After joining the site you’re going to want to set up your profile. Having a customized profile with current information can help you network through the site. It’s a great way to display your skills to anyone viewing your page, this include possible employers who post on the Jobs group.
Step 1- My Page
Go to your home page by clicking the “My Page” navigation button at the top of the site.
Step 2- Customize My Page
Next you’re going to customize your page using the simple to learn tools provided on the site. Click on “Customize My Page” to get to the customization options.
Step 3- Editing Page Appearance: Template Theme
The first customization option you will see is theme. Click on the template picture, the radio button at the bottom of the picture, or the link at the bottom of the picture to select your desired template.
Step 4- Editing Page Appearance: Template Options
Now that you’ve chosen the background look to your page, you can further customize it using the basic theme controls in the bottom half of the screen.
For a beginner user, the “Basic Theme” tab is a good place to start. Here you can select the colors for the header, body, modules, sides, and text. You can also select font styles for the header and body texts.
For more editing options, click the “All Options” tab that is located next to the “Basic Theme” tab. It features all of the basic options as well as the ability to add images to certain parts of a template. Any images added can be modified to repeat in various directions or tile in the background.
For advanced options involving editing the cascading style sheet , click the advanced tab under the template selections. There you will be able to manipulate the CSS of the currently selected template.
Step 5- Editing Page Appearance: Save and Set Your Selections
Once you’ve selected and edited your template scroll down and click the save button. Remember, if you do not click this button the changes you’ve made will not be applied or saved.
You have now edited your home page. If for any reason you decide to switch back to the basic Codetown layout, you can click the “Apply Codetown Theme” button located on the customize page in between the template selection and the basic theme options.