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How Do I Embed a PDF into a Page Using Visual Site Designer?

If you'd like to embed a PDF on your page so that the document appears inside of your website and not as a link, you have a few options for accomplishing this. Method #1 The first option...

I Built My Site Using a Third Party's Webpage Builder. Will I Be Able to Use the HTML Editor?

Yes! You can use CoffeeCup HTML Editor to open any HTML page created with another company's web design software. However, at this time you cannot open sites designed in other programs with...

What Happens if I Lose My VNU File?

Visual Site Designer version 6.0 and higher automatically saves a time- and date-stamped copy of the VNU file to your server whenever you upload your website files. To access these files, use...

How can I recover my VNU file if something goes terribly wrong?

If you are attempting to recover your website from your server because something has gone terribly wrong, here's what you can do. Option One: This is if you've lost...

How Do I Add YouTube Videos to My Page?

Adding videos from YouTube (or any other video sharing service) to a page created in Visual Site Designer is simple. Just follow these steps to embed a video on your page: <object...

Linking To Pages Created in Visual Site Designer with Menu Builder

Each page you add in Visual Site Designer is exported as its own HTML file and stored in the _website folder created by Visual Site Designer. The filename is the Page ID you specified in the...

Publishing Your Visual Site Designer Website with S-Drive

CoffeeCup S-Drive is an intuitive solution for all your online storage needs — from file storage and sharing to websites, and so much more. Don’t have an S-Drive account? No sweat...

Viewing the Source Code of a Site Made with Visual Site Designer.

Like most of our customers, you're probably a fan of Visual Site Designer because it allows you to steer clear of HTML code and style sheets. But what can you do when you need to look into...

Adding Google Analytics Code to Visual Site Designer

Follow these steps to add your Google Analytics code to a page in Visual Site Designer: 1. Copy your Google Analytics code to your Windows clipboard. 2. Open Visual Site Designer. 3. Go...

Add Your Form to a VSD Website

Ready to put your Web Form Builder form into your VSD website project? You've got three different options, depending on how you're planning to publish your form. Using the Publish...

Why do I get an "XML file not found" Error Message while Publishing with Visual Site Designer?

Have you ever received a "file not found" error message while uploading? This error occurs when Visual Site Designer has found files which are saved in the website folder but are...

Create a Guest Book in VSD

Did you know that you can create a guest book on your VSD-built website using a form built in Web Form Builder and the power of S-Drive Streams? Here's how it's done. Step 1: Create...

Adding a Google +1 Button to Your Page

Have you seen the cool "Google +1" buttons that people have been adding to their websites? When implemented, this button can truly enhance the layout of your page and...

S-Drive Academy: Your Website Live with VSD

Today we’re going to show you how to get your Visual Site Designer website live on S-Drive. For most of you, Visual Site Designer ( VSD ) does not need an introduction. It’s an...

Using Visual Site Designer 6.0 to Open Previously Created VNUs

When using Visual Site Designer 6.0 to open a VNU created with an older version of the software, you will receive this message: The Website you are about to open was created in a...

A Box Appears Behind My Shapes When I Resize My Browser Window

When you use shapes on a centered webpage with a gradient background, a box may appear behind the shape when you resize your browser: This occurs because of the way Visual Site Designer...

Adding a Facebook Like Button to Your Page

Have you ever wondered how people add those awesome Facebook "Like" buttons to their website layouts?   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];...

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...

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:...

How Do I Insert Images?

Click the Image tool in the left toolbar, and then click the location on the page where you would like to place the image. This opens a window that allows you to browse your computer for...

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...

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....

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...

I Can't See the Left Toolbar.

You can show or hide the left toolbar by going to View > Show/Hide Left Toolbar.

How Do I Reuse Graphic Objects?

Select the object you want to reuse and copy it to the Windows clipboard by going to Edit > Copy or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C . The object is now available to be pasted until...

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...

I Am Told by Visual Site Designer that I Use Large Objects.

There can be a couple different causes for this. Most often, it is because you have very large shapes on your pages. It can also be because you have an advanced text object with a pattern fill...

When I Print a Page in VSD, the Background Is Not Included.

This issue occurs because Visual Site Designer uses standard functionality from Internet Explorer when printing. To fix this issue, open Internet Explorer and go to Tools > Internet Options...

What is a Website?

Before jumping into web design, it’s important to make sure you have a basic grip on what websites are and how they work. Essentially, a website is a collection of documents known...