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Directions for Adding Pages

Page history last edited by Dr. Kaston Tange 13 years, 9 months ago

Building a Page on this site requires two main steps. 


First, create the page. 

  1. Open the "Add a Text Template." Highlight and copy all of the text on that page (starting at * * * * Please note... and ending with the table of Project Group Members).
  2. Click the "Create a page" link at the top right of the sidebar. 
  3. Name it carefully: the page name is the one thing you will not be able to edit once you get started on your project.  (The site will allow you to edit the page name, but if you do so, all links to your page will break.)
  4. Place the page into a folder if your professor has created one for your class.  
  5. Click on "Create page."  
  6. Paste the text you have copied from the "Add a Text Template" onto your page.
  7. Then click "Save" in the bottom left corner of the resulting page.


Second, once the page is created, you need to archive it on the appropriate subject area page(s).  Let's say your project is about fallen women, so you'd like to archive it on the "Gender and Sexuality" page and on the "Working-Class Life" page. 

  1. Open the "Gender and Sexuality" page (via the Front Page).
  2. Click "edit" on the tab up above.
  3. Enter the bibliographic information for your project in the correct spot in the alphabetical list of projects already there. (Please note: the Table of Contents is alphabetized by title because so many essays in Victorian periodicals were unsigned that many times the authors may be unknown.) 
  4. Highlight the title only, then look to the "Insert links" box in the sidebar at right, and click on the title of the project page you just created. 
  5. Click "Save" on the bottom left of the "Gender and Sexuality" page. 
  6. Repeat this process on the "Working-Class Life" page. 


Now, you will be able to locate your page by looking in your class folder or on either of the subject-area pages on which it has been archived.  You can get to your page from any of these locations and make changes to it, and all links to your page will go to the most recent version.


A Note on Visual Images / PDF Files


Images can only be inserted directly into a page if they are .jpg files.  Save all PDF files in a .jpg format before uploading them, in order to ensure that they will load properly.


When you go to add content to your page, please be aware that image files need to be sized properly in order to be easily viewable here.  You can set the parameters of your image to different resolutions (image quality), as well as scale the size of the finished images, either through your scanner settings before you scan the image or through some kind of editing program once you have the image scanned.  You can also adjust the size of your images once they are inserted.  Please keep in mind that images larger than approximately 700 pixels in width will be too wide for viewers to see in their entirety on this screen.  Image size is particularly a problem for cartoons, which need to be seen in their entirety at once in order to make sense. 


To resize an image: Once you upload your image, click on it, so that a black border appears around the image. You will see a tiny box in each corner of the image.  Click and drag one corner box to rescale the image.  Pixel measurements will appear as you size the image up or down.  When the first number (horizontal pixel measurement) is close to 700, you are at the maximum size for your image.  If it is tall, your image may need to be less than 700 wide in order for people to view it clearly. Play around with the image size until it is viewer-friendly.


Once you have started a page


You may find the tips on the How-To Guide useful for completing your content.

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