The Tandem Club
Tandem Club Website
This document provides a brief overview for administrators of the TC Events website.
Regional Groups now have the ability to edit their own ‘What’s on’ entries as well as the facility to add their own news and pictures. Regional organisers: Please contact The Tandem Club Web Group for a login on the site. Also we can set up your Region if it is not already present.
The site's operation is currently mainly limited to TC events and Regional groups, although this may be extended in the future. Basic facilities are:
The Whats On system is designed to allow regional group and other events to be added to an events database and be displayed to site visitors. It also provides the facility to list these events in a suitable form for direct inclusion in the TC Journal.
For the TC journal there is a "Journal List" link that allows the journal entries to be displayed in a form suitable for a simple copy/paste action into a word processor.
The Regional groups system allows RO's and others with appropriate permissions to create and edit webpage information for their group. The system allows multiple web pages to be created with links to other sites or other information. Pictures can also be uploaded to go on these pages. The system also provides facilities to upload documents or any type. News items, WhatsOn entries and picture showcases on a per group basis can be added to and edited.
The pages can be edited using the "Edit page" link. This brings up an on-line editor similar to a conventional word processor. Simply type in the information and format it as required. Note that tables can be used to columnate or block the content in an easy way. (table borders can be set equal to 0) There are some special "script" entries at the bottom of the page that include the Documents, News, Showcase and WhatsOn entries. To edit/move these you will need to edit the page source with the "Source" button.
If the "Add Page" button is used to add a new webpage, a link will be added at the bottom of the current page to link to it. Once you have edited the new page you will probably want to edit the parent page and move/format the link as desired.
The system maintains a database of users for the site. This contains information on the user as well as their user id and password. Each user can be assigned a set of roles. These define what items on the website they can view and/or edit. The core roles are:
A user can also have a Regional group they belong to and other groups they are interested in. These are not used as yet.
The system has a WYSIWYG type of web page editor. This presents a word processor like interface with a set of toolbar entries along the top. Normal word processing features such as paragraph style, bold, Italic, bulleted or numbered lines etc can be used. The system can also create hyperlinks to other website pages or off website pages.
Tables are supported and can be very useful for row/column based page layouting (border can be set to 0) as well as more conventional tables of information.
Pictures can be uploaded with the "image" button. You can either use a picture existing on the web system using the "Browse Server" button or use the "Upload" tab and select an image on your PC sending it to the web server using the "Send it to the Server" button. Try and make sure the images are reduced in resolution as appropriate to the size of page image wanted before sending to reduce your upload time and peoples download time. They will be resized to 1024x768 when they get to the server. Also make sure the orientation is correct.
Make sure the "Save" icon or "Submit" button is used to save the page before going off the editor page.
If needed, and if users have an understanding of HTML formatting, the "Source" mode of editing can be used for more control over the page layout and contents.
Special, website generated, blocks can be included using the following code entered in "Source" mode:
There are a few functions that can be used. These currently include:
The system arranges pictures in named showcases. These have a group name as well as a title and description. Pictures can be uploaded one at a time or as a batch using the "Add pictures" link. This brings up a Java based picture uploader that will allow the pictures to be rotated prior to upload. It also pre-scales the pictures to 1024x768 resolution for speedy upload.
Titles of the pictures can be edited by selecting the showcase and using the "Edit showcase pics" link. As well as titles and descriptions, the picture can be marked as good. When so marked it will be show by the random picture display system.
More detailed technical information is available: help/index.html