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Overview of Visual Site Designer

This article explains the different parts of the Visual Site Designer workspace. The Menu Bar and Toolbar At the top of the Visual Site Designer interface is...

When I Start Visual Site Designer, it Won't Go Past the Splash Screen.

This issue could be caused by having Large Fonts (120 DPI) enabled in Windows. Visual Site Designer only works with Normal Fonts (96 DPI). Here's how to change these settings: Windows...

Replicating Your Page

You can reuse a page design by highlighting the entire page with your mouse, right-clicking, and choosing Copy . Next, create a new page, and then right-click it and select Paste . This...

How to Create a Gradient Background

If you're looking for an alternative to using an image or solid color for your webpage background, you may want to try using a gradient. Here's how: Click the Page button...

Adding a Counter to Your Site

You can locate pre-made counter scripts at HotScripts.com that you can add to a page created in Visual Site Designer. Follow these step-by-step instructions to add a counter to your website:...

Can I Use Transparent Images?

You can insert transparent .gifs and .pngs onto your page using the Image tool , but not within shapes created using the Shapes tool . When you place a transparent image on your page, the...

I Can't See the Properties Window.

Each button on the top toolbar has its own Properties window . If you can't see the Properties window for a certain option, just click that button and it will redisplay. For example, if...

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 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...

Where Do I Find Output Files in MP3 Rip & Burn?

After you rip the CD tracks or convert the audio files you can find the output WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, APE, and VQF files by selecting the shortcut "Output." You can also define the...

What is the Purpose of Audio Compression?

Until audio compression was invented, high-quality digital audio data took a lot of hard disk space to store. Let's go through a short example. Suppose you want to sample your favorite...

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...

Is There a JavaScript or HTML Debugger Included in the Program?

There are no JavaScript debugging tools in HTML Editor, but there is an HTML code cleaner that can find unclosed and unsupported tags, as well as other anomalies in your code. To access it, go...

Why Do I See a Box with a Red X Where My Image is Supposed to Be?

There are a couple of different issues that could explain why your images are not displaying correctly: Note : Most of these problems can be solved by transitioning to using Website...

Using the Code Cleaner.

If you've ever tried to edit someone else's code, you know how much of a hassle it can be to pick through a style that isn't your own. Reformatting can be a pain, but with the HTML...

Left-Align Your Code

Individual HTML code style is kind of like handwriting — everyone's is a little different. For instance, some designers love using indents to help organize their code and set certain...

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...

Using Snippets

If you've ever been frustrated at having to type the same piece of code over and over, you'll love snippets. A snippet is a piece of code stored in the HTML Editor that can be used...

Creating Custom Palettes.

If you're the type of web designer who works with both the page design and the code, then you'll appreciate CoffeeCup HTML Editor's color picker. Gone are the days of experimenting...

Using Find and Replace

If your site has more than one page — like pretty much every website ever — then you know that making a global change can be pretty difficult. For example, say you want to replace...

Bookmarking Your Files.

Maybe it's the last place you left off editing, a portion of the page where you make a lot of changes and updates, or a design element you want to run by a client — for whatever reason,...

Uploading Files to Your Server.

If you want other people to be able to view your website on the Internet, you'll need to upload it to a server. The logistics of this process are a little hazy for some beginners, so...

How to Insert a Link.

Follow these steps to add a link to your page: Step 1 Open the Insert Link window using one of these options: Go to Insert > Link Right-click the page...

How to Insert an E-mail Link.

Follow these steps to add an e-mail link to your page: Step 1 Open the Insert E-mail Link window using one of these options: Go to Insert > E-mail Link...

How to Change the Style of Text.

Unlike people, not all text is created equal. Some text is bold or italicized . Other text can be different colors, such as red , blue , or orange . Some text is huge , whereas other...

How to Change Where Things Appear on the Page.

Web browsers require special code for things like extra spaces and new lines. Luckily, the HTML editor comes with a set of tools that allow you to easily manipulate the appearance of your page....

How To Create Lists.

Lists are a great way to present your information in an organized, eye-catching way. Sure, you could use plain text to get your point across, but lists are much easier and faster to read....

How to Add Special Characters to Your Page.

By default, browsers do not recognize all the characters you may enter into your code. For instance, a < or a > sign is normally not printed to the screen, because the browser interprets...

How to Insert JavaScripts.

Note : This feature is disabled in HTML Editor version 2009 and higher. However, you can still insert your own JavaScripts and save them as snippets. For more information about customizing...

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,...