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seeing changes on webpage (6 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by catemars
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • catemars Member

    i'm helping a prof update his homepage. new to this. i have transfered (put) the files i want to add to the page in the public folder. now i don't know where they are supposed to show up on the homepage. is there an additional step that i am completely missing? i feel there is a gap, since i do not 'see' any 'public' folder when i look at the actual homepage and not sure where any of this is supposed to show up. any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    When you say you added the pages to "the public folder", do you mean the Public folder on his Macintosh, a public folder on the server, or something else?

    If you tell us the URL of the webpage, we can take a look at it and see if we can give some advice.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • catemars Member

    hi, i put the new pdf folders (Anwar Shaikh pdf and Anwar Shaikh pdf2)into the public folder on the server - "public_html" the url is [URL=http://
    what i want is for them to be listed on that page as papers that are available for download - as the others are. i'm thinking now that i might need to change the actual website? i'm not sure. i really appreciate your assistance. i will purchase this software as soon as the trial period is over, since i will be continuing to update his site. thanks so much.

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi,

    When you say you added the pages to "the public folder", do you mean the Public folder on his Macintosh, a public folder on the server, or something else?

    If you tell us the URL of the webpage, we can take a look at it and see if we can give some advice.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by catemars (edited 09-17-2005).]

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Yes, you need to make changes to the file that is displayed when you go to the URL in order for the new PDFs to be listed. That file is probably named "index.html" or something similar, and you will need to add links to the PDF files along with a short description, just as you see for the other PDFs already listed. Just uploading the PDF files to the "public_html" folder is not enough.

    By the way, Fetch is free to educational users - you can check with the Academic Technology department to see if the university already has a license, or you can apply for one on the Fetch Softworks website.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 09-16-2005).]

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • catemars Member

    thank you. i will check with the admins about acquiring fetch. one more question that i am afraid to ask, since i think i know the answer: i looked at the index.html and it seems to be a sample/pdf/template of sorts. i don't know how to change or add info - how to access the html. is this where i need a web design program? if so can you recommend a simple one for me.
    thanks again,
    cate

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi,

    Yes, you need to make changes to the file that is displayed when you go to the URL in order for the new PDFs to be listed. That file is probably named "index.html" or something similar, and you will need to add links to the PDF files along with a short description, just as you see for the other PDFs already listed. Just uploading the PDF files to the "public_html" folder is not enough.

    By the way, Fetch is free to educational users - you can check with the Academic Technology department to see if the university already has a license, or you can apply for one on the Fetch Softworks website.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 09-16-2005).]

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    The index.html page looks like fairly normal html to me (it's not a PDF file). If you are not familar with HTML you probably should use a web design program to edit the file. Unfortunately, I don't know of a simple web design program to recommend - you should ask around the university and see what people use.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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