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Readme.txt updated 02/13/02
-- Kiwanis Club Web Templates Version 1.0 [Copyright©2002 Kiwanis International.]

Overview

This package is distributed as a benefit to Kiwanis clubs who wish to build a website. Included is a template design that was created after many existing successful club websites. Links that were common to useful and successful sites were incorporated into the design. The main section headings have been determined as such.In this design, the link headings MUST be accepted as is.

This design is intended for those with basic understanding of the operation of a PC and the ability to use common software titles to effectively edit the content included in this package. In the instructions below, several other software packages will be recommended in order to utilize this package. Please, choose someone in your club or someone you know outside your club that is competent enough in software such as Microsoft Word to utilize this package.

Instructions

I. Requirements

A. You must have Webspace provided and an account setup with a Web hosting service prior to making pages created with this package live. Free services include: www.geocities.com (recommended best for this template package), www.tripod.com, www.angelfire.com. See our basics for creating a web site at: http://www.kiwanis.org/web_tutorial.html.

B. PC or Macintosh with either Windows 95 or greater or Mac OS 8 or more. Pentium or PowerPC processors not necessary but recommended.

C. A ZIP file program such as WinZip [http://www.winzip.com/] (PC only) or Stuff-it Expander [http://www.aladdinsys.com/expander/index.html] (Mac)

D. It is higly recommended that you download for free or purchase a graphical HTML editor (or WYSIWYG editor) Free programs include: Frontpage Express(Internet Explorer 5.x, or better), please update your version of IE and when you install the update make sure you select to install Frontpage Express with it [http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/download/default.htm]. If you already have IE 5.0 or better you can add FrontPage Express through the Add/Remove Programs area of the Control Panel. Frontpage Express will be found on your hard drive under it's own folder, you can run it and make shortcuts to it from there.

Also, Netscape Navigator is packaged and installed with an HTML editor as a default (since Version Gold 2.08) called Netscape Composer, it is FREE and very good [http://home.netscape.com/computing/download/index.html]. Otherwise you should purchase an HTML editor such as Frontpage 2002 from www.microsoft.com or Dreamweaver from www.macromedia.com. Many Web host such as geocities.com will have free on-line based editors.

E. You must have the ability to FTP, upload over the Web to your on-line directory, or save directly through Frontpage the files you edit from this template package! Remember, you should set up your on-line Web hosting account first. If you don't understand this you need someone to help you.

II. Editing the templates

A. Overview-- You must NOT change the name of any of the included template HTML files or any included image or delete or change any of them unless otherwise instructed below! You need some sort of HTML editor to open and save these files, unless you a very well-acquainted with HTML and JavaScript Code, then you can use a text editor. The files MUST be published in your webspace in the same relative paths they have unpacked to; that is, all files that are on the top level (all the HTML files) must be in the top level directory in your Webspace directory, the images must be in a directory called "images" below the HTML file top level directory!

B. The Index Page-- (open index.html in your HTML editor) Here you add welcome information and such for your users, also space has been provided for a picture of your community (to the right). First, highlight, with your mouse,"(Your Club Name)" and type your club's name. Then, highlight, in the gold box, "Anytown, Any State/Province/Country" and type in the City, State, Province, or Country of your club. Then highlight all the text in the blue box-- ending with "PLACE NO IMAGES HERE THOUGH!!!!!" and replace the text with some introductory statements, perhaps your meeting place and time with a statement of your club's or Kiwanis' mission. As it says DO NOT ADD ANY IMAGES IN THESE BOXES! You need to, however, replace the example community photo of the town with a picture of your community. To do this you need a JPEG image with dimensions of approximately 300 width X 225 height in pixels or larger, and it MUST be named town.jpg to work! You MUST save your community picture (named town.jpg) in the images directory of the template package, overwriting the example "town.jpg". Also, at the very bottom of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. THOSE ARE THE ONLY CHANGES TO BE MADE ON THIS PAGE, make no others.

C. The Club Information Page-- (open info.html in your HTML editor) Here you add general/miscellaneous information about your club including Meeting Place, time, Contact Information, and any other information such as awards etc. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

D. The Activities Calendar-- (open calendar.html in your HTML editor) Here you place info about upcoming service projects, interclub activities, and other activities your club is involved in. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

E. The Club News Page-- (open news.html in your HTML editor) Insert news articles about your club, service projects, your community, or Kiwanis International here. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

F. The Photos Page-- (open photos.html in your HTML editor) Insert pictures of your club functions, your club serving the community, and other community and club photos. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

G. The Club History Page-- (open history.html in your HTML editor) Insert a blurb or article about your club's history and accomplishments. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

H. The Club Officers Page-- (open officer.html in your HTML editor) This page is for posting info about your club officers. You could even add photos of them. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

I. The Club Committees Page-- (open committees.html in your HTML editor) Post information about your committees and their members here. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

J. The Sponsored Youth Programs Page-- (open programs.html in your HTML editor) Insert information on the Sponsored community Youth Programs your club supports. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

K. The Kiwanis Family Links Page-- (open links.html in your HTML editor) Here you can list links to other clubs' websites that are in your area or have interclubbed with etc. Also, links to all the official, international sites of the Kiwanis family are included. You could add other links, like to our club locator if you want. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

L. The Membership Interest Page-- (open membership.html in your HTML editor) Here we provide a link to Kiwanis International's membership interest online form so that prospects can contact you through us about becoming a member. Also, links are provided to our online marketing information to make them aware of the benefits of Kiwanis membership. Also, you should add an invitation to your club's next meeting or to contact someone (a membership chairman) with your club. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

M. The Community Links Page-- (open community.html in your HTML editor) Here you should add links to official sites for your community. For example, I live in Indianapolis, so I would post links to www.indy.com for information on my town. Also, links to other service organizations your club has worked with or supports in your community. Replace the given text instructions with your information. Also, at the bottom left of the page there is a copyright statement, replace the "(your club name)" with your club name. You can add images or any other text/links to this page if you want. Save your work.

III. Publish your new Website-- Transfer your newly edited template package files to your club's web domain--keeping the same path structure (html's on top and images in the "image" directory)-- by FTP, through a web-based file tranfer program (such as Geocities Filemanager), or through Frontpage connectivity if you have it. NOW YOUR LIVE WITH A NEW CLUB WEBSITE.

IV. Send us your new club website link (if your creating a brand new site instead of replacing an old one) Go to our online form at [http://www.kiwanis.org/kiwanis_submit_site.html]


V. For Advanced Users-- A blank image file for the elliptical buttons has been included in case you would like to add/change a button with different text [images/butplain.html]. However if you do not know how to edit the JavaScript Rollover code you must name any new/changed buttons the same as the existing button and simply overwrite one of the others, the placement of the buttons will remain constant too. They should remain the same size too. The font I used was Arial Bold 14 pt.. If you know how to configure a Java script, be creative, let me know what you do with my basic templates though.

Licensed for use by any Kiwanis Members around the world for use on Kiwanis-family web sites. Other uses are prohibited unless permission is given by KI. Copyright ©2002 Kiwanis International. All Rights Reserved.