Internet Explorer is a browser developed by Microsoft. It comes pre-installed on the Windows operating
system. You should find a shortcut to Explorer on your desktop, quicklaunch toolbar, or at Start>Programs>Explorer. The
most recent full release is version 5.5, although version 6 is soon to be released. The most common version is version 5,
and some reports suggest that around 80% of people using the internet use this.
Although Explorer is intended for viewing pages and sites on the internet, it can also be used to view files offline. Therefore, you can create and view HTML files on your own computer, without uploading them anywhere. However, if you want other people to view your pages, you will need to upload them to a server.
To view a page stored on your hard drive, click File>Open>Browse, and then navigate to the page you're interested in. You can then navigate the page/pages as you would any online web pages.
Some useful Internet Explorer short-cuts -
Open a page - Ctrl+O
Print a page - Ctrl+P
Find on page - Ctrl+F
Display as full screen - F11
Back - Backspace
Back - Alt+BackArrow
Forwards - Alt+ForwardArrow
Refresh - Ctrl+R
Refresh - F5
Feel free to use an alternative to Explorer - such as Opera or Netscape. It's a good idea to test your pages on as many browsers as possible anyway, as you will find that pages that look good on one browser are often rendered quite differently on another.
OK, well that's enough chat..let's get on and write some HTML!
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