This course is designed to provide you with all the skills necessary to build genealogical web pages, from the basics of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the language of the web, to the details of making pages look appealing and easy to navigate, mounting them on the Internet for others to see and inviting the world in to visit.
The Internet has become one of the major tools for assisting family historians with their research and a personal genealogical web page allows a genealogist to take advantage of this electronic medium for disseminating information. It is often quoted anecdotally that genealogy is one of the three biggest uses of the Internet. This kind of potential audience is simply unimaginable for a paper-based family history.
By the end of the course, each student should have a web page or a series of web pages written, coded, and uploaded to a web server and accessible to the public.
The overall assignment for the course is to produce and mount a web site on a server that is available to the public. The web site may consist of just one main page or a series of pages. The course itself is four weeks long, but you will have six weeks to complete your web site.