LEAP CMS - Website Operating System

Be Your Own Webmaster.

Chapter 3

Working In LEAP™

To work with a LEAP™ site as a client, there are certain web browsers that are supported. Non-2 byte language systems are preferred. All W3 compliant web browsers should work as clients for LEAP™. Please note that features added to skins or custom modules that are non-W3 compliant may cause problems or display incorrectly on other browsers. The following web browsers are supported.

  • Apple Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • OmniWeb
  • Opera

Given the realities of different web browsers, you may find that your website looks a little different on each browser. Some of these may be correctable, however, some of them are the realities of the variances in web browsers and the way that they display text, images etc.

It is advisable that you use the most up to date version of your browser when working with LEAP™.

Web Design 101

In order to become a truly effective website administrator, one needs to keep some basic tenets of good design floating about in the back of your head.

Two things you should always remember when you are editing content are:

  • Just because you can do it, certainly doesn’t mean you should
  • Words don’t become more important or more likely to be read when they are flashing pink

Key things to remember when using LEAP™:

  • Don’t mess with what the designer put in place
  • Maintain consistency of “look” and “feel”
  • Fundamentals and conventions of web design (i.e. keep pages short in length)
  • Design with search engines in mind

A word on blank pages or pages under construction:

You should never have blank pages on your website. Even worse, you should never include “this website is under construction” anywhere on your site – unless your site is striving to insult or otherwise waste the time of your users.

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