Adding A Page
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Please note: You can only create a new page in a group
where you're a manager or an assistant manager.
If you haven't already done so, you
need to upload your web set in to an MSN album. See my
here that show's you how to to create a new album
and upload your set.
Ok, let's make your welcome
First thing you need to do
is open your group twice. To do this, open
your group then right click on My Groups at
the top of the page. Click on Open in new
window. Now click on your group. When it
opens, you need to go to your album with your
web set in and open it.
Go back to the first group
you opened and click on Managers Tools at the
bottom of the menu.
Click on Add a page
Click on A Custom Web Page
When the new window opens,
give your page a name and a description
OK, we need to know what all
the tools are. Because of the normal size of
the following screenshot, I've made it into a
thumbnail. If you click on the following
screenshot, the full size screenshot will open
in a new window.
The following list tells you
what each tool is:
1) OK, we're going to add our
first background tile now. Click on the Insert
2) A new window will open. The
first thing to do is to change the number in
the rows and columns boxes too 1
3) Now Click on Padding and Spacing. The padding
size depends on how much of your bottom layer you
want showing. I set mine to 5 or 10 for the
first layer and the Cell
Spacing to 0
4) Click on borders and set it
to 0 unless you want to have a border. If you
do, set the border width the size you want it
then choose a border colour that will
complement your web set.
5) Now click on Background.
Remember we opened our group twice at the
start of this tutorial? Well here's why we did
that. Click on the other group you opened. You
should be in your album where you uploaded
your set. Click on the first background tile
you want to use, I find the gradient tile
looks best on the first layer (I used the
blinds tile on the screenshots to make it
easier for you to see) When the page opens, right
click on the tile and go to properties.
6) Now we need to copy the URL
of the tile. To do this, click once anywhere
on the URL then on your keyboard, press ctrl
and a then ctrl and c
This selects all of the URL
and then copies it.
7) Go back to the group with
your new page in progress and click in the box
at the side of where it says Background Image
URL. On your keyboard, press ctrl and v
This pastes the URL into the
Click Insert Table
You will now have this
8) Click in the square and use your backspace
key to delete any spaces that might have been
put there (the adding table option tends to
place spaces in the table to make it easier
for you to place your cursor inside but the
spaces can sometimes make your page distort.) then put a
tick in the box at the bottom of the page
where it says Use HTML to create your page
9) You now need to place your cursor right next
to the 0 where it says cell padding=10
Press the space bar once
exactly as I have typed it
then press your space once more.
10) Un-tick the HTML box and you should now have
OK, that's your first background done :o)
Click inside the first table and now you're
ready to add your next table on top of it.
Repeat steps 1-10 but this time set your cell
padding to 25 and use a different tile.
Again repeat steps 1-10 setting your cell
padding to 5 or 10 and use your gradient tile.
For the last time, repeat steps 1-10 this time
setting your cell padding to 5 and using the
fourth (top table) table I set my cell
padding at 5, the padding stops your
text and pictures going right to the edge of
Time now to add the rest of your set. I like
to centre the content of my page. Click on the
Centre Justify icon and click on your page
where you want your header to go.
Click on the Insert Picture icon
When the window opens, click on the group
where you uploaded your set and then click on
When the album opens, click on your header
then click Add Photos.
You can add any items that are uploaded to
your album by clicking on Insert Picture. You
can also add text.
Choose your font size, style and colour and
type out your text.
The next stage is optional.
I wanted my buttons to go in a box, so under
my text, I added a new table and used my
gradient tile as the background. I centred it,
made my cell padding 5 and my cell spacing 0.
Instead of making my width 100% like I did for
the three backgrounds, I made the width 70%
I then added another table inside that one
with the same settings except the width has to
be 100% this time. I used my top tile as the
With the cursor in the middle of my new box I
added my buttons.
You can just add your buttons anywhere on the
page if you prefer.
Ok, we now need to link our buttons to the
pages in our group.
I made buttons for Chat, Pictures and Message
Click on the chat button. Little boxes will
appear around the edge of the button. Now
click on the Insert Link button.
When the new window opens, click on the little
arrow at the side of the Select a group page
When the drop down menu opens, click on chat
Now Click on Insert.
Repeat this for the rest of
If you want to link a button
to a page that isn't in your group all you
have to do is type the address of the page you
want to link to in the box next to where it
You don't have to have a
button to do a link, you can put a link using
Highlight the text you want
to add the link to by clicking at the start of
the text and keeping your mouse pressed, drag
your mouse over the text. It will now be
highlighted blue or black. Add your link same as
also put a link on a button or text so that
people can click to email you.
this, highlight the text or button you want to
add the link too.
click on the Insert Link icon and when the
window opens click on the little arrow at the
side of where it says http://
A drop down menu will open,
click on mailto:
Now type in your email
address in the next box and click insert
When you've finished adding content to your
page, click on Use HTML to create your page.
Press CTRL and a then CTRL and c to copy the
Open Notepad and press CTRL and v to paste the
html code into notepad. Now you have a backup
of your page in case anything happens to it ;)
Make sure you list all credits at the bottom
of the page, some tube sites insist that you
place a link to the site you downloaded the
tube from if you use it on a page but even if
they don't it's just good 'netiquette'
to provide links for everything that hasn't
been created or written by you. Remember also
though, to give yourself credit for the things
you have made and let everyone know whether
it's link ware or not. If you don't want
anyone using your set, state that on your
page. It doesn't stop everyone but it stops
the nice people who prefer to ask for
permission rather than just steal ;)
Click Create Page (or save page if you've
previously saved it) and you're done!
here to see the finished pages.