Overview Module Configuration

Overview

The Overview Module is the public area of your project shown when you go to your project home page.

Although ProjectCentre provides a default template for your public area, we expect you will choose to create your own public pages. You can create these pages with whatever tool you are familiar with. Many of our users choose a simple tool like Microsoft Word to create the public pages for their web site.

This section provides a simple tool for uploading pages to your public web area.

Note, this tool does not provide for folders within your public area, so all files and images must be in one folder. This may be a problem if you are using Word as your HTML editor and you include images, since Word prefers to put the images in a separate folder.

To add your own image to the default public page

You can use the Default option to use the standard overview page.  This option allows you to specify an image to display on your project home page and some text about your project.  Note, the image must be in JPEG format.

  1. Go to Configure - Modules - Overview.  Choose "Default" from the select list.
  2. Click to locate the JPG image file on your computer or network.
  3. The image is added to the list to the left.  Note, to delete the image, click next to the appropriate file.
  4. Optionally add a description of the project to be displayed with the image.
  5. Click and then "OK".  When you log out and return to your project home page, your image and text will be displayed.

To use your own web page

You can use the Overview URL option to upload your own web page.

You can use the standard home page file (index.html) and just upload your own contents list and overview page.  Or you can use your own home page.  If you use your own page, the starting page (home page) must be named "Index.html" and has to be specified as:  http://www.projectcentre.net/projects/ProjectNumber/index.html (where "ProjectNumber" is your own project number).

The ProjectCentre template uses a file named Index.html to specify two frames:

  1. The top frame contains a contents list, and a logo. Note, the logo is specifed as "letterhead.gif" by default and you will need to upload it and call it this if you wish to use the html templates provided.  This template is called "contents.html".
  2. The bottom frame contains the first page of your web site. This template is called "oview.html", but the contents list also provides links to a newsletter ("newsletter.html"), a programme ("programme.html"), an image gallery ("gallery.html") and a tenders page ("tenders.html").

 

To make it easier for you to update your web site, the upload utility helps you upload the Contents page (the top frame) called contents.html and the Overview page (the bottom frame) called oview.html with special consideration. If you upload new versions of these pages by adding the files using the buttons, ProjectCentre will ensure the uploaded file is named correctly and is guaranteed to work. The additional browse buttons are for other items that you may want to upload, such as JPG images. The files are uploaded and stored exactly as entered. It is your responsibility to ensure that the names of the files that you upload match the names in HTML tags within your new web pages.

If you are having trouble designing and implementing your web site, feel free to contact ProjectCentre. Our consultants are experienced in creating these sites on your behalf.

To use the web page template

  1. You will need your own contents page called "contents.html" and your own overview page called "oview.html".
  2. Go to Configure - Modules - Overview.  Choose "Overview URL" from the select list. In the text box next to "Overview URL" specify the home page as "http://www.projectcentre.net/projects/ProjectNumber/index.html". Click .
  3. To upload your own files,  click and locate the files on your computer or network.  (You can add up to 5 files at a time).
  4. Click and "OK". 

    When you log out and return to your project, your own contents page is displayed in the top frame and your own overview in the bottom.

To upload your own home page

  1. Ensure your default home page is named "index.html".
  2. Go to Configure - Modules - Overview.  Choose "Overview URL" from the select list. In the text box next to "Overview URL" specify the home page as "http://www.projectcentre.net/projects/ProjectNumber/index.html". Click .
  3. To upload your own "index.html", click and locate the file on your computer or network.  (You can add up to 5 files at a time).
  4. Click and "OK". 

    When you log out and return to your project, your own home page is displayed.

To specify a URL as your default overview

  1. Go to Configure - Modules - Overview.  Choose "Overview URL" from the select list. In the text box, specify the URL if you have your own web site.
  2. Click .

    When you log out and return to your project, the web page your specified is displayed.