WWW Basic Content Management - Development Resources

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Getting Started

  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. On this site you can get help with HTML and much more.
  • Pick an HTML editor. There are many available and range from Adobe's Dreamweaver to a free WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor called Kompozer. You can also use programs like Notepad on Windows and TextEdit on Macintosh to hand code HTML.
  • Search the Internet for web development tutorials or attend one of our workshops.

Restricting Access to Web Pages

Learn how to password-restrict web pages.

Forms and CGI

Information for perl/cgi scripts:

  • cgi-proxy - (spot and rintintin) Unless you use cgi-proxy to run your forms programs, they will run as the user nobody. This is OK for some situtuations but it is troublesome if you want to have your programs write to files under your home directory or preform other actions. cgi-proxy allows you to have your cgi programs run under your username. To see the cgi-proxy man page for details on how to use cgi-proxy, run the following command from your UNIX account: man cgi-proxy.
  • cgi-su - If your documents are stored in the /htdocs directory, then they reside on www.colorado.edu. You must use cgi-su for the same effect. To see the cgi-proxy man page for details on how to use cgi-su, run the following command from your UNIX account: man cgi-su.