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08-26-2006, 09:15 PM
Quick question...I am really hopeless with website designing, this is my first attempt. Anyway, I am planning on having articles on my websites which I will add to each month. I am going to have a main article page, but then do I have a list of articles on the side, with each opening to a new page with one article on it? What do I save them as? I'm not sure if I am saving my pages right either. Will it matter when I go to publish if they aren't saved with the right name?

08-27-2006, 03:03 AM
What is your site URL ?
Do you mean saving your pages or saving your articles?
-Pages: your home page must be saved as index no caps, no underlining, no extension. Every other page save as about_us, contact_us, etc. really doesn't matter (page1, page2, page3) so long as you link each properly and if you do make a change later on you remember to correct the link. pages will show as www.yourdomain.com/page1.html
-Articles: saving as PDF files makes it easier for users to open than say Word or Wordperfect.

08-27-2006, 03:21 AM
Articles: saving as PDF files makes it easier for users to open than say Word or Wordperfect.I agree....and it is a means to "protect" your documents from plagerism and "pilferage" of logos, etc.

However, to achieve the same type of "User Ease" and managing on my side to update a News section, I opted to use a watermarked image as the base of my BV "pages" and simply composed (copied) the articles onto a BV page-proper, allowing the watermark underneath to always be present for identification purposes (even if printed by viewers). Since the image is a Registered Trademark, it allows me recourse.

You can see how I developed the "pop-up" single-article News section HERE (http://www.choicegroupintl.com/g_news.html) to better illustrate the option I chose to implement.
(And, you can see how far behind I am actually publishing my news pages.....LOL) http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon11.gif

08-27-2006, 08:53 PM
Thanks! So, I save each article, on a seperate page, in PDF format, right? How hard is it going to be to link everything together? (Remember, you are dealing with a complete newbie!!)

08-27-2006, 11:07 PM
Let's go back a bit, it is easy but..

Have you watched the tutorials on linking pages? If not go back and watch them all from the beginning. http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/hyperlinking-making-all-come-together/9315-linking-your-pages-together-creating-hyperlinks-text-images-etc.html

-If you are going to include several articles per page and from different sources, example legal briefings, PDF are a good idea. If it is something you wrote, consider a text box.