One of the essential aspects of having a well thought out and organized web site is to conform to the standardized filenames used for the Web. A basic web site should contain default page for the "homepage". Most Web servers default to using the index.html, index.htm, or default.html page.
Having a default page allows you to use a simplified URL without specifying the home page name. For example instead of using http://www.servicedesk.calpoly.edu/index.html you can use http://www.servicedesk.calpoly.edu/
- Filename should be all lowercase and have no spaces
- Use "-" hyphens or "_" underscores as space fillers
- When naming the file be sure to use words that describe the content.
|.gif||Graphics Interchange Format image format. The standard for 8-bit web graphics.|
|Hyper Text Markup Language document. A text file that contains a number of commands that a web browser interprets. Used on the internet.|
|Stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. A format used on 24-bit images for its high compression rate. Has became reasonably popular on the internet.|