- 1.What information does this page contain?This page has been written to assist you in adding functionality to your Web pages stored in the IS environment and to explain the fundamental differences between administering them on a regular Web server and IS. Its aim, however, is not to teach you to create Web pages. Therefore, it is not intended for the users with no knowledge of Web design. That is also the reason why no technical support is provided in this area on the part of IS developers (since it is beyond their capacity) and why the IS users are requested to contact their more experienced colleagues provided they encounter any problems during the designing process.
- 2.Get Your Web Site to Run in Three StepsFirst of all, go to the my Web section using the following path:Personal Administration My WebThen, proceed as follows:
- Upload your main page (index.html or index.htm) from your computer into the root folder (the one you have been taken to) using Operations → Upload file, or select 'Enter text and save it as a file' and save the newly entered text as a file named index.html or index.htm (only one of these).
- After uploading (or creating) the file, set its access rights by selecting (using the appropriate checkbox) index.htm or index.html (depending on the name of your file) and clicking on Operations → Change rights and attributes of each item separately (you can also use the padlock icon for this purpose). Then set the right to read to anyone on the Internet (provided you want your pages to be accessible to everyone, of course) and click on Save.
- Now the address of your Web site is https://is.ambis.cz/www/your_personal_identification_number/index.html or, provided you have a user name, https://is.ambis.cz/www/your_user_name/index.html).
- 3.How can I create a page in the HTML editor?For the instructions on how to work with the HTML editor, click here. Provided you use the plain text editor in combination with the HTML one, you may encounter the situation where the latter does not display your image while your browser loaded with the page does so (this problem also occurs when relative addresses are used). Therefore, it proves helpful to load one browser window with your page and another with the editor. Thus you can easily view the changes you have made in your page by reloading the contents of the former (using the Refresh/Reload button of your browser) each time you save them in the editor.
- 4.How can I insert an image in my page and
create a reference to another page?
- When inserting an image located in another folder into your HTML code, you should use its abbreviation (not its name!). The HTML editor inserts this automatically. Therefore, if you are entering the path manually using the plain text editor, the image tags should have the following format: <img alt="your_description" src="/www/your_personal_identification_number/folder_abbreviation/your_image.gif"/>. If you want your page to be accessible to people outside the Information System as well, you should delete the /auth part from the tag that has been generated by the HTML editor. Hence, the URL part of the tag should finally have the following format: /www/your_personal_identification_number/folder_abbreviation/your_image.gif. NB: The plain text editor is case-sensitive!
- Hypertext References
- When inserting hypertext references using the plain text editor, proceed the same way you would if you were writing the code in Notepad, Wordpad, or any other similar program. The hypertext references should therefore have the format of, for instance, <a href="http://www.seznam.cz">odkaz</a>. When working with the HTML editor, you can use the icon for inserting references.
- 5.Access RightsThe Information System allows its users to set a wide range of access rights for their folders and files. Provided you want your folder or file to be accessible to anyone, set its right to read to anyone on the Internet. You can also make the folder or file accessible to only a limited number of people such as IS users, teachers, a concrete person, etc. The access rights can be specified for each folder or file separately. Provided you have created a folder where you plan to store the material that no one else should be allowed to access, do not set any right to read for it.
- 6.Several People Working on the Same ProjectIf you want to allocate some space to the material a team of IS users will be working on, create a new folder and limit its right to read and right to upload to the individual members of the team using their personal identification numbers (učos). This will enable all the members of the team to upload files into the folder and read the ones uploaded by the others.
- 7.Some More Information on Your Web AddressesThe address of your Web site stored in the my Web section is https://is.ambis.cz/www/your_personal_identification_number/index.html, or, provided you have a user name, https://is.ambis.cz/www/your_user_name/index.html). To create/select a user name, please use the following path:Personal Administration select user nameFile addresses: To find out what address a page on your Web site has (not just that of index.html), please click on its , which will display the information about the file. To change the properties of the file (e.g. its name, type, and encoding system), click on . To change its contents in the HTML editor, use . Provided your Web site consists of multiple files, it is advisable to organize these into folders. When creating a new folder (e.g. using Operations → Create folder), remember to enter its name as well as its abbreviation. The latter is consequently inserted in the address of the file so that it has the format of
https://is.ambis.cz/www/2660/img/spring/plant.jpgas opposed to
https://is.ambis.cz/www/2660/Images/Plants blossoming in spring/plant.jpg
containing full names.
- Address within Manager:
- The address in the format of https://is.ambis.cz/auth/www/my_personal_identification_number/index.html?info takes you to the authenticated part of File Manager allowing you to work only with this file. The section enables you to access the information about the file as well as the tools you can use to edit it the way described above.
- Address within Manager for the users outside IS:
- The address in the format of https://is.ambis.cz/www/my_personal_identification_number/index.html?info takes you the unauthenticated part of File Manager displaying the information about the file. However, you can access neither the tools used for its editing nor its access statistics. The file can only be opened (its contents displayed).
- Address within IS:
- The Address within IS is the one of your Web site that can only be utilized by the visitors logged in the Information System. The visitors outside the System cannot browse it at this address.
- Address for the users outside IS:
- This address can also be used by the visitors outside the Information System.
- 8.Access StatisticsUsing this section, you can keep track of how frequently visited your Web site is. The feature only works for files, not folders. To view the access statistics, please use the following path:Personal Administration My Web the Tools icon of the file whose access statistics you want to browse access statistics
- 9.Maximum Allocated SpaceEvery IS user (a member of MU staff or student who has not completed or interrupted his/her studies) has his/her own Web section with a certain amount of free space allocated to it. The information about the currently available free space (as well as the space occupied) is displayed to him/her after he/she enters the application. Provided he/she attempts to upload into his/her Web section a file that causes its space limit to be exceeded, the Information System does not let him/her do so. The System administrators reserve the right to change the free space limit if the need to do so arises.
- 10.Where can I learn more about HTML and Web design?For more information, go to: http://www.jakpsatweb.cz/ - available in Czech Instructions on how to create the first Web site with lots of examples and a list of HTML tags (good for beginners and those who know little about HTML) can be found at:
http://polopate.jakpsatweb.cz/ - in Czech Books on Web design: Návrh a tvorba webů - written in Czech
Subtitle: Vytváříme zákaznicky orientovaný web
The book focuses on all the areas of Web design ranging from the Web page layout, to navigation, administration, e-commerce, and debugging. The book has been translated into Czech from its English original titled The Design of Sites. Webdesign pro úplné začátečníky
This book (only available in Czech) provides fundamentals of Web design and instructs the reader in how to build a Web site from scratch focusing on making its first draft, creating graphics and incorporating these in the site, making the site functional and interactive. All the instructions are presented clearly and they do not require the reader to have any previous experience in the area. Web design - written in Czech
This book full of useful tidbits, which is a Czech translation of Web Design Complete Reference, has been published as a complete guide intended mainly (but not only) for advanced Web designers. Ovládněte kaskádové styly! - written in Czech
This book targets the effective use of cascading style sheets (CSS). It has been translated from its English original titled Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design. Other books - mostly in Czech
This page contains a list of other books on Web design.
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