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Chapter 1: Managing The Responsive Grid with Layout Maker

Row & Column Management in the Grid Keeping the content and page elements organized at every possible display width is virtually impossible without the use of a good grid system. Grid based...

How Do I Add Custom Dictionaries to the HTML Editor?

To import other language dictionaries into the HTML Editor for spell checking needs, first download the .adm file for the language you want to add from the list below. Save it into C:\Program...

I Get an Error When I Try to Open the Help File.

If you get an error message when trying to open the PDF Help file, it is probably because you don't have a PDF reader installed on your computer. Here's a list of free PDF readers you can...

Working With Text in Visual Site Designer.

We here at CoffeeCup Software believe in design freedom. That said, there are certain best practices you should follow if you want your website to look its best. This is one of them. The best...

Adding a Drop-Down List to an HTML Form.

Drop-down lists are slightly different from other HTML form elements in that they present multiple options. This being the case, the HTML Editor contains a special tool for keeping your...

Chapter 5: Tool Tutorials

We’ve covered a lot of ground so far. We looked at the editor’s main features and breezed through an in-depth quick-start guide to help get moving with the program. But...

How to Set Up and Test a CNAME Domain with S-Drive

Did you know that you can use your own domain name for your S-Drive Site? It's true! We highly suggest following this simple tutorial to learn how to do it. However, if you just need to...

Embedding Your Content on a Facebook Page

Ever wanted to add some of your own content to your Facebook page? Now you can! You just need to create a simple Facebook application and embed an HTML document in it. Don’t worry,...

How to Create a Style Sheet.

Style sheets open up a whole new world of customization for HTML. They give you control over characters, words, and lines, and allow you to change things such as the alignment of text, margins,...

Grids for bullet proof Responsive Design

Grids Create Order and Consistentcy. Consisting of a series of rows and columns, grid based layouts convey order and consistency. They provide an organizational framework that helps to create...

Menu Builder Quick Start Guide

If you want to build good looking, well functioning navigation menus, you’ve come to the right app. CoffeeCup Menu Builder has been designed to help you build sophisticated, standards...

FTP Return and Error Codes.

If you experience errors uploading with Direct FTP, you may want to check the access logs on your server for any of the following FTP error codes. 500 Series: The command was not accepted...

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the HTML Editor Workspace

Here’s a quick overview of the major features of the HTML Editor’s workspace: 1. Code Editor pane Work with the raw code of your website....

Can Visual Site Designer Open/Edit Preexisting HTML Files?

At this time, Visual Site Designer is a purely WYSIWYG editor, which means it cannot be used to directly edit HTML. Additionally, it can only work with the VNU files created within the program....

Do Customers Need to Register With PayPal to Make a Purchase?

Regardless of whether you are using PayPal Express Checkout or Website Payments Standard, your customers do not need to register with PayPal before they make a purchase. Website Payments...

Adding a Firestarter Animation or Other SWF File to a Visual Site Designer Website

This article explains how to insert a Flash animation created with Firestarter into a webpage created with Visual Site Designer. You can also follow these steps to add any SWF file to a Visual...

How to Create a Custom Toolbar.

Everyone loves a toolbar. Why spend time digging around in menus when you can accomplish a task with the click of a button? Well, with the HTML Editor's customizable interface, you can get...

I See Strange Characters on My Page when I Preview My Website.

Some of our users have reported that they see strange characters like "Ã¥ fÃ¥" when they preview their webpages. These characters do not appear in the...

How to Create a Mouseover

This tutorial explains how to create a mouseover using two different circular images and text. Click the Shapes tool in the left toolbar and select the circle. Use your mouse to...

Which Bitrate Should I Use to Get CD-Quality Audio?

This is another of those questions that people debate endlessly. There really is no single (correct) answer - it depends on your ears, your equipment, the quality and complexity of the input...

How Do I Turn On the Word Wrap Feature?

To turn on the Word Wrap feature, go to View > Toggle Word Wrap or click the Edit Display icon in the Code Editor toolbar (it's the second-to-last one on the right) and select...

How to Make a Transparent Background.

To make your movies transparent, simply paste this code in between the HTML Object tags. &ltparam NAME="wmode" Value="transparent";> The transparency...

A script on this page is causing Internet Explorer to run slowly

When you try to publish or export your form using Web Form Builder, this alert may appear: Here's a quote from Microsoft that helps explain this error: " Because some...

Visual Site Designer Will Not Start

We first recommend that you download the latest version of Visual Site Designer from our website. If you are still having problems with this version, please see the steps below. This can happen...

Chapter 2: Using Elements for Content-Driven Responsive Layouts

Populating the layout design with content elements This part of the application is so intuitive that it barely needs any explanation. Simply decide on your content needs, drag them on your...

Adding an Image to Your Page

There are two different methods of adding an image to your page: Using the Insert Image window and using the Resource browser. The Insert Image window is a good choice if you want to specify image...

Making Thumbnail Pages

Once you have chosen the image(s) you want to convert, you can use this option to create a thumbnail gallery of your image(s). Create HTML Thumbnail Table Choose a name for...

Why Can't I Save My Files as HTML?

Visual Site Designer uses a file format called .vnu which allows you to create your own graphics and work in a WYSIWYG environment. You should never edit a .vnu file by hand. Every time you...

I Accidentally Deleted File(s) and/or Folder(s). Can I Recover Them?

At this time, there is not a tool available in Direct FTP to recover accidentally deleted files. However, if your Web hosting provider has a backup of your site, this may be possible. Contact...

How Do I Use CoffeeCup Flash Photo Gallery in My eBay Auctions?

This tutorial will explain the changes you will need to make to the files created by Photo Gallery in order to use them on your eBay auction. You will need either an HTML editor (like, say the...