Web Site Editing Guidelines
HERE to read info on how easy it is to connect
to and edit the web site.
So that we don't encounter too much anarchy, please try to follow the few
following guidelines for editing the web site.
- The "Home" Page: do not
delete the index.html page. This is the default page that appears
when the web site is first loaded into a browser.
You probably won't have to change this page much as the link bar (buttons on
the left side of the screen) points to
the other topical menu pages. Most of your changes to new content should be
placed on the proper topic's menu page instead of the "home" page anyway.
Edit the home page only if you really know what you're doing -- changing it
wrong can render the whole web site inaccessible.
- Ownership: If you make a page,
put your handle somewhere on the page so we know who made it. Please use
your handle, not your real name. Be sure to put a link to it on the
appropriate main topic page so people can get to it.
- Folders You Can Use for storing things:
- Photos/pictures. Put them in
the pictures folder. If you make "thumbnails" of your photos, please
put the thumbnails in the pictures folder, too. (The images folder is
for system-related graphics, such as buttons or other items.) Don't use the
photogallery folder unless you're an expert at designing galleries with
- Articles - put them in the articles folder.
- Dogumentaries - the PDF files
should go in the dogumentaries folder.
- Videos - if you have short
videos you want to share, put them in the videos folder.
- Maps: If you want to provide
maps or information for a specific lake, make a new folder named lakename
(your lake name) inside the MAPS folder and put your info in it. For
example: pepin is the folder for Lake Pepin Maps,
pokegama-pinecity is the folder for maps and other lake information for
Lake Pokegama near Pine City. Both of these are found inside the maps
course, then make your links to the appropriate info in your lake folder. Maps may
be PDF files or even graphics, but please don't put them in the pictures
folder, regardless of what format they're in.
- Misc - if you have other
"stuff" that doesn't logically belong in one of the preexisting folders, put
it inside the this folder.
- Calendar - this folder is reserved
for calendars in PDF format that Perp usually creates.
- ForSale - put pages here for things
that are for sale. Put a link to your information on the ARTICLES page.
- LOTW - this folder is just for the
LOTW trip information and results, or other stuff that is pertinent only to
that event. Some day I'll merge all the LOTW stuff into one place... and
this is where it'll all be.
- Reunion - this folder is where the
25th reunion information is kept.
- TMF - take me fishing
- System folders you should NOT use at all
-- changing anything in these folders can make the web site crash:
- Personal Info: Please try to
keep personal information out, such as telephone numbers or addresses. If
you want to provide your own, that's up to you. Same with email address. But
please don't put anyone else's personal information in unless you've checked
with him/her first.
- Editing someone else's page:
This can be touchy, but by all means, if the current information is wrong,
either correct it or notify the person who created it so they can fix it.
This is especially important for event or other calendar information.
Generally speaking, the most current information should be displayed first
so that the further down a page a person scrolls, the older the information
- Name pages logically. Timely
information should start with the year. For example, 2007_walleye.htm is the
information page for the 2007 walleye tournament. Also, notice that
everything pertaining to the 2007 year is inside the 2007events folder, 2008
info is inside the 2008events folder, etc. This
naming method will make it easy to archive historical data, year after year.
- Page Layout. Use whatever
format, page layout and colors you like. You may certainly use the
template1.htm or template2.htm pages as your layout, and if you do, be sure to use the
SAVE AS choice to give your page a new name so you don't overwrite the blank
template. If you use template2.htm, you will see the "link-bar" along
the left side of the screen with predefined buttons: DO NOT CHANGE THE
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