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It's easy to make your own Web page! You can include a background, title, text, graphics, and links.

If you use Zoho to make a Wiki Web page:
Zoho.com


If you use Contribute to make a Web page:

  • Log-in (To work on your Web page, you must first log in to JLKEYBD (user name webclass without a password).
    After logging in to the JLKEYBD server, click on the Contribute icon (purple with white C) in the dock. See the
    log-in directions for more help.)

Contribute Student Web Pages

Zoho Wiki not a Web site on the Roseburg School District server, so only you will have access to your user name and password. If you choose a user name and password other than the one for your school Internet account, the Library will not have a record of it in case you forget it.


Other Web Page making sites:

 

You must give credit where credit is due, especially for graphics (pictures and animations) you take from Web sites, so you must include a works cited. Use the Works Cited Worksheet and Citation Maker to cite the resources you have used. (The easiest way to guarantee that you are citing all of your sources is to open an AppleWorks or Word document and copy and paste the URL address of each Web page from which you get graphics. Then you don't have to try to remember what Web pages to cite in your works cited.)

Do this 1st: Bread Crumb--link directory path

You need to find two links to add to your Web page. To do this, see Bread Crumb #1.

Do this 2nd: Design and create a personal Web page.

Page Elements (Please check the Grade Guide)

  • Background (color or image)
  • Animated Title Graphic (Use animated text site from Cool Tools Graphics links)
  • Text (random thoughts, blog, or poem)
  • Table with your class schedule
  • Picture of you with caption
  • At least one graphic (picture) from the Web
  • At least one animated gif tonguewithout logo watermark (besides your title animated graphic)
  • Link to Tech Type and at least two external links (off the Trail Web site)
  • Works Cited

Page Elements and Design Tips

Zoho Wiki Help
Miscellaneous Using Zoho:

  • If not in the edit mode already, click on the Edit button.
  • From the Zoho Wiki HomePage, click on New Page.You need to change the Permissions setting to Reading/Everyone. Editing,Creating Page and Deleting should be set to Only Me.
  • To change the name of your page, go down to the Recently Changed Panel on the right side of your Zoho Wiki and click on the cog icon to change page options. Then scroll down to Rename and change the name of your page.
  • Zoho saves automatically, but it is a good idea to occasionally click on the Save button.

Works Cited:
For your Web page, you need to give credit to each Web site which you used to make graphics, such as 3D Textmaker, and Web sites where you took graphics. (Anything that you put on your Web page that you took from another Web page needs to be cited.)

You must use Citation Maker to make citations for sites that you used to make graphics, such as 3D Textmaker. You must also use Citation Maker to make a citation for Citation Maker.

For other Web sites where you downloaded pictures, you are not required to make a works cited, but you must at least include the URL Web address.

See the Works Cited Worksheet for help.


Zoho Wiki Help
Background Using Zoho:

  • If not in the edit mode already, click on the Edit button.
  • To change the background color, click on the blue Settings button in the Dashboard. Click on Website Appearance and Category View.
  • Zoho saves automatically, but it is a good idea to occasionally click on the Save button.

Background Using Contribute:

  • Click on the wrench/paper icon or go to Menu/Format/Page Properties.
  • Click on Category/Appearance.
  • Choose a background color.
  • If you want to use a graphic or animated gif as a background, first save the graphic to your 4RSD folder. Then in the Page Properties/Appearance click on Browse to the right of Background Image and navigate to the image in your 4_RSD folder.
  • Don't forget to Publish your page. (Publish is the equivalent of saving.)

Text:

  • The title text should go on top of your Web page, then your random thoughts, then your class schedule, and finally at the bottom, your external links directory path and works cited. Caption text should be beneath or next to the picture of you and the picture from the Web.
  • Your Works Cited text should go at the bottom of your page.

Zoho Wiki Help
Text Using Zoho:

  • If not in the edit mode already, click on the Edit button.
  • Choose a font from the font drop down menu.
  • Text is aligned left by default. If you want to change the alignment of the text, highlight the text and click on the Justify Center or Justify Right tab.
  • To change the text color, go to the Title: Font Color tab. (If your background is dark, you should use a light font color so it can be read.)
  • To change the font size, use the size drop down menu.
  • To give your text a background color, click on the Title: Background Color tab.
  • Zoho saves automatically, but it is a good idea to occasionally click on the Save button.

Text Using Contribute:

  • Text is usually aligned left or center. By default the alignment is left. If you want to center the text, highlight the text, go to the Format menu, go down to align, and choose center.
  • To change text, go to the Format drop down menu. You can change the font, the font size, and the color and highlight color.
  • If your background is dark, you should change the default color of the text from black to a lighter color. To change the default color, go to the Format menu at the top of the screen and choose Page Properties. Then click on Category/Appearance and choose a text color.
  • Don't forget to click on the Publish button. (Publish is the equivalent of saving.)

Graphics:

All graphics, whether you actually use them on your Web page or not, should first be saved to a folder on the 4_RSD_JOLANE.LIBRARY server before inserting them into your Web page. (Rather than cluttering up your folder with a bunch of graphics, open your folder, go to File/New Folder and name it Web pix.)

You must include the URL Web address for the actual Web sites where you download pictures to put on you Web page.

You need a picture of yourself, a picture from the Web, at least one animated gif, and at least one text maker title graphic.

If a picture is too big, you can use iPhoto or Photoshop Elements (both in the dock) to change the size.

Zoho Wiki Help
Graphics Using Zoho:

  • If not in the edit mode already, click on the Edit button.
  • To insert a graphic into your Web page, click on the Title: Insert/Modify Image button.
  • In the Insert Image popup window, click on choose to navigate to your server folder where you have saved images.
  • Click on the image, click on Open, then click on Insert.
  • Extra Credit: Embed a YouTube movie (5 points).
  • Zoho saves automatically, but it is a good idea to occasionally click on the Save button.

Graphics Using Contribute:

  • To insert a graphic into your Web page, go to the Insert menu at the top of the screen, then in the drop down menu, go to Image/From My Computer.
  • Don't forget to click on the Publish button. (Publish is the equivalent of saving.)

Tables:

You need to put your class schedule in a table. Your schedule should have homeroom and six periods in the 1st column, classes in the second column, and teachers in the 3rd column.

Period: Class: Teacher:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Zoho Wiki Help
Tables Using Zoho:

  • If not in the edit mode already, click on the Edit button.
  • Zoho Wiki has a spreadsheet table tool for making your class schedule, but the tool is not very compatible with Mac OS X using Opera. You will have to use Safari or do the table using Internet Explorer or Firefox at home. Otherwise, just type the text and highlight the text with a background color to make it look like your schedule is in a table.
  • Zoho saves automatically, but it is a good idea to occasionally click on the Save button.

Tables Using Contribute:

You cannot place objects on a Web page the way you would place them on a drawing document. Objects in Contribute only can be aligned left, center, or right.

The only way to put two pictures next to each other or to put caption text next to a picture is to use a two cell table:

  • To insert a table into your Web page, go to the Insert menu at the top of the screen, then in the drop down menu, go to Table.
  • An Insert Table window will pop up. Change number of rows to 1 and number of columns to 2. Change Border thickness to 0. (If border thickness is 1 or greater, the table will be visible when you view your Web page in a browser.)
  • Drag the picture into the cell on the left and the other picture to the cell on the right. Type the caption text below each picture.
  • You can then click on the table and then go to the Format/Align drop down menu at the top of the screen to align the table left, right, or center.
  • To color the cell background, click and drag within the cells which you want to color, then go to the Format menu at the top of the screen and go to the Table Properties drop down menu. A Table properties window will pop up. Make sure that the Table tab is selected in the Table properties pop menu. You can click on Border color and Background color to change the colors.
  • Don't forget to click on the Publish button. (Publish is the equivalent of saving.)

Links:

You may use the two external links from Bread Crumb #1, or you may link to any other appropriate sites. You also need a link to Tech Type.

Zoho Wiki Help
Links Using Zoho:

  • If not in the edit mode already, click on the Edit button.
  • Click on the Title: Insert Web Link tab.
  • Paste the URL to which you want to link into the URL box in the Insert/Modify Link box.
  • Type the name of the Web page to which you want to link in the Text box in the Insert/Modify Link box and then click OK.
  • Zoho saves automatically, but it is a good idea to occasionally click on the Save button.

Links Using Contribute:

  • To insert a link into your Web page, go the the Insert menu at the top of the screen, then in the drop down menu, go to Link/Browse to Web Page. An Insert Link window will pop up. Click on the Browse button. You will then see The Trail home page. From there navigate to the page to which you want to make a link and then click on the OK button. This will take you back to the Insert Link window, where you can type the link text. Finally, click on the OK button and the link will be on your Contribute Web page.
  • The default color for links is blue. Depending on the color of your background, you might want to change your link color. Go to Format at the top of the screen and choose Page Properties. In the Page Properties pop up window choose Links. Click on Link color to change the color. Click on Apply and then OK.
  • Don't forget to click on the Publish button. (Publish is the equivalent of saving.)

Special Note:
This is not a blog or a My Space Web page. You are publishing this page for anyone in the world to view. Make sure that spelling and grammar are accurate, and that you represent yourself and other people in a positive way.

  • Do not use your last name.
  • Take off your I.D. in all Photo Booth pictures.
  • Do not write negative comments about other people.
  • Do not use inappropriate pictures from other Web pages.
  • Do not make links to inappropriate Web sites.
  • Take pride in your work and show your Web page to your parents.