Once Mozilla is launched, you’ll see a typical web browser window. To
start creating a web page, go to the menu item
File -> New -> Composer Page
This will open a new window where you can begin working on your web page. At the top and bottom of the window you see icons that let you work with Mozilla’s different tools. I’ll go over some of these- At the top you see many icons that are similar to those found in Microsoft word such as new, open, save and print. Other icons are unique to web authoring such as image, which lets you insert an image in your page, and table which lets you insert a table. Also you see the link icon which lets you create a hyperlink in your page. Also notice the publish icon, this is Mozilla’s FTP function which allows you to publish your web page to a server and make it viewable on the worldwide web.
On the next tier of icons you have many of your text formatting tools. On the very left you can choose the format for the type of text you are typing, whether part of the text body or a heading. Next you can choose the color of your text by clicking on the black box in the fore ground and the color of your background by clicking on the white box in the background. The small and large A’s let you change font size, and you can also choose if you want your text bold, italicized or underlined. Finally, you can add in bulleted or numbered lists and choose a justification for your text.
At the bottom of the window you see tabs. These will allow you to toggle between different views. These are normal view, which is the default view you see now, then the tags view, which shows what part of the page you are working on, then there is the code view which shows the HTML code for your page and the preview tab which will show you what your page will look like in a browser window.
Now that you are oriented to the Mozilla Composer window, go ahead and type
in some text. In the next part of the tutorial we will cover saving your page.