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I'm sure you know how to surf the web, that's
how you've got here. But how about your family member? If you are
a newbie yourself this is a good place to start but for those mature web
surfers you might want to print this and give it to your family member if
you don't like showing them how to use it.

I'm sure you know
how to surf the web, that's how you got here, right? But how about your family
members? If you are a newbie yourself this is a good place to start but for those
mature web surfers you might want to print this and give it to your family members
if you don't like showing them how to use it.
What is a web
browser?
Web browsers are the
programme that allows you to views web pages on the world wide web. The new version
of web browsers also allows you to access the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). There
are many web browsers around and most of them you can get for free! The two most
popular ones that are conquering the web browser market are Netscape
Navigator
and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
For beginners, I suggest you use either one of those web browsers. The two web
browsers are pretty much similar both in looks and the features they have.
Visiting a web
site
To visit a web site
you need to know the address of the site or known as URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
You can obtain the URL from doing a search in one of the search engines or through
net guides. Once you have got the URL, you can type it in the Address Bar (MS
Explorer) or Location Toolbar (Netscape Navigator) and push Enter.
Navigating between
pages

If you want to
follow a link (going from one page to another) you can click on the underlined
text. When you point your mouse to these underlined texts, you mouse cursor
would turn into a hand with pointing finger. You can also follow a link from
an image. Just remember when you point on to something on the page and the hand
shows up, that mean there's a next page you can visit.

The underlined
texts are often in different colours from the rest of the page. The tool bars
of your web browser are also useful in navigating from one page to another.
The back and forward buttons allows you to
go back or forward to the pages that you have visited in your session. If you
click and hold on the little arrow on or next to your back
or forward button (Netscape Navigator), you will see a list
of web pages that you have visited. To go to the page, simply drag your mouse
down and point on it. With Internet Explorer, you can just click on the little
arrow and then click on the page you want to visit again.

Downloading
Downloading is by
mean of saving files into you local hard disk or floppy disk. There is one thing
to remember about downloading a web page: when you download a page, it doesn't
download the images for you, so you have to save the images individually.

To download
a page

From the File menu
click Save As... In the Save
In, choose your directory or folder And then click on Save

To save
the images

Right click on
the image that you want to save. Click on Save
Image As... (for Netscape Navigator) or click on Save
Picture As... (for Internet Explorer) Choose the directory or folder
you want to save in then click on Save

Download
a file

A file can be
a video file, music file, image file, HTML file or a programme file.

Usually you can
easily download a programme file by clicking on the file and then it ask you
where you want to save it. But in general you can download any file from a link
(e.g. khmerfont.exe) by right clicking on the link and chose Save
Link As... (for Navigator) and Save Target As... (for Explorer). Once
the Save dialogue box comes up, click on Save.