Web based interface
GeneWeb offers a general purpose web based interface to its users. Any standard browser can be used to access a GeneWeb base, either on your Personal computer or on a remote server.
After a fresh install and a launch of the appropriate start command (depending on your environment, see xxx), a simple startup page will propose to:
- open a GeneWeb base
- open the GeneWeb management tool
Opening a base will display a welcome page organized into:
- a search area used to explore the base
- a tool area for reports and tools
The welcome page offers the possibility to change the global appearance of the pages through the selection of a template (in most cases, template selection will not be visible until a personal page is displayed). The template selection is maintained across the navigation through the base, and can be changed at any time, either thought a visible button, or by typing directly in the URL the text
The welcome page offers also the possibility to select another language for the user interface.
- GeneWeb 5.02 offered this through a set of country flag icons.
- GeneWeb 7.00 offers a set of 9 buttons for frequently used languages.
At any time, the language changed may be changed, either thought a visible button, or by typing directly in the URL the text
xx is the two letter code (ISO 639-1) of the language of your choice.
All the wordings of the user interface which goes through the translation process (some rare texts might escape this) are kept in a lexicon (
gw/lang/lex-utf8.txt which is editable is some translation were not of your liking.
Individual pages display personal data associated with a person in a format which greatly depends on the template you have chosen. Most of the data on the page is "clickable" and will follow a link to another individual, or trigger the display of a list. Tools are provided in a format which depends on the GeneWeb version you are using:
- GeneWeb 5.02: a tool-box at the bottom of the page
- GeneWeb 6.08 and later: a pull-down cascaded menu bar at the top of the page
All data capture is performed through pages containing HTML forms organized into:
- zones (one person, one event, a note).
- fields (one or more lines where text can be entered).
- radio buttons
- pull-down menus