Sunday, March 20, 2005

[RW-Help] new website

from the RootsWeb-Help-L list in my email

I need step by step instructions on how to open a new website.
I have a password from rootsweb, ftp capability, and enough html for simple stuff.
Simple stuff is just what I want the website for. Can anyone help?
There must be a place somewhere that would offer a minimal tutorial.
I have maintained a website for three or four years. Just never opened one.
Nan Dixon
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycalexa

my answer:-

very simple
(a)
your first file is called index.html that is your front door

(b)
make a folder - subdirectory - called images to put graphics on ( like a storage cupboard for clutter)

(c)
with pencil and paper think about the structure you will create

(d)
the next page is sitemap.html
here is one of mine
http://www.rootsweb.com/~dnkcen/sitemap.html
the url are written out to make them easy to copy paste into email

here is my standard footer:-


dnkcen Site Map
updated May 21 2004 Hugh Watkins


that formula goes on the bottom of ALL my pages

dnkcen Site Map -- this links to the site map so no two pages /sections are more than two clicks from each other

updated May 21 2004 -- this helps me keep a check on things - nearly 100 pages

Hugh Watkins -- a special email address - so spam is not a problem, and I can see straight away where my new contact is coming from

(a2)
here is my front page
Danish Census and Church Books : Welcome http://www.rootsweb.com/~dnkcen/index.html

(d2)
here is my BIG site map
dnkcen Full Site Map mainly for web crawlers
http://www.rootsweb.com/~dnkcen/fullsitemap.html

scroll down and I have copy pasted part of the Directory Listing from
http://www.rootsweb.com/fileman/file_manager.cgi?
which I use rather than ftp
eg

Listing of http://www.rootsweb.com/~dnkcen/
ETC these are tne names of folders AKA sub-directories
FAQ
OSS
amt
bedsted
brumleby
da
en
images
library
randers
sitehistory
daisy

and I used the windows wizard My network places to link to my site and drag and drop any images I needed.
BTW it also works the other way I can drag and drop my site to my own computer for back up purposes

I administer another site which I tidied up and then made this site map
http://users.rootsweb.com/~wlsmer/sitemap.html

I kept the old pages but moved all the images into an image folder, and I made an Inventory of images fom the file manager page on the 14th February 2004
http://users.rootsweb.com/~wlsmer/images/index.html

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