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  • Started 11 years ago by georgeff
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • georgeff Member

    I am trying to set up my first web page. I have a domain name via doteasy.com and have loaded a page that I created in Composer of Netscape. I uploaded some pictures using Fetch. Four of these were ok and went to the right place. Two of the pictures are apparently the wrong ones and do not correspond to the html data on the page.

    How can I remove these 2 pictures, upload the correct ones, and get them to the right place? I am not very familiar with html language and am sort of puzzeling it out as I go along.

    Thanks for any help or comments. George.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    To remove the two pictures, connect to your service provider with Fetch, select the images in the Fetch file list by cmd-clicking on them, and choose "Delete directories and files..." from the Remote menu.

    As for your other questions, it would help me to know the URL of your webpage, so I can look at what the HTML expects.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • georgeff Member

    Jim--

    Thanks for your reply. My page is called
    www.thelittlegreenie.com

    I have, in the meantime, loaded a couple of paages via Fetch but have not yet deleted the wrong ones. I expect to do that today.

    George

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • georgeff Member

    Hi--

    I've deleted a couple of files (images) per instructions and uploaded 2 replacements. But the html for the page does not reflect the new files--it still shows the old ones.

    I tried to delete the html version of a file name (image) but was unable to.

    I was wondering if it would be ok to prepare a complete new page, which was would be fairly easy, and then just delete the old page and upload the new one. The new one would have the correct names of the images I want to use.

    Would this work ok?

    Thanks, George

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    One of the images that isn't showing up is named:

    E,MRS & V-(GC1)-GIF

    In URL form that's:

    E%2CMRS%20%26%20V-%28GC1%29-GIF

    The problem with this name is that it doesn't end in a file name extension, i.e. a period followed by some letters and/or digits. A GIF file should end in .gif (not -GIF).

    I'd also recommend avoiding special characters like commas, ampersands, spaces and parentheses in your file names for the web. The encoded name above is hard to read because of all the special characters, and a lot of servers have trouble with special characters.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • georgeff Member

    Thanks for the reply--

    I'll make sure the .gif extension is used from now on.

    Actually, the nameing of the file was done somewhat automatically. First, I used a 740x680(?) still from a video file. I opened this in Graphic converter and resized it to 225x150. I renamed it (example: Accident still GC 22;GIF.gif) and saved it. In the next step, I opened a page in Netscape Composer and imported the new file. I then saved this web page with a new name. This page, along with tables and text, was uploaded to the my page (or site?). I also uploaded the image file. Somewhere in this process, Netscape (or ?) converted the image name to the name that appears in the HTML version.

    I think I understand what you mean about special characters; the only ones I've used very much are the semicolon and the dash. I suppose I could use a period or a space or nothing instead.

    Thanks for your help. Since you didn't say anthing about deleting the whole page and replacing it, I may try that. George.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Actually dashes are fine -- it's spaces, semi-colons, ampersands and parentheses that have to be encoded with the %xx code, and that makes the names harder to read.

    I would rename the image files in question, re-import them into Netscape Composer, then upload the changed HTML file and the images files to your site.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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