REBOL/View Viewtop (Distributed Desktop)
What is the Viewtop?
REBOL is a system-independent, lightweight distributed computing platform. It's like a virtual operating system that spans computers on the Internet. The REBOL/View Desktop is a kind of specialized Internet browser that lets you easily see content published by other REBOL users on the World Wide Reb.
Learn more about the REBOL/View Desktop
Using the Viewtop
The REBOL/View desktop (viewtop) has three main areas.
- The menu bar
Is across the top. That's how you control your settings, launch other reblets, and get help.
- The bookmark panel
Is on the left. The icons here are shortcuts, just like bookmarks in a browser. You can edit the bookmarks.r file to add your own shortcuts.
- The main folder panel
Shows the icons for the current folder (each folder is a Rebsite on the World Wide Reb). To navigate to a new folder or website, launch an application, or view content, just single click the icon for that item. Right-clicking lets you view details about an item.
For more, see Using the ViewTop.
Creating your own Rebsite
It's easy -- even easier than creating a website. Rebsites are different than websites. Learn more about Publishing on the Reb.
Special Hints and Tips
We have more hints and tips for you, when you're ready to take the next step with REBOL.