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Section 4. Additional Web Page Features

 4.1. How do I put music on my Web page?

Upload a sound file (in .wav or .au format) to your personal web space. Then, create a link to the audio file so that when clicked, it will play. To do so, add a similar tag to your "index.htm" file:

<a href="full_path_to_the_audio_file">Audio file</a>

This method allows users to listen at their leisure, will not affect page view/download time, and is the recommended approach for adding sound to a web page. Visitors to your web site must have a computer with a sound card and must have an application to play the audio file.

Another method would be to use Macromedia Flash to create an Flash SWF file which can include sound.

Please be aware that placing audio in your web page may have accessibility implications. Please review web accessibility guidelines for use of audio media in a web page.

 4.2. How do I put a guestbook on my Web page?

There are many locations on the Internet that offer free guestbook hosting services. Your best option is to utilize one of the many Internet search sites available and seek out one of these services. Simply do a search for "free guestbook hosting" in any Web search engine. Please note that users are responsible for following the use agreement that is posted with the guestbook hosting service provider.

 4.3. I want to keep a log of who accessed my Web page and how they found it. Is this possible?

Unfortunately, we do not have a provision for making our access logs available to users. The server does not create a separate log file for each directory; therefore, the log file is extremely large. In order for a person to access the logs for his/her directories, he/she would have to scan through the entire log file and extract the relevant entries. If we allowed every person maintaining pages on our server to do this, severe performance problems would result.

We recommend Google Analytics for page access tracking.

 4.4. Can I access the log file for my program area/organization home page?

Detailed tracking may be available for program area or other official University organization pages. Please email the IT Help Desk or call x8552 to open a work order.

 4.5. How do I password-protect one of my Web pages?

Faculty and official University program areas and/or organizations can email the IT Help Desk or call x8552 to open a work order for password protection of a web page or a web folder.

Students may not password protect individual student web pages.

 4.6. How do I let others download journal articles, etc. from my Web space?

Please be aware that the reproduction and dissemination of electronic content is governed by University policy, fair use principles, copyright law, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

In order for people outside CSU Channel Islands to download your articles, you must put your articles in your Web space. Here are some ways to accomplish this:

  • Convert your articles to HTML format. HTML files end in .htm or .html and will be displayed by your browser.
  • Convert your articles to Acrobat PDF format. Acrobat files end in .pdf and are displayed by the Acrobat Reader program which can be downloaded from Adobe Systems and made to work with your browser.

 4.6b. Can I configure use anonymous FTP to allow users to download files from my personal web space?

No. Anonymous FTP services are not available on CSU Channel Islands web resources for personal use. Users may not share their user name and/or password with anyone, and are responsible for the use of their user account in compliance with applicable policy.

Users may place files that they wish to have others download in their personal or department/organization web space, and email a link to the document(s) or file(s) to visitors.