View Full Version : I need help, xp!
14th January 2005, 08:07
I've tried and tried to manipulate the new web address you've given me, but all it has is a bunch of headings saying "Add this" or "Add that". Clicking on them does nothing. I can't seem to manipulate the site or anything on it. There's no "edit" option, nor an "add another article" option, nor anything else I can see which allows me to do anything to the site. I can't figure out how to add or delete or edit. I don't know what to do.
14th January 2005, 08:22
Suggest taking this thru PM
14th January 2005, 08:29
I tried PM, but xp's PM box is full, so I had to give the message out here.
14th January 2005, 17:37
Yahya, this is not like the geocities/freewebs web builder thingies. You edit the page through a text editor like notepad, save it, then upload... and then it takes effect on the online site.
Really, I think you should have a quick read through a html primer. It wont take long, and you will learn alot about making web pages with your own style. It is alot more flexible than these WYSIWYG editors which you have been using before, but it comes at a cost.. and that is a little effort on your part to read through it... if you are willing. Ask anyone who has made their own webpage this way, and they will tell you it is alot more rewarding, and beneficial in the long run.
If you can, please go through the primers on the following link;
It will show you the basics of opening up notepad, writing a little text, and making it show up on a web browser like internet explorer. Once you get familiarised with the format and how things work on the basic level, you will understand nearly everything I have already said about editing your pages.
I have already done the 'intensive' part of the coding... you only need to learn how to open a document in notepad, and edit/write the text you want. All this can be learnt offline.... and then I will show you how simple it is to upload the files... but lets take it one step at a time.
Let me know your thoughts, and if you feel up to it.
14th January 2005, 18:35
There are tons of free WYSIWYG HTML editors out there, for example Arachnophilia (http://vps.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/). On the other hand, you might have one on your harddrive without knowing it (if you are using Micro$oft Windows, that is..). IE4 and IE5 came bundled with Frontpage Express, and in case you don't have it, it can be obtained by curiously clicking here (http://www.huus-lomholt.dk/hjemmesider/FPESETUP.CAB) (direct link to Zip compressed CAB file, unpack it with your favourite unzipper, and you're off).
That said, I have to agree with xp². There is no substitute for knowing basic HTML script. I've been maintaining sites for years, and I've never used anything else than standard text editors. For the last five years I've used Notepad exclusively.
7th June 2005, 10:19
Hey you wouldnt have a similar link to Publisher XP would u?
Let me know, regards
7th June 2005, 10:57
Microsoft Publisher XP is part of Office XP Professional. It's available here (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005AFI0/102-0991361-2537744).
Microsoft Orifi... sorry, Office is copyrighted software. Microsoft have long since discontinued their (very limited) Pay-For-Download program. If the MS Office XP package is available for free online, it's an illegal site.
7th June 2005, 11:51
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