To set up your own Web page(s), you need to do three things:

(1) You need to figure out where web pages at your institution live. There are so many different ways this might work these days that the best thing to do is just ask someone who already has a web page at your institution.

(2) You need to create an html document (typical names are `home.html' or `index.html', as starting points (`.htm' in the DOS world)) inside of the directory your web pages are to live in, for people to read. The math dept at UW Madison has a great one to work off of. Just use your web browser's `View Source' command to see how it was constructed.

(3) You need to tell people that your web page(s) exist! Several of the more popular search engines will let you submit your pages for consideration, so you don't have to wait for their engines to come looking for you before people will be able to find you by doing searches.

Then you're off and running, a full-fledged member of the international electronic community, and you can kiss your research career goodbye, because you're hooked. You can try the the Beginner's Guide to HTML for a quick introduction to the basic formatting commands.