We are going to convert a plain .txt edition of Mark Twain and Charles dudley Warner's The Gilded Age to HTML. This is an important text for understanding the post-Civil War era and a text that presents a number of possibilities for further development as a hypertext.
The book is not short: each of you will sign up for five chapters. I'll post a sign up sheet on my door; initial the chapters you want to take. To retrieve your chapters, point your browser at:
The browser will open on the contents of that folder; click on the chapters you've chosen and they will appear in the browser; save each of the chapters to a floppy. When you get ready to code, bring the file up in a text editor, code, and save as a .txt file with a .html extension.
convert each chapter from plain text to html by inserting the proper html codes;
code the title of the chapter in H3 and center;
to create margins, set the whole chapter inside a table (to make this easier the first time around, click on 'view source' to see the table tags I have included here:
<--! text of the chapter goes here -->
footnotes, if any, should go at the end of a chapter;
italicized passages should be handled with the italic tags.
remember to save the final product as file type plain text, file extension .html