This site is designed to help absolute newcomers to the internet. I
have tried to keep everything very simple, to teach you how to use email, and to
find what you want on the world wide web.
Those are the two things you will want to do when you have an internet
connection, but there are a few general skills that you will need to
know before you begin, so I would like you to read the page called Basic Skills first.
Then you can read all about Email and the
Internet. I have included some Helpful
Tips and advice on Maintenance that you may find useful.
At the right hand side of this page you will see a list of Links to other sites that you should visit for
more information, after you have mastered everything here!
I had better teach you your first skill now - the way we navigate from one
page to the next is by clicking Hyperlinks (also called Links.) A hyperlink is an element in an
electronic document that links to another place in the same document or to an
entirely different document. Typically, you click on the hyperlink to follow the
link. You can think of it as "turning the page."
So the first thing you need to do is click the hyperlink that takes you to
the page on Basic Skills. Can
you see the button at the left with this name? Move your mouse until your
cursor hovers over the name. You will see that the cursor arrow has
changed to a hand - this is the clue that you have arrived at a link, and if you
click it, you will be taken there... off you go! (And if you want to
come back to this page at any time, click the Home button to bring you