Tripod'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 Tripod. (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.. and Height.

Log onto Tripod..Open your *File Manager* and upload your Image or Picture and Lake.class via clicking *single files 8*, or by whatever means you prefer (make sure that *Make lowercase* is **not** checked).

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://yoururlname.tripod.com/" id="Lake" width="360" height="453" >
<param name="image" value="http://yoururlname.tripod.com/yourimagename.jpg" >
</applet>

Now make these changes to the code in Notepad or Wordpad.

First, change the applet *width* to *your* Image width.

Now, change the applet *height* to twice *your* Image height less 20 or so points.

See where it says *yoururlname* in the code? Change that in *both* places to your url name. e.g., like..mine would be: http://lionsgate.tripod.com/.

This page builder requires the full http:// path, thats why we're using the codebase tag in the code and the http:// etc in the image *value* line.

Last, change the yourimagename to *your* image name. if you use a gif image, just make sure it says .gif and not .jpg.

Now, block your changed code and copy it by holding down Ctrl and hitting C. Save your file as, say....applet.txt..in case you need it again.

Now, Open Sitebuilder.

Ok, open the page you want to put your applet on. Click Add WebGem (on the bottom bar). Find where you want your applet on the page by looking at the *add it here* buttons. Click the one you want. Click *Mulitimedia* up top and scroll down to *Add your own HTML* on the right, click *Add* , and after clicking your cursor in the box, paste in your applet code by holding down Ctrl and hitting V. Your changed code should pop in the box. If not, you didn't copy it. Just add it to that box however you do it.

Click *Done*.

Click *Preview Site*.

You may see some white or gray prior to publishing your page but it should disappear once you publish it.

If not, just go back to the Site Builder and click Edit by your applet and make the height a bit taller (2 or 3 points).

Now, if it happens that you don't like where you added the applet on your page, open your Site Builder and click *move* on the bottom bar.

Check the box by the applet.

Click *continue*. Click a *move it here* button where you think it will look better.

Click preview again.

Publish your page.

Do it until you get it right for you.

Remember..you need the Lake.class file and your Image or picture in your Tripod directory, and the applet code you changed added to your page.

You can use the same code above for any applet in your Tripod 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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