contents of Personal Web Sites are separate from
Headgap's main web site so that there is no possibility
of one interfering with the other. Personal Web Sites may
include HTML, Graphics, and Active
using TeleFinder's Extended SSI (SPML). Personal Web
Sites may also contain links to CGI's or Plug-ins that
the sysop has installed, but users may not install their
own CGI's or Plug-ins. This helps you insure the
integrity of your web site.
a Personal Web Site (short version)
system does not use FTP for uploading your web site.
Because of that you have to use the TeleFinder client to
upload your files. It is actually easier and safer once
you learn to use the client.
One - download the appropriate client software from
(I recommend using Netscape). Install that software and
use the open transport or tcp-ip connection. The address
almost 20 years of having dialup access we are now
discontinuing this feature. Unfortunately the $25 a month
it costs to leave this access line for the few people who
were using it simply could not be justified. Web access
Two - register and send me an email with your login
name so that I can add a web space folder to your mail
Three - build your web site using whatever html
software that you like. Make your main page and name it
homepage.htm and use it for your index page.
Four - upload your web site and graphics to your web
Five - view your page it will be
Six - use my http://headgap.com/addurl/
page to list your page with the search engines. You may
want to read about meta-tags and their uses since it will
improve your listings with the search engines.
you have your site up, if you ask I can easily add
counters etc. and will do that free of charge.
Tools/TF Sysop Utils/TF-SPML
area I have a lot of templates showing the uses of spml
commands (while this is a mac area these templates workon
any platform and any TeleFinder Server). You can use
these to spice up your web site and do things that
normally require special cgi scripting and programming on
other web servers.
are looking for graphics and other materials see my
graphics download areas on the web bbs, or try my
for more places to get graphics, backgrounds and other
resort - my wife does this commercially as do I. She can
help you get established if you are in business and even
set up an ecommerce site for you. We can also host your
domain and help you get it set up. You can reach her at:
or call 1-901-759-1543 9-6 Mon-Fri.
a Personal Web Site (more details)
I have to create a BBS User Account that is "Web Enabled"
or turn on the "Allow Web Space" privilege for an
existing user. Send me an email and I will get you set
User Manager program, I will select the "Edit User"
command to open the User Update dialog. Then they will
turn on the "Allow Web Space" privilege.
your account is web enabled you'll see a folder called
"Web Space" in that account's "Personal Folder." The
Personal Folder is the one with the mailbox icon on the
"Web Space" folder looks like this when viewed online
the appearance of the Personal Folder when logged into
Operator Headgap BBS, except your name will appear in
place of burt.
a Personal Web Site
Headgap's main site, the first page to create is your
homepage. You may name this file "homepage.html," or
"homepage.htm." If you want to create an Active Page
using TeleFinder's Extended SSI, name the page
"homepage.spml," or "homepage.spm."
use any authoring tool to create your pages, then use
TeleFinder to upload the finished documents into the Web
Space folder. When necessary, you can use TeleFinder to
create new folders, move and delete files and folders
within the Web Space folder.
Links in your Pages
as Web Browsers are concerned, each Personal Web site is
a subdirectory of the server's root folder. This means
that you need to pay special attention to the notation
you use in your image and page links. The link format you
use needs to follow these rules:
access your own graphics
IMG SRC tag with a relative path name.
src="pics/mypicture.gif">. This image tag
will link the file "mypicture.gif" from a folder called
"pics" in the same folder as the page being
the IMG SRC tag with an absolute path name including your
Personal site location.
tags are added to the location of the current page. This
means that the browser will create a request based on the
location of the page being viewed. Absolute tags are
added to the domain name of the computer serving the
request. That means that the browser will ask for the
file relative to the root level on the serving
slashes ( '//' ) are not permitted by TeleFinder. The
double slash notation is a UNIX method of accessing files
within a folders parent directory. Suppressing this
ability adds to TeleFinder's overall security.
your Personal Web Site
your browser at
your logon name contains spaces, you'll need to replace
them with an underscore '_' when entering the URL into
links or a browser. The slash ('/' ) following your
name is necessary to indicated that the request is for a
directory index page ( homepage.html ) instead of an
to uploading, you can preview your pages using Netscape's
"Open File" command.
for my home page is
Personal Web Sites
Headgap served pages...
more Headgap web sites view my New Links
which includes Headgap hosted business, organizations,
and member sites, searches and more!
finished you will want to add your site to search
engines, so other can find your site. Use Headgap's Free
URL Link Page.