A comprehensive web design tutorial in PDF format using the free web editor Kompozer powered by Mozilla, step by step instructions with screen shots in PDF or MS Word format. It explains how to download the Kompozer web editor software, install and run it on your computer. By the end of this tutorial series, you will have created a fully functional website with multiple Guide on Linking and Publishing a PDF File with KompoZer. 1. The original Nvu User Guide was available in both HTML and pdf formats. .. ment although in a few places it uses a tutorial ap- proach.
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Tutorials on using KompoZer, a free WYSIWYG web editor, to set up and How to Upload and Link to a PDF File (or PDF Ebook) in KompoZer. web coding. You can download Kompozer (free) from tingmisscomptarmi.tk and there are many support sites and tutorials available on the net. This user guide. Frontpage. With KompoZer, you can work on your web page using the graphical interface, or you .. This site has tutorials on HTML, CSS and.
Figure 14 Next Page If you like save a copy of your own banner background image into your web folder containing your index. To use your own background image make sure it is pixels wide by pixels high or between to pixels high depending on your requirement and it is web optimized to a file size below KB. Inserting background image into table using CSS Cascading Style Sheets In the Kompozer interface under normal view select the table by clicking on it and then click the CSS editor button in toolbar Figure 15 a , Style sheets dialog box appears.
Select style applied to all elements of class. Type a name for your style; remember no spaces in style names and click create style. Do not click OK yet!
Under the background tab click choose file 3 and navigate to your web folder 4 and open your banner image 5. Deselect the Image scrolls 2 and select Center and Top under Positioning 3. Click on the Box Tab 4 and type px for width and px for height 5. Now click OK. Applying your Style Select your table by clicking on it 1 and then on the Formatting Toolbar select mybanner style from the drop-down list 2.
Background image will appear. Save your web page by clicking save under the File menu in top menu bar or use Save button in toolbar. To start again click the CSS palette button 3. Make sure you are navigating to the right folder containing index and image files under Choose Files E. Adding a Heading Click in your table and type a heading, select your heading click and drag 1.
To apply a heading format select Heading 1 in Formatting Toolbar 2. Other Options Select your heading. On the toolbar under variable width select a font style, but note only Times Roman, Arial and Verdana will display correctly in most internet browsers.
Change your font color by clicking Choose Text Color button. Click small or large A to enlarge or reduce size, B to turn heading bold, I for italics or U for underline. Click Normal Tab to return to working mode. Figure 21 a Figure 21 a Normal Mode To view your web page in an internet browser like Windows Explorer or Firefox Save your web page by clicking save under the File menu in top menu bar or use Save button in toolbar.
Click Browse on Toolbar 1 , click Launch Application if window appears, web page should open in your default internet browser 2. Your web page should open in your default web browser i. Internet Explorer or Mozilla Fire Fox. Insert a row below your banner. Click in banner away from heading.
Figure 23 Figure 23 Click within new table and then click the Table button on the Toolbar. Position your cursor within the form outline where you would like your text area to be. Click the down arrow next to the Form button on the toolbar and choose Text Area from the drop-down menu.
The Text Area Properties window will open. Enter a name for the text area field. The name identifies the field in the HTML code and is used by the form handling script to process the user-submitted information. Enter the number of rows and columns that you want the text area to display. These dimensions determine the size of the field on the page and how much text can be entered into the field before scrolling needs to happen.
More advanced options can be specified with the other controls in this window, but for now, the field name and dimensions are enough. Click OK and the text area appears on the form. Add a Submit and Reset Button to a Form Lifewire After the user has filled out the form on your page, there needs to be some way for the information to be submitted to the server. Additionally, if the user wants to start over or makes a mistake, it is helpful to include a control that will reset all of the form values to the default.
Special form controls handle these functions, called the Submit and Reset buttons respectively. Place your cursor within the outlined form area where you wish the submit or reset button to be. Most often, these will be located below the rest of the fields on a form. Click the down arrow next to the Form button on the toolbar and choose Define Button from the drop-down menu. The Button Properties window will appear. Choose the type of button from the drop-down menu labeled Type.
Your choices are Submit, Reset, and Button. On the Macs, it is the icon with KZ on it in the Dock. Then follow the Step by Step below:. Please note that most of the screen grabs in these Step by Steps are made from Windows. There will be minor differences to the Mac version. Top left of the Site Manager should be an icon on the Mac a button to 'Edit' sites. Indicated by the red arrow. Click on that to get the Edit Sites or Site Publishing dialogue box step 2.
Step 2 - Site Publisher. Next you will see the site publishing dialogue. There are three things to do here: At 1 type in a name for your site.
Preferably it should be either 'sculpture' or preferably 'yournamesculpture' as one word, with no speech marks. Use the 'Select Directory' button to get the next dialogue box. Then click on the Make New Folder button at 1. This should make a new folder, ready to type a name in. Again type either 'sculpture' or preferably 'yournamesculpture' as one word, with no speech marks at 2.
Follow the instructions and download the resources from here that you will need for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park web site exercise in Komposer. You can do it page by page, starting with the YSP logo and then the first three pictures for the 'home' page.
For the page texts, just click on the links and copy the text into your page s as you make them. Apple Mac note: If drag and drop doesn't work you can get the Windows style right click menu by holding down the CTRL key as you click on a picture. Then choose 'Save image as This is the animated 'Yorkshire Sculpture Park' logo.
It is a simple animated GIF file. You can make one of these quite easily in Photoshop if you wanted to. To download any of the pictures, just drag and drop the picture onto your site folder on the Mac.
If you have successfully downloaded the YSP logo and the first three pictures to your site folder, you are ready to start building the 'home' page. In order to produce a layout where pictures and text are placed alongside each other, this step by step will introduce you to the technique of using a table as a 'layout grid' in which to place your page elements.
Just follow the step by step below. Step 1 -Adding images. Once you have downloaded the logo and the first three pictures, if you return to Kompozer and clik on the 'refresh' icon in Site manager the yellow 'clockwise arrow' you should see the four files in the site folder.
Now you are ready to place the images on the page. All you have to do is drag and drop them onto the page. Start with the YSP logo and then the three pictures. You'll notice that the pictures arrange themselves in a linear way down the web page, just as if you were using MS Word.
You can't place the pictures on the right hand side of the page for example by 'dragging' them there. That's one of the disadvantages of basic HTML - unlike desktop publishing, there is no sophisticated control for placing images. This is where a table can be used to provide a 'grid' or 'framework' for page layout.
To place a table at the top of your page to put the pictures and text into, just click on the Insert Table icon in the toolbar arrowed in red and choose the cell dimensions you want from the pop up. In this case we should start with a table 5 cells wide by 6 cells or rows deep. Click OK to insert the table onto the page. In order to use the table effectively, table cells need to be merged or 'joined' to make areas where elements can placed.
To join cells, highlight adjascent cells by clicking, holding and dragging. Try this with all the cells in the top row. See screen grab left. Then use the menu command: The top row will then become one large cell.
Now cut and paste the YSP logo graphic into the joined cell and type the title: See screen grab below. Just click and start typing - like Word. To format the text us the 'Word like' formatting tools in the tool bar outlined in red on the screen grab.
The text tools in Kompozer and most web editors are not very sophisticated, because text on web pages is restricted in various ways in terms of sizing and spacing. Give it the file name 'home' without speech marks. Now you have made a start, you can go on to add and format further elements, including rules and body text. Using the table as a grid, joining cells and formatting the table itself, you will replicate the example YSP site.
Repeat in the fourth row arrowed. Now you are ready to do more table manipulation to change it to the grid you need.
Step 2 - Completing the table. To fit the rest of the pictures and text, the table needs further modification by joining cells to put the pictures and text in. In the next to last and last rows, join the fourth and fifth last two cells in each row. If you wanted to add another row to the bottom of the table just click in the last row and use the menu command: Then join all the cells in the last three rows and first three columns.
You should end up with a table like the one on the left. Now you just need to cut and paste the three pictures you have already placed on the page into the three cells on the right of the table. Then open the page text from the resources page or here. Copy it and paste it into the large cell on the left to give you a layout similar to the screen on the left.
Change the text font to Arial. Don't worry about the fit and alignments yet, we'll sort those out in the next step. Step 4 - Adjusting the table. To make the fit and alignments better, there are several things we can do. First click in any cell, then go to the menu option: This will bring up the dialogue box on the left. Finally, change the alignment of the cell with the body text in by clicking in the cell, then selecting the menu option: The last things you should do on this page are add the words: This is best done by double clicking on its file name in the site folder, which will open it up in the web browser.
Check it against the example version. Now you have the first page for your site, you can go on to quickly create a couple mre pages. As the site pages all use the same basic layout, simplest way to do this is use the first page as a template.
Before you go onto create the 'About' page, download the pictures you will need which are 'visitorcentre. You should by now have a completed 'home' page that looks similar to the one on the left.
To use this page as a templatefor your next page, just use the menu command: This will preserve your original 'home' page home. Step 2 - Adding new elements. Now you have a newly save page, delete the pictures and main body from it. Then start to add the new pictures you have downloaded. Don't worry about the layout just yet. Your new page should start to look like the one on the left.
Note that your new file 'about. Once you have added two pictures and the new body text, which should be formatted to Arial font again, save the page. It should look similar to the one on the left. This will become the third page on the site. Download the map picture locationmap. Then get the new body text and place and format that as before. Now you have all three pages built for your mini site.
The thing that makes web pages and sites unique is that they are interactive. That is, on a basic level, different pages on the same site can be linked together to tell a story or impart information, pages from other sites can be linked to your site to take the viewer to further information and visitors to your site can contact you by email if you put an email link on your site.
These three types of link are: Relative - i.
Just follow the Step by Step below to make three different kinds of links: Step 1 - Relative links. Making links between the pages on your site is easy. Open your 'home' page in Kompozer and highlight the word 'About' beneath the logo and between the two rules '1' on the screen grab.
This will open the Link dialogue box. Next to the first box on the dialogue is a folder symbol to the right of 3 on the screen grab.