Before I-ching left, she put together some personal web page templates for this department’s use. After considerable thought, I decided against making them NetObjects files.
Uniformity was one consideration. Some of the elements in the current pages would not translate well into NetObjects, so UNIX users editing the original HTML files and NT users editing the NetObjects files would produce very different pages.
Simplicity was another consideration. Currently, there are eight HTML pages which you edit and then upload to your home space. If we edited and uploaded using NetObjects, we would create a lot more files.
So just download the templates and use your favorite webpage editor to edit them, whether it be FrontPage or Notepad or Emacs. I would suggest AGAINST Netscape Composer, as it considerably changes the page formatting. Then after you upload them to your homespace, update the ARDA site using NetObjects.
Editing Personal Pages
- Download the ZIP-ed executable at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/ara/template/template.exe. Open template.exe and browse to an easily reachable directory. Click “Unzip” and acknowledge the notice that pops up.
- Alternatively, you can FTP to download the ZIP archives or the individual HTML pages. The path is /afs/slac/www/grp/ara/template/.
- Edit the pages using your preferred editor.
- Upload the files to your homespace. Remember that you should place web files somewhere in your public_html folder. If you don’t have a public_html folder, make one in your root directory, then upload the pages into that folder.
- Now we add a hyperlink to your new personal pages from the ARDA site. Check out “ARDA Website Template.nft” from SourceSafe following the General Procedures.
- Navigate to your group’s People page. Find your picture.
- Add a hyperlink from your picture to your new personal pages. Remember your personal pages are an external link; the path should be “http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~<your username>”. For example, my personal pages (username akki201) are located at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~akki201.
- Preview (and/or publish locally) and then publish the site remotely.
- Save and exit NetObjects, then check in ARDA Website Template back into SourceSafe as explained in General Procedures.