new website FAQ for updating and creating pages
Q: What’s new?
A: Addressing the content-out-of-date problem
in current web site, the new CSE web provide a better access control
granularity to actively involve each research group to keep their
web page fresh and up-to-date. In the new site, the web Administrator
will grant the access control for each research/project directory
to the corresponding group. Each research/project group can easily
change their web page at anytime, from anywhere with an internet
access, with access control protection.
Q: What’s the tool we should use?
A: The tool we should use to modify existing
pages or to create new ones is Macromedia Dreamweaver. Modifying
pages using Microsoft Word will create problems with the Style
Sheets and therefore the fonts and functionality of certain pages
will not work. If you have any questions please contact Maggie.
Q: What are to be put in the assigned directory
for each project team on the CSE main website?
A: An index.html is REQUIRED
in your assigned directory regardless of how you want to setup
your project web pages. This page may be redirected to your own
web pages, or you may create a homepage and then link to other
pages (may be in other directories of your own).
Q: What are the options to setup project web
A: You have three options:
a) If you would like to keep your old web pages, and wanted full
access control to all your stuff, you may only create the index.html
page in your assigned directory for CSE main website. You MUST
make index.html to AUTOMATICALLY
REDIRECT to your web pages.
b) If you would like to redo your web pages using our template,
you are welcome to do so as well. Please refer to how to provided
template for detail instruction of how to use the templates. All
of you web pages must be created under your assigned directory,
and there MUST be a page named index.html.
c) If your project is a new project, and there are no existing
web pages, you will have to use the provide templates to create
your project pages. Please refer to how to provided template for
detail instruction of how to use the templates. All of you web
pages must be created under your assigned directory, and there
MUST be a page named index.html.
Q: How to redirect index.html to other
web pages automatically?
in <head> tag:
window.location= “YOUR WEB PAGE URL”
Q: How to use the provided templates?
A: Please refer to How
to use template for detail instructions on using the template.
Q: What to do to link product to the TOOLS
section in the main web site?
A: You need to make an anchor point at the
section where others can download your product/tool. And send
the anchor with its complete URL (e.g.,http://sunset.usc.edu/myproject/download.html#download_anchor)
Q: Where can we get a copy of this guide?
A: Please click
here to get a copy in pdf format.
Updated: July 31, 2003