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Uploading Files

Follow these three steps to upload your files to your server: Step 1: Once you are connected to your server, navigate to the folder where you want to store your files. You can do this by...

What is a WIF File?

WIF is a vector-based image format used exclusively with our nifty Web Image Studio software, and it stands for Web Image Format . It’s not viewable in a browser—and therefore not...

I Receive an Error That Refers to MFC42.dll.

When you receive this error, it means that the version of MFC42.dll on your computer is older than the one installed with the program. For whatever reason, the file is not being updated during...

How Do You Use Free FTP?

Getting Started The first thing you have to do in order to use Free FTP is set up your server profile. You can do this by clicking File > Manage Servers . This will open the My Servers...

Use Your Own Domain Name for Your S-Drive Site

Did you know that you can purchase a domain name and have it point to your S-Drive site? Following a couple simple steps, you can have this set up and running in a matter of minutes. Purchase a...

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...

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,...

Using Mouseovers in Visual Site Designer

On a webpage, a "mouseover" is the state of an object when the mouse cursor is hovering over, but not clicking on, an object on the page. Often, that object will change color, position,...

Responsive Site Designer Video Tutorials

Working with our responsive apps is intuitive, fast & easy. Of course we would say that, right? There’s plenty of proof for that though, and it’s not just the great customer...

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...

How to Add Flash Objects to Visual Site Designer.

Follow these steps to add a Flash object created in one of our Flash programs ( Photo Gallery , Web JukeBox , etc.) to a Visual Site Designer page. You will need to have both applications open....

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...

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...

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...

Responsive Web Design

About creating a web design, that fits all sizes Hold on now, if it fits unlimited device and screen sizes, the web site must be like...infinite? Without predefined size, impossible to...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Chapter 3: Creating a New Webpage

There are three ways to create a new page in the HTML Editor: using the Quick Start Wizard , starting from scratch, using a layout, or using a theme. Quick Links: New Blank Page...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What Meta Tags Should I Add to My Website?

There are three main Meta tags that should be in all websites. They are listed below by importance.  Title: What Is The TITLE Element? Towards the top of a webpage's HTML code,...

Free CoffeeCup Homepage Theme

Download the CoffeeCup Homepage Theme Okay, it’s not the real homepage, but it is the project file (and exported html & css files) that our team used when working on the design...

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...

How to edit a website created with Responsive Layout Maker

We all know that designing a website can be time consuming and labor intensive and developing a responsive website can be even more challenging. There are so many different variables to a...