Page Creator HTML Format
Below each section of the HTML Format is explained. Most of these entries are the same as Format 1 and Format 2 (red and purple text below).
Red text indicates compulsory entries.
Purple text indicates optional entries.
Green text indicates what differs from Format 1 and 2.
If you're already familiar with Format 1 and 2, click here to go directly to the green text.
1a) Enter the Title for your page. This will show as the link to your page in the Month Index.
1b) Font size for the Title link, would normally leave as is, i.e. medium.
1c) An option allowing you to use a picture file as a link to your page from the Month Index. If you use this option, please make sure the picture is a small thumbnail size. To use this option you will have had to upload the picture (via Online Post) for the month you are working in.
You would normally leave these settings as they are. However if you wish to try something different, please feel free to do so.
2a) This option is the default setting for the "Return" link on your page, back to the Month Index. You can choose the size of the text link, i.e. small, medium or large.
2b) This allows for a picture to be used as the return link. You may have an arrow or some other graphic suitable for a return button that you'd like to use. Make sure you've uploaded the graphic via the Online Post Function first.
2c) This option sets the alignment of the Return text and/or button link. The default setting is centre alignment.
3a) You must enter a name or e-mail address or the Online Page Creator won't create your page. We are aware of safety issues and suggest you use a first name only or pseudonym if you don't wish to be identified by visitors to the site.
The option (pictured above) differs from Format 1 and 2. Here you enter your own HTML for your web page. There are two options:
1) Directly type your HTML into the space provided.
2) Prepare a page in your own Web Editor Programme. Copy the HTML in your Web Editor and paste into the HTML space provided, as shown above. Use your "right click" function and select [Paste]. Your previously prepared HTML will magically appear!
Important: Please remember to include in your HTML the location of your picture, sound and/or video files.
Earth Calendar Directory
Include the location of your picture, sound and/or video files as shown above. The blue writing shows the address where all picture, sound and video files are stored on the Earth Calendar server. The red entry you make will depend on what month you've uploaded your files to e.g April 1999 is 9904apr, May 1999 is 9905may, and so on.
Picture file names
The green entry should be the name of your picture, sound or video file. Replace small_picture.jpg with your filename.
For example, a New Zealand picture file nz1cat01.jpg a New Zealand sound file nz1cat.ra a New Zealand video file nz1cat.ram
When you've finished click on the [Create] button. You will be shown a preview of your page and asked "Is this page okay?" If it is select [Yes]. If you select [No] you will return to the HTML Format page you have been working on to make your changes.
Be warned, the [Rewrite] button will clear everything you have entered previously. Only use this option if your entries have been entirely the wrong ones.
Online Page Creator Help Files
This page last modified 30 September, 1999 by Lynne Ralph