The File Manager is a cpanel tool not all that different from the desktop file management system on your computer. Your web site is organized in a series of directories that correspond to each site you create; exploring the structure with the File Manager is one way to get a better understanding where stuff is.... Read more »
Oops! I accidentally missed this one, but did most of the requisite practice in the following module.
but be sure to delete your cache!
I created a sub-folder on my sub-domain and uploaded a simple templated HTML5/CSS website to create a simple calling card page at http://sp.chrisaldrich.net/me/. I couldn’t bring myself to replace the picture of the little kid with the gaping mouth because it was just too cute.
While I occasionally do some small uploading tweaks like this, it seems like ages since I created webpages like this outside of more elaborate content management systems. Hooray for raw HTML and CSS! It’s also a bit refreshing to do it all manually in an interface instead of via FTP or other means.
These are an interesting little side experiment for getting something quick and dirty up. I think they’d be more valuable as simple templates if they’d let one define some additional links like “Blog” with an icon and a field to redirect to a subdirectory or subdomain. I was also surprised that there were so many religious-related templates instead of educational ones.
My favorite was the Pravatar tool hiding in the lesson. I can think of lots of fun uses for a tool like this.
My placeholder “site” lives at https://sp.chrisaldrich.net/.
This is a pretty slick little tool for generating random avatars when necessary.
Just to try it out, I’m using it for Simon’s avatar on this page, so refreshing the page should automatically change it.