Step 3: Specifying HTML Page Information

Hummingbird Deployment

Step 3: Specifying HTML Page Information

The HTML Page Information screen lets you identify a background image and other information for the HTML index page that the wizard generates at the end of the process.

When you are finished creating an index, the wizard places it (an .htm file) in the output directory you specify. You can then move the .htm file to any web server directory.

To specify a background image (optional):

  1. In the Image Virtual Directory box, specify the virtual directory that points to your web images. If you do not specify an image virtual directory, the wizard defaults to the HTML directory path.
  2. In the Background Image File Name box, specify a graphic for the wizard to use as a watermark for the page. Any web-compatible graphic format is acceptable. If you leave the Image Virtual Directory box blank, the wizard automatically copies this background image file to the directory specified in the HTML Directory Path box.

To make output choices:

  1. From the Display Sessions In list, choose whether you want the end user’s version of HostExplorer to display in the same browser window as the index page or in a new browser window.
  2. In the HTML Page Title box, specify a title to appear in the title bar of the browser window containing the HTML page.
  3. In the HTML File Name box, specify a name for the wizard-generated .htm file.
      Most web servers support the default name of Index.htm, so if you specify the name Index in the HTML File Name box, you do not need to add Index.htm to the URL address in the web browser.
  4. In the HTML Directory Path box, specify the directory in which you want to place the .htm file. This directory can be a local folder, a shared folder, a network location, or a Samba or NFS file system. You can click the Select An HTML Directory button to search for a directory.
      Make sure that the output directory for the index page is the same as the output directory specified for the associated deployment project(s).

If you make the output directory a location different than your web server, you need to copy or FTP the generated files and subfolders to the web server before you can make the URL available to end users.

Click Next to view a summary of all the choices you made up to this point.

Related Topics

Using the Index Page Wizard

Step 4: Previewing Your Choices

The Deployment Process

Distributing the Project or Index URL