Web Page Help Sheets

*Use FireFox to edit your web pages. Some features will not work with Internet Explorer.

Getting Help: Creating a SharpSchool CustomerNet Account
Follow these directions to be able to access information that will help you solve almost any issue you are having with your web site. Start with the "Knowledge Repository" and enter key words to browse their database for detailed instructions for just about anything you need to do. If that doesn't work, you can receive help through a Live Chat (8am-7pm), Phone 1-888-840-3151 (8am-7pm), Help Ticket, or Email.  CustomerNet Web Site

Setting up your Profile for the District Directory
This information wil appear when a visitor to our web site clicks on the District Directory under the Quick Links section of the web page.

Getting Started
This document shows you how to log in and gives an overview of the most often used tabs.

Editing Your Page
Learn how to edit and properly publish your web site page.

Using Tables to Position Text and Images

Using tables is a very effective way to precisely control the placement of images and text.

Creating Custom Colors
Change your font or highlighting color to exactly what you want. Many color codes are listed, including Franklin Regional's blue and gold!

Resizing Images for the Web
Images should be optimized (re-sized) so they comply with the web standards for images If you don't have a photo editing program installed on your computer, Microsoft Office Picture Manager (located under Microsoft Office Tools) will allow you to optimize your images. We recommend saving images you want to use on your web pages onto a folder on your desktop.

Uploading and Inserting You Own Pictures
Working with the Image Manager to add pictures and photos to your site.

Photo Galleries
Photo Galleries are made up of photo albums into which you can upload pictures. These are automatically converted to clickable thumbnails. You can create an unlimited number of albums and upload an unlimited number of pictures.

Banner Portlet Slideshow

On your pages you can add the banner portlet to display a slideshow of pictures for people viewing your page.

Adding Documents as Attachments
Learn how to upload documents through the Document Manager and have them open when clicking on a link or picture.

Linking a Sub-Page to a Document
Learn how to create a link so you can click on an item in the left hand navigational pane and have it open up a document instead of a web page.

Linking a Sub-Page to an External Web Page
Learn how to create a link so you can click on an item in the left hand navigational pane and have it open up an external web page.


Hyperlinks
This document tells you how to create a link to an external web site by clicking on a picture or text.

Managing Pages
Learn how to add, delete or re-order your web pages.

Teacher Theme Pages
Follow these directions to create a customized background for your web pages.

Calendars
Information on how to add, edit, and delete events from your calendar.

Adding a News Article to a Web Site's Main Page
This help sheet is for editors of a site's main page, and it provides instruction on how to create a news article and set it to move or archive on a certain date.

Moving and Archiving a News Article
These directions are for editors of a site's main page and are to be used only if you DID NOT establish an archive or move date for your News Content Page when you initially created it.

Editing the Announcements on a Web Site's Main Page
This help sheet is for editors of a site's main page, and it provides instruction on how to log in and edit the announcements section.


Resizing a Video Using HandBrake

SharpSchool has a 50 mb size limit for each video, so if your video exceeds that, you'll need to resize it. HandBrake is a free and open-source video converter program intended to both rip and convert video files to work on a number of supported devices.


Adding a Video File to Your Web Page
Working with the Media Manager to add videos to your site.




Hand-out for the February, 2014 Elementary Web Workshops