Information sharing on the web
a personal experience
During the March 2nd, 2006 CSCS Brown Bag Lunch, an information sharing talk for internal
people, I present the experience I have gained building my own home page.
This talk is not a Web design tutorial nor the presentation of a CSCS sponsored
project. It is simply the presentation of my own motivations to build a web
presence, the tools I have used and the lessons learned.
Here you find the talk slides, the list of links mentioned during the talk,
tutorials and references useful for web page design and finally a
real life example of Word-to-Web conversion.
Here are the talk slides [PDF]
and handouts [PDF]
(last updated: 02-march-2006).
As a useful tip, if you load a PDF file into Adobe Acrobat Professional and apply the
Reduce File Size function, you can reduce its size to 22% – 55%.
This is what I have done with my talk slides
And here the links to pages and tools I mentioned during the talk:
A Tidy example
Here is a real life example of creating a web page from a Word document.
The example is composed by:
- The original Word DOC file.
- The html page as saved from Word
(load it, do a 'Show source' and horrify).
- The DOS script used to run
and the equivalent shell script.
- The Tidy output (load it, do a “Show source” and enjoy) and the detected
- With a single line addition plus a reference to my CSS style sheet
you have a valid XHTML 1.1 page that
smoothly integrates into the whole site architecture.
- The only things missing are the banner and footer. Here is the
final version to be put online with the rest of the site.
Things to check
Here are some tools that look promising to simplify the work of small web site owners, but I do not
have tested them yet.