This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Should work fine. Did you try appletviewer first so you can tell if it's a browser issue or not? Your HTML file should give dimensions for the applet; make sure the dimensions are large enough for the drawing to show!