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December 16, 2006
Finally, A Software Architecture Primer is fully searchable on Google books!
July 20, 2006
Courseware for A Software Architecture Primer is now online! Open Courseware.
July 6, 2006

A Software Architecture Primer is now available online:
Lulu.com
Amazon.com
May 1, 2006
A Software Architecture Primer by Reekie and McAdam is now available in Australia. See the Purchasing page for more information.
We have launched our first open courseware site. It's part of a larger site that is still "under construction," but the open courseware part works fine. See Open Courseware.

Angophora Press is delighted to release the second version of the community website AudioCircle. A good deal of effort has gone in to making the transition between versions 1 and 2 smooth and trouble-free, and it has mostly paid off. Please visit AudioCircle to review an example of our "Level 2" community website software.
Here are some tips and tutorials to help you with editing your website.

Editing a page

  1. First, log into the editing page using the user name and password you have been given.
  2. Click on "Content," and then on "Pages." You will see a list of pages.
  3. Click on the page you want to edit. An editable version of the page will come up, with a toolbar for formatting the text. (If you get only HTML symbols, such as <img> and <ul>, then your browser is probably too old to support the editor we use. You should contact us.)
  4. Change the text to be how you want it. Then click the "Submit" button.
  5. Back on the list of pages, you will see a row of symbols alongside each page name. To view the page you just edited, click on the magnifying glass symbol alongside its name.

Insert a hyperlink to an external website

  1. While in the editing window, select the text that you want to be hyperlinked.
  2. Click on the icon in the toolbar that looks like this: You will get a pop-up window.
  3. In the popup window, paste or type the name of the external website into the "URL" box.
  4. Click on the "Target" tab, and select "New window (_blank)." This will make the link open a new window.
  5. Press the "OK" button. In the editing window, the link will be underlined; you will have to save the page and view it with the magnifying glass to test the link properly (by clicking on it).

Insert a hyperlink to a page on your own website

  1. Make a note of the "alias" of the page that you want to link to. This is the part of the address of the page just before the ".html" at the end of the address. For example, if the address of the page is http://www.yoursite.com/information.html, then the alias is information.
  2. Go the editing window of the page in which you want to insert the link, and select the text that you want to be hyperlinked.
  3. Click on the icon in the toolbar that looks like this: You will get a pop-up window.
  4. In the popup window, select <other> in the "Protocol" field.
  5. In the "URL" box, enter the following (where "information" is replaced with the name of your actual alias:

    (Yes, it's a little cryptic. Sorry...! Just type it as shown and it should work.)
  6. Press the "OK" button. In the editing window, the link will be underlined; you will have to save the page and view it with the magnifying glass to test the link properly (by clicking on it).

Upload an image

  1. While in the main control window, click on "Content" and then on "Image Manager." You will bring up a page containing all the images uploaded to your website.
  2. Near the bottom of the page, click on "Browse" and select the image you want to uploiad. Then click on "Send" to upload it.

Insert an image into a page

  1. Open the editing window for the page that you want to insert the image into.
  2. Click on the image icon . You will get a popup window labeled "Image Properties."
  3. Click on the "Browse Server" button. You will get a list of uploaded images (only by name, unfortunately).
  4. Click on the name of the image you want to insert.
  5. You may wish to set a small amount in the "HSpace" and "VSpace" option fields to create a little space around your image. You may also wish to select Left or Right alignment for the image (although be warned: this can create some tricky formatting issues).
  6. Click on OK. The image will be inserted where you want it. (Hopefully!) Click the "Submit" button to save your changes.

Add a news item

  1. While in the main control window, click on "Content" and then on "News." Click on the button called "Add Article" (near the bottom of the screen).
  2. Enter the text of the news item much as you would for a regular page. Typically, you will place news items into the "General" category, and they will show up on the home page of your site.
  3. Put the body of the news item into the "Content" box (the second one). If you want a shorter version of the news to appear on your home page, then enter the shorter version into the "Summary" box. (If you leave the Summary box empty, then the whole news item will appear on the front page.)
  4. If you want the item to only show up for a limited period of time, select the "Use Expiration Date" checkbox and enter the appropriate dates beneath it.
  5. Press the "Submit" button.

Create a new page

  1. While in the main control window, click on "Content" and then on "Pages." Near the bottom of the screen is a button called "Add New Content" -- click on it.
  2. Enter the page title, both in the "Title" box and in the "Menu text" box.
  3. If you want to page to appear on the main site menu, leave the "Parent" selected as "None." If you want the page to appear as a subpage to another page, use the "Parent" selector to choose which page it appears underneath. (Note: you will want to check with us if you do this, in order that we can make the page appear properly in the sub-menus.)
  4. If you are working on the page and don't want it to show up in the menus yet, click on the "Options" tab. Deselect the "Show in menu" checkbox. Then click on the "Main" tab to return to the main editing screen.
  5. Enter your page text, and press "Submit."
  6. You can use the blue up and down arrows to change the position of the page in the menus.