Homestead's Site Builder 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 Homestead. (Keep your images small..under 400 pixels wide, since Site Builder limits you in page space a bit).

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

Log onto Homestead. Click... *Work on my website*

Click.... *Pages & Files Manager*

Scroll down and under *Imported Files* click...*Import*

Click *Browse* and upload your Image and the Lake.class file, one at a time. (remember your image width and height!).

Both your Image and the Lake.class file should now be in your list under *Imported Files*.

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="files" id="Lake" width="300" height="376">
<param name="image" value="files/imagename.jpg">
</applet>



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

Remembering your Image name change imagename.jpg to *your* image name. leave files/ there..Like so..files/myname.jpg.

Now change the width="300" to *your* image width. Change the height="376" 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 Homestead). Save the file as say...applet.txt so you wont lose it.

Now, load Homestead's Site Builder.

Open the page you want to put the applet on.

On the left click Advanced.

Click Insert HTML.

Double-click the *Resize to accomodate* box that showed up on the right.

Change the width and height to the same width and height you put into the applet code.

Click Edit HTML.

Now, click your cursor in the HTML Snippet box under HTML.

Now hold down Ctrl and hit V. Your code should pop in the box if you copied it. (at any rate, copy the code you changed into this box).

Once the code shows up, click OK.

Now, drag the box around on the right to where you want the applet to be on your page (you can change it any time after).

Now, Save your page.

Click View.

You can go back to Site Builder anytime and drag the applet box around until it looks right for you. If you see a bit of gray at the bottom of the applet, double-click the Resize box, click Edit HTML, and make the height a few points shorter until it's *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 Homestead 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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