How to create a HTML file without knowing anything about HTML
Putting all your favourites in one page
If you have something like 40 or so favourite sites (or sites that you consult regularly) it's not very practical to go hunting for them in your Favourites each time. How about putting all of them in a table? Although I have put a maximum number of 40 sites here you need just put in 2 or 3 sites to start with. Might as well make sure that it works before you put in all the other sites. Also there'll be plenty of space for you to add in new sites as and when you come across them later.
It's not at all difficult as I will be providing you with the model text file in which to work on. With this file you will be able to produce the table that you see here (click to see). But don't click on the 40 links here now - you'll get nothing as I've not entered any url (site address) for the links.
Let's get down to work, shall we? First you will need to create a HTML file. This is the text file that I've prepared for you. Just right-click your mouse on the word DOWNLOAD below, then click on "Save the target as/under" and choose the folder in your hard disk that you want to put it in (a good place to put it is on your Desktop).
You should normally see the default file name that appears as 40sites.txt. If you should see something else (like 40sites.htm change the name to 40sites.txt, the important thing being that it must carry the extension .txt (dot txt).
DOWNLOAD (if you're using IE click the right side of your mouse here) Now that you have saved it to your hard disk click on it to open it. Normally it will be open by your Notepad (or another text editor but not Word) if you have saved it as a .txt file. Now you have to do three things in order to make the file your own:
1. Copy the url of each site that you want to include and paste it where you see the word PASTE (thus replacing the word). In case you've never heard of it the url is the address of the site eg. the url of my website is: http://pgoh13.free.fr
2. Give a name to each of the sites (eg. Peter's Blog or Russian online course) as indicated in "Name of Site here" to help you identify it easily.
3. Finally save the file as a HTML file by giving the file any name you like but making sure that the file name ends with .html (dot html) eg. favourites.html And that's all there is to it. When you click on this HTML file you will find all the links that you have put in. When you click on any of the links, it will open up a new window with the site in it. No sweat at all yet how convenient it is to have all the sites that you consult regularly in one page!
Note: There are two ways to add new sites (or to update) this HTML file. If it is open you can go to the Menu bar at the top of the page and click on View - Source. Add the new sites and when you have finished go back to the Menu bar and click on File - Save. When you click on the file again (or simply click on the Reload or Refresh button) you should see the new sites added.
A second way to do this is to go to the folder where your HTML file is, right-click on the file, go to Open With and choose Notepad or Wordpad (but not Word). Save it the same way (File - Save).