Published by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture

Setting Up Pages
On The World Wide Web

Why Do It?

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Michael Levenston
Executive Director
City Farmer
(C) Copyright: City Farmer 1995

Before you begin this adventure you must have an idea of what you want to share with the world. City Farmer, a non-profit society, started in 1978, promotes urban agriculture and has collected valuable information that is difficult to find in libraries, bookstores or at other information outlets.

For us to be able to post information about our resources in a place that is quickly accessible to people everywhere in the world is appealing. On the Web we can update our material as often as we like so that the latest information is always available. We can put up colour photos, pictures, sounds, and short movie clips to make our "publication" a multimedia event .

Links can be made from our pages to pages of other groups anywhere in the world so that readers get a broader picture of urban agriculture than just ours. And these links are accessed by simply clicking the computer mouse.

City Farmer doesn't need a mailing list, a layout artist, a printer or publisher, a distributor, tons of paper or postage to produce this new publication. Readers can respond to our work effortlessly on the Internet using E-mail. And we can question our audience using "Forms", a special feature, that will allow us to gather statistics and views on various subjects.

Unlike Usenet where postings are removed each week, World Wide Web pages remain up as long as the bills are paid.

All the above can be accomplished by just one individual working from home using a computer, colour scanner, modem and WWW account at a Web server. This author used a Mac LC575 (1995), Microtek ScanMaker IIxe and US Robotics mac&fax 14.4 modem.

Setting Up Pages
On The World Wide Web

  1. Why Do It?

  2. Finding a Web Server

  3. Learning HTML

  4. Putting Your Stuff in Your Directory

  5. For Windows Users

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Revised October 27, 1996

Published by City Farmer
Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture