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Introduction File Names
New User Screen File Types
User Center Screen The Page List
Editing a Page The Action Buttons
Creating a New Page Index.html
Uploading HTML Files The File List
Page Names System Messages
Your Web Address WebNow Totals
Uploading Files Changing Your User Information

Introduction Go to Top of Page

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 upload.

New User Screen Go to Top of Page

When you first log in to your WebNow account, you will see something like the following screen:

WebNow New User 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 templates.

Once you've chosen a template, select it from the drop-down box and click on the Create 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

User Center Screen Go to Top of Page

After you create your first web page, your screen will look something like this:

User Center Screenshot

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 Edit 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 Create button. The page will then appear in your Page List underneath index.html.

You can then edit your new page by clicking on the Edit 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 Edit 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

Your Web Address Go to Top of Page

The URL at which your homepage can be viewed by anyone with a browser is shown below your Page List.

Your Web Address

Uploading Files Go to Top of Page

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:

Upload Files

  1. Type the full path name of the file in the text box, or click the Browse... button to open a standard "Choose File" window where you can locate and select the file you want to upload.
  2. Make sure the file is of an allowed type (see File Types below).
  3. 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.
  4. Once you've typed or selected the file, click on the Upload File button.
  5. 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

help! File Types Go to Top of Page

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.

File Types List

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.

The Page List Go to Top of Page

After you have created one or more pages, your Page List will look something like this:

The Page List

The Action buttons to the right of the page names are the things you can do with the respective files.

  • Click on the Edit button to edit the page in the WebNow2000 Editor.
  • Click on the Delete 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 Rename 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 Go to Top of Page

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.

The File List

Guestbook Go to Top of Page

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 Delete button, or administer your Guestbook by clicking the Administer button button. You will see the following display, and you can delete any guestbook entry by clicking on the Delete button.

Guestbook Administration Screenshot

Instructions for inserting a Guestbook on a web page are found in the WebNow2000 Editor User Guide and Help.

System Messages Go to Top of Page

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.

System Message

WebNow Totals Go to Top of Page

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.

Your Web Totals

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

Changing Your User Information Go to Top of Page

At the bottom of the User Center Screen your current user information is displayed.

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. Top


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