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Why Does My Website Change Depending On Which Browser I'm Using?

Have you ever noticed that your website layout changes slightly when viewed on someone else’s computer? This is a common theme in web design, which is why the best in the business compose...

How Do I Make Links to Different Sections of the Same Page?

You've been designing your site and have figured out that a page can be as long as necessary. This is great, but it can be a pain when you're dealing with longer pages. Help out your...

Reading the Source Code of a Webpage.

One of the best ways to learn about HTML and the way it works is to look at the source code of websites made by others. You can learn as much from professionally designed sites as you can from...

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];...

How to Add ColorBox to a Visual Site Designer Page.

If you've seen the cool ColorBox effect on webpages like CoffeeCup's Theme Shop and want to add it to a webpage created in Visual Site Designer, you're in luck! The process is a bit...

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...

Is CoffeeCup Software Compatible With Windows 64-Bit?

The short answer is: yes, 99.9% of the time.  The long answer is this: All of our software is designed to work on Windows 8, 7, XP, and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit systems. However, we...

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...

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...

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,...

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 to Disable Firewalls.

Please note that disabling firewalls may compromise the security of your computer. If you must disable a firewall in order to use a program, be sure to enable it again once you are finished using...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Can I Use Shopping Cart Creator on an Existing Website?

Shopping Cart Creator generates all the files you need to run your online shop, which means it can be used as a standalone website. Additionally, the Pages Tool gives you the option to add up to...

HTML Editor vs. Visual Site Designer

Glad to see you're interested in building a website! Often people will ask us: Should I pick the HTML Editor or Visual Site Designer ? What's the difference between the two?...

How to Add a PayPal Button to Your Page

Follow these step-by-step instructions to add a PayPal Buy Now button to a Visual Site Designer page: Create your button through PayPal's system . Copy the HTML code to...

How to Add a Web Calendar to Visual Site Designer (Version 5.0 and Higher).

With the release of Web Calendar 5.0, the process of adding your calendar to your website is a wee bit different than it used to be. This is because the latest version of Web Calendar no...

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:...

Connection Problems When Uploading to GoDaddy with Visual Site Designer

GoDaddy recently made some changes to their systems that affect the way FTP connections work with 3rd-party programs. When using Visual Site Designer or any other program that connects with FTP,...

How Do I Add Google's Sitemap Verification Code to My Index Page in Visual Site Designer?

When you submit your sitemap to Google, you will be prompted to add a line of HTML code to your index page to verify that you own the website. You also have the option of uploading an HTML...

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...

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...

How Do I Use Website Access Manager With Visual Site Designer?

Website Access Manager allows or denies access on a folder-by-folder and file-by-file basis, but Visual Site Designer creates only one folder (called files ) that contains all your website...

How to Create a Link

There are three different kinds of links you can use to connect your pages in Visual Site Designer: text, image, and button links. Here's how to create a text link: Select...

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...