Having tested my draft Nvu tutorial handout and example web pages on a Linux, Windows, and Mac box there is little more to do except include some more screen snapshots and a small troubleshooting section in the handout. Fortunately, Nvu looks 99% the same on all three platforms give or take a few triangles and plus signs to indicate expansion of a hierarchy, for example, in the Nvu Site Manager.
The troubleshooting section will include:
- Relative links lost in stylesheets
- Start web browser before Nvu
The work around is to manually edit the html files or include the css files in the same directory as the html files. For beginners, I think it is probably easier to use templates that use css files in the same directory as the html files. People that are more comfortable hacking the html source will probably make the necessary manual tweaks.
KompoZer is not an option at this stage, as the Mac Studio is already set up with Nvu. Also, I thought Nvu was going to be on the Software Freedom Day CDs  😦 But I will burn some CDs that have Nvu and KompoZer for Windows and Mac just in case tutorial participants want that option.
If you wish to use your web browser to display your web pages from Nvu, you need to start the browser before you start Nvu. I don’t know how to set up Nvu so that the web pages are displayed in Safari, but at least Firefox is installed and that works. I’m not sure at this stage what happens for people on Windows that don’t have Firefox installed.
As soon as I finalise the material to conduct my tutorial session, I’ll put it up in case any other universities wish to conduct a short ‘Creating a Web Site Using Nvu’ tutorial session.
 The CD included Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, and Inkscape for Windows, and Ubuntu. That is, no OpenOffice.org, GIMP, Audacity, and Nvu for Windows as in previous years. So my tutorial participants will have a less professional looking CD burned by me. Fortunately, I will be able to use this ‘opportunity’ to talk about copying and distributing Free software.