Using Pagemill to make Web Documents

Pagemill works like a Wysiwyg. Basically, you type in what you want on the page, spell check (in version 3) and add some links. You can also change the fonts--then add backgrounds and gifs. Play around with some of the bar features and box features. You probably won't use these in normal documents, but you may want to see how they work. (Hint, use lower case letters when you save documents.)

Next we'll add some links. The easiest way is to highlight the link--move to the pagemill document you want to link. Drag the face icon down to the link. Unclick. If you want to add a link to a website that belongs to someone else or to one that you did not make in pagemill, again highlight the link words, then click at the bottom of the page and either paste in the link, or type in the link. Hit return to engage the link.

The easiest way to add a background is to open the Attributes Inspector in Pagemill and change the Background color, the Content Color--and the link color if you wish. It's ok to have dark pages with light letters if you don't think that anyone will want to print them. For class, please use dark letters on at least a moderately light background.

You must have an index file in your personal directory. So, call your first page index.html. You can change this page when you decide what you really want to put on it--but for now we'll just add some links to stuff that you are doing for the course--and anything else you want to add.

Below are links where you can find backgrounds for your pages. Just point your mouse on the background you select and save it. Then drag it to Pagemill so that you can establish that background on your page. You must have each background, and giv or pict that you use in your directory. If it is not there your page will not load it.

first background site

second background site

third background site

Now, try adding a gif or two.

Caboodles of Clip Art

Andy's art

Barry's gifs.

Clipart collection

Animation factory