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ATTENTION FIRST TIME
Please call us at
702-2949 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you attempt to use this system. Your user information
must be registered with us on the downtown server before you can
create web pages.
ATTENTION USERS WITH EXISTING WEB
If you already have a web page
called "index.html" in your public_html folder, it will be
AlaNet Wizard Help and
Instructions on How to Use the AlaNet Wizard
The purpose of the AlaNet Wizard is to allow
novice AlaNet customers the ability to easily create their own web
page. This system allows the user to create a personal web page
without any knowledge of programming or HTML. If you can type, you
can use this system.
This system is divided into two
pages -- the logon page (this page), and the AlaNet Wizard page (the
next page). To begin using the system, please do the following:
Fill in your AlaNet username
in the "Username" field above.*
Fill in your AlaNet password
in the "Password" field above.*
Click on the
"Logon" button to continue. This will authenticate you
(verify that you are an active AlaNet customer) and bring up the
next page. If you did not provide a valid username and password,
the system will display an error page.
* Your username and password is
the same as your username and password for dialing on to the
Internet, accessing your e-mail account, uploading files via FTP,
and logging on to Telnet. Please remember that all usernames are in
lower case letters only.
Once on the AlaNet Wizard page,
fill out the various fields with the correct information. Below is a
listing of the available fields and their meanings:
||Title of your web page.
Examples: "Welcome to Joe's
Homepage" or "Welcome to My Place in
This title will appear in the
web browser's title bar and on the first line of text on
||This is a list of
"themes" or styles that determine the type of
graphics that appear on your page. You can create your
page in several themes and decide which one you like
||This is where the text of your
web page goes. We recommend that you plan out what you
are going to say on your page before filling in this
field. Usually, you can use a simple text editor like
Notepad (Windows) or SimpleText (Mac) to type in the
"body" of your page. Then you can
"cut" and "paste" your content to
this field. If you do not know how to "cut and
paste" text, then you can just type your content in
directly into the field.
||Do you want to put your e-mail
address on your web page? It is practical to put your
e-mail address on your page so that people can reach you
to comment on your page or just to say
"hello". However, not every wants this
functionality and so we give it to you optionally. If
you choose "yes", your normal AlaNet e-mail
address will be used (which is email@example.com).
||If you choose to display your
e-mail address on the web page, you can use this field
to specify the text that will display for your e-mail
Examples: "Click Here to E-mail Me"
or "Joe's E-mail" or
||This is list of common places
of interest on the Internet. Simply "check"
the box next to the Internet sites you want on your
homepage. These links will be listed in the "My
Favorite Links" section of your web page.
||We cannot list all the possible
links that you may desire on your page, so we allow you
to specify some of your own links that we did not
list for you. In the "Link Name" column type
the "name" you want to associate with the link
and in the "Link URL" type the actual address
to Internet site. The Link URL requires the protocol
prefix to work, like "http://".
Link Name: AlaNet
an advanced feature. If you don't know what any of
this stuff is, just leave it blank.
Tips 'n' Tricks
Q #1. My friend wants to see my homepage,
how do I tell him/her how to find it?
First of all, you need to know what your
homepage address is. All AlaNet user homepages follow this format:
"http://downtown.ala.net/~username" where username
is the username you use to logon to the system, dial your AlaNet
Internet account, access e-mail ,etc. For example, if your username
is "jdoe", then your homepage would be
It is sometimes difficult to remember
Internet addresses, so you should find a piece of paper to write it
down for your friend. You should also attempt to access your page
this way before you give out your address to all your friends.
Q #2. How do I make my homepage
the default page when I start my web browser?
Most browsers have a value like
"Default Homepage" or "Start Page" depending on
the browser you are using. If you are unsure which browser you are
using, click on the About item in the Help menu. After going through these steps,
you can test out this feature by clicking on the "Home"
button (or menu item) on your browser or you can close the browser
and re-open it.
Select the help depending on your
* AlaNet does not currently
support Internet Explorer 4 or any Netscape version. These
instructions are for the benefit of users that are using these
browsers, but we will try to provide
technical support if you have problems.
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1999, AlaNet Internet Services, Inc.
Updated: Thursday, March 25, 1999