|First you create a template file in the Archive blog. That creates a
sub-directory and file, all based on the date and month, such as
Using the Movable Type engine in the
Archive blog, I clone the existing stylesheet and create a 2011-05.css
and 2011-05-print.css stylesheet. With a special print stylesheet and
the proper call-out in the header of the 2011-05.html file you can
suppress search boxes and navigation bars in a printouts of your home
The forth file you want in the sub-directory is the big bold image
file that will be the "cover art" of this month's homepage. I find a
nice image and size it to 1920x1080 so that if someone looks at the page
in full-screen mode on a TV, it will fit perfectly.
|To edit the html I load the web location into Komposer. The only problem
I have been having with Komposer is that when I put a full path to the
stylesheet, http://www.rako.com/Archive/2011-05/2011-05.css, the
Komposer evil help-you-when-you-don't-want-it programmers make it a
short link 2011-05.css. That's OK since Komposer also makes crappy html
with stupid indenting. So once you get the page close to perfect, you
need to open it in tidyUI and clean up the code. At that time you can
put in the absolute paths to the stylesheet.
It is important to use the absolute path to the CSS and absolute paths
to all the links in the home page. This is because you will be copying
it from rako.com/Archive/2011-05 to rako.com and changing the file-name
to index.html. That makes it the homepage of your site.