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Guide to publishing on the web

Computer Science undergraduates, postgraduates and staff wishing to publish their own home pages should follow the following steps:

  1. Design your pages; create your pages in a subdirectory of your home area and test them out using the Open File command of your web browser. You should beaware of our web page editorial guidelines.
  2. Note that you personally will be liable under law for any libellous or illegal material published on your web pages.
  3. Obtain your own web home area; before you can publish home pages on the departmental server you need your own directory within /www/home. If you don't have one the Support team can create one for you.
  4. Copy your pages to the server area; if your username is ermintrude then copy your pages to/www/home/ermintrude. The main page should be called index.html; create further subdirectories if it makes things tidier. There is NO need to create a public_html directory.
  5. Make the pages world-readable
    Just type (be careful with capitalisation):
    chmod -R a+rX /www/home/ermintrude
  6. Advertise your URL
    Tell your friends about your new pages. User Ermintrude can advertise her URL as either
    or as

    The second is better, because most keyboards in the world do not have a tilde character.

For general information about web publishing see our list of useful links.


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