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:confused; I am a real amateur at all of this. Can I create navigation buttons with Contribute? Can I create a discussion board? Do I need to use more software along with Contribute in order to do these things or am I missing some commands on Contributethat will allow me to do this? I also haven't been able to do a lot of different graphics and positions with words. Please help. I don't see anything in the edit mode that allows me to do any of this. --Lost and Confused...

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    Default navigation buttons, discussion boards

    :confused; I am a real amateur at all of this. Can I create navigation
    buttons with Contribute? Can I create a discussion board? Do I need to use
    more software along with Contribute in order to do these things or am I missing
    some commands on Contributethat will allow me to do this? I also haven't been
    able to do a lot of different graphics and positions with words. Please help. I
    don't see anything in the edit mode that allows me to do any of this.

    --Lost and Confused

    divapete Guest

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    Default Re: navigation buttons, discussion boards

    "Create nav buttons?" You can insert button images and then link them to other
    pages if that works for you. You can't do image rollovers or automagically make
    them appear on multiple pages. Need an editor like Dreamweaver to add that
    stuff.

    "Discussion board?" You'll need a way to store the postings. A database
    backend is the most common way. So you'll need a programming language that can
    access a database to display the stored messages. PHP and MySQL are the most
    common way. There are tons of free software choices out there that you could
    just install on your site without having to code it yourself. Make sure your
    web hosting supports php / mysql. Most paid ones do.

    "Do I need to use more software along with Contribute in order to do these
    things or am I missing some commands on Contributethat will allow me to do
    this?" Yes. See above.

    Ctb is built so that a techie person (or anyone that is comfortable with html)
    can create templates using an editor like Dreamweaver. These templates will
    allow novice user to edit text and add images -- display items rather than
    functionality. You CAN use ctb without an editor (DW) but then you're very
    limited as to what you can do to the web pages since ctb doesn't let you touch
    the stuff behind the html being displayed.

    Sounds you like you need an html editor rather than ctb. :beer;

    Joeyb Guest

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