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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
Newbie - Guide to searching the Internet
A guide to searching the Internet - from the simplest approach to the more advanced.

Learn the Net
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.

The following sites provide information and troubleshooting for modems:



E-Commerce basics
Plan, create, maintain, and promote a quality Web site.


Newbie - Beginning HTML
Learn html with step by step lessons.

Earth Web - HTML Goodies
Easy to use html tutorials. Primers section includes: The Basics, Banners, and JavaScripting. Tutorials section include Getting Started, Tables, Backgrounds, Forms, Frames, Image Maps, Images, Colors, Buttons, and Browsers. The Beyond HTML section includes Webmaster Tips, Style Sheets, JavaScripting, Java Applets, CGI Scripting, and DHTML.

Mike 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, and frames.

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.

Search 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.

Self Promotion
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.

Add Me!

Free search engine submission, tips and website tools.


Internet 101 - Safety
Brief discussion on Internet safety with links to webpages with site blocking software.

Parents 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.

GetNetWise Online Safety Guide
This site has direct links to safe sites for kids.

Filtered 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
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.

The following link directly to sites with site blocking software:

Cyber Patrol
Net Nanny


About - Online Shopping Safety
Online 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?

Shopping Guide - Online Shopping Safety
The Shopping Guide created this page to help explain how online shopping can be safe and secure.

Safe Shopping
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.

Windows Protection
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.

ZDNet 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 software.

Virus Questions & Answers
Questions and answers from the University of Washington on viruses and how to protect your computer from them.

ZoneAlarm - Free Firewall Software
ZoneAlarm is a free software firewall package for home users that's well worth the download! It's easy to download, install, and use.

Shields 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 Fighting Spam.
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.


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