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Old 10-15-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
sachitha
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Unhappy Help needed in Web building !!!


i am building a website at yahoo Geo cities(free mode)
using html. i've written codings(<img src="x.bmp">)like wise...
to add pics- scanned photos sent to paint application
and saving them as .bmp files.
i've only uploaded the html codings so far to the web.
so the pics don't appear.
To get my pics published too, What do i have to do??
(i tried to upload the paint app. bmp files. but that was
unsuccessful.)
i might need a bit of descriptive help, since i've just got
a little hang of html n' i'm certainly not a professional web builder.


-Sachitha
 
Old 10-15-2003, 01:59 PM   #2
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What are you using to upload the html files? You should be able to use the same client to upload graphics.

Off topic, you might consider saving to jpeg format for scanned photos.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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can you even do bitmaps in html pages? You may want to check locally on your machine before uploading them.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:06 PM   #4
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I'm probably missing what your problem is so I'll try to manage a "blind-answer".
First, do not use BMPs for the web because it's a huge format and many browsers do not support it. Using tools like The Gimp (or any graphic processing tool), convert the pictures to JPG, GIF or PNG.
After that you need to upload them and I suppose you know how to do it.

Uploading the application is not a strategy. When the server sends a picture to the client, it doesn't mind about the data it is sending. It is the client to process it.

Have I been useful? If I miss the point, tell me.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:43 PM   #5
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Alright. I *think* i know what your problem is.

OK. You first start out with an index.html file. You can create one of these yourself. Seeing that you are new to html, you can use any editor to edit this file. IF you are new to Linux too and are a windows guy, i would even recommend going as far as using Word as an HTML editor. It is a great WYSIWYG editor. (What You See Is What You Get). I wouldn't suggest tackling getting to understand Linux and html at the same time LOL.
Open word and create a file.
Type in something like:
"hello world, I am a cool guy. Look at my picture!"
Now, SAVE the file as index.html...don't forget to change the extension. OR Optionally, there is a drop down that says 'Save as web page' which might be easier.

Now, I believe there is a way to View the HTML SOURCE CODE in word. I *think* it is in View - HTML Source or somewhere around there.

Bingo, all of the html coding. Now somewhere in the <body> of the page, put this
<img src="yourpic.xxx"> xxx can be .gif .jpg .png....etc etc..

Now SAVE the file again.

Now all you have to do is upload the file index.html AND the yourpic.xxx....(The trick here is to make sure the INDEX.HTML file and the PICTURE are in the SAME DIRECTORY when you upload it.)

Now go to your www.geocities.com/whatever/blah/blah/index.html
and you should see your pic and the quote above. Test that out and then play with it and you will learn as you play with it.

Good luck
Phew..
*sips coffee and ligtts a smoke*
 
Old 10-17-2003, 01:18 PM   #6
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thanks for all the replies !!
finally got things worked out by giving .jpeg, .gif extensions.
u can visit my site @ linux itself....
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