CD-ROM Pointers

These pointers apply to the first printing of the original edition of Create Your First Web Page in a Weekend and not to the second printing or the revised edition. If the cover of your book matches the picture shown on the front page of this site, you have the first printing. If it doesn't (the title letters are all in black), then your book is not from the first printing for the original edition.

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Using the CD-ROM

I wasn't able to see the CD-ROM until the book was printed and I got my sample copies. There are a couple of gotchas that you might want to look out for:

If you are having trouble in Windows 3.1 running PRIMACD.EXE according to the instructions in Appendix B, it is most likely because you don't have VBRUN300.DLL in your WINDOWS/SYSTEM directory. VBRUN300.DLL is, however, in the root directory of the CD-ROM. Instead of using the RUN command to run PRIMACD.EXE, do the following:

  1. Run File Manager (or Windows Explorer in Windows 95).
  2. Change to your CD-ROM drive.
  3. Double-click on PRIMACD.EXE.

Note, however, that you don't have to run PRIMACD.EXE to use the CD-ROM. All of the samples, templates, web art, and software are accessible simply by using File Manager or Windows Explorer.

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Copying the Sample Graphics for the Tutorials

  • If you follow Prima's interface to the CD, selecting first Book, then Tutorial, to copy the sample graphics for the two HTML tutorials, what you are shown instead are example HTML files showing you the results of the two tutorials, with the sample graphics included as inline graphics. True, if you wish, you can simply right-click (in Netscape) each of the graphics to save them to your C:\HTML directory. It is a lot quicker, however, to just use File Manager or Windows Explorer to go to your CD-ROM drive, go to the BOOK\TUTORIAL directory, then copy all the files there to your C:\HTML directory.

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    Copying the Basic Web Page Examples

  • The same holds true here for the Basic Web Page examples referred to in Chapters 4 and 5. If you want to have access to the sample graphics that are utilized by these examples, just use File Manager to go to your CD-ROM drive, go to the BOOK\TMPLATES directory, then copy all the files there to your C:\HTML directory. (Note: If you have already typed in, and saved, one of the web page examples, you may want to make sure that you don't copy over it.)

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    Steven E. Callihan
    Last Updated: May 15, 1998