Building Web Pages & Using Plone Effectively
For those who need to delve into the code occasionally, a tutorial has been added to the Support section to help beginners work with the HTML and CSS that is used for all web pages. There is also a link to Learn Plone, with resources for using the CMS effectively.
Visit the Reference section of our Support page to find links to the Building Web Pages tutorial and the Learn Plone site.
Building Web Pages tutorial
The knowledge you'll gain from this tutorial is not necessary for users of Plone because the CMS takes care of all of the HTML coding and CSS formatting for you. However, it's useful to understand the concepts, and you may occasionally need to edit your page's HTML (which can be done through your web browser using Plone's built-in visual editor).
From the author's introduction:
In the following pages, I’ll show you how to set up your computer—be it PC or Mac—so that you’re ready to build a site.
Then, we’ll meet XHTML and walk through the details of how to structure a web page correctly. In the process, we’ll play around with elements, comments, and symbols, and we’ll talk about the concept of nesting. It might sound complex, but it’s not! In fact, by the end of that discussion, you’ll have a working web page that displays text, links, an image and even a quote!
You can go straight to the tutorial here: Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide.
LearnPlone.org is a website dedicated to non-technical users of the Plone CMS, who need to know how to update and manage their website.
LearnPlone includes FAQ's and How To's on using your CMS effectively in order to get the most from your site. Here are two of the more useful articles on the site:
You can go straight to the site here: LearnPlone.org.