Frequently Asked Questions
Web pages are contained within your Bronco
- The server
name is homepages.wmich.edu.
URL will be homepages.wmich.edu/~username/ where username
is your Bronco NetID (e.g. http://homepages.wmich.edu/~j4bronco).
- 50 MB
chose to have the template copied into your area when you registered
for homepages, it will be a file called index-template.html located
in your homepages account.
WS_FTP LE), download that file to your local hard drive.
the file with your choice of editor (Dreamweaver, iWeb, Word,
etc. Do NOT use FrontPage!) and make your desired changes.
the edited file back to your homepages server area.
to your page (http://homepages.wmich.edu/~username/ where username
is your Bronco NetID) and you should now see the page you just edited.
Your Own Web Page
way to create your own Web page is to use a software package such
as Macromedia Dreamweaver (the recommended and supported product
at WMU). Dreamweaver is
available for purchase at an educational discount throughthe University's computer store. You may also use Microsoft Word (save as Web Page). Note: Microsoft FrontPage is NOT recommended as it may cause problems in your Web account. Links to resources for using
these options are provided below. Whichever method you choose to
create your page, you will:
the page you want people to see when they go to your site index.html or index.htm.
If you do not, then people browsing to your site will see a listing
of the files in your area which is not something you would likely
want them to see.
- Add pictures
to your page by using Insert Image. Be
sure you have authorization to use the image if it is not one that
you personally own (see
copyright information). Also note that you
may not use official WMU logos or mastheads on your personal Web
- Add links
to other pages from your page by using Insert Hyperlink.
- Add a
link to your e-mail address by using Insert Email Link.
(FTP) your pages to homepages.wmich.edu when you are done creating
them. You will need to know your Bronco NetID (formerly unified account)
username and password.