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Please watch the Welcome Video

This is the support Page for WebDev1 - the Book, which you may freely download in .docx and .pdf formats. This textbook is used for my class CPTE 110 Intro to Web Development at Southern Adventist University.

If you've come to this site because you are planning to take CPTE 212 and have asked me to waive the JOUR 242 or CPTE 110 prerequisite, you should focus on lesson 5.

Doing the projects in this textbook requires access to a Web server - that's one of the things that makes this class different from an HTML class. Any current student at Southern Adventist University may have an account on this server for that purpose - just email me jbeckett /at/ southern.edu. If you want to do it on your own server, you might look into XAMPP

Downloadable Software (all free for non-commercial use)

  Windows Macintosh*. Linux
Document Editor/Creator Notepad++
Local copy
jEdit
Local copy
Some people find this works better: New installer
Use a programmer's editor such as Nano or VIM
FTP Client FileZilla FileZilla Use Your Distro System
Image Editor Gimp Gimp

Materials you'll need for each assignment, as well as the quizzes, are available in the Moodle site.

* The Macintosh has a layer of protection against malware over and above what Microsoft Windows provides. In order to provide this protection, Mac OS will not allow programs to run unless they have been registered with Apple. The free programs recommended here have not been so registered. In order to run them, you will have to lower the protection level.

Changing your Mac Security Settings to allow downloaded software to run

  • Click the Apple logo at the upper left-hand corner of the screen
  • Click "System Preferences"
  • In the Personal section, click "Security and Privacy"
  • You may have to click the padlock to unlock settings
  • Click "anywhere"

Note: This procedure reduces your protection against malware. For best protection, you should select a higher protection level except when doing homework in this class.

Special for HW06: A coordinate-finder!

WebDev 1 by John Beckett is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.