Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Convert Print Documents to Websites




In this lab, you convert print documents for viewing on the World Wide Web. To be ready for this project, you need to have have studied Chapter 17 in Power Tools for Technical Communication and have done at least one other web-page formatting project:
  1. Using a simple text editor or web-page editor of your choice, create simple webs page like the one shown in Chapter 17 entitled My First Web Page.

  2. Copy the text from one of the following:

    • Cryptography: this one has chunks on history, algorithms, advantages, case studies, and the future. It includes a bibliography to which you can set links from the individual citations.

    • Palm-Held Personal Digital Assistant: Recommendations: this one resembles the recommendation report on voice-recognition systems in Chapter 4 of Power Tools for Technical Communication.

    • Filepad User Guide: user guide for a fictitious text editor, complete with front and back matter.

  3. Whichever text you select, break it up into chunks according to the major sections.

  4. Remember to create a main entry point such as those shown in Chapter 17 of Power Tools for Technical Communication.

  5. Also, create submenus, spot links, and generic links as needed throughout this website.

  6. Consider using frames so that you can display the main menu (TOC) at all times in one frame and the selected text in another frame.

  7. Put your name and date somewhere on this website, and show it to your instructor.


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