To build a getya.net site you will need a few things in place before you can add content.
The next thing to do is have the basic page layout in place. Getya.net comes with a default layout of a header on top, three vertically stacked panes and a footer at the bottom. Think about the pages you regularly visit, and you will find that almost all of these use this layout. Some may have only one or two middle panes, and getya.net can of course also produce this page layout.
Getya.net is based on modern standards in web content management. And you will need a basic understanding of the best practices to get the most out of it. The primary principle is separation of concerns.
Any getya.net page is compiled from these sources:
- A style sheet that
includes the page layout, fonts colors and e.g. positioning and
framing of images.
- Static binary content like images and
- Static readable text content like the words
you're reading now.
- Structured data like products in a webshop or
bookings in a calendar.
Let a skilled web designer do 1 and 2, and you will have a much easier time doing 3 and 4. If the styling is done properly you should never have to set font size or bold text yourself, all the visual effects should be set centrally. What you will need is to mark-up the content to say this is a heading, this is a list etc. Just like a professional use e.g. Microsoft Word.
With the design in place you can edit the pages directly inline, so you while you type your text you will see the page exactly as it will appear for your visitors.
- You will need an internet domain name for your
site. That's the part right after http:// in the web address. If
you don't have a domain already you will need to register one with
a domain registrar like e.g. http://gratisdns.dk/.
- The domain is just an alias for a server address. So for your
visitors to reach your getya.net site, you will need to point the
domain's name server CNAME-record from
www.yourdomain to eu.getya.net. That is the address of the
getya.net web servers. Note you might have to wait up to 24 hrs for
it to change.
- You don't have to remember yet another password to log in to
getya.net. Because getya.net uses secure OAuth2 for login, you can
use your Google, Microsoft or
Facebook account to sign in. If you don't already
have one, go to the site http://www.google.com/signup and create an
- Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your domain name. We will then activate your account and reply back to you when you are ready to get started building your site.
To change anything on your getya.net site, you have to log on to your site.
Point your browser to http://www.mysite.com/_admin (replace mysite.com with your domain name).
If you are already logged in you will see your administration site where you can start changing things right away. If you see "Please log in to continue" you must click the Google, Microsoft or Facebook Account button.
If you already have an Account just log on to that, and allow Google, Microsoft or Facebook to share your email address with getya.net. You are then securely logged in to getya.net.
Getya.net uses the OAuth2 protocol so you don't have to sign up for a new account or remember a new password to start using getya.net. And we dont have your password stored to worry about at night.
When your are done you can click log out in the bottom of any of the admin pages.