Welcome to the World Wide Web!

Tutorial slides by Mark Maimone, Carnegie Mellon Computer Science

Originally presented at the CMU VASC'94 Retreat on 9 August 1994.


These tutorial pages were created in 1994, and have changed little since then. If you are interested in learning about the Web at a basic level, or want to know what features of HTML remain portable, read on! But if you're looking for the latest in Frames, Java, ActiveX, RealAudio, VideoExtreme and such, I'm afraid you'll have to look elsewhere.

Copyright, etc:

You are free to use these slides for personal use, even in a presentation of your own! However, If you do use two or more of these pages in a presentation, please mention where you got them, and please send me a short email note. I'd like to know that you found them useful, and (if it's not too much to ask!) have a general idea of the audience. Please also forward any enhancements you might make to them. Thanks!

Presentation Tips

Some slides have CMU-specific information, or Computer Vision-specific motivations. You'll need to tailor these to your audience (e.g., describing how to create a home page at CMU won't help them very much). If you don't know what links will excite your audience you shouldn't be giving this talk, ;-) but check Yahoo for pointers anyway. I don't necessarily recommend using the Next/Previous buttons too much, as they will needlessly fill up your browser's stack. Of course you could always use them as a bad example of how to navigate through lots of information (as opposed to using the Back and Forward browser commands). But use whichever is most comfortable for you.

I presented these slides live using an overhead projector display directly connected to a SPARCstation running X Mosaic. The Lucida Bright Large font worked best for me, though an even larger font would have been better (I was forced to add <h2> to every slide a few minutes before the talk began). I had no Net connection for the talk, so I used [BINARY] htmlgobble by Andy Ley and some other short scripts by Bennet Yee to download cached versions of some Web pages in advance. If you decide you really like 'em, you can grab a [BINARY] tar archive of the slides that can be installed directly (no need to manually change the links).

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