In the emerging global economy, e-commerce and e-business have increasingly become
a necessary component of business strategy and a strong catalyst for economic
development. The integration of information and communications technology
(ICT) in business has revolutionized relationships within organizations and those between
and among organizations and individuals. Specifically, the use of ICT in business
has enhanced productivity, encouraged greater customer participation, and enabled
mass customization, besides reducing costs.
You will actually begin to write HTML starting with Primer #2. That's tomorrow if you follow the seven-day plan this was written for. Here, I want to tell you how you will go about the process.
You will write the HTML document on the word processor, or Notepad, WordPad, or Simple Text. When you are finished creating the HTML document, you'll then open the document in a browser, like Netscape Navigator. The browser will interpret the HTML commands for you and display the Web page.
When you write to the word processor you will need to follow a few steps:
1. Write the page as you would any other document.
2. When you go to save the document (Here's the trick), ALWAYS choose SAVE AS.
3. When the SAVE AS box pops up, you will need to save the page in a specific format. Look at the SAVE AS dialogue box when it pops up: Usually at the bottom, you find where you will be able to change the file format.
4. If you have a PC, save your document as ASCII TEXT DOS or just TEXT. Either one will work.
5. If you have a MAC, save your document as TEXT.
6. When I started writing HTML, I saved pages by assigning every Web page its own floppy disc. It just helped me keep it all straight, but if you want to save right to your hard drive, do it. I only offer the floppy disc premise as a suggestion.