We want to help you understand what we are doing in this tutorial as well as why we are doing it. To do this you need to know the basics of what the Zoom Search Engine is, how it works and how it interacts with NetObjects Fusion.
Zoom examines your website content after it has been published in Local mode or to the Internet.
Hint: If all of your website content is generated from NetObjects Fusion it is faster and easier to let Zoom build the indexes in Offline Mode after you do a Local Publish.
These indices are highly optimized for search speed and for displaying the search results in a format that you want to see. Other settings (such as highlighting search terms in the results or displaying the search time) are all set by you in the desktop component and stored in a different configuration file for each website (we show you how).
After Zoom finishes the indexing process it creates a group of small data and code files that need to be uploaded to your website. These files are manually published using the binary mode of any FTP program.
Note: It is our understanding that a version of Zoom is being developed that will have (among other new features) a built-in FTP client. This will greatly simplify the process.