House-style for wearable web pages
So that everyone visiting our site can see how closely we all work together (!), let's
stick to a single house style from August 97 onwards:
- Each page includes a standard header and footer (defined as FrontPage 'shared borders').
The copyright note in the footer will be ammended in due course!
- Frames, navigation bars, FrontPage themes, dynamic HTML features are not used (sorry
- Background, text and hyperlink colors are as per this page.
- The preferred horizontal line style is:
- All web pages are initially hyperlinked to the main home page: index.htm
and to at least one of the web trees under plans, meetings, papers, links or LocoMedia System
(else they could become isolated in due course!)
- Web pages use the ".htm" suffix.
- For those crafting HTML code by hand, template.htm
provides a useful starting point. Note that the standard header and footer can be
incorporated by placing the following line in the head
section of the page:
<meta name="Microsoft Border" content="tb">
- For those using FrontPage there is a template set up, called "Wearable Blank
Page" (this needs to be installed on each FrontPage client machine - so let me know
if its missing!). To try it out, fire up the FrontPage Editor, click
<File><New> and then select the template from towards the end of the scrolling
list of template styles. Be warned, that until you save the template as a file in the web,
it is unable to locate the header and footer components. So the first thing to do is to
save the file in the web and then press the F5 key to refresh the page. At this point
everything should look fine and you are away! I know its a bit crumby, but thats FP for
- I would have liked to make the background colour dependent on whatever colour was set in
/index.htm, but this doesnt work properly, so in the interests of simplicity I have
decided to hard code the background colour into the template, and thereby into each newly
created page. If you are bothered to do it, then right click on the page, select page
properties, select the background tab and then get background from file: /index.htm.
Strictly this is better, but I doubt its worth the effort! For reference the selected
colour is <body bgcolor="#F2DDB0">