Perspective

Nevada Senior Games

Nevada Senior Games is dedicated to the promotion of a healthy life style for adults 50+ through exercise and athletic competition.

In 1979 a mere seventeen participants competed in six events, sponsored by the Catholic Community Services and held at Paradise Park.

In 1980 Pat Dillingham, a former U.S. Olympic figure skater, and founding members Gene Hardlicka, Roger Hall and Mary Liveratti formed Nevada Senior Games. Staff members of the University of Nevada Las Vegas were instrumental in moving the Games to the campus where the first annual Nevada Senior Olympic Games, a one-day affair in the spring, was staged.

In 1985 NSG incorporated and NSG's Gene Hardlicka was one of 40 state representatives who met in Orlando for a national organizational seminar. The first Nationals was held in 1987 in St. Louis. Bob Hope was the Master of Ceremonies at that event’s closing ceremonies.

From those early beginnings, the Games have grown to include about 20 events, held at various venues throughout the Las Vegas area, and an annual average participation of about 1000 seniors. The Fall Games now span a four-week period during late September and early October. In the Spring NSG holds Volleyball (Henderson) and Softball (Mesquite) tournaments. There is also a year-round walking program.

With your support, and the support of our much-appreciated sponsors, we look forward to the continuance of this rich tradition!

 

Mission:

The mission of the Nevada Senior Games, Inc. is:

To promote the health and fitness of adults 50 years of age and older. Primary emphasis is within the state of Nevada, but we welcome seniors world-wide to participate in our activities.

 

Goals:

Our goals are to:

1. Encourage older adults to undertake and continue in a health and fitness-oriented lifestyle.

2. Promote good health and physical fitness for older adults in Nevada and world-wide by providing information, education and inspiration through year-round activities, workshops, seminars and other pro-active events.

3. Provide forums for older adults to compete with their peers and to receive recognition for their efforts and achievements in an atmosphere of friendship and support.

4. Focus public attention on the importance of regular activity/exercise as a way to achieve and preserve better health, especially among older adults.

5. Promote a positive image of older adult communities, including opportunities for positive role-modeling.


End of Perspective


NSG website maintenance notes – revised Jun 6, 2020

This document is intended as an NSG website maintenance reference, both for myself and others. The structure is bottom-up, with the most common actions first, and more complex actions later.

The scope includes the website module link to the registration module but not registration itself (maintained by the Games Director). By design, there is only one link, in the Fall Games Open page. The scope does not include the "Get social" box under the ads in the sidebar -- I didn't add it and I don't know how to maintain it.

I make references to "your PC", but there's no reason website maintenance couldn't be done with a Mac.

The Executive Director controls the contractual relationship with FuseSport, including who has access to which modules. Where the Log On page shows "Problems signing in? For any queries please contact your administrator.", that would be the Executive Director, not me.

Note: The Executive Director also controls the contractual relationship with PowWeb. PowWeb is the host, FuseSport is the server. Once, the NSG Email address was changed and PowWeb wasn't notified, so renewal notices bounced, and the domain name (nevadaseniorgames.com) lapsed. The website was down for two weeks while we straightened that out.

Table of Contents (with links to major sections)

0. Introduction

0.1 Page Definition(s)

0.2 Home Page Layout

0.3 Editing Notes

1. Log On/Off

2. Flyers

3. Registration

4. Results

4.1 T&F Records

5. Other Pages

5.1 Lodging

5.2 Donate!

5.3 Links to Affiliated Senior Games

5.4 About our Sponsors

5.5 About Us

5.5.1 Board & Staff

5.5.2 Perspective

5.6 Contact Us

6. Sport Add / Drop

7. People Add / Drop

8. Template Changes

8.1 Background and Header Images

8.2 Menubar

8.3 Sidebar

8.4 Sponsors Footer

9. Searching the FuseSport Database

A: Table editing with Word

B: HTML

C: History

0. Introduction

The NSG URL www.NevadaSeniorGames.com should always be used to access the website, such as in flyer footers and office Emails. It is the read-only front door. It gets redirected from PowWeb (the host) to FuseSport (the server). Do not use a URL within FuseSport, as that is subject to change.

To maintain the website, go through the back door: https://admin.fusesport.com/private.asp.

Having said the front door access is read-only, that's for the website module. The user can enter data in the registration module, which is separately maintained, currently by the Games Director.

Most updates are files downloaded from Games Director Emails. I keep two browser tabs active, one for the user (front door) view and another for the FuseSport (back door) view. I don't reply "Done." to the Games Director until I have verified the FuseSport changes with the front door view, and have archived the file(s) on my PC.

0.1 Page Definition(s)

The user sees a page as a whole window, which is much the same for all pages.

Within FuseSport, a "page" is the variable part:

Background_ Header -- Banner Background_
_image_ Header -- Menubar _image_
_(left) Page ..................................... Ads ... _(right)
orange " white orange
" Footer -- Sponsor(s) " "
" Footer -- FuseSport credit "

FuseSport controls the structure, NSG provides the content. The column widths are fixed. The overall height is determined by the page data. For non-page changes, see Template Changes.

To edit a non-Home "page":

  • Select Content on the Website menubar. A drop-down list will appear.
  • Select Pages. The Extra Pages Publishing Tool will show a list of pages.
  • Select the "page" you want to edit by clicking on the "+ microscope" icon. The Extra Page Detail editor will show the page and its attributes.
  • Scroll down to the Page Content.
  • Edit the content and Update.

Note: I like to make that pane bigger using the arrow in the lower right corner -- you can grab it and pull it down with the mouse. Unfortunately, you cannot make the pane wider. The alternative is to click on the four-arrow icon, which maximizes the pane, too wide for me, unless you narrow the browser window. Then you have to un-maximize the pane to restore the other editor features including the Update icon. Can't win them all.

Sidebar note: Now under the ads is a "Get Social" box for Facebook and Twitter. It's not an ad, I didn't add it, and I don't know how to maintain it.

0.2 Home Page Layout

As with all websites, the Home Page is special:

Background_ Header -- Banner Background_
_image_ Header -- Menubar _image_
_(left) Home Page -- Slider (moving) Ads ... _(right)
" Home Page -- Slider (fixed) " "
orange Home Page -- Free text " orange
" " white "
" Footer -- Sponsor(s) " "
" Footer -- FuseSport credit "

The slider is currently disabled. To do this, simply mark all the news items "Inactive". To restore the slider, mark one or more news items "Active".

The Slider uses the top three news items. To control it, I keep only three items enabled. The photo is used both in the slider and the news item. The news item body can have other images, like other pages.

To edit the Home Page Slider:

  • Select Content on the Website menubar. A drop-down list will appear.
  • Select News Room. The News Room Publishing Tool will show recent news items.
  • For a new news item: enter a title in the data entry box next to "Add New News Item", click on "Add". Add a summary and an image.
  • For a revised news item, for "Show News Articles from" select "All Years" and select a news item by clicking on the "+ microscope" icon.
  • Edit the title, image, content and/or enabled. To enable/disable, click both "Home Page" and "Featured Item". For content, scroll down to the Article pane. See "bigger", just above.
  • Save.

To edit the Home Page Free Text:

  • Select Content on the Website menubar. A drop-down list will appear.
  • Select Home Page Free Text. The Free Text editor will show a "Data" pane. See "bigger", just above.
  • Edit the content.
  • Update.

0.3 Editing Notes

So I don't have to repeat these details ...

To highlight text, double-click on the word or swipe the text. For (un-) Bold, select Bold in the Styles list or type Ctrl-B.

People are coordinators and Board & Staff, not groups or events. The photos are usually head shots.

To prepare an image: First, prepare the image on your PC -- crop and resize, do "Save as" with a new filename, using the person or company name. I use the "bios_" or "logo_" preface for people or sponsors, and a suffix that is the pixel height and/or width. I always use 200 pixels high for people and 200 pixels wide for sidebar "ads". You may have to experiment with different sizes to see what works. Note: Without this preparation, you can control the displayed size, but FuseSport does not resize images -- it supplies images to the browser which will resize the images to suit the specified or available space, so the amount of data transferred could be 100 times that needed.

To upload an image: You can either go directly to the Asset Library by clicking the mountain/moon icon on the FuseSport header, or you can upload your image as part of adding or editing an image, in the "Browse Server" step. In the Asset Library do one of the following bullet items, select an image from your PC, click Load then click Done.

  • For Add, click on "Add New". I don't bother with a Description or an Author. You have to choose a Tag -- "News Images" works.
  • For Update, find the image then click on Edit.

To upload a document, First remove all periods, commas, etc. from the PC filename (Fusesport's upload is pickier than PC filename restrictions). The document name can be different than your filename -- I always include the year for results and never for flyers. Then you can either go directly to the Asset Library by clicking the mountain/moon icon on the FuseSport header, or you can upload your document as part of adding or editing a link, in the "Browse Server" step. In the Asset Library do one of the following bullet items, select a document from your PC, click Load then click Done.

  • For Add, click on "Add New". I don't bother with a Description or an Author. You have to choose a Tag -- "News Images" works.
  • For Update, find the document then click on Edit.

Image and document notes:

  • Fusesport will show candidate files in the default folder on your PC. I use "Downloads" because that's where I download files attached to Emails.
  • FuseSport has its own file ID, which seems to be a serial number unique across all their customers.
  • Generally, I don't bother to delete old files because it doesn't save space -- FuseSport just moves deleted files to an archive, where they could (not easily) be recovered.

To add an anchor, copy the text, position the cursor in front of the text, click on the flag icon, paste the text as the anchor name, and click OK. Do not leave the text highlighted -- the FuseSport editor will make the text a part of the anchor and browsers will highlight it like a link, which it isn't. Note: While editing, an anchor is shown with a flag icon, which browsers do not display.

To add a link, highlight the text, click the paperclip icon. In the Link pop-up do one of the bullet items, then click OK.

To update a link, left-click on the text, then either click the paper-clip icon or right-click and select "Edit Link" on the pop-up list. In the Link pop-up do one of the bullet items, then click OK.

bullet items: do one of the following:

  • For a URL for a site or document external to FuseSport, copy the URL into the data entry box and change the Target to "Add new (_blank)".
  • For a document internal to FuseSport, click on "Browse Server", find the Asset Library document, click "Use", change the Target to "Add new (_blank)".
  • For either, the "new (_blank)" is important, so the browser opens a new tab instead of using the NSG website tab. Otherwise, when people close the URL or document, they lose their NSG website session.
  • For an anchor, in the "Link Type" list select "Link to anchor in the text", then on the "By anchor name" list pick one. Aside: The "By Element Id" list appears to be identical. I have no idea what the difference is.

To update the link text (such as Flyer year or Results photos year): After updating the link, position the cursor within the text, enter the new digit(s), then delete the old digit(s). Note: The reason is that if you position the cursor after the year, the FuseSport editor positions the cursor outside of the control info defining the link, unlike when you position the cursor after Bold text and added text is also Bold.

To copy (or move) a link, the obvious way is to highlight the linked text, then copy (or cut) and paste somewhere else. That works. I prefer to delete the old link, then add a new link. Note: that's because the FuseSport editor tries to help by adding unnecessary text formatting control info to a pasted link -- about 150 characters, and the pasted link is shown in a different color by the browser.

To remove a link, highlight or left-click on the linked text, then click the paperclip-X icon.

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1. Log On/Off

You'll need the FuseSport URL: https://admin.fusesport.com/private.asp and a username and password from the Executive Director.

FuseSport requires the password to be changed quarterly. I just change the year or add a digit.

Click on the three-bar modules icon:


You'll get a drop-down modules list:

The webmaster (me) has access to the Database, Service and Website modules. The usual thing is to logon, then select the Website module. The Database module is used to lookup participants' city and state for the Track and Field Records report. The Service module is used to report a problem to FuseSport.

Somehow permission for the Communication module was added, but I never use it. It's for sending Emails to groups of people.

Note: It seems you can get into the Asset Library without selecting the Website module, but nothing actually happens.

The other four icons in the picture (power icon, four squares, scenery and question mark) are Log Off, Dashboard (aka Home Page), Asset Library and Help. They're part of a header that appears on every page.

Note: If you Log Off without saving edits (Update, at the top & bottom of the edit page) or publishing menubar changes, your edits will be lost. It's a feature, a way out of an edit mess.

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2. Flyers

The flyers are updated annually by the Games Director.

The Games Director has a PDF editor and sends me PDF files attached to Emails for upload to the website Sport Information page, which used to be called Flyers and Coordinators. The flyers are updated before registration is opened, so I'm doing flyers first.

If a coordinator is added or dropped, changes to this page have to be coordinated with the Board & Staff page. See People Add / Drop.

If a sport is added or dropped, changes to this page have to be coordinated with the Results & Photos and Board & Staff pages. See Sport Add / Drop.

I don't keep historical flyers on the website, so usually it's a simple matter of "editing" the document in the Asset Library and changing the link year in the Sport Information page table.

  • In this case "edit" means to replace the old flyer with one uploaded from your PC. Then, on your PC, move the new flyer to wherever you save flyers
  • To change the year, edit the Sport Information page: add the new digit(s) within the text, then delete the old digit(s). This keeps all of the year digit text highlighted as a link. Be sure to Update the page.

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3. Registration

FuseSport doesn't provide the ability to link a sidebar image or a news item to the Fall Games Open page, but I noticed that the way to link something to an internal page is to cheat: display the target page with a front-door browser tab and copy the URL. See how the Sponsors page is linked to the Contact Us page. Like all changes, that URL should be verified if the target page is updated.

The Registration info is updated annually by the Games Director, when all the flyers have been updated.

There are two ways to get to the Registration module -- via the Registration Information menubar item (Fall Games Open), and by the sidebar "NSG Registration" image. Clicking on that image now goes to Fall Games Open, so the client can see the paper option, the credit card disclaimer, the deadlines, etc.

Note: The reason it's called Fall Games Open instead of Registration Open is that we support registration for the Triathlon and used to support the Regional Track & Field Meet, which had different registration modules and different open and close dates. For that I used a drop-down list as for "About Us". Those pages are still in the Pages drop-down list, if needed. Now, Triathlon registration is a subset of Fall Games registration, but with an earlier opening date.

For instance, to have menubar Registration show Triathlon Open and Fall Games Closed, on the FuseSport Website home page, under Menus select Site Navigation, then mark Registration Information (0) Inactive and Registration Information (6) Active. Be sure to click on Publish.

3.1 Registration -- Paper

The Games Director will send updates for the paper registration PDF files. Just update those documents in the Image Library (Documents), then move them to your PC archive.

There are usually updates as sport details change.

Aside: Paper registration is mostly for non-computer participants -- the office will mail them registration packets -- and people who don't want to give out credit card info over the internet. Paper registration is discouraged by a paper penalty fee, because it takes office staff time to enter the data into FuseSport.

3.2 Registration -- Online

The Games Director works with FuseSport to update and test the registration module. When it's ready, FuseSport sends us a link to that module.

There may be registration module updates, but they don't affect the website module.

3.3 Registration -- Open

About April 1 we open registration:

For the menubar: In the Website Site Navigation page, disable Fall Games Closed, and enable Fall Games Open, updating that page with the new info such as deadlines, including the link to the FuseSport registration module. Be sure to "Publish" it.

For the sidebar: In the Website Advertising page, enable Registration Open. The link to the Registration Info page should be ok.

OLD: For the Home Page slider: In the Website Newsroom page, update and enable the Registration Open news item, and disable one of the other news items so there are only three enabled.

3.4 Registration -- Closed

When the last registration deadline has passed we close registration:

For the menubar: In the Website Site Navigation page, disable Fall Games Open, and enable Fall Games Closed, updating that page with the new info if needed. Be sure to "Publish" it.

For the sidebar: In the Website Advertising page, disable Registration Open.

OLD: For the Home Page slider: In the Website Newsroom page, disable the Registration Open news item and enable one of the other news items so there are always three enabled.

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4. Results

There are twp parts to the Results & Photos page: the table (with how-to notes) followed by the Archive (historic results). Most historic photos are available using the year links to Tim Dorman's sites in the how-to notes.

Aside: I doubt many people look at the historic results, but it doesn't hurt to keep them. If historic results were deleted, it wouldn't save storage space because FuseSport would just move them to their archive. Keeping a historic result only costs a few (maybe 20) characters in the Results page.

For a NEW season:

  • If a sport is added or dropped, changes to this page have to be coordinated with the Sport Information and Board & Staff pages. See Sport Add / Drop below.
  • Sometime before the Fall Games start I clean out the Posted and Notes columns for the Fall Games: Highlight that part of the table and hit Delete. That deletes the cell contents. DO NOT get fancy and delete the cells. That will mess up the table format. Try Undo (ctrl-Z) or exit without doing Update.
  • When available, add a link to Tim Dorman's Shutterfly site for this year's Fall Games in the table how-to notes.

For a NEW result with a prior result but without archived results:

  • Add the sport name to the Archive, alphabetically; highlight it and make it Bold.
  • Create an anchor: Copy the sport name; position the cursor in front of the sport name, click on the Flag icon, use the sport name for the anchor name.
  • In the table, highlight the sport name and link it to the Archive anchor (link type: link to anchor in text).
  • Continue with ...

For a NEW result with a prior result:

  • Unlink the prior result year: Highlight the year, click the unlink icon (paper clip with an X),
  • Add the prior result to that sport's archive: Position the cursor after the sport name, hit Enter, enter the year, highlight it, un-Bold it, and link it to the prior result: in the Link window, change the Target to "Add new (_blank)" and click "OK".
  • Continue with ...

For any NEW result:

  • Add or update the table year.
  • Upload and link the current result: Highlight the year, click the link icon (paper clip), in the Link window select "Browse Server".
  • In the Asset Library, select Documents, "Add new", give it a name like the old names, set Tags to News Images, and Save Document.
  • Back in the Link window, change the Target to "Add new (_blank)" and click "OK".
  • Enter the month & day in the Posted column

For a REVISED result:

  • Right-click on the result year, select Edit Link.
  • In the Asset Library, select Documents.
  • For the result file select Edit/Revise, upload the revised file as above.
  • Update the Posted date and add "revised" in the Notes column.

For new photos (Tim Dorman):

  • In a front-door browser tab for NSG, use the current year link in the table notes to access Shutterfly.
  • Find the sport.
  • Copy the URL.
  • Add or update the year in the Photos column.
  • Link the year to the URL

For new photos (other photog):

  • They should supply a URL.
  • Add or Update the year in the Photos column, with a credit.
  • Link the year to the URL

For revised photos:

  • Done. Should take care of itself.

In any case:

  • Be sure to Update the page, to save your edits.

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4.1 T&F Records

Traditionally, we add a Records report to the Track and Field results.

To start:

  • Create a  "work" folder under this year's results folder
  • Use Word to open last year's ".docx" records file in last year's work folder.
  • "Save as" a ".docx" file in this year's work folder, where I also keep Al's ".doc" file.
  • Close it.

Next:

  • Open this year's ".docx" records file.
  • Change the title line to the current year.
  • Optional: See Table editing with Word.
  • Turn off bold for last year's records.
  • Replace the data for new records (see below).
  • Make those lines bold.
  • "Save" it (in the "work" folder).
  • "Save as" a ".pdf" file in this year's results folder.
  • Close it.

Finally:

  • Upload the PDF file to Fusesport.
  • Move the prior year's report to the archived Records.
  • Link this year's report to the PDF file.

Aside: Al McDaniels is nominally responsible. Sometimes he sends me a file promptly, like within a month in 2018, and sometimes 6 or more months late. In any case, he sends a Word file using tabs to define columns. The appearance is ragged and depends on what version of Word you're using. In any case it's unusable for the website because non-MicroSoft browsers can't deal with Word documents. I sent him my table-based Word version, but he ignored it. I don't know how long he'll continue supporting T&F.

Aside: Besides my using tables and showing women before men: Al's file shows current year records by coloring the year red, which is a problem for partly color blind people like me. So, I show current year records by having the entire line bold. Al shows the years as the last two digits followed by a single or double quote, I show the entire year.

Hi-Tek Records:

  • If Al doesn't send a file, you have to go through the T&F Hi-Tek results and compare the best results this year to the prior year's records file. You are not responsible for documenting possible or actual National records, as that is beyond the scope of reporting NSG T&F Meet records.
  • The T&F Hi-Tek results do not show the participant's city and state, so for a new record you may need to search the FuseSport Database. If the person is not in the FuseSport Database, then they were an un-registered walk-on, and their record does not qualify.

Aside: This was more of an issue when I did reports for each event, to determine medal awards. The fact is that medals are handed out at the event, and except for a few who believe they deserve a higher medal, people could care less.

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5. Other Pages

If you got through flyers, registration and results, these should be no problem.

5.1 Lodging

Before uploading a hotel logo, check the Image Library -- it may already be there.

5.2 Donate!

5.3 Links to Affiliated Senior Games

5.4 About our Sponsors

The ranking of sponsors on the Sponsors page is determined by the Executive Director based on the value of their services, supplies and cash. One or more can also be shown in the Sponsors footer (see 8.4).

5.5 About Us

This is a drop-down menubar item to:

5.5.1 Board & Staff

This usually changes after the annual meeting. Coordinate changes here with the biographies on the Sport Information page. See People Add / Drop.

5.5.2 Perspective

Tables are used on several pages to get data arranged in columns. The Border Size (grid line width) is set to zero and the column widths are set to automatic. The Perspective page is an anomaly -- it uses a single-cell fixed-width table to put a border (Border Size = 1) around the text and images.

I put these Maintenance Notes in Perspective because I doubt few people look at it.

5.6 Contact Us

If this page is updated, the link from the Sponsors page should be verified.

6. Sport Add / Drop

You may want to look around, such as on the Home Page, to see if the number of sports is menioned anywhere.

Changes to the Sport Information page should be done when flyers are being updated.

Changes to the Results & Photos page could be done either when flyers are being updated or when results start coming in.

6.1 Sport Add

On the Sport Information page, add a line in the table (alphabetically); enter the sport name. For new coordinator(s), see People Add / Drop, below.

On the Results & Photos page, add a line in the table (alphabetically); enter the sport name.

6.2 Sport Drop

On the Sport Information page:

  • First check whether each coordinator coordinates any other sport. If not, see People Add / Drop, below.
  • Then check whether each coordinator is on the Board & Staff page. If so, update their biography.
  • Delete the sport line in the Sport Information page table.

On the Results & Photos page (current results will have a year in the Results column, prior results will have the sport name linked into the results archive):

  • No current or prior results: Just delete the line in the table and Update.
  • No current with prior results: Done.
  • Current without prior results: Add the sport name to the results archive: in the archive that follows the table, add the sport name (alphabetically); make the sport name Bold. Make an anchor: copy the sport name; position the cursor before the sport name; click on the flag icon in the editor menubar; paste the sport name as the anchor name. Link the sport to the archive: In the table, highlight the sport name; click on the paper-clip icon in the editor menubar; in the Link pop-up, for "Link type" select "Link to anchor in the text"; for "Select an anchor" click on the down-arrow for "By anchor name"; click on the sport name in the list; click OK. Continue with ...
  • Current with prior results: Move the current results to the results archive: In the table, drop the year: in the table sport line, highlight the current results (year in the Results column); click the "paperclip X" icon to unlink it; hit Del to delete the year; In the archive, add the year: Position the cursor after the sport name, hit Enter and type the year; highlight the year; click "B" to un-Bold it; Link the archive to the results: click on the paper-clip icon in the editor menubar; in the Link pop-up, click "Browse Server"; in the Image Library (Documents) find the current results and click "Use"; in the Link pop-up, select the "Target" tab, select the "Target" list, select "New Window (_blank)"; click OK. Update.

7. People Add / Drop

For both the Sport Info and Board & Staff pages:

The biographies are separated by horizontal rules. Horizontal rules cannot be highlighted, so editing is tricky. To add a person, I copy someone else's biography, including the horizontal rule, paste it alphabetically, replace the name, text and photo, and (for Sport Info aka Flyers) update the anchor.

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8. Template Changes

8.1 Background and Header Images

NSG supplies these images to FuseSport. This was done by Brenda. You'll have to contact someone at FuseSport to find out who, what and how.

8.2 Menubar

The menubar is easier to maintain now that I've accidentally discovered that it will spill over onto a second (and maybe third) line.

Under the FuseSport menubar Menus item, select "Site Navigation". About all you should have to do is switch the page selected by "Registration Information", covered in Registration Open / Closed above. Be sure to Publish.

8.3 Sidebar

The sidebar was intended for ads, but we use it for links to NSGA, registration, etc.

Note: Now under the ads is a "Get Social" box for Facebook and Twitter. It's not an ad, I didn't add it, and I don't know how to maintain it.

Under the FuseSport menubar Content item, select Advertising. The first page is used to change the order of the "ads" by using the up and down arrows to move them.

To enable/disable an "ad" select it by clicking on the "+ microscope" icon, then edit the ad. About all you should have to do is enable/disable the "NSG Registration" ad and update the link to the FuseSport registration module, covered in Registration Open / Closed above.

  • Enable: Select "Active".
  • Disable: Unselect "Active"
  • For Location, there are three choices: Home Page Tiles, Sidebar Tiles, and Advertisement. I use Sidebar Tiles. I haven't tried the other two.

8.4 Sponsors Footer

For the Sponsors footer: Under the FuseSport menubar Content item, select Sponsors. The first page is used to change the order of the sponsors. To enable/disable a sponsor select it by clicking on the "+ microscope" icon, then edit the sponsor.

Note: The image(s) displayed in the Sponsors footer may have to be resized depending on whether 1, 2 or 3 are displayed.

9. Searching the FuseSport Database

So far, everything has used the FuseSport Website module. The FuseSport Database module is used to get participant info, now only for the T&F Records.

Usually this is used to fill in a person's city and state, sometimes to fill in or verify a person's age.

Click on the three-bar modules icon:


On the drop-down modules list select Database.

On the Search Full/Part Name page:

  • Limit the search to this year's registrants by setting the Period to this year's Nevada Senior Games.
  • Enter the person's last name in the last name field.
  • Click on Search.
  • Click on the green arrow for the matching person.
  • In the User Console page, the Summary tab will show the person's date of birth. Note: The criteria for NSG age brackets is the age as of Dec 31. The math is simple: subtract the date of birth year from the current year.
  • For city and state, click on the Address Details tab.

Note: If the person is not found in the current year's database, it may be they were an un-registered walk-on. Check with the Games Director.

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A: Table editing with Word

This now applies only to the T&F Records file, edited off-line, then uploaded as PDF.

Mostly it's a matter of text edits, followed by "Save" and "Save as (PDF)".

To toggle BOLD:

Highlight the row: position the cursor in the left margin next to the row, then left-click.

In the little pop-up box select the "B" in the lower left corner.

Sorry about the pixel grid and gray background introduced by my camera (brightness and contrast adjustments distort the details), but the Win10 Snipping Tool can't capture the cursor or pop-ups:


To ADD a row:

Position the cursor somewhere in the row, then right-click.

In the larger pop-up box select "Insert", then "Insert Rows Above", or Below, depending.

This copies all the cell formatting.

The little pop-up box "Insert" drop-down menu can also be used.


To DELETE a row:

Position the cursor in the left margin next to the row, then right-click.

In the larger pop-up box select "Delete Rows".

The little pop-up box "Delete" drop-down menu can also be used. (A mouse-over pop-up will show "Delete Table" -- probably a bad idea.)


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B. HTML

It should be possible to use the FuseSport features without knowledge of HTML, but some HTML comments are included. They may help understand why some things are done the way they are, and maybe help with small fixes that are easier at the HTML level than with the FuseSport editor. While editing a page, select Source to toggle between the normal almost-what-you-see-is-what-you-get view and the HTML view.

HTML -- Line Breaks: If you see odd line breaks, it's probably because the FuseSport editor tries to help by sprinkling in non-breaking-space's for no apparent reason. Go to Source view, search on "nbsp" and replace them (including the ampersand and semicolon) with a simple blank as appropriate. A newline (an empty paragraph: "<p>&nbsp;</p>") can be left alone. You can add nbsp's to keep a phrase from being word-wrapped. An example of extra non-breaking-space's:

  • "... update and&nbsp;enable&nbsp;the&nbsp;Registration Open ..."

HTML -- Tables: If you want to add somethng before a table that starts the page (or after a table that ends the page), FuseSport will position the cursor at the first (or last) cell of the table. To position the cursor before (or after) the table, go to Source view and add a newline (an empty paragraph: "<p>&nbsp;</p>").

HTML -- Links: Do add (or delete and add), but not copy (or move). The FuseSport editor tries to help by guessing how the browser will highlight the text, which may or may not be right. It works, but is unnecessary and may cause an entire font to be downloaded. An example of normal views (one added and one copied) and Source views (with some extra spaces to make it non-HTML):

  • Back to TOP.
  • < p>Back to < a href="#TOP">TOP< /a>.< /p>
  • Back to TOP.
  • < p>Back to& nbsp;< a href="#TOP" style="font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 14.4px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">TOP< /a>.< /p>

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C. History

I believe this is the fifth iteration of the NSG website.

The third iteration was done by what's-his-name, Ben's nephew. He used DreamWeaver. The Home Page had a slider and registration was limited to paper. We had a nightmare transferring it from him to me because we both had PowWeb accounts and PowWeb got it mixed up, with the NSG URL going to one of his other customer websites. The NSG website was down for two weeks.

I did the fourth iteration. Not having DreamWeaver, I converted the code to pure HTML, removing the template and scripts, including the slider, and cleaning up the historic results. In my second version, I added a data-driven online registration module largely written in PHP that generated HTML. I ran into a wall at payment, so instead generated a data-custom invoice that the user would print and mail to the office with a check or credit card info. I also sent an Email to the office with the registration info in CSV format for entry into a spreadsheet. I tried a third version, using the sport and event info as the basis for automatic flyer generation, but there was too much variation among the sports.

The fifth iteration started when new Executive Director Brenda contracted with FuseSport, and found Caesar's money to pay for it. She worked with FuseSport to determine the layout, supplied them the background and banner images, and did the first version of online registration, which she then passed on to Games Director Nedra. I filled in the other pages. FuseSport registration is really much better: besides credit card payment, they have extensive back-office features, particularly banking (they periodically transfer net receipts to NSG's bank) and the participant database.

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