Macromedia Contribute, a web publishing software that allows you to update, add and publish content to existing websites without knowing HTML, is now available to the faculty. Contribute is designed primarily for updating and adding content to existing websites and is not a full feature multi-function web site design application like Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage or other web-design applications.
Contribute can be used with HTML websites designed using these applications. However, it functions best with sites designed with Macromedia Dreamweaver. Contribute also functions as a web browser allowing you to browse any website. In Windows, if you use Internet Explorer as your primary web browser, the Contribute browser adopts your preferences from Internet Explorer.
With only knowledge of how to browse the Web and edit documents using a word processing application like Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect, you can easily browse to your webpage or website, edit page content and publish the changes. Faculty members can now update their biographical information on the law school website, create new pages with links to showcase publications or create course web pages. In addition to the standard University of Miami Law School website template, Contribute includes 43 different templates and 200 sample web pages that can be used as starter pages.
Using the array of options for adding or modifying content on existing websites in Contribute, you can edit text, images, tables, links and even pages with frames. In addition, you can copy and paste from Microsoft Office while keeping the formatting intact, insert images, logos, Flash files or other movie clips, and link almost any document to your web page or website. You can also work offline with your web content then publish when you reconnect to the Internet.
To get started with Contribute, faculty members must have the software installed on their PC and have a connection established to the server. Once this has been completed, you simply browse to the web page that you wish to add content to or updated, make the appropriate edits and click publish. The changes are forwarded to the server and it’s done. It's that easy.
For software installation and to set up a server connection the Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-284-3000.
Please read this important information for law students for fall 2013.
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