WebNow2000 is a powerful web file management and online
web page editing product. The WebNow User Center allows you, the user, to create,
edit, delete and rename your web pages, as well as upload files to use on your
pages. The limits set by your Moderator will determine how many pages and how
much disk space you are permitted to use, as well as what types of files you may
When you first log in to your WebNow account, you will see something
like the following screen:
Before you start working on your website, you need to create your
index page or home page. This page, once created, will be called index.html
and cannot be renamed or deleted.
There are several templates available to base your web pages on.
Click on the links in the View Templates box to view the
Once you've chosen a template, select it from the drop-down box
and click on the button to create your index page.
Note: If you wish to upload an HTML file from your computer
to be used as your index.html page, don't create a page using the Create
Your First Page instructions above. Instead, upload it using Upload
Files, being sure it is already named index.html. Top
After you create your first web page, your screen will look something
Your first web page, named index.html, has now been created
(or uploaded). The table lists all your web pages and the actions that can be
performed on them.
Editing your homepage (index.html). Click on
the button to enter the WebNow2000 Editor program and begin
editing your home page. There are separate help files to guide you through the
editor program, which you can access once you are using the program.
Creating a new page. Type in the name of the page
(one word, only lowercase letters and numbers, no spaces or special characters),
select a template from the drop-down list and click the button. The page will then appear in your Page
List underneath index.html.
You can then edit your new page by clicking on the button next to it.
| Tip: When naming your
web pages, you may only use lowercase letters and/or numbers. WebNow will
not accept special characters like !, & or spaces in page names. Top
Uploading HTML files. (Note: This feature may
be enabled or disabled by the Moderator.) If you have an HTML file on your
hard drive that you would like to include in your web, you can upload
it using WebNow. Once you have uploaded it, it will be shown on your Page
List as if you had created it using the WebNow2000 Editor. However, an
uploaded HTML file cannot be edited using the WebNow Editor. When you click the
button you will be presented with the HTML document in a text
box rather than the standard WebNow editing screen.
This feature is intended primarily for those who have experience
with HTML coding, or who prefer to create web pages using an offline webpage editor
and then upload them, rather than editing them online. Top
The URL at which your homepage can be viewed by anyone with a browser is shown
below your Page List.
Note: This feature may be disabled or enabled
by the Moderator.
If you have a file on your hard disk, i.e. a GIF or JPG, that
you want to use on one of your web pages, you may upload it to your WebNow web
using the following steps:
- Type the full path name of the file in the text box, or click the
button to open a standard "Choose File" window where you can locate
and select the file you want to upload.
- Make sure the file is of an allowed type (see File Types
- Ensure that the name of the file is in all lowercase letters and/or numbers,
with no special characters. If it is not, rename it on your hard drive before
you upload it.
- Once you've typed or selected the file, click on the button.
- After the file has been uploaded, your screen will refresh and the new file
will now be included on your File List.
|Tip: WebNow only accepts
lowercase letters and/or numbers in graphic file names. If your image file name
includes any special characters such as & or spaces, you must rename it before
uploading it to your web. Top
If file uploads are enabled, the File Upload box shows a list of file type
extensions that the Moderator has permitted for upload to your web.
They may include image files such as JPG, GIF or PNG files, HTML
files, or document files such as DOC or PDF. If you attempt to upload a file with
an extension that is not on this list, you will receive an error message and the
upload will fail.
Note: You cannot change a file's extension
on your hard drive in order to bypass the allowed file types, as the resulting
file will not be displayed correctly in your web.
After you have created one or more pages, your Page
List will look something like this:
The Action buttons
to the right of the page names are the things you can do with the respective files.
- Click on the
button to edit the page in the WebNow2000 Editor.
- Click on the button to remove a page from your web.
Note: Deleting a page is a permanent action. Be careful
not to do so accidentally, as they cannot be restored once deleted.
- If you want to change the name of a web page, click on the button
for that web page. (Note: The index.html page cannot be renamed.)
|Tip: The index.html
page cannot be renamed. Only the additional pages you create can be renamed. Top
The File List shows any files you or the Moderator
have uploaded to your web. As with the page list, you can delete or rename these
files using this list.
Note: This feature may be disabled or enabled
by the Moderator.
The File List (see File List)
also shows your Guestbook file (if any) and its size.
You can delete your Guestbook by clicking on the button, or administer your Guestbook by clicking the
button. You will see the following display, and you can delete any guestbook entry
by clicking on the button.
Instructions for inserting a Guestbook on a web page are found
in the WebNow2000 Editor User Guide and Help.
When you create, rename, and delete pages, or if you try to create
or rename a page using special characters, hit the Enter key without clicking
on a button or do something else that WebNow does not recognise or allow, you
will receive a message near the top of your user Center screen.
This message will either confirm that the action has been done, or explain the
problem and in most cases how to correct it.
In the lower part of the User Center Screen is displayed information
about your web space usage and the page number and size allowances that have been
assigned by your WebNow administrator.
Once you have created all the pages you are allowed, the Create
New Page dialog will no longer appear on your User Center display. If you use
all the disk space you have been allotted, both the Create New Page and Upload
File dialogs will disappear from your User Center. At this point, if you want
to create a new page or upload another image file, you must make room by deleting
something from your web, or apply to your WebNow administrator for more space
if this is one of your options.
|Tip: The Create New Page
and/or Upload Graphics options will no longer appear
on your User Center screen once you have reached or exceeded your web allowances.
You will not be able to create any more pages or upload any more files unless
you delete a page or file from your web. Top
At the bottom of the User Center Screen your current user information
You may change any of your user information with the exception
of your username.
Your Web Title is the title of your website that will appear in
the directory list (if any) created by your Administrator. You may want to change
your password right away to something that you can easily remember. To change
any of the items, merely make the changes or corrections in the text box and click
the Update User button.
If you no longer want this WebNow web, enter your password and
click the Delete My Web button. Deleting
Your Web is a permanent action! Your web cannot be restored after it has been
deleted. If you delete your web accidentally you must apply
for a new account and re-create your web manually.