Southwestern Students, Faculty and Staff have the capablity of setting up a personal website. Personal website information is stored in your home directory on your network storage area (HELIOS) under the folder public_html.
Individual website URL’s look like this: http://people.southwestern.edu/~SUeID. The page that is displayed when a personal website is accessed must be named index.html or index.htm
A free, open-source program called Kompozer is one application you can use to create and modify your personal website. It runs on Macs, Windows and Linux and can be downloaded from http://kompozer.net/download.php.
In the world of web site creation, the term “publish” is used when you want the world to be able to view your website from a browser. When you are working on your website files, changing the content and saving your work does not necessarily mean that the changes are “on your site”. Most web site design and creation software, such as Kompzer, publishe your web site content using a protocol called ftp and needs to know the location where to publish the files.
(NOTE: NVU is now under the name Kompozer. If you have been using NVU, please use Kompozer and uninstall NVU. The instructions linked below are written referring to NVU but the steps are the same for Kompozer.)