'Puter know-how needed (on-topic)

'Puter know-how needed (on-topic)

Post by Deb » Sun, 05 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Hi all!
I'm wondering if someone with more 'puter know-how than me (almost
anyone!!) can help me. I've been trying for a couple of weeks to get a web
site set up so I can share some pictures of my quilts. I thought I finally
had it tonight, but I'm getting text only, somehow I'm not getting the
connection to the photo files. (The spaces for the pictures are there, but
not the pictures) I don't want to take up ng bandwidth with a discussion of
this, but if anyone who has some experience would be willing to e-mail me
and let me discuss the problem a little and try to help me figure out what
I'm doing wrong, I'd really appreciate it!
Thanks!
Deb

 
 
 

'Puter know-how needed (on-topic)

Post by Rita Denenber » Sun, 05 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi all!
> I'm wondering if someone with more 'puter know-how than me (almost
> anyone!!) can help me. I've been trying for a couple of weeks to get a web
> site set up so I can share some pictures of my quilts. I thought I finally
> had it tonight, but I'm getting text only, somehow I'm not getting the
> connection to the photo files. (The spaces for the pictures are there, but
> not the pictures) I don't want to take up ng bandwidth with a discussion of
> this, but if anyone who has some experience would be willing to e-mail me
> and let me discuss the problem a little and try to help me figure out what
> I'm doing wrong, I'd really appreciate it!
> Thanks!
> Deb


First of all you need the file with the picture (jpg or gif) in the
folder where you write  or send. For instance I ftp my pics.  If I have
a pic of a quilt called quilt.jpg (No caps) it's in the same place where
I ftp. (foto transfer protocol). I also keep a copy of everything in
another folder but which really is not necessary. Both would have the
quilt.gif so I can view it it Netscape before sending.
You must have the proper codes when you do text. If you have thumbnails
as I do the following codes are utilized.
<a ref="quilt.jpg">  and for the thumbnail, <IMG SRC=guildt.jpg">
Good luck. We'll all be looking for your page.
--
Rita
http://www.hypermart.net/myquilts/

 
 
 

'Puter know-how needed (on-topic)

Post by Mary Beth Goodm » Sun, 05 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I thought I finally
> had it tonight, but I'm getting text only, somehow I'm not getting the
> connection to the photo files.

I'm chuckling a little, but not at you!

I think this was the hardest thing to wrap my mind around when I started
to do web pages - HOW do you get the stuff out of your computer and out
THERE?

Basically, you need to put on your server's computer ALL of the files you
used to build your web pages: the page itself, with all the code showing
where the pictures, text and graphics go; the picture files; and the
graphics files.

If any of the graphics/pictures files are missing you get the little
missing image indicator when you look at them on the 'net.

It is important to know too that html stuff is case sensitive (my DH
points out that it's really the UNIX servers that are case sensitive), so
NYQuilts.html isn't the same as nyquilts.html.

And finally the file names that appear in your html document for a picture
have to be the same as the names of the file that you ftp to your server.
No extra subdirectory names etc. (This has always been a problem when I
try to upload things to my geocity site. Always have to go in and correct
file names manually. Pooh!) So c:\...pictures\flower.jpg  isn't the same
as flower.jpg.

Good luck - and don't worry - the first is always the hardest and it DOES
get easier.

Mary Beth Goodman