The responsible diary around the Earth
What is sphered.info?
1. Can search Web information.
  What is different from other search engines? sphered.info limits to articles and information worthy of certain trust that socially responsible organizations publicize within the framework of social common-sense fairness. In addition, you can specify period (date / time) and language of search target, so that you can see at a glance what happened within the specified dates on our planet.
Organizing Policy
  • We try to assemble fair and responsible information sources. The point of view of a single source may sometimes be biased. Even so we aim to balance well as a bunch:
      The exaggeration will be close to a fake. Information operations by powerful persons, too. On the other hand, criticism can be compared with others. The former is what we should eliminate, and the latter is what we should respect the utmost as far as it doesn't contain exaggeration in itself.
  • At the same time we are sharply conscious of the difference between criticism and so called "Hate action". Not only explicit things, but also attitudes to accept or tolerate such trends are obviously contrary to our policy.
  • To keep our policy and independency, we stay transparent as much as possible between our users and information sources. We don't modify, rank, intercept them nor show advertisements.
2. Can easily create Web pages.
  With original operation feeling, crowded layout is easy and freely available. The created page (of reviewed users only) is immediately searched within sphered.info as it is. Of course, it (of all users) can be displayed as an ordinary web page from outside, so it supports other search engines as well.
  If you add a locale (i.e. language) identifier, for example ':en' or ':ja', to the end of Board (a layout element) name, it automatically switches display contents according to the language setting of the browser.
This page has also been created by sphered.info (Automatically switch between English and Japanese according to the browser language setting). Click the following image displayed thinly at the bottom right of the screen to display Edit screen.
To display the viewing / publishing page from Edit screen, the following steps are easy:
  1) Select top node (i.e. the Board corresponding to the whole page) in the Tree on the left of Edit screen.
  2) Click [Output HTML]
  3) Copy the URL address.
How to Search
1. Input field of Search keywords
  As shown in the figure below, two patterns can be switched for the input field of Search keywords.
2. Search icons
Global Search. Not available while logging in.
Display search options. You can specify the search target period (date and time) and languages. 。
Search in the current page. Displayed only while logging in. It finds specified keywords in the Boards being displayed in the Tree.
How to create Web pages
1. Login
  Log in from › [Login]   If you have no account yet, get one from › [User Registration] at the top of the screen (Toll).
  You can create a layout and copy HTML data to the clipboard (on black region of the screen) even if you do not log in / without any account. However, you can not save or publish the page in sphered.info. (It is necessary to save HTML to a file with a text editor etc. and upload it separately to your own web server)
2. Layout
1) Create a cell (rough block of the layout) by dragging in the black area as shown below.
2) First decide a layout roughly, then create more detailed parts of it separately in the hierarchy.
  Arrange without a gap and overlap. The cell size is irrelevant to the actual size.
3) Click [Content]
  In the example below, Text / Image / List is set for each of the lower three cells.
  In case of a simple Text or Image cell like this, write the contents directly.   On the other hand, in the following cases, create a child hierarchy board as will be explained.
  • Part consisting of multiple components
  • When you want to specify the style such as width and border more freely
  • When using the locale identifier (display switching per language)
  • When you want to use the same contents in several places (Board can have multiple parents in the same workspace)
4) Specify the child hierarchy board in the same way. Click [Content] to select [Board].
  Click [Create] to create a child hierarchy board. Then a link to it appears in the Tree and inside of the cell.
5) Click on the link to the child hierarchy and lay out new Board as in 1) to 4).   (In the figure below [Content] is not specified for the leftmost cell.     background-color / width have been specified by [Style details] for them.)
6) The original Board (top level) is now as follows.
  We'd like to adjust width, color, border, margin, etc. yet. In sphered.info they are all specified as "Styles".
3. Style
  Style is a mechanism for realizing all appearances and styles of display, which is an essential concept together with the Layout / Content seen above. Frequently used style sets can be defined as "Classes".
  We all follow the specification called "Style sheet (CSS)", please search on the web for details.
  • Text
  • Font
  • Background
  • Size (width / height)
  • Margin / Padding
  • Border
  • Display
  • Table
  • List
  • Print
  • Content
  • Outline
  In sphered.info, Styles are subject to the following four stages (in order of small to large). You can not get expected effect if the target is wrong. So please check the Style sheet (CSS) specifications carefully at first.
  • [Content] of a Cell itself
  • Cell menu › [Style details]
  • Table menu › [Table style]
  • Board menu › [body style]
  The following items of Cell menu are also for easy setting of Style.
  • [Font size]
  • [Color]
  • [Border]
  • [Background color]
4. Select mode (Cell mode / Table mode)
  We call the chunk of cells without gaps "Table". The initial mode is " Cell mode" which makes various settings for the Cell. To set Styles etc. for the Table, switch to " Table mode".
Cell mode Table mode
  For example, let's set Styles ( Table menu › [Table style] ) on a Table.
  • width:100%;
  • background-color:lavender;
5. Page setting
  "Page" displayed in the browser corresponds to "Board" on Edit screen in sphered.info. Any Board on the Tree can be a page (Set Public / Private to "Workspace").
  The display in the Web page format is accessed at the following URL.
  • https://sphered.info/sites/view/<User name>/<Workspace name>/<Board name>
  You can confirm / copy this at "URL for external link:" from [HTML output] after selecting the target Board on the Tree.
  • If you add ... /<Locale identifier> , the contents corresponding to the specified locale are displayed regardless of the language setting of the browser.
  • If you omit <Board name> , the Board checked in [Default page] as shown below will be displayed.
1) Board menu › [Page title]
  Page title appears, for example, on title bar of the browser when shown as a Web page.
  In sphered.info, only boards with one are the targets of [Global Search].
  So usually specify to the top board.
2) Board menu › [body style]
  Sets the Style for the entire page when the Board is displayed in Web page format (as the Top).
  You can also display Board menu by right-clicking the margin (black background part) of the Board.
6. Workspace
  "Workspace" is a unit that bundles "Boards" and regulates the range that can be referred to. After logging in, you can set locale candidates, public / private, etc. from [Edit] at the top of the screen.
7. Locale
  When displaying a Board with a locale specification at the end of its name ( such as "... :en-US" ) as a Web page, only the contents that match the browser language setting will be displayed.
( i.e. when accessing to the URL of [HTML output] › "URL for external link:" )
    ex. en-US, ja, fr-CH
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