Teach yourself the Internet in 24 hours / Ned Snell.

By: Snell, Ned
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams.net, c1998Edition: 2nd edDescription: xx, 380 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 1575213931 (pbk.) :; 9781575213934Other title: Teach yourself the Internet in twenty-four hours | Sams' teach yourself the Internet in 24 hours [Cover title] | Internet in 24 hoursSubject(s): Internet | World Wide WebDDC classification: 004.678
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Part 1 Getting started
Hour 1 What is the internet and what can you there ?
Understanding the Net (Easy Version )
Making the Net Work:Clients and servers
What can you do through the Net ?

2 What hardware and software do you need ?
Modems - Where in the Lack of speed kills

3 Choosing an internet provider
Why do i need an internet provider ?
What's an internet account ?
What are my internet provider options ?
How do i choose ?

4 Connecting to the Internet
Keys to your account: Username and password
Using a sign up program
Setting up without a sign up program
Getting online

Part II Making the web work for you
Browsing the Web
About your 'Home page '
Understanding web page addressess
Going straight to any web address
Basic jumping around

6 Revisiting places you like
Changing your home page
Creating shortcuts to pages you like
Reliving your history
Recalling addresses on a toolbar button

7 Playing online video,music and broadcasts
Understanding plug-ins,Active X and Java
Playing audio and video
Down loading and playing CD-Quality music (MP3 Files)

8 Protecting your privacy ( and other security stuff)
Smart sturfing
Knowing who You're dealing with certificates
Protecting yourself with browser security

Part III Finding what you are looking for
Hour 9 Getting started with searching
What's a search site ?
Can i really search the whole web ?
Where are the major search sites ?
Getting to know your browser's searching features
Simple searching by clicking categories

10 Searching for information
What's downloading ,anyhow ?
Choosing files you can use
Finding sites that help you find files
Working with zip files
Watching out for viruses

11 Finding programs and files
Understanding searches
Phrasing a simple search
Using multiple search sites from one place

12 Finding people
Finding the people-finding sites
Using people-finders through your email program
People- finding from internet explorer

Part IV Communicating with email and Newsgroups
Sending and receiving Emails
Understanding email addresses
Setting up your email program
Getting around in your email program
Composing and sending a message

14 Joining the mailing list
The two types of mailing lists
Finding a mailing list
Subscribing to a mailing list
Contributing to a mailing list

15 Reading and posting to Newsgroups
Getting started with Newsgroups
Reading Newsgroup messages
Composing and replying to messages
Finding and reading Newsgroup messages through your browser

16 Emailing through the Web,stopping junk mail and other tips
Using the web for Email
Sending "Instant" Messages
Making better ( but not free) Internet phone calls
Attaching files to Email Messages
Stopping junk Email ("Spam " )

Part V Beyond browsing
Hour 17 : Voice and video conferencing
Understanding conferencing and " Internet phone calls "
Setting up conferencing
Getting around in Netmeeting
Answering a call

18 Chatting live
Understanding internet chatting
About microsoft chat
Joining a chat room
Contributing to the conversation

19 Tools for the serious user: FTP and Telnet
Downloading files with FTP
Burrowing through the Net with Gopher
Using remote computers through telnet

20 Working smarter by working offline
Reading web pages offline,anytime
Offline email and Newsgroups

Part VI Getting the most out of the internet
Hour 21 Enjoying safe family fun
Choosing a family starting point
Important family safety steps
Online rules for kids
Resources for parents

Hour 22 Buying and selling on the net
Shop 'til you drop
Selling on the Net
Buying and selling through online auctions

23 Creating Web pages and Multimedia messages
Understanding Web authoring
Making quick pages with a wizard
Composing a page in a WYSIWYG Editor
Publishing your web page

24 24 Ways the internet can change your life
1 Find a new job or career
2 Get a degree or professional training
3 Order your college transcript
4 Find a new place to live
5 Buy (or rent ) your dream house

Includes: Appendix and Index

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