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Check out this list of Programs and sites relevant to "Safe Surfin'" culled by Seth Ruef from Consumer Reports. Also available in Seth's Cites Archive.
For the Macintosh or For the P.C.
orTools for Making Your Own PagesorSearch Engines
Macintosh and Power Macintosh Shareware and Freeware (and otherwise useful software) Links
- Choose the Platform for which you want Eudora (E-mail program requiring a graphical--SLIP or PPP -- connection to the internet.), QualComm's mail program. You can order the full Eudo ra Pro, or download the Freeware version for the Mac, Windows PCs, or the Newton!
- University of Washington's PINE E-mail application information site
- Fetch (Macintosh FTP program requiring a graphical connection to the internet. It alone can make it worth upgrading from a text-only account as up and downloading files is as easy as put and get buttons.)
- ftp software.
Turbo Gopher(Macintosh Gopher program requiring graphical interface to the internet. Reliable and extremely useful for finding that certain something--information or sharewar e. Comes with useful bookmarks already installed.)
Netscape (Macintosh version of the most widely used World Wide Web browser. Free to teachers.)
- Telnet for Macs
IRC LEInternet Relay Chat
- NCSA Mosaic
- Mac TCP (Macintosh version of the program that allows you to use a graphical account.)
- System 7.5 (Apple's lastest software release; contains Mac TCP and QuickTime 2.0, essential Mac netware.
- Web Tools
TIPS Searches the Web
- All-in-One Search Page
- Alta Vista
- Access Business Online
- The Electric Library
- The Internet Sleuth
- Open Text Index
- Starting Point
- Web Crawler
- Who Where?
- Yanoff's List
- Internet Yellow Pages
Portable Applications and Documents
Portable documents are the latest attempt to make formatted e-mail possible. If you've ever tried to send a document over the net, you 've had either to send it as unformatted text, or, to make sure the person receiving the document has the sa me application as well as the same platform as the one used to create the document. With the advent of portable documents, at least one of these worries is dissolved. All of the following portable document creators allow you to "print" a portabe digital document (pdd) from your favorite application. Some of them work on both Mac and PC platforms; some work on only one of them. To get acquainted with them, or to read a document formatted by one of them, you can follow these links:
- Download Adobe Acrobat Reader (Macintosh and PC Versions)
- HyperCard (Macintosh Version)
- Download HyperStudio Player (Mac and PC Versions)
- The Alchemist, the electronic newsletter (web site) from Alchemedia, Inc. for support of Superlink, Multimedia ScrapBook, and WebSter.
- Allegiant SuperCard Home Page
DocMaker, a Macintosh-only portable document maker
Digital ChiselStudents. Pierian Spring Software(VOICE (503)222-2044;1-800-I-SCULPT; FAX: (503)222-0771.
- E-magine (Hyper-media Digital Portfolio program)
- Visual Basic Onlinefor Windows
- Don't forget that several word processing programs, for example ClarisWorks and MicroSoft Works, support Macintosh System 7 Slide Shows and include many useful painting and drawing tools.
You can also make a portable document using Macintosh Sytem 7.5 (QuckDraw GX).
Tools for Making Your Own Pages
- Wired Magazine; getting started
- Netscape's Home Page
has links to excellent sources of web authoring information.
- The Internet Engineering Task Force
for the latest guidelines to html authoring and links to other helpful resources.
- Excellent Tutorial for Teachers, by Alan Levine of Maricopa Community College
- Ventana books and Software for learning how to use computers and the internet
- CGI Script Shareware Page
- Internet Publisher by Novell allows creation of Web pages without knowledge of html
- Proposed HTML3 Standards
- Arena, the World Wide Web Consortium's browser; according to a letter published in Wired March 1996, p. 33., Arena supports mathematical conventions desire by the academic community, but not supported by Netscape.
Of course, most word processors now have HTML converters and we're on the cusp of easy Java, Active X and push technology. Stay tuned.
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 1997 11:26:30 +0000
The following information has been summarized from an article in Consumer Reports, May 1997. It refers to presently available products to help protect children from "nasty" sites on the Web. You may or may wish to either use the information your self or pass it on to interested parents. For a more detailed review of each product, refer to the article, pg. 29-30.
Go to Top, please.
- Cyber Patrol, version 3.10
Windows or Macintosh
Microsystems Software, USA
$29.95, free to subscribers of AOL, Compuserve, Prodigy
- Cybersitter, version 2.1
Solid Oak Software, USA
$39.95 plus $5.00 shopping
- Net Nanny, version 3.1
Net Nanny, USA
$39.95 or $26.95 from Web site
- SurfWatch, version 1.6V2
Windows and Macintosh
- Internet Explorer, version 3.0
Windows and Macintosh
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