Do we really need to type WWW?
by The Cadiz Record
Oct 31, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the many additions to The Cadiz Record web site, the editor thought it might help readers if each week – or from time to time – a short article was published explaining exactly what was being added as well as some technical talk about various definitions you might hear about web pages.

www and locating “hidden files”

The last time out it was mentioned that a person no longer had to type in the prefix www in order to access a web site. The same holds true for http:// in many cases.

For example, to reach the website of The Cadiz Record, it is only necessary to type into your browser location cadizrecord.com and you will be taken to the site.

Why, because virtually all of the web browsers today, Netscape, Firefox, Safari, etc. with add the http://www automatically. (In all cases, there are exceptions, so if you can’t get there any other way, then by all means type http://www.cadizrecord.com.)

That’s simple, so is the technique to finding “hidden” files located at the site.

When you locate cadizrecord.com, there are several things you need to look at. First, there is a header at the top of the page that says Ham Festival Photos. If you move your mouse arrow anywhere over the location, you will notice that it turns into a white hand.

All you do then is click the mouse and kazam . . . you are directed to a page of photos of this year’s Trigg County Country Ham Festival.

Now look down the right hand side of the page right under the weekly Online Poll and you will find a list of icons (a tech term for pictures and such). As you move your mouse over each of them you will see the arrow change to a hand as it rolls over each one. Click at any time and a new window will open relating to the icon you clicked.

For example, by clicking on the Land Between the Lakes logo, you will have a visitors guide to the most popular tourist attraction in Kentucky. The latest from Fox news.com is self-explanatory, but what about the Energy Hog?

Well, click it and find out. On this one, call the children to the computer because they will find this site interesting.

When your mouse turns from an arrow to a hand, this is referred to as a link because it will “link” you to another site.

A lot of these sites are either paid or placed there for informative purposes. The one thing they all have in common is that the link is hosted, or stored, at another location besides here at the office. All links on cadizrecord.com are checked to make sure they don’t take you to a site unsuitable for you or your family.

Now move your mouse over to the left side of the page. As you begin to scroll your mouse down the blue boxes that have Front Page, Remembering Veterans, etc. you will come to one that says Opinions. When you reach that location you will see another four boxes appear, Columns, Editorials, Letters and Guest Opinion.

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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