Creating Web Pages - Frequently asked questions and problem solving

By Jim Hobbs, Online Services Coordinator, Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans

Can't see images

SeaMonkey sometimes doesn't show images while you're editing a page. Try publishing and then check the page from the server with a browser to see if the pages appear. Remember that your pages are at http://www.loyno.edu/~[your email user name]/ .

Check the file names of your images. They should not contain spaces. Change the file name, put them in your pages (again, if necessary) and republish the pages.

Were the images get published? Be sure the box Include images and other files is checked in the Publish tab of the Publish Page dialog box. And check as the page publishes to be sure the image files are also published. You'll see a green check mark next to the files that published. And check them in a browser to be sure.

Can't publish pages or images

If you got a 503 error, you'll have go to the Information Technology change password page. You don't actually have to change your password. Just enter it at Old password and again at both New password blanks. Click Change password. Then try publishing again in SeaMonkey. Most of the time this should take care of the problem.

If you still can't publish, be sure you've followed directions exactly. Go back over the handouts to see if you've added or dropped something important. Remember that you can only publish from on campus. There's no off-campus publishing.

There was a typographical error in one handout that you may have.

Be sure to use your email user name, not 'hobbs,' which you will see in the handouts.

The error is in the information you give SeaMonkey to publish. In the Publish dialog box, in the Settings tab, the HTTP address of your home page should be: http://www.loyno.edu/~[your email user name]/index.htm - or html. Don't put a slash at the end of this. And be sure to substitute your real Loyola email user name for [your email user name]. That's jbhobbs, not jbhobbs@loyno.edu.

Links to my pages don't work

Check the page links. Open the page in SeaMonkey, highlight the link, then click the Links button. You'll see the Link Properties dialog box. Links to your own pages should only have the file name. If you see something starting with file:///, then delete all the stuff that comes before your file name.

The box "URL relative to page location" should also be checked. If it's ghosted out (unavailable to check), then delete the extra stuff, and the check box should reappear, automatically checked.

How do I see my pages after publishing?

Remember that you pages are at http://www.loyno.edu/~[your email user name]/ like http://www.loyno.edu/~hobbs/. If you see a bulleted list of file names, then you don't have a home page. To go straight to your page, use the file name at the end of the URL, likehttp://www.loyno.edu/~[your email user name]/frogs.html for a page whose file name is frogs.html.

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