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Basic Topics

Click on the links below to view examples and step-by-step instructions on how to create, edit and publish your pages and projects.

The Big Picture
Overview of web pages and WebDwarf's role
Your First Project
For a quick introduction
Fast Start
Create your very first basic two-page project
The Workpage
Use the workpage to set up your web pages
Publishing Your Page
How to publish your finished pages
Website Hosting
Getting a website hosting account
Setting up Windows FTP
How to set Windows to upload your pages
Images Introduction
Introduction to images
Shapes Introduction
Introduction to rectangles, ellipses and polygons
Adding Text
Add formatted blocks of text
Making Links
Make hyperlinks between your pages
Adding Titles
Add titles as image files
Adding Images
Add and modify pictures
Templates Introduction
Introduction to the built-in templates and clip art
Meaning of terms used in these tutorials
Advanced Topics

Click on the links below to view further examples and step-by-step instructions on how to create and edit your pages and projects. It will help to already have a reasonable knowledge of what is in the basic topics.

You can also click on these from within the workpage, and move quickly to the page concerned, staying with the workpage layout.
Link to a specific point in a page
Import HTML, scripts, or any type of code
Shapes: Straight
Creating shapes: rectangles and polygons
Shapes: Curvy
Creating shapes: ellipses and circles
Page Settings
Meta tags, headers, and page backgrounds
PDF Files
Add PDF files to your pages
Simple buttons and mouse overs on buttons
Making, retrieving from backups and backup disasters
Information about the various preview options
Objects and Components
Objects are the main elements of a web page
What Next?
Links for more help and information
Object Manipulation
Select, move and transform objects
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Getting Started...

WebDwarf provides many features and operations. To help you get started building your website quickly we have developed a number of interactive hands-on tutorials. On this page we cover:

Important first steps
How to use these tutorials
Basic topics
Advanced topics
Help when you need it

Important first steps

Load these tutorials, in their original form, at any time from the menu bar at the top of your WebDwarf workpage by selecting Help > Load Tutorials  (as you may have just done!).

We suggest you do a preview  now. Use the spyglass button on the top toolbar (illustrated to the left), or the hot key F7. This builds all the tutorial pages to your computer. You can then view the pages for these tutorials in a browser window while you work on your own pages.

How to use these tutorials

We suggest this way of using these tutorials:
Click the spyglass preview button on the top toolbar above to preview the results your work.

If you are new to WebDwarf, we suggest that you now begin with the first few of the Basic topics and then visit the other tutorials that are appropriate for whatever task you wish to accomplish. If you are a more advanced user, go wherever you like!


Rendering and Shading
Coloring your objects