Template UT

The editor

All of the standard-websites of the UT use the online editor in WebHare to manage webpages. For whom this is new, these are the benefits with respect to our previous method:

  • Putting internal links into body texts so those links break less frequently
  • Offering only those functions that are actually working on a website (a lot of options users choose in Word don't exist in websites/html)
  • Making content (automatically) more suitable for smaller screens (at some websites, half of the visitors visit the website with their smartphone)
  • Offering more advanced and nicer looking elements for the body text, not only text/photo/video.

Creating a new webpage

Select the map in which you want to create a file/webpage. Click on new file in the top left corner. Choose a Rich Text Document from the list of file types, fill in the name and the title, and click on OK. Choose a name (web address/URL), a title (on the left in the menu) and a header title (big title at the top of your page) that are recognizable for people, with words that people are possible searching for via Google. Watch out: Because the name will be placed in the URL, ut may only contain small letters, numbers, (), - dashes, but no spaces. Save the file (OK).

You now see a red bar behind the file (not yet published on the internet)

Fill in the content of the page or edit an existing page

If the file is in WebHare, you can doubble click on it to edit the page:

Type yourself

You can type texts by yourself in this editor and then edit it via the bar on top of the page.

Copy text from another source (e.g. word)

Alternatively, you can put in texts from other files into this online editor by copying the text (CTRL+C) and then pasting the text (CTRL+V). In general, the lay-out of the page does't change. Headings in your source document keep the same type of heading in the editor. You probably need to have a look at your text to check all headings (subheadings on the highest level should all be heading 2) and maybe some other elements like bullets.

TIPS

  1. Structure of your text: To be more visible on the internet and to have a clearer structure for the reader, always start with text and use 'Heading 2' for subheadings (and if you go deeper, use 'Heading 3' etc...).  
  2. Saving: Save your file regularly with the Save-button in the top left corner. Otherwise, if the internet-connection fails, your changes will be lost because you're working online. 
  3. Undo: There is not a general 'undo' because you're working in the browser. That's why you have to save your file regularly or you have to go back to an older version of your file when you did something wrong. CTRL+Z in general only works for undoing texts, but not for other elements of the editor.
  4. Mobile websites: Be aware that a lot of people visit websites with small devices/screens. That's why we don't put texts and pictures next to each other anymore, as you maybe used to do in older websites.

Other topics

Below are some more basic WebHare features. There is also a list of 'advanced features'.