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2001 Tips

Dec 2001
If you use the Edit Page Layout feature of Trellix/CSB, you soon discover that you do not have access to the Build YourOwn Web Gem (Insert HTML code).  I certainly have it high on my 'new features' suggestion list to GlobalSCAPE!

Until then, if you wish to insert HTML or Javascript coding when editing your page template, you need to use the 'Pass Thru' technique.
Nov 2001
Update 12/7/2001: CuteSITE Builder 3.0 is now officially released, and can be purchased at a special $49.95 price.  Users with a valid version of Trellix Web Publish Anywhere (serial# required) can obtain a free upgrade to CSB 3.0.


The beta release of CuteSITE Builder 3.0 is now available for download.  You can also purchase CSB now at a special price ($39.95) which will also allow you to obtain the final CSB 3.0 when it is release in December!
 Oct 2001
Is your Trellix/CSB file getting to large to manage? Or is it taking too long to preview or publish?  Perhaps it's time to split your web file up into multiple files.  

If you make a list of all the web pages in your file, and then identify those that have not been modified in the last 60 to 90 days, I would venture to guess that 75% of your pages fall in that category.  If so, consider making a second Trellix file, and moving the majority of those pages into it.  

Or perhaps your web site can be broken down into one or more themes: personal, business, vacation,celebrations, etc.  If so, consider making separate Trellix files for each theme.

In either case, your main Trellix file should consist of your "active" pages, those you update regularly.  The other Trellix files should be published to a subdirectory (click on  Publish -> Options and click on the 'Publish to subdirectory' option).  

Hint: keep the name of your subdirectory to a single word, with no special characters or punctuation.
 Sep 2001
Having trouble opening up your 'Build your own web gem' so you can modify it? Here's a simple two step process that I use:
1. Left click once on the web gem place holder, thus 'selecting' it
2. Then double click on it to open it up

What did you expect ... a rabbit out of a hat?
 Aug 2001
Want to make a link on your page so someone can send you an email? After inserting the image you wish to use, or highlighting the appropriate text:
1) right click on the text/image and select 'Create a link to URL or file'
2) select 'Mailto' in the drop down box that appears
3) In the 'mailto:' field add your email address
 July, 2001
Use tables to control the layout and design of your web pages!  Take time to learn how you can merge cells together to make interesting effects, or to turn off various inner and outer border.  You can also change the background color for a single cell or a group of cells.  Experiment!
this
is what you can
:-)
do
with
tables!

 June 2001
Rather than making the same change to a series of pages, did you know that you can make the change just one time (using page layout editor) and apply it to all the respective pages?

Take time to learn how Trellix uses page layouts, and you will decrease the time you spend on making 'across the board' changes!
 May 2001
All your effort in creating your Trellix web site can be lost in a flash with an unexpected power loss or disk failure.  Consider using a small batch file which would make an automatic backup copy of your Trellix file, before starting up Trellix to do more work.  Most new PC's come with a recordable CDROM, and they are so easy to use!
 April 2001
Everyone wants to put banners on their websites!  Inserting a banner on your page requires you to insert the HTML code provided by each company.  HTML code is easily inserted on the Trellix page by using the "Build Your Own Web Gem".  For more information on this tool, check out my BYOWG pages.
 March 2001
I've been trying to learn more about using page templates (layouts).  For example, at the bottom of every page on this web site you will see the same information: "This page last modified ..." and "Contents of this web site ..."

By using the Edit Page Layout of Trellix, I only had to insert this information once.  For every new page I then create, since it's part of the page template, it is automatically inserted.  My suggestion is to create a new Trellix file and play around and experiment with it.  One limitation: currently you cannot insert Web Gems while working in the Page Layout Editor. So, if you have special HTML code you need to insert, you need to use the Trellix HTML pass-through technique (click here to see one such example)
 February 2001
Linking text or images to another page or web site is an often asked question.  I think people actually envision it to be harder than it is.  If you are wondering how to do it, take a look at the following FAQ:  Linking text to another page or web site

Once you've gotten the hang of linking text to a page, guess what? Linking images is nearly the identical process.  I hope to include some screen snapshots later on:
 January 2001
Trellix users keep coming up with great ideas. Recently, one user discovered a method to keeping the left border fixed in a Trellix web site.  The secret requires the use of two Trellix files.  I did a small sample to demonstrate this feature (www.kwsupport.com/demo1).  

"It ain't purty!", as the salesman said, but perhaps it will give you some ideas for a future web project!