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Grampa Mike
14 July 2006, 01:45 PM
I have been using Rapidweaver to create my website. I find it much easier and more powerful than iWeb - besides I don't have a .mac account. My website is hosted on my Mac. You can take a peek at:

mike-allen.dyndns.org/~mike/

I would like to add my geneological data base to my website. Has anyone used Rapidweaver in conjunction with Reunion? I'd sure appreciate some hints.

Grampa Mike

donna gough
15 July 2006, 07:37 PM
I also use RapidWeaver to build and update our website but have been unable (so far) to figure out a way to upload Reunion web cards. Instead, I've been doing text pages with hyperlinks to connect the families, but this is pretty cumbersome and really not ideal. Aside from that, RapidWeaver is great and very easy to use, especially when it comes to uploading photos -- but that's to be expected of software done on and for Macs! My only wish is that it were easier to use Reunion with it!

http://homepage.mac.com/vagoughs/genealogy/index.html

Grampa Mike
15 July 2006, 11:36 PM
There's gotta be a way! I'm using 3.5 beta 2 at the moment. I'll keep working at it.

I've got over 300 entries in Reunion. Don't think text pages and hyperlinks is the way to go.

Nice looking web site BTW.

Mike

Grampa Mike
16 July 2006, 08:01 PM
Well, I found one way to do it.

I put up the Renunion Web Page under another user on my Mac. Then I used the iFrame to point to it.

Kinda klutzy but it works.

idfitter
17 July 2006, 09:00 AM
Well, I found one way to do it.

I put up the Renunion Web Page under another user on my Mac. Then I used the iFrame to point to it.

Kinda klutzy but it works.

Looks good! Not klutzy at all!

You could also copy the jpg or gif used for your background to use as the reunion pages background and the join would be seamless.

(You may also want to correct the spelling of Genealogy)

Grampa Mike
17 July 2006, 03:59 PM
Looks good! Not klutzy at all!

You could also copy the jpg or gif used for your background to use as the reunion pages background and the join would be seamless.

(You may also want to correct the spelling of Genealogy)

Thank you!

I are a (retired) engineer. Never could understand that spellin' stuff. My father (a journalist) used to give me lots of static about it until I found his college algebra grades!

Again thanks. Now off to correct my spelling.

donna gough
17 July 2006, 09:01 PM
Just checked out your site again -- that fix looks good! Now, how exactly did you do it? :-) (I was a liberal arts grad -- not sure I understand the sequence you outlined!)

Grampa Mike
18 July 2006, 03:15 AM
What you need to do is set up a separate web site with your Reunion stuff. I just did it on my Mac as a different user. If you want to try it that way I can tell you how to do it. It is not streight forward especially if you are going through a router.

Then open your current web site in RapidWeaver. Add an iFrame page. Type in the URL of your Reunion web site. BTW I am using RapidWeaver 3.5 beta 2. Not sure if the iFrame option is in earlier versions.

Like I said, kinda klutzy since it requires 2 websites. But it worka

I wish more engineers had some liberal arts backgrounds. They can be some of the most narrow and boring people I have ever met!

Grampa Mike
18 July 2006, 03:21 AM
Looks good! Not klutzy at all!

You could also copy the jpg or gif used for your background to use as the reunion pages background and the join would be seamless.

(You may also want to correct the spelling of Genealogy)

How did you red Mac info and the website url link into your signature? I was able to get my email in but not the website.

theKiwi
18 July 2006, 06:55 AM
How did you red Mac info and the website url link into your signature? I was able to get my email in but not the website.

If you put http:// before the mike-allen.dyndns.org/~mike/ etc for your web site, this board will then make it a clickable link automatically, and we won't have to highlight, copy and paste it to visit your page.

Cheers

Roger

Grampa Mike
18 July 2006, 07:02 AM
If you put http:// before the mike-allen.dyndns.org/~mike/ etc for your web site, this board will then make it a clickable link automatically, and we won't have to highlight, copy and paste it to visit your page.

Cheers

Roger
found that using [ url] and [ /url] (without the leading spaces) around the url works too.

Thanks

theKiwi
18 July 2006, 07:50 AM
What you need to do is set up a separate web site with your Reunion stuff. I just did it on my Mac as a different user. If you want to try it that way I can tell you how to do it. It is not streight forward especially if you are going through a router.

Then open your current web site in RapidWeaver. Add an iFrame page. Type in the URL of your Reunion web site. BTW I am using RapidWeaver 3.5 beta 2. Not sure if the iFrame option is in earlier versions.

Like I said, kinda klutzy since it requires 2 websites. But it worka

I wish more engineers had some liberal arts backgrounds. They can be some of the most narrow and boring people I have ever met!

You don't have to have two whole different web sites (Users) for this to work.

Just put all the Reunion content into a folder in your site folder (for example "ReunionGeneratedContent", and call it into the iFrame

http://mike-allen.dyndns.org/~mike/ReunionGeneratedContent/

should work.

And to make the URL even "nicer", you could move the whole lot out to

Hard Drive ------> Library ------> WebServer ------> Documents.

then the address to the index page could be

http://mike-allen.dyndns.org/

(where I note you already have something else), and you could rename the index.html page that's currently there to something like ElectoOptics.html and provide a link to that on the index page?

Roger

Grampa Mike
18 July 2006, 09:59 PM
You don't have to have two whole different web sites (Users) for this to work.

Just put all the Reunion content into a folder in your site folder (for example "ReunionGeneratedContent", and call it into the iFrame

http://mike-allen.dyndns.org/~mike/ReunionGeneratedContent/

should work.

And to make the URL even "nicer", you could move the whole lot out to

Hard Drive ------> Library ------> WebServer ------> Documents.

then the address to the index page could be

http://mike-allen.dyndns.org/

(where I note you already have something else), and you could rename the index.html page that's currently there to something like ElectoOptics.html and provide a link to that on the index page?

Roger

Tried the 1st solution and it works! Thanks - don't know why I didn't think of it, but I didn't. Obvious in retrospect.

Onward to more investigations.

martha
19 July 2006, 12:55 AM
found that using [ url] and [ /url] (without the leading spaces) around the url works too.

Thanks

I keep trying to get to grandpa Mike's site but no matter what I do, it comes up as an error. I would love to see what we are talking about here!

Martha
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/tamar.htm

Urs Geiser
19 July 2006, 01:08 PM
I keep trying to get to grandpa Mike's site but no matter what I do, it comes up as an error. I would love to see what we are talking about here!
It works for me (with Firefox on the PC at work) at http://mike-allen.dyndns.org/~mike/ then click Genealogy. Good job, Mike!

Grampa Mike
19 July 2006, 02:43 PM
It works for me (with Firefox on the PC at work) at http://mike-allen.dyndns.org/~mike/ then click Genealogy. Good job, Mike!
Had to give Martha my IP. For some reason the dynamic dns wasn't working for her. I don't have a fixed IP, but it hasn't changed in a long time.

I checked out your site. Very interesting. I was born and mostly raised in Chicago, my favorite big city. Weather is awful though. My dad, Spencer Allen, was the first News Director and Anchor for WGN-TV, 1948-1957. I have some pics of him covering the 1948 election and with various dignitaries (including Hizzoner RIchard J) from the 1956 Democratic Convention.

Thomas Blomberg
29 August 2006, 07:26 PM
Sorry about this late addition to the discussion, but I haven't been checking this forum lately, so I didn't see it until now.

I have been using a RapidWeaver/Reunion combination for more than a year, largely set up as Grampa Mike has it. It basically consists of three folders: one for the Reunion stuff (which I've edited a bit, in an attempt to make it dual language), one for my English RapidWeaver site, and one for my Swedish RapidWeaver site.

Using iFrame, I link all three, so anyone ending up at the Swedish site can switch to the English and vice versa.

I've edited the Reunion pages using GoLive, which enables me to do searches and replaces throughout the finished web pages generated by Reunion, changing headers and field explanations into both Swedish and English. With GoLive, I've also been able to link names mentioned on the presentation page to their family cards.

The only drawback in the current version is that the presentation text on the start page for RapidWeaver is in Swedish for both sites, but I'm working on a solution for the next upload (long overdue).

You can have a look at http://homepage.mac.com/cherrytreelondon/home/. The password is Alfred.

Regards
Thomas