|There are several things you should always remember when shifting to an
online presence at CCSF by creating your own FOG website:
1--Simply using Microsoft Word's "save as html" option can be very messy due to sloppy html code.
2--Simply copying/pasting content from a Word document into a Web document can also cause unusual formatting issues, but it's not the worst way to start.
3--MAINTAIN A CONSISTENT FILE > FOLDER RELATIONSHIP, especially when working on different computers; otherwise you will produce broken links
4--The main file (or cover document) of your Web folder must be called "index." Your fog.ccsf.edu instructional homepage will have this file name inside of a folder called, say, "homepage." For example, when you go to the Cyberia homepage, the file (made with Dreamweaver) that is that homepage is called "index," and it exists within a folder called "Cyberia" that contains all of the other Cyberia documents and subfolders.
5--Create a folder called "images" within your "homepage" folder. Saving your Web-worthy images to this folder will make your work easier. Be sure to edit (crop, resize, etc) your images in a program like Photoshop before inserting them into your Web document. Images should always have alt tags, especially for students with disabilities. Your Web-authoring program will prompt you to do this.
6--Use tables to lay out your document's content in a balanced manner. You can use "table properties" set the border width for 0, but you should give the table and its cells some padding and space to prevent text blocks from bleeding into each other. Make sure that your background colors don't detract from or obstruct your content.
|If you are working off campus, you will need a Web-authoring program like the free program NVU (downloadable at www.nvu.com)
used to make this document, a file-transfer program like WSFTP, and
telnet security program like Tera Term.
CCSF provides these last two programs. They may be downloaded at ftp://ftp.ccsf.org/pub/TCP. After opening that link, you'll see a long directory, but click on and download these two executable files to get FTP and Telnet.
Jump to a CCSF site that will help you navigate FTP and Telnet.
Again, these two programs will allow your FOG server documents to be seen on the Internet.