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Thursday, February 27, 2014

EXPLORING THE INTERNET

Exploring The Internet
 
To start exploring the Internet, an access to a computer with an Internet connection is a must. You can go to a Net café or to a Public Library, (depends on your situation). 

February 27, 2014







IE browser is just one of the many Internet crawlers to open up a Web Page. To name a few; Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Netscape Navigator and Mozilla Firefox,  are  all Internet browsers; apparently, one of these Internet browsers  will allow you to embark on a search for a certain vacation spot,  read news, download a music video, watch a film, or even book your next flight to Banff National Park of Canada. FYI! There are more Internet web searchers out there, which I haven’t mentioned.
IE browser



Point to Start Menu, select All programs and click on IE explorer or double click on the IE icon on the desktop, to open it up, whatever may apply. To start exploring the Web, use IE explorer, the Internet browser that comes with your Windows 7 or 10 OS, whatever applies to you? When you connect to the Internet without specifying a particular Web page Windows 7 and or 10 OS, [whatever OS you may have], automatically loads your Home page-the web page designated by the operating system [you’re currently], using as your starting point.
A Title bar tells you the name of the web page, (i.e. MSN Canada, and also shows the resize buttons commands to use to, [minimize, restore, and exit or close] the web page, go Home, add or bookmark the current web page on your favorites sites, and change the settings of the web browser.
Address bar is the box where you type a URL, [uniform resource locator] for you to visit; also it shows you the address of the present opened web page. Standard Buttons Toolbar contains commands to click on to perform common tasks such as printing a web page.
Web page area, is the entire area which shows the current web page. Menu Bar is where the settings options for the page are located, (File, Edit, View, Tools, & Help buttons), Status bar is located at the bottom of the web page, it shows information about the present browser's action, [Example: page text is 100% zoomed].
Scroll bars, lets you to scroll up and down and or right and left, when the current web page is wider and or longer than the browser window.
After you type the URL of a webpage you want to visit, in the address bar, just Press Enter on your keyboard, to go to that specified web address.
While you’re already browsing the Internet, you should also know how to activate a link. (Let’s find out first, what is a world wide web?)  A World Wide Web is a system of hypertext documents-(electronic files), that contain elements known as, hyperlinks or just links which target other parts of a document or other documents altogether. A link can be a text or a phrase or a graphic image. Each hypertext document on the web is called a web page and is stored on a computer on the Internet called a web server. A web page can contain links to other web pages located anywhere on the Internet – on the same computer as the original webpage or on an entirely different computer halfway across the world.
Usually, a web link is colored, underlined and in bold font. When you click on a web link, it will let you jump to a new location, it can be on another web page, on a different web server and in another country.

While I'm in Canada, one of my website's links is from a far away land which is my native country, the Philippines. (it is 17 hours and a half  by plane from Calgary International Airport and 8 hours car ride from Manila International Airport), absolutely, one of the most important features of the World Wide Web. Linking a page is a special feature of the WWW (World Wide Web). 


My links

Pangasinan is an exotic province by the way, which offers lovely beaches.

To successfully connect to a hyperlink can vary, it depends on the number of people trying to connect on the same website at that time, the web address design, (such as, if the web site is designed with heavy graphics, it’ll be slow it’s Internet connection), and how fast is the speed of your own Internet connection. To add a specific website to your Favorites web addresses, just Go> Standard Buttons Toolbar  and click on Star Icon command  to bookmark the page, or Go>Menu Bar, Point to select Favorites and click on Add to Favorites/Add to Favorites Bar option.


My native province in Philippines

To capture an active web page on your desktop, For Windows OS>Press Fn+ PrtSc on your keyboard.  Point to Start Menu>select All Programs and click on Paint program> press Paste command button on Paints’ Toolbar's command buttons, Windows pastes the entire contents of your Web Page into the Paint program; click on Save as option, on whatever format of the file you may want to save it, such as in BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG  or other formats or just click on Save it as it is, and rename the file after. You can edit your captured web page by cropping the photo, and placing texts to it with the Paint commands buttons’ help.


My captured web page
[IE Explorer] 

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