Learn how to use the Object Explorer Items in MS SQL Server.
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Okay, I'll just rearrange my window a slight bit because I want to be able to see both my document window, which is the HTML page here, and the site window, which is this page right here.
Next I'll go over to my Objects Palette and I am going to switch back to the Basic set of objects. Now I have the opportunity to introduce you to some new tools in the Objects Palette. The Zoom Tool, the Eyedropper Tool, the Object Selection Tool, the Standard Editing Tool, down here is the Hand Tool and this guy right here is the Layer Tool. Now you will notice a little tiny arrow at the lower-right corner of the Layer Tool. That signifies that there is another tool in there with it called the Grid Text Box Tool.
But right now we are going to use the Layer Tool. Simply select the Layer Tool and go over to the document window. I am going to draw two layers on our page. Now this is great. This is really, really easy to do. Anybody who can draw a square on a window can start creating a webpage in GoLive.
Okay, so here we go, click-and-drag. Voila! A layer. Let's make the window a bit bigger, and this gets front. I am going to click-and-drag to make another one, and let's click-and-drag to make another one. Now you will notice as I drag it out when it reaches the edge of another box, it gives me a, sort of, line to show me that I have lined up with that other box, that other object. Those are called smart guides.
With my Selection Tool, which I can get up here in the tool palette, I can move objects around, or I can drag to select multiple objects and move them all at once. You can also use your Arrow keys on the keyboard to move objects around in the page.
Well, now that we have got some layers on the page, let's put some content into them. We'll start by putting an image into this layer right here. I am going to just move this down a bit. I am grabbing the image that ends with 029 and I am going to drag it and drop it into this layer right here. Voila! There is the image. Okay, what about text? Can we put text into these layers? Of course, you can. Let's add a caption here, "Who doesn't love dolphins?" Of course, we can also use some placeholder text which we can find in our Library Palette right over here.
So let's bring open the Library Palette and you'll find the placeholder text which is called greek text, by the way, in the Snippets portion of the Library Palette, that's the first button right here in the Application-wide folder. Let's open that up, we'll double-click it and go down to Text. Here you can see all of the text snippets that are already created for you. So we'll drag out greek-text-1, and drop that into this layer here on the right, and then we'll close the Library Palette.
So you can see we have now got a picture, we have got some text and we have got a caption, but let's try to align these a little bit better, what do you think? Good idea, Lynn. Okay, so we are going to select this box right here; this layer, and I am going to make it the exact same size as the one above it. I'll make it a bit smaller by dragging the handles, the little blue handles.
Now what I am going to do is, I am going to center the content in both of these layers. So simply put my cursor into this layer, come up to the toolbar here, and we'll choose Align center. It's the one in the middle, click on that. We'll put our cursor back here into the text here of the caption and choose Align center again. Now we have these lined up just right. Now we'll go to our Object Selection Tool, or we can just press V on our keyboard to select it as well, and we'll move this layer, so that it aligns properly with the others and stretch it down. So that all of them are perfectly aligned.
Now I would like to change the background color of this layer. This is easily accomplished in the Inspector Palette. So we'll go over to the Inspector Palette and click it open. Here we can see a Background tab for this layer. Click the Background tab and turn on Color.
Now the default color is white but if you click the color well, the color palette will come out. So what I am going to do now is choose the Eyedropper Tool. There are two places to choose the Eyedropper Tool, in the tool palette or you can choose it right here in the color palette. There it is, so we'll select the Eyedropper Tool. We'll pick up a color from the picture and apply to that layer.
Now let's close these two palettes up, and we'll preview this page by clicking Preview at the top of the window. That's what we've got so far. Okay, that looks pretty good. Let's close this out by clicking the Close button. It asks if we want to save our changes, and we say Yes.