Geocities PageBuilder Help

**Preferrably, try this on a test page first so nothing gets messed up on your actual site, then once you get it figured out, add all the applets you wish**.

Ok, first you need to upload your Image or Picture and the Lake.class file to your directory on Geocities. (Keep your images small..under 400 pixels wide, since PageBuilder limits you in page space a bit).

Remember or write down your image...Name...Width...Height.

Ok, log onto Geocities and click Upload & FTP.

Make sure the *Automatically convert filenames to lowercase* box is NOT checked.

Click *Browse* and upload your image or picture and the Lake.class file.

Check your file list and make sure the image that you uploaded is there and that the Lake.class file has a capital L.

Now, Block the applet code below..Use the copy and paste commands, or hold down Ctrl and hit C to copy, hold down Ctrl and hit V to paste. Open Notepad or Wordpad or some program, and paste the code into it.


<applet code="Lake.class" codebase="http://www.geocities.com/yourname/" id="Lake" width="300" height="400">
<param name="image" value="http://www.geocities.com/yourname/yourimagename.jpg">
</applet>



Now, in Notepad or whatever, make the following changes.

See where it says codebase= in the code? Just change *yourname* to your actual site name. i.e., mine is weblions, like so.. "http://www.geocities.com/weblions/"

Remembering your Image name, again change *yourname* to your site name and *yourimagename.jpg* to *your* image name. i.e., like so..."http://www.geocities.com/weblions/bubbles.jpg". If you use a gif image instead of a jpg image just make sure the extension is right..i.e., bubbles.jpg...or...bubbles.gif.

Now change the width="300" to *your* image width. Change the height="400" to twice your image height less 20 points. E.G., say your image is 200 wide by 300 high...width would be 200..height would be 300x2=600 less 20 =580.

Ok, once your changes are made, block and copy the changed code. (you'll paste it into Geocities). Save the file as say...applet.txt so you wont lose it.

Click *Launch PageBuilder*.

Now, open the page you want the applet on, or make a new page.

Click *Insert*, go down to *Forms and Scripts*, Click on *HTML Code*. Type in anything under *description*, the two words.... lake applet.... will do, since its only for your own reference.

OK, click your cursor in the box under *Script* and hold down Ctrl and hit V. Your changed code should appear. If not, you didnt copy it. Just re-open your saved file and copy the code into this box.

Click OK.

Now, click Save and Preview your page. If you see a bit of gray at the bottom of the applet, just change your code and make the applet height a couple of points shorter until the gray is *just* gone. If it says nullpointerexception with Netscape's browsers, just make the height a couple of points higher. Dont forget to re-save your work.

You can use the same code above for any applet in your Geocities directory. Just make sure to upload your next image and change the name, width, and height the same way as you did for this one. You do *not* have to upload the Lake.class to that *same* directory again.

Thats it, thats all..Any problems let me know at:  email me


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