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December SiteSpinner® WebTips
The holidays are upon us. This month we outline a few scenarios for creating mobile content and put out a call for Mobile Website submissions. We get into the holiday spirit by looking at ways to Animate your website and give it a festive feel - whether you have a business, club, or personal page, adding a seasonal touch lets visitors know that there is someone still actively involved with your site - which also keeps the search engines happy. Also this month we showcase sites by 3 major SiteSpinner Community Forum Gurus. In Special Offers and Announcements we have a new SiteSpinner Pro release.
In this issue:
Design - Mobile Web Page Design
Over the coming months we are going to start delving into ideas on how to ensure your webpages are optimized for mobile devices. Considering that more and more people are accessing the web from a mobile device, it is important that your site is viewable and functional. Consider a few scenarios:
Do you have a mobile site that you have designed with SiteSpinner Pro? If so, let us know about it. You just might find it in one of our upcoming SiteSpinner WebTips Newsletters.
How To - Easy Snow Animation with SiteSpinner Pro
Add a Winter feel to your site in minutes, like on the Virtual Mechanics Home Page
Creating an animation is easy and fast with SiteSpinner Pro's powerful animation capabilities. You can recreate the animation viewable right now on our home page easily, and add it to any page on your site. Follow these steps.
Select the vertical line, go to Special FX, and select Hide While Loading and then Hide After Loading. Select the snowflake and select Hide While Loading.
To make the snowflake repeat, select it and open the Action Editor again. This time go to the Timing tab, and select Loop. Here you can also select the speed that the snowflake falls, as well as other things.
To make things easier when creating multiple snowflakes, you can rename any of the objects. For example, you can name the snowflake trail you created with the Polygon tool to traill1, trail2, etc. This makes it easier when it comes to assigning the snowflake to the particular path. To rename it, click the object name field on the top tool bar, and type a name without any spaces. You can do this for any object in your project.
The project file for a simple snowflake page can be downloaded from here. Set the background to white to see the trails.
Once you have done this, repeat for multiple snowflakes. Use your imagination and experiment to create all kinds of animation for your site. If you get stuck, post a note to our Community Forums.
Community Tips - "Free Template for Photo Gallery"
These Tips are created by readers and SiteSpinner users and posted to the Virtual Mechanics Community Forums
dB writes "If anyone would like a easy template for a thumbnail pop up photo gallery I have made the ims and a 3 page site. All done in a zip file ready to use in SiteSpinner..." continue reading...
This month we're bringing you some sites created by what many have come to know as the SiteSpinner Community Forum Gurus. If you have been by the Forums, you may have noticed their names, if you have asked a question, you most probably have received a response from one of them. The folks that built these sites give freely of their time to the Community, helping others sort out problems and build their sites. Their sites are not affiliated with Virtual Mechanics, but they contain a wealth of information on SiteSpinner, SiteSpinner Pro, and website building in general. Check out their sites, and swing by the Forums, no doubt you'll find them helping others. For all those you have helped, and from us - thank you!
Site Title: Bruceee's Sandpit
Site Author: Bruceeee
Site Link: www.bruceee.com
Site Description: Tips and tutorials for designing web pages with SiteSpinner and SiteSpinner Pro.
Site Title: LowTechGeezer's SiteSpinner
Site Author: larryd
Site Link: sitespinner.lowtechgeezer.com
Site Description: The aim is to provide useful information of SiteSpinner and SiteSpinner Pro in the form of tutorials, tips, scripts, tools and templates.
Site Title: Creative Management
Site Author: Roma
Site Link: www.creativement.com
Site Description: Creative Web Design for Businesses, Musicians Actors and Artists.
Offers and Promotions - SiteSpinner Pro New Release
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We have a new release of SiteSpinner® Pro (formerly WebEngine). As well as a number of new featurs, this release enable you to create 3 types of layouts - Web, Web+Moble, or Mobile.
Registered SiteSpinner and Print Shop Web Designer Customers: For a limited time you can upgrade to SiteSpinner Pro for $49.00 US (50% off the regular price). Simply reply to this email with your Serial Number (available under Help > About).
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