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The Louisiana Anthology

  1. Get in a group. Find out each other's contact information - phone numbers, email, etc.
  2. Select a project to work on from the available items.  It's first come, first serve, so chose your top 3 preferences & let me know as soon as you've chosen.  That will improve your chances of getting what you want.
  3. Give me a list of
    1. Your choices
    2. Your names
    3. Your email addresses
  4. I will send you an invitation to join a folder on Dropbox.
  5. Install Dropbox on your computer.
  6. Accept the folder I've shared with you and let it download onto your computer.
  7. Go into your folder, then the "texts" folder, then the folder that has your group's name on it.  DON'T move the folder or files to other places. 
  8. This folder will now contain the files for your Louisiana Anthology project.
    1. You can work on the files in Dropbox, and they will update on the computers in your group. 
    2. Just be careful when you work on them at the same time, so you don't wind up with conflicted copies.
  9. Edit using a plain text editor or one of the editors I recommended in the links.  DO NOT USE WORD!  It messes up the file.  Here are some choices:
    1. Apple owners should consider the Sublime Text editor; it works in Windows as well.  It may not always be sublime, but Apple TextEdit is certainly ridiculous. 
    2. A new text editor especially created for writing for the internet is Brackets.  It's free, and it seems to be getting better over time.  It sometimes has trouble opening files on the Mac.
    3. I myself mostly code with Notetab Light, a free version of the program, but it only works on Windows.
  10. The files and folders are all in a specific relationship.  If you move the file out of the directory I put it in, the formatting will mess up. The page that began the day looking like this:

Right page, right place

Will suddenly look like this:

Right page, wrong place
  1. HTML is a harsh taskmaster, my friend.  But don't panic; the mistakes like this are the easiest to fix.
  2. Your file will be in the texts folder.  Click on it and on the subfolder.  You should see something that looks like this:       

    chopin--in_sabine.html

  3. Any image files you add will go into the folder

    chopin--in_sabine_files
    (it's the name of your file with _files replacing .html)
  4. If you find an image you want to put in the file, find out if it is in public domain.  If you, you'll need to get permission from the photographer.  Put their permission email into the _files folder.

  5. The model for your file is

    cable--posson_jone.html
  6. Remove the formatting at the beginning and end of your file, and replace it with the beginning and end of the "Posson Jone'" file.



Beginning Code

<!DOCTYPE html>

<head>

  

    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;  charset=ISO-8859-1">
    <title>Cable. "Posson Jone."</title>

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<body>
<center>
<div class="maincontainer">


    <a href="../../navigation/index.shtml"> <img style="width:100%;" alt="Home Page"
        src="../../images/heading1.jpg">
      <div class="title" style="font-size: 16px; color: rgb(255, 102,
        0); position: relative;top: -25px; margin-left: 5px;"> Anthology
        of Louisiana Literature </div>
    </a>
    <h4>George Washington Cable.<br>
      "Posson Jone."</h4>

THE TEXT OF YOUR FILE WILL BEGIN HERE
  1. Replace the references to Cable and the title with your author and title. 
    <title>Cable. "Posson Jone."</title>

    <h4>
    George Washington Cable.<br> "Posson Jone."</h4>
  2. It the work is lengthy, replace the quotes with <i>  </i> to italicize the text.  Don't use the <i> tags in the <title>; they don't work there.


End Code

. . . .  AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

THE END

<h3 id="heading_id_2">Source</h3> <p style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.5in">Cable, George Washington. <i>"Posson Jone'" and Père Raphaël: With a New Word Setting Forth How and Why the Two Tales Are One</i>. Illus. Stanley M. Arthurs. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Google Books. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=bzhLAAAAIAAJ">&lt;http://books. google.com/books?id=bzhLAAAAIAAJ&gt;</a>. </p>

 
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<div style="font-size: 16px; color: rgb(255, 102, 0); position: relative;top: -25px; margin-left: 5px;"> Anthology of Louisiana Literature </div></a> </div> </center> </body> </html>

  1. Substitute the bibliographic info for your text for what I have.  Use Easybib.com to format it.
  2. Special characters require coding.  While you read

    Grégoire

    the actual code in the editor is

    Gr&eacute;goire

    If you don't enter the special code &eacute;, but use the é instead, horrible things can happen to your web site. 
  3. Be careful that whatever editor you use doesn't change them to the characters you see in a browser, or what you get in the browser may be jibberish. 
  4. If I included a .pdf in your folder, it to proofread--it's like a Xerox copy of the original text.
  5. Use footnotes for anything that needs explanation or translation.  We've had pretty good luck using Google translate.
  6. Use the following format for footnotes.  Mark the text in the body with this code:
    <span id="CpossonF01"></span><a href="#CpossonN01">Capuchin</a> 
  7. And use this for the footnote.  Notice that the 'F' and 'N' have exchanged places. 

    <h3 id="heading_id_2">Notes</h3>
        <ol>
          <li><span id="CpossonN01"></span><a href="#CpossonF01">Capuchin.</a>
            A Catholic friar.</li>
    
    
        </ol>
    
  8. Match the number for the notes.  If you notice that you need to put a number between two other numbers, don't renumber the whole list; just put a half number between.
    01
    02
    oops, missed one
    01
    01a
    02
    Just be sure the numbers in the text
    match those in the notes.
  9. Clean out any code from the original file that we don't need.  Stuff like <p></p> should stay, of course, along with special characters.  When in doubt, ask me first.
  10. You may or may not need to add images to the file.  I have included two ways to do so in the model, one with a caption and one without.
  11. Let me know if you have any questions.  I'll peek back at the files occasionally to see how you're doing. 






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