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Sheila Hardie  Identity Verified
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Sep 28, 2002

I wonder if anyone can help me. I hope so! I\'ve already sent in a support request but, as it\'s the weekend, it might take a while before they can answer.



Today I have been trying to set up my proz-hosted website and have had a few problems (to say the least!). Unfortunately, I am no expert at these things



I am using a Mac PowerBook G4 with OS 9.1.4, Internet Explorer 5.0 and Netscape 4.7. Initially, I tried setting it up in IE (the browser I generally use) but that was impossible (it kept crashing). Jason (at proz) kindly advised me to try Netscape, saying it would be more stable with Mac. I did this and actually managed to edit my webpage, uploading some pictures and adding some text etc. Happy that I had at least managed to accomplish *something* (with my very limited skills), I decided to check to see how it looked by going to the list on the hosting page. To my suprise (well, disappointment - I might have expected that it was too good to be true), I couldn\'t see the changes I\'d made to the blue template.



Maybe I have to wait a few hours to see them? Maybe there was something I did wrong when uploading the files and working on the site? The domain was registered on 22nd September, so I don\'t suppose it has anything to do with the 36 hour (or so) wait announced on the hosting page - I quote:



\"How long does it take to setup?

The sign up process takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and you will be able to start building your site immediately. The domain registration process takes 24-36 hours to be completed, so you won\'t be able to access your domain or email addresses until then. You are still able to create and view your site in the meantime using the online site creator\".



Has anyone ANY ideas at all what I have done wrong or why this is not working?



The only way I can see what I have done is by going to this page:



http://yoursite.proz.com/domains/sheilahardie.com/vhosts/www/htdocs/about.html



But I\'d like to be able to see this from my normal webpage:



http://www.sheilahardie.com



But I don\'t know how!!! (



Thank you in advance for ANY ideas ANYONE has that can help me



(an extremely website-challenged) Sheila(





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Florence B  Identity Verified
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you entered a wrong name for your index file Sep 28, 2002

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On 2002-09-28 20:03, SJH wrote:

http://yoursite.proz.com/domains/sheilahardie.com/vhosts/www/htdocs/about.html







Sheila, your index page MUST be named index.html - not about.html - rename index.html your about.html it should work.



Florence

http://www.traduction-anglais-francais.biz

(working on my site as well!)

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arterm  Identity Verified
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Probably DNS service have not yet updtaed worldwide Sep 29, 2002

Domain Name Servers aroiund the world will update to know about you new site.

It can take time.

Probably in a few days everything will be okay,


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Sheila Hardie  Identity Verified
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Merci mille fois! Sep 29, 2002

Thanks so much, Florence. I\'m sure I would NEVER have worked that out on my own. I did as you suggested and was able to *find* my modifications - they were hiding in the \'about.html\' page all the time Now I have transferred the images onto the index.html page and they show up ) Wonderful!



BTW, I love the music on your site - how did you do that? It\'s a brilliant idea



Thanks, Arterm and Elena for your suggestion too - maybe that\'s why it doesn\'t show when I search for my site on Google? I suppose these things take a while.



Have a great Sunday,



Sheila





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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Name servers vs. search engines Sep 29, 2002

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Thanks, Arterm and Elena for your suggestion too - maybe that\'s why it doesn\'t show when I search for my site on Google? I suppose these things take a while.



What Arterm and Elena referred to are DNS (domain name servers) - these store the numeric address information (IP address) that allows web users to find your domain. That seems to have happened - your domain is associated with an IP address (use the \'nslookup\' command to check for yourself - on a PC that\'s executed by entering \'nslookup http://www.sheilahardie.com\' into a system request window... no idea how to do that on a Mac).



Search engines take much longer (unless you\'re prepared to pay for an express entry) - it took up to two months before my site got referrals by Google & Co.

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Sheila Hardie  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the explanation, Ralf



I have another question. If I want to add a counter to the site, the instructions tell me very clearly what I should do. Hovewer, my *administrator* does not appear to have enabled this option, as the icon they mention does not appear on my list in the Preview Area. Please excuse my total ignorance (, but I am not sure what they mean by *administrator*. Can anyone tell me what it is and how - if possible - I can change the settings and add a counter to the site? Please excuse me for being so dim, but these things don\'t come very easily to me



Thanks in advance



Sheila







\"Web User Guide

The Editor: Counter

If your administrator has enabled this option, you can add a counter to your web page. This will count all visits to your web site so you can see how many people have viewed your site. You can only have one counter in your website, but you can place it on as many of your pages as you wish.



Click the Add icon in the Preview Area where you want your counter to appear, then click the counter button in the Properties Frame.

The counter will be displayed in the color, size and font set by the nearest Font element before the counter. To change the font, size or color, insert another Font element just before the counter.

Display length: Set the number of digits that will be displayed, from 1 to 9.

Reset: Select Yes if you want to reset your counter to zero, then click Save.

When viewed in the editor, the counter does not display the actual page count but simply displays the number of digits you have selected. Remember to click Save when you are finished\"


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Florence B  Identity Verified
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counters Sep 29, 2002

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I have another question. If I want to add a counter to the site, the instructions tell me very clearly what I should do.




Sheila -

The counter is an option in the \"webumake\", this option is not allowed by the administrator, that\'s all.



I have my counter from http://www.compteur.com

When subscribed, you can use any of their counters in your page, there\'s only a line of code to add like this :

img border=\"0\" src=\"http://www.compteur.com/cgi-bin/compteur.cpt?ID=XXXXX&num=2\"

( XXXX being your ID)

You can even choose a nice colour to fit with your site!

I added the sound with this tag :

embed src=\"moshuil.mid\" autostart=\"true\" hidden=\"true\"

(moshuil.mid is the name of the music file, that I added in the same directory)



Some addresses to find midi files :



http://www.classicalarchives.com/

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~ckelly/SMF.html

http://www.christiananswers.net/midimenu.html

http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Marina/4870/midi.html

You can theoratically use .mp3 or .wav files, but they are too heavy for a site. Stick to .mid files only, and small ones.



There are softwares to create or modify .mid -s but that\'s level 2 !



Florence



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