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This is truly a newb question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kristiambrose, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. kristiambrose

    kristiambrose Member

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    So I apologize ahead of time lol. Okay I have a host gator account and I have CPanel. I have a designer doing a website for me but it probably wont be ready for another 2 weeks. And frankly:

    http://www.kristiambrose.com

    Is just horrid on a professional basis. I have had quite a few people going there and I would like to AT LEAST put up an image of some sort. I have a logo a friend made so if I could put that up great. Its a .png and I have no idea what in the world I am doing. To me this whole cpanel thing is like trying to learn Japanese just.. frustrating and darn near impossible. I contacted host gator several times but apparently its not their problem to help me or so they say.

    Meanwhile its probably a 3 step process. Thanks host gator!

    If someone could be super nice and help me out it would be really appreciated. I can follow simple directions so if you want to take that route, good. I have tried going to the file manager and all that and it really just makes me want to have a panic attack. lol. VERY intimidating!

    Kristi
    P.S I know I can make it like a "parking page" but again I don't want this. I need something professional.
     
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    Voltar Well-Known Member

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    You could put your logo up with a little info about your site/business, and make mention that your site is under construction. It might not be the best thing in the world, but at least people wont think that it is a completely dead/abandoned site.
     
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    Ya.. that's what I said in my original post. I didnt need suggestions on what to put up. As I said in my original post I have a friend.. logo.. spot... site. I needed help on how to do it. If anyone else can help with THAT please do.

    Kristi
     
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    Voltar Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a HTML editor?
     
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    I have no idea. As I said - newb.

    The only place I have ever seen the word html was in my file manager but it was disabled - as in I couldn't click it.
     
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    Voltar Well-Known Member

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    Well, this might get your started. You can save it as a text file (wordpad, notepad++ (free)) named index.html, and edit it to your needs, and upload it to your public_html folder.

    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>Put a title here</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    <!--
    body,td,th {
    	font-family: Trebuchet MS, Arial;
    	font-size: 12px;
    	color: #000000;
    }
    body {
    	background-color: #FFFFFF;
    }
    -->
    </style></head>
    
    <body>
    <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
      <tr>
        <td align="center"><img src="yourlogo.jpg" alt="Logo"/></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Put some text here</td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td align="center">Copyright &copy;2009 (name or site)</td>
      </tr>
    </table>
    </body>
    </html>
    In the <img> tag, edit the src="" attribute to the location of your logo. It isn't the best but it's what I came up with in 2 mins.

    If you know HTML, Notepad++ is a good, free editor with syntax highlighting, otherwise you can do a Google search for "Free HTML editor". I know NVU was good at one time but I don't know if it is maintained anymore.

    Hope that helps, I'm off to eat dinner now.
     
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    Okay Ill give it a go. Thanks

    Kristi
     
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    Okay that worked fine. Now where do I put it on my cpanel or file manager or.. whatever. Anyone else, since the other person left?
     
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    Okay I got it to do what I wanted it to do.. but there is unneeded code now that is showing.

    http://www.kristiambrose.com

    can someone help me figure out how to get rid of it. Then Ill be on my way and I promise Ill never come back again lol

    When I put it in a html editor I found its fine. But when I open my website its all screwy. What did I do wrong?!?
     
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    Okay. nm. I got it. MY survival skills kicked in. MOD can delete this thread if you want. Thanks V

    That's it for me.
    Kristi
     
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