Web Page Authoring Utilities Talk
SWUG Friday 14th June 1996, CGB3A Conf Room
Sponsored by SLAC
Database Forum and SLAC Web User Group
This talk will introduce you to some SLAC Web utilities to:
The talk will be illustrated with real world examples, will
compare alternative methods, and will provide pointers
and documentation for you to study later at your leisure.
The SLAC utilities to support these facilities are:
- Allow you to spruce up your Web pages to include links to the page
owner (probably you), to contacts, to Unix man pages and to enable your
page reader to send email to a designated email address.
- Provide easy Web access to your spreadsheets, database files, or flat
text files produced by legacy applications.
- Write simple and more powerful
forms to support surveys, registration etc. using email to communicate
with the recipient.
- Provide hot-spot clicakable image maps in your Web pages.
- Provide a Web portfolio of encapsulated Postscript pictures, which can
be displayed as thumbnails, or in most common graphic formats.
and the closely related
- Display the BINLIST entry for the selected person.
- Displays the Unix man pages for the sepcified unix-command.
- Allow a user to send simple email to email-address.
Comparison of the two methods.
- Provides display of a tab separated values (tsv) file
as a Web HTML table. Tsv files are typically produced by spreadsheets such
as Excel or Wingz, or by a database application. This is an alternative
(faster, simpler, more widely available, more secure, though less powerful)
to configuring your Netscape browser to bring up your
spreadsheet application to browse such files.
- Provides the ability to select lines and/or columns from a
file and display as
a simple Web page or as an HTML table. You can cobble htgrep
together with a form to provide interactive access to your
spreadsheet, database or legacy information.
- Enables you to easily email information gathered by a form and send it
to a selected destination. Typical uses include sign up lists, conference
registration, suggestion/feedback gathering, surveys and much more.
For users needing more capability, the output to the form user and
the email can be customized. For the sophisticated email user, the
output can be made easier to parse by an email filter program. See
SLAC Announcements form
for an example of a form using many of form-mail's features.
- Client Side Imagemaps
- With client side image maps, it is now relatively easy to
add clickable hot-spots to your images. Strictly speaking this is not
a SLAC specific utility, but I threw it in here since it can replace
the need for the
imagemap script utility.
- Is a tool to make collections of encapsulated Postscript files available
on the web.
for Using SLAC Web Utilities in HTML Pages.
Last updated June, 6 1996 by Les Cottrell