CS329 Assignment 1

Due: Friday, January 25.

The Assignment

This first assignment has several parts. To submit this assignment, send the URL of your Hello World page to the TA by email and to Dr. Young. Make sure that the link actually works. It's very easy not to have the permissions set appropriately.

Part I:

First, obtain a web account on the ITS server. Do this even if you have personal webspace somewhere else, but you don't need to repeat this if you already have ITS webspace. To obtain your web account, go to the following link and follow the instructions: ITS Webspace. For this assignment, you need only submit the URL of your webspace. If you don't know how to do so, learn how to post files there. How you'll do that depends on what platform you are using (Unix, Mac, Windows). Subsequent assignments will involve posting files on your webspace.

Part II:

Post an HTML Hello World page on your site. Look at the slides in slideset 1a for a model. After the "Hello World!" line, add a personalized greeting that contains your name and your major field of study. Finally, include a link to any other web resource that is relevant to your field of study along with a short description of why you find it useful. Slideset 1a describes how to include such a link. As an example, suppose your major field is art history. You might have the following link: Resources in Art History and then have a short paragraph describing why this is a particularly useful site for your studies.

The following link has some useful advice on this process: Webspace Help and Support.
And below is some advice on setting permissions for your webpage from a fellow student:

The first trick to setting permissions is to be using the correct browser. I had to contact IT help to figure this one out. Chrome and Safari have logout issues when trying to manage files on WebSpace. I recommend using Firefox whenever accessing WebSpace.

Below is a list of instructions on how to change permissions to a file after it has been uploaded to WebSpace:

  1. Click on the checkbox for the file you wish to change permissions
  2. Click on 'Manage' (a drop down menu located above the list of files)
  3. Click on 'Permissions' in the drop down menu
  4. Click on the checkbox for 'Public'
  5. Check 'Read Only' on the same row as 'Public'
  6. Pretty sure there is a 'Save' option you have to click to finalize, but I'm doing this from memory and can't recall correctly