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Adding a Tweet Button to Your Page

Have you ever seen those amazing "Tweet" buttons that people have been adding to their website layouts? When added to your page, these Tweet buttons can truly...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Do I Place and Move Objects With More Precision?

Visual Site Designer allows you to insert guides to help you position page elements. Right-click the design area and select Insert Horizontal Guide or Insert Vertical Guide . This places a...

How to add a CSS Menu to Visual Site Designer

Looking for a way to add your new CSS menu created by CoffeeCup Menu Builder to your Visual Site Designer website!? Yes, we know that is why you are here. ;) That being said, simply follow the...

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...

I Receive a Message About Active Content when Trying to Preview My Site in Internet Explorer.

To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this file from showing active content that could access your computer...." Some users have reported seeing...

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...

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 to Install Visual Site Designer Theme Packs

The following step-by-step instructions will show you how to install Visual Site Designer theme packs. Log into your account and download your Visual Site Designer theme packs. The...

I Can't Find My Project on My Computer.

Visual Site Designer saves your projects with the file extension .vnu . To pull up a list of all the .vnu files on your computer, go to the Windows Taskbar and select Start > Find >...

When Adding Alternate Text to Linked Text, the Link is Disabled

If you are experiencing the loss of a link in a text object that you’re providing alternative text for, the problem is that you’re actually creating a new object. Once this new object...

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...

How to Embed a VSD website into Shopping Cart Creator

(This is assuming you already have a cart and a website created with Visual Site Designer) You can easily embed your Visual Site Designer-generated website into a cart made with Shopping...

The Application Has Failed to Start Because its Side-By-Side Configuration is Incorrect

If you attempt to launch Visual Site Designer on a Windows 64-bit system and receive this error: "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is...

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 to Use the Buttonize Tool.

The Buttonize tool gives you an easy, intuitive way to create polished buttons that you can use as icons or links. Here’s how: Note : Creating a mouseover essentially creates two...

It Takes a Long Time to View My Webpages on the Internet.

Try to cut down on the number of large images or objects on your pages. For more information about large objects in Visual Site Designer, consult this article: I Am Told by Visual Site...

Add Your Sitemap To A Visual Site Designer Website

Looking for a way to publish your sitemap on your Visual Site Designer website! Yes, we know that is why you are here. :) That being said, simply follow the instructions listed below and your...

I Get a Catalog Error When I Try to Upload.

The catalog error you are receiving is usually due to one of three things. The remote folder you have entered in the FTP Settings window is incorrect. If you are not sure what goes...

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...

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...

What are the Limitations of the Trial Version of Visual Site Designer?

The trial version of Visual Site Designer has the same functionality as the registered version. The only difference between the two is that the trial expires after 21 days.

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...

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...

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...