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Tutorial

This tutorial illustrates the installation of a website using Zulu. Further down some additional features are discussed as well.

Installing / Assembling / Viewing

  • Installation:
    Download zulu_2003-03-15a_v2.0.0.zip and unpack it. You may found the download page here.
  • Delete generated pages:
    Search in the Zulu-directory for all files with names matching *.html and which contain the text DON'T EDIT. Delete them.
  • Install Python. How to install Python is described here.
  • Assembling:
    Open the Excel-file zulu_templates\current\zulu_structure.xls. Then click the button labelled 'Zulu'. By clicking the link zulu_errorlog.html (located in line 6 of the Excel-file) the error output may be consulted. The error output should not contain any orange or red lines.
  • Viewing:
    By clicking the link ..\index.html on line 5 of the Excel-file the new assembled website is opened in a browser.

Consider the advantages of Zulu:
The installation is simple and Zulu requires no extra tools.
The website can be viewed on a local computer.
Several version of a Zulu-website may exist. They can be maintained at the same time.

Switching layouts

The layout of the website can be easily changed by choosing from a template in the 'Template:' line in the Excel-file.

In order to view the website with its new layout you must reassemble it by clicking the Zulu-button and reload the page in your browser.

Consider the advantages of Zulu:
The layout is separated from the content.