Section 33. Use the HTML Editor

33. Use the HTML Editor


6 About Proper HTML Coding

22 Use Yahoo! PageWizards to Create a Page

24 Use the PageBuilder

7 Set Up a Web Page's Basic HTML Structure


2 Use HTML Tags

Finding the PageWizard and PageBuilder tools is fairly easy to do from the home page of your site. Finding the HTML Editor takes a little more work because the HTML Editor is part of the File Manager. You are going to take a look at the File Manager later in the chapter, but in this task, you are going to access it to get to the HTML Editor.

Go to Your GeoCities Home Page

My address will be Your address will be whatever login name you chose when you established your account.

You should see the placeholder file that was created initially. Click on the File Manager link.

Open the File Manager

The File Manager entry page opens and asks what files it is supposed to show. Leave the defaults as they are and click on the Open File Manager link.

33. Use the HTML Editor

Explore the File Manager Interface

At the top of the page, you'll see a file list of all the files on your site. For now, you should have the index.html page, which is your placeholder that comes up when you type in your address at GeoCities. Some of you should have a file called night_vision.html, which is the page you created in PageWizard in Chapter 4, "Getting Started Building Web Pages on GeoCities,"and modified in PageBuilder in Chapter 5, "Use the Yahoo! PageBuilder to Build Advanced Pages." You should also have a file called temporarypreviewfile.html, which is the file created to enable you to preview your file as you work. Finally, you should have the images that you uploaded.

If you have more files already, that's okayit just means that you have added pages to the site already from the PageBuilder or PageWizard. Our goal is to explore and learn the interface, not require specific files.

Above the list of files are buttons that enable you to perform actions on the files. You are going to use them in a minute.

In the file list you will see the names of the files, a set of check boxes that let you select the files on which you are going to perform an action, the dates that the files were last modified, a link to view the files, a link to see stats of the HTML pages, and the sizes of the files.

At the bottom of the File Manager window there are stats that show how much disk space you have used and how much you have available.


You might want to avoid editing pages you originally built in the PageBuilder or the PageWizard in the HTML Editor as you learn HTML. The pages developed in PageBuilder and PageWizard are reasonably complex and, if you have added any of the add-ons, there will be JavaScript in the file, which makes it harder to tell what is simple HTML and what isn't. After you have a few simpler files under your belt, you can give the more complicated files a shot.


The green and blue PageBuilder or PageWizard icon in the Name list in the File Manager indicates that the file was built in PageBuilder or PageWizard. If you try and open one of these files to edit, you will get a warning that changes you make won't be saved if you reopen that file in the PageBuilder or PageWizard applet.

Sams Teach Yourself Creating Web Pages All in One
Sams Teach Yourself Creating Web Pages All in One
ISBN: 0672326906
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
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