhP and Mysql. Example sites:, 11.11.11 (see also MamboTutorials).

Introductie (in dutch)

  1. Wat is het Internet?
  2. Hoe werkt een website?
  3. Website onderdelen.

Create your own webpages with SeaMonkey

"A simple webpage consists of visible elements (headings, list, links, tables, images, background) and invisible elements (targets, title, author, description and keywords, used by search engines to index your page).
All this can be created with Mozilla Composer (former Netscape), a very simple program that comes within the free SeaMonkey. So, don't think you have to learn html, just use a good editor! You also don't need to know the Word code to write a Word document..."

Creating your website at the VUB (for VUB students & personnel only)

How To Down- and Upload Files Using FTP


Using Composer A Good Website Questions


"The internet is one chaotic pool of information, only a small part of it is complete, reliable, structured, etc. Therefore, I will only add information to this website that I approved."

  Website Cookbook

"The philosophy of the website cookbook is that these 'recipes' can be used by everybody to add advanced things to your website, without having to know anything about its code. Just copy and follow the instructions!"

Necessary Techniques:

  1. To add javascript in a webpage: open the page (right mouse click on file => Open With or Open Other) in a text editor like Notepad (simplest), UltraEdit (more advanced) or  1stPage (the best for experts). Now you see the html-code and you can change it or add a scirpt. You only need to know that a page consists of a Head (between tags <HEAD> and </HEAD>) containing general info about your page and a Body (between tags <BODY> and </BODY>) containing all what is displayed.
  2. Sometimes you'll have to put javascript code in a seperate .js file. Put this file at the same location of your webpages.