The World Wide Web is a network
of linked computer documents.
Web "pages" can include text, pictures, sound and even video images.
They also include links to other pages. By following the links you can
look at pages on computers all over the world.
words are links to other pages.
To follow a link, just move the pointer to it and press the CLICK
Pictures can be links, too. You'll know a picture is a link if the
pointer changes from an arrow to a pointing finger when you place it
over the picture.
to return to the astronomy page.
See the whole page.
Some Web pages are bigger than the computer screen. To see the whole
page, find the scroll bars at the edge of the screen. They look like
- Click on the arrows at either end of a scroll bar to see the
hidden areas of the page.
Getting documents from computers outside the local network
can take time. Remember, the
computer you are contacting could be very busy or very far away.
- Click just once, then wait for the computer to display the
- Watch the bottom of the screen for messages about what the
computer is doing.
Sometimes the computer you're contacting will be busy or unavailable.
If so, you may see an error message.
- Just click on the word "OK"
to make the message go away.