TechSoup - Setting Up a New Computer
A basic guide to getting your PC up and running.
ZDNet - Help and How-to
A PC setup guide.
The Library Network - New User Tutorial
A tutorial providing assistance in learning to use a computer.
Newbie.org - Computer Essentials
A collection of click-n-learn tutorials.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser Basics
Mozilla Firefox 2
- Guide to searching the Internet
A guide to searching the Internet - from the simplest approach to the
Learn all about the Internet with clear explanations and visual aids.
Category areas include Master the Basics, Surf the Web, Harness E-mail,
Find Information, Join Newsgroups, Download Files, Build a Web Site,
Do E-Business, Enjoy Multimedia, Conference, Protect Yourself.
sites provide information and troubleshooting for modems:
Plan, create, maintain, and promote a quality Web site.
- Beginning HTML
Learn html with step by step lessons.
- HTML Goodies
Easy to use html tutorials. Primers section includes: The Basics,
Tables, Backgrounds, Forms, Frames, Image Maps, Images, Colors, Buttons,
and Browsers. The Beyond HTML section includes Webmaster Tips, Style
Smith - University of Brighton
This guide to html and cgi scripts includes "try it" sections for
each point covered. Sections include basic html tags, forms, cgi scripts,
The Bare Bones
Guide to HTML
The Bare Bones Guide to HTML lists every official HTML tag in common
usage, plus Netscape and Microsoft extensions.
Engine Watch - Submission Tips
Search engine submission tips. This link covers search engine registration
and submission tips, such as using meta tags, improving placement and
how to submit URLs.
A resource for
do-it-yourself web promotion. Learn how to create search-engine-friendly
webpages, and then submit your URL to major search engines.
Free search engine submission, tips and website tools.
and SITE BLOCKING SOFTWARE
Internet 101 - Safety
Brief discussion on Internet safety with links to webpages with site
Guide to the Net
Provides basic information about how to use the computer to find information
and communicate with others, and points you to some of the many interesting,
helpful, and fun resources available online for parents and children.
The challenge for parents is to educate themselves and their children
about how to use the Internet safely. GetNetWise can help.
Online Safety Guide
This site has direct links to safe sites for kids.
Search Engine Watch
Links to filtered search engines which allow you to search the entire
web rather than just through a handpicked selection of kid-safe sites.
Spector Pro contains five recording tools that are combined into one
powerful application that features: Email recording, Chat and Instant
Message recording, Web Site recording, Keystroke recording and VCR-like
snapshot recording. All five tools record simultaneously, secretly saving
the data to a hidden location on the PC. This site and product recommended
by a BestWeb customer.
following link directly to sites with site blocking software:
- Online Shopping Safety
Shopping 101 - But where do you start? Is it safe to buy online? Just
how do you shop online? How can you find the best deals? What about
problems? Is my credit card secure?
Guide - Online Shopping Safety
The Shopping Guide created this page to help explain how online shopping
can be safe and secure.
An informational site created by the American Bar Association. A thorough
site covering security, privacy payment, seller, product, terms, delivery,
records, complaints, and tips.
AVG 7.0 -
Free Anti-Virus Protection.
Protect your computer and data free of charge. Recommended
by a BestWeb customer.
Trend Micro shares some easily implemented "safe computing" practices
that you can put into effect on your computer today. Protect your
computer from viruses with this safe computing guide with screen shots
for Windows 95, 98, 2000, and NT.
Norton and McAfee Virus Protection
As two of the most popular virus detectors, this page gives considerable information on the
Norton and McAfee antivirus software packages.
Virus Help & How-To
This site has information about viruses and how they work, how to
protect your computer from viruses, and where to download anti-virus
Questions & Answers
Questions and answers from the University of Washington on viruses
and how to protect your computer from them.
ZoneAlarm - Free
ZoneAlarm is a free software firewall package for home users
that's well worth the download! It's easy to download, install, and
UP! Connection Security for Windows Users
shields UP! quickly checks the security of your computer's connection
to the Internet. This site also explains, in detail, how to change
Windows settings to increase security and contains firewall software
evaluations. To access the information on the site without checking
your computer's security, just scroll down past the "test" box and
proceed to click on whichever section you would like.
SPAM and Virus Filter FAQ
Setting up the SPAM and/or Virus Filter
For instructions on setting up your Spam and/or Virus filter
CBS News - Spam Stories
Articles include Meet the King of Spam, Ban Spam from your E-mail, and
University of Florida - Spam Problems
A guide to dealing with unwanted spam.
Short Courses - Digital Photography
Free short courses on choosing and using digital cameras.
New York Institute of Photography - A Primer
A Digital Photography Primer from the New York Institute of Photography that assumes no prior knowledge. It starts from the beginning and builds your understanding from there.