best way for a client to make simple changes to their website that I created -- Help...

Discussion in 'HTML' started by mattborkin@aol.com, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hey all,

    For the past 2 years I have been maintaining a webpage for a
    client. I have created and maintained it using Paraben's Web Page
    Wizard software. For me, the creation and maintenance was no problem.
    However, I no longer have time to do the usual updates and changes for
    them. They are going to start updating on their own. The update only
    consists of adding, removing a few links and possibly changing some
    basic text.

    Now, I know that it would be a pain for me to have them buy the
    software then transfer all of the images and templates to it and
    maintain it the same way I have been -- that would be way to hard for
    them. Is there a simple way that they could edit the text/links on the
    site without having to use WEB PAGE WIZARD? I am not talking layout or
    graphics or anything, just text and possibly a few links...

    In other words, how can someone make simple changes to a website
    without having to use the base software used to create the page in the
    first place. If it makes a difference, they pay yearly for the domain
    and for the hosting to hosting service.

    I would just feel a lot better knowing that they can make the simple
    changes they need without needing my services...

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
    , Mar 19, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Jose Guest

    Re: best way for a client to make simple changes to their websitethat I created -- Help...

    If they are willing to learn a little HTML, it can be done in Notepad
    (unless the site was done in FrontPage, in which case all bets are off).
    I don't know if Web Page Wizard does the same damage that FrontPage
    does, but if not, then making simple changes to a simple web page is
    easy enough in Notepad, and an FTP client.

    Jose
    --
    Nothing takes longer than a shortcut.
    for Email, make the obvious change in the address.
     
    Jose, Mar 19, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. dorayme Guest

    In article
    <>,
    wrote:

    > Hey all,
    >
    > For the past 2 years I have been maintaining a webpage for a
    > client. I have created and maintained it using Paraben's Web Page
    > Wizard software. For me, the creation and maintenance was no problem.
    > However, I no longer have time to do the usual updates and changes for
    > them. They are going to start updating on their own. The update only
    > consists of adding, removing a few links and possibly changing some
    > basic text.
    >
    > Now, I know that it would be a pain for me to have them buy the
    > software then transfer all of the images and templates to it and
    > maintain it the same way I have been -- that would be way to hard for
    > them. Is there a simple way that they could edit the text/links on the
    > site without having to use WEB PAGE WIZARD? I am not talking layout or
    > graphics or anything, just text and possibly a few links...
    >
    > In other words, how can someone make simple changes to a website
    > without having to use the base software used to create the page in the
    > first place. If it makes a difference, they pay yearly for the domain
    > and for the hosting to hosting service.
    >
    > I would just feel a lot better knowing that they can make the simple
    > changes they need without needing my services...
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Matt


    Yes, they could do this if you prepare things a little for them.
    First, you should provide them with the folder of their website
    files, the html docs etc. You need to teach them how to open the
    html files, make changes, save the files and upload them to the
    server. Opening and saving and uploading will be easy.

    The hard bit is to make changes. To this end, perhaps this will
    help you:

    Open up the html files they are likely to want to change. Put in
    helpful comments in the source, marking the places they should
    not change at all, the places they can change and even, in a
    comment, an example of such a change. Thes things will be a good
    guide for them if you do it well.

    Do you understand what is being suggested here? I ask because you
    are using special software and I have no idea if you are au fait
    with source in the raw? The source is what you see when you View
    Source in a browser, it is what is generated by your wizard as
    final output to be uploaded to server.

    --
    dorayme
     
    dorayme, Mar 21, 2006
    #3
  4. Toby Inkster Guest

    mattborkin wrote:

    > In other words, how can someone make simple changes to a website
    > without having to use the base software used to create the page in the
    > first place.


    You include a content management system to begin with. You don't seem to
    have done that though, so you've made things difficult for them/you; so do
    what dorayme says.

    --
    Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
    Contact Me ~ http://tobyinkster.co.uk/contact
     
    Toby Inkster, Mar 21, 2006
    #4
  5. wrote:
    > For the past 2 years I have been maintaining a webpage for a
    > client...
    > ...I would just feel a lot better knowing that they can make the simple
    > changes they need without needing my services...


    I have played a little with dotnetnuke, and I believe there is a
    similar phpnuke out there too. Both are very easy to use free content
    management systems, and allow you quite a bit of freedom with your
    design. The resulting code won't validate, and I believe you need
    javascript turned on for the sites you create, but it has a few nice
    features. It is easy to use, you have pretty good control over
    permissions, the novice (your client) can easily change content, and
    the best is it is free.

    But, for your particular case, it may be too late to use this as the
    site has already been created, and you would have to do that again
    (though it would be a simple process to convert)
     
    Travis Newbury, Mar 21, 2006
    #5
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Stan
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    480
    Brock Allen
    May 5, 2005
  2. =?Utf-8?B?YmJkb2J1ZGR5?=

    Stopping Someone from losing their changes Part II

    =?Utf-8?B?YmJkb2J1ZGR5?=, Jul 21, 2005, in forum: ASP .Net
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    1,971
    Bruce Barker
    Jul 22, 2005
  3. rockdale
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    710
    Chad Scharf
    Jul 5, 2007
  4. someone_else
    Replies:
    17
    Views:
    635
  5. ccc31807
    Replies:
    18
    Views:
    352
    Rainer Weikusat
    Jan 15, 2013
Loading...

Share This Page