Rutgers University
Computing Services

Web Editor    Creating A Web Directory    Toolbars     Making Web Pages    Adding Links and Images     Tables and Spell Checking    Publishing  

This class will teach you how to use Netscape Composer. These instructions are for creating and editing web pages on the New Brunswick Computing Services (NBCS) systems, RCI and Eden. These instructions may differ on other systems. Composer is a program that helps you create Web pages as easily as if you were using a word processor. Composer is a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) Web page editor that creates, edits and publishes (uploads) your Web pages to your Web Site.  If you do not have Netscape Communicator on your computer now but want to use it, you can download it for free from  

What is HTML?
A Web page is written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) which is a set of "markup" symbols inserted in a file intended for display on a World Wide Web browser. The markup tells the Web browser how to display a Web page's words and images for the user. 

Netscape Composer makes it easy to put together and publish Web pages. You do not need to know HTML.

The topics we will cover will be divided up into the following sections:

There is an online version of all the topics covered here on the New Brunswick Computing Services Web Site. The URL is

Sections of this class were derived from HTML The Definitive Guide, Chuck Musciano & Bill Kennedy, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. 

New Brunswick Computing Services supports Netscape Composer. If you need help using Netscape Composer or have additional questions, feel free to contact the New Brunswick Computing Services Help Desk. Phone (732) 445-4357 (HELP) or send e-mail to or If you wish to visit in person, the office is in Room 013, Hill Center, Busch Campus. The hours change between semesters, but a schedule of the current hours is available online.

Last update: 10/2/02

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