Using the templates:
There are a couple of ways to create your Faculty web page. Please see below for instructions for both WINDOWS and UNIX users.
If you are a Windows user, the templates can be copied to your desired directory by opening the template of your choice and going to "File/Save Page As". You should save your file as index.html. This is the conventional name used for the main html page on a site.
The following html pages are called by some of the templates and can be copied the same way if you wish to use them.
The images can be saved to your desktop by clicking on the right-mouse button and selecting "Save Image As". Make sure that the folder that you are saving the images to is in the same directory as the html files. Currently the templates are set up with all images residing in an "images" folder. If your images are located elsewhere, please change the path in the template to indicate the location.
Editing the files:
To edit the files, right-mouse click on the html file that you wish to edit and select "Open With/Wordpad". If Wordpad is not one of your choices, go to "Choose Program" and select Wordpad from the list. This should open the html file and allow you to edit it. To view the changes, "File/Save". You will see the following message: "You are about to save the document in a Text-Only format, which will remove all formatting. Are you sure you want to do this?" Click "Yes".
To view your changes, double click on the html file that you are editing. You do not have to close the files each time you make a change. You can "View/Reload" in Netscape or Mozilla or "View/Refresh" in Internet Explorer to view any changes that you make after you have opened your html page in the browser window. You must save each time you make a change in order for the change to show up when you "refresh" or "reload".
When you have completed your edits and are ready to make your pages live, you will need to login to your UNIX account using the SSH Secure Shell Client and then go to the New File Transfer Window (small yellow folder icon with the blue bubbles streaming across it). If you don't already have a folder named public_html then you can create one by going to "Operation/New Folder". The public_html folder (directory) is where you need to upload your web page files to. If your images or any other files that are being called by your web pages are in a separate folder, then you should also copy that folder over or you will have broken links if everything was working on your desktop prior to uploading.
Copying the files is simple, you can just drag them from your desktop to the SSH Secure File Transfer window. Once your files are uploaded to the UNIX server, right-mouse click on each one and check the properties, the permission mode should be set at 664. The Attributes should now look like this: rw-rw-r--.
If you are a UNIX user, you can follow the steps for the WINDOWS users above to copy the templates to your desktop, edit them and make them live by moving them to the UNIX system. The permissions can be changed by following the steps below:
- You can make your home directory world-searchable by typing chmod o+x ~ at the prompt.
- Create a directory called public_html in your home directory. Make it world-searchable by typing chmod o+x public_html at the prompt.
- Make your index.html file world-readable by typing chmod o+r index.html at the prompt.
- The new URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for your EECS home page will be: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~login
(where login is your login name)
- The new URL for your CS home page will be: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~login
(where login is your login name)
If you need assistance, please send a note to rosita@eecs.
Last Modified: Thursday, 10-Feb-2005