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Web Site Documentation

All the documentation for our new web site will be accessible via this page.

Upcoming Features (as of 2/8/13)

  • Automatic Generation of Ministry Index Pages
  • Calendar
  • Photo Gallery
  • Improved Security (Access to Pages By Roles)
  • Web Form and Database
  • Blog Content Type
  • Site Map Page

Web Administrators

If you have any questions about the web or need help, please contact your assigned web admin as follows: 

Commission/Group Web Admin  
Faith Formation Ann Marie Thomas Email
Human Concerns Karen Streu Email
Parish Life Jenni Falk Email
Worship Frank Starshak Email
Parish and Councils Frank Starshak Email

 

New Web Pages

If you need a new web page, please click here for more information.

Useful Links

To Access the Home Page:Site Via Temporary URL (Home Page):
This is only a temporary URL which we need to use before going "Live".
     http://www.stedna.org

To Logon to the Site:
     http://www.stedna.org/user

To Access the Documentation on the Site:
     http://www.stedna.org/webDocs

Style Sheet Guidelines

When editing pages, the following guidelines should be used when applying Style Sheets (Formatting Styles).

Heading 3
Main Heading to be used within Main Content, Featured Content and Secondary Content sections.

Heading 4
Sub Heading to be used within Main Content, Featured Content and Secondary Content sections.  This should only be used if your content has three levels – Heading 3, Heading 4, and Heading 6.  Otherwise, only Heading3 and Heading 6 should be used.

Heading 6
Sub Heading to be used within Main Content, Featured Content and Secondary Content sections.

EventDate
Used for the event date line within the Upcoming Events section.

EventItem
Used for the event item line within the Upcoming Events section.

EventLocation
Used for the event location line within the Upcoming Events section.

Paragraph
Used for all "body" text within all sections.

Image (Picture) Guidelines

Image Dimensions

The following image dimensions should be set when placing images within your pages as follows:

Page Images
The main image that top of the right-hand column for Commission, Ministry, and General pages.
Width: 280 pixels, Height: any

Main Content Area Images
Any images within the Main Content area (i.e., the column to the right of the Nav Bar column).  The maximum width of this column is 460 pixels.
Width: 460 pixels (maximum, but can be smaller), Height: any

Ministry Index Page Icons
The icons used within any of the Ministry Index pages.
Width: 60 pixels, Height: 60 pixels

Home Page, Main Images
The main image(s) on the Home page.
Current image height is 280 pixels. If multiple images are used, all images should be the same height.
Width: 760 pixels, Height: any

Home Page, Parish Highlight Images
The images in the right column on the Home page.
Width: 158 pixels, Height: any

Home Page, Watermark Images
The watermark image at the bottom of the Home page.  Current image height is 129 pixels.
Width: 610 pixels, Height: any

Home Page, Content Column Images
While we do not generally use images within the content columns, in some rare instances, they are needed.
Width: 276 pixels, Height: any

Nav Bar Image
The image below the Nav Bar in the left column (currently the Mission statement).
This column is 160 pixels wide; the menus are 140 pixels wide; the Mission image is 142 pixels wide.
Max image width can be up to 160.
Width: 142 pixels, Height: any

Image Sizes

The actual image size of the raw image (height and width) should be 2 times the dimensions shown.  This is because the newer mobile devices (e.g., iPhone, iPad, etc.) support the display of greater detail.  For example, even though we will set the width of the main page image to 280 pixels, the width of the actual image should be 560 pixels.

Image Formats

The following image file formats should be used.

jpeg, jpg
This file format should be used for all photographs.  Also, any images coming from a digital camera should be compressed to reduce the file size of that image.

png
This file format should be used for computer graphics and clip art.

File Guidelines

Folder Structure

The following file folders are to be used for the documents and images.  Individual folders are available for each major group or commission and should be used as described below.  You can view these folders by using the File Browser (Images & Files menu item).

 

councils

Council documents and images

documents

Admin Use Only – Do Not Use

faithFormation

Faith Formation Commission/Ministries documents and images

general

For all other documents and images

home

Home page documents and images (does not include Slideshow images)

humanConcerns

Human Concerns Commission/Ministries documents and images

images

Admin Use Only – Do Not Use

parish

Parish page documents and images

parishLife

Parish Life Commission/Ministries documents and images

stewardship

Stewardship documents and images

web

Web Site related documentation

worship

Worship Commission/Ministries documents and images

Within each of the folders listed above, there are individual sub-folders for "documents" and "images".  Pictures and Images should be placed in the "images" folder.  All other documents should be placed in the "documents" folder.

File Formats
  • All documents should be "pdf" format.
  • All images should be either "jpg" or "png" format.

 

Email Links

When creating an Email Link, the following guidelines should be followed. In the example below, the email link is being created for John Smith whose email address is jsmith@comcast.net and this link is being placed on the Respect for Life Ministry page under the "Join Us" section.

Within the Link dialog box, the "E-Mail Address" field should contain BOTH the name of the person AND their email address; the "Subject" field should reference the page that contains this link.  In this example, it should be specified as follows:

Document Links and Standards

Within our site, we can upload documents and create links to those documents from our pages.  The following sections related to our procedures and standards for these documents.
All Documents Should Be PDFs

Whenever you are uploading a document to our site, this document should be a PDF.  We want to avoid uploading any documents in their native format - e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

If you do not have the document in PDF format, you can use the following site to convert your document to PDF format for free - www.easypdfcloud.com

If you are having trouble creating a PDF, you can send your document to the Web Admin who supports your Commission or group and they can convert it to PDF format for you.

Creating a Link to a Document (already uploaded)

When editing a page, within any CKEditor field you can easily create a link to a document as follows:

  • Select all the text that you want to create the link for.
  • Click the "Link" icon in the toolbar (the Link dialog will be displayed).
  • Select the Link Type drop-down and choose "URL".
  • Click the "Browse Server" button (the File Browser window will be displayed).
  • At this point, navigate to the folder that contains your document (if your document is not uploaded yet, see "Uploading a Document" below)
  • Click on the document you want (in the Files pane on the right) and then select "Insert File" from the toolbar.
  • Click "OK" in the Link dialog and the link is created.
Uploading a Document (from your computer)

After logging on to the site, you can upload documents from your computer as follows:

  • First, make sure the file is properly named (refer to our "Document Naming Conventions" below).
  • Select "Images and Files" from the Drupal Menu Bar (light gray menubar) - the File Browser window will be displayed.
  • Click on the folder where you want to upload the file to (in the Navigation pane on the left).
  • Click the "Upload" button in the toolbar - the Upload dialog will be displayed.
  • Click the "Choose File" button and choose the file to be uploaded from your computer.
  • Click the "Upload" button in the dialog box to upload the file - when the upload is complete, the file will appear in the Files pane on the right.
     

NOTE:  You can upload a document at the same time you are creating the link to the document.

Document Naming Conventions

Whenever we have a lot of people uploading files, we need to have a basic system for placing and naming the files so that we can tell which files belong to which groups and pages.

When naming your documents, you should use the following conventions:

  • Place your documents in the correct folder.  Use the folder for your group, and then choose the right subfolder based on the type of file - documents (pdf) or images (jpg, png).
  • Your file name should always begin with the "prefix" for the page it is being used on.  For example, for the SHARE ministry, all documents should begin with "SHARE_".
  • After the prefix, you can name the document anything you want, but don't use any spaces within the names (this makes the web links simpler).  For example, if I have a document with the meeting schedule for SHARE meetings for 2013, I can name this document "SHARE_MeetingSchedule2013.pdf".

 

Upcoming Events Formatting

Within any page (General or Ministry), the Featured Content section is used for any "Upcoming Events" that are to be listed on that page. From a consistency standpoint, it is important that these sections are formatted in the same manner across all pages.

Click here for more information about these formatting guidlines.

Training

Training Presentation and Notes

The original training presentation document from November 2012 is located here - Web Site Training Presentation.

Training Exercise
The current training notes document is located here - Web Site Training Notes.

The "Training Exercise" section within this document provides step by step training that can be performed at any time.  In this exercise, you will create a sample commission page.    Before starting this training, a training page must be created - this page will be specifically for you.  If you do not have a training page, contact one of the Web Site Admins to create one for you.

To access your training page, use the following link:
     http://www.stedna.org/training/<last-name>
     (where <last-name> above is your last name)

Before starting the training, you should download the sample content document located here Sample Content Document (alternatively, you can also refer to the Sample Training Page).

When you complete the training exercise, your training page should look exactly like the sample content document (or the sample training page).

Also, after you complete the training, you can use this page to try out any other changes that you may be unfamiliar with prior to updating any live content pages on the site.