This procedure is to help get your site started by showing how to add some paragraphs to the blank installed home page.
When installed, Smallsite Design provides a home page with only an introduction. This procedure will help to make that page have some content relevant to the site's purpose, while getting some experience using the product.
This will get you started, but it will need changes as the site develops and content is added. The main subsite home page is special in that it really sets the tone for the whole site, even if other subsites are added later.
|a||Headline||A catchy encapsulation of the focus or ethos of the site|
|b||Byline||If the Headline is too generic, a qualifying statement that makes it clearer what aspect the site is dealing with|
|c||Introduction||A succinct synopsis of what the site is about. Only meant to be indicative, so that the reader can gauge if it interests them|
|d||Paragraph||Describe the context that the site is created to address|
|e||Paragraph||If the site is to be presenting authoritative content, indicate what in your background and expertise qualifies you to present it here. Not a resume|
|f||Paragraph||Indicate the significant aspects of what the site will be dealing with|
|g||Paragraph||Indicate what you hope the site will bring about|
Each paragraph should be at least 50 to 100 words. They should cover their topic in some depth, but not be bogged down in details, nor be exhaustive. They are meant to be indicative, so the reader gets a good idea of what the site is about and what the content is like. Your writing style is on show here, so show your depth.
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This procedure is intended to be performed by: Master manager.
To make the home page useful:
by pressing the Enter | return key or clicking the highlighted Home button.
The page is displayed.
3Edit the Headline
3-1Expose the field for editing
by clicking on the ✎ checkbox at the end of the cell.
The editing field is displayed with the current text in it, with minimum and maximum character limits, the number of current characters, and a Submit button below it.
3-2Edit the text
by messing with it as required!
3-3Save the text
by clicking the Submit button.
The text at the top of the cell is replaced by the new text.
8Add a paragraph
8-1Create the paragraph
by clicking the Append link in the Article's Element block, then clicking the exposed Paragraph button.
The red thick border for it indicates that it does not have enough text to be valid, and the paragraph's red border indicates that it is in error because it has content with errors.
by typing it into the field inside the Text element block.
8-3Save the paragraph
by clicking the Submit button below the field.
The typed text appears as a paragraph below the element block.
The borders are now green, indicating that there are no errors.
9Add more paragraphs
by repeating the substeps of step 8, except create the paragraph by clicking the ✚ in the top end-side of the current paragraph's element block.
10Complete the editing
12Make the site special
- a.Editing the theme in the Details section of the Subsite page.
- b.Set up a banner.
- c.Create a category or a few!
- d.Create an article, or several for those categories.
- e.Add a file of 350 by 210 pixels for each article to use in a Basic aside that will show as cards on the home page using Create links at its Links to section.
- f.Improving discoverability by using Create links to add Related articles at the Links to section of articles.
- g.Adding a Glossary page to provide meaning for special terms used on the site.
- h.Adding a Contact page using the Contact of the Subsite page.
- i.Adding a Policies page page to protect yourself and comply with privacy legislation.