Goodies are a collection of some really cool features that can jazz up your website. By clicking on the ‘Goodies and Addons’ link available in the main navigation the following page loads allowing you to choose the goodies of your choice and add them in any of the web pages within the site. When a Goodie is submitted from the main navigation link you will get a prompt to choose the page where you would like the Goodie added to. The Goodies option will also be available in the rich text editor’s toolbar from where you will be able to add Goodie features to your website. The following are some of the Goodies currently available on your website builder.

GENERAL

Hit Counter: To add a Hit Counter to your web page to automatically count the number of visitors to your website, just click on the ‘Hit Counter’ link on the Goodies page. Then select any one of the available attractive Hit Counter formats from the list available and click Submit. Once you submit, your rich text editor will display the Hit Counter icon.

This confirms that the Hit Counter has been enabled as part of your website. You can later edit the settings by clicking on the ‘Hit Counter’ link on the Goodies page. The actual Hit Counter will appear on your final website once you Submit this page, accept all changes to the design and Publish it to your live website.

Google Analytical Code: To track user traffic on your website using the tools in your Google Analytics account.

Password-Protect Pages

To add Password Password-Protect Pages enables you to password protect your entire website or particular pages in the website. This page also allows you to password protect every single page created in the website and also reset or remove the same.

Once the password is set the users can view pages that are not password protected and to view the protected pages they would have to type the correct password.

Google News: To add Google News in your web page, please click on the “Google News” link in the Goodies page.

Google Search: To add a Google Search box on your web page, just click on the ‘Google Search’ link on the Goodies page. Then click Submit to confirm that you want to add a Google Search box to your web page. Once you submit, your rich text editor will display the Google Search box.

This confirms that Google Search has been enabled as part of the website. You can later edit the settings by clicking on the ‘Google Search’ link on the Goodies page. The actual Google Search box will appear on your final website once you Submit this page, accept all changes to the design and Publish it to your live website.

Language Translation: To allow your website visitors to translate the entire content of your web page to any of the popular languages, just click on the ‘Language Translation’ link on the Goodies page. Then click Submit to confirm that you want to add a Language Translation feature to your web page.

Once you submit, your rich text editor will display the Language Translation icon from AltaVista’s Babel Fish. This confirms that Language Translation has been enabled as part of your website. You can later edit the settings by clicking on the ‘Language Translation’ link on the Goodies page. The actual Language Translation icon will appear on your final website once you Submit this page, accept all changes to the design and Publish it to your live website.

Flash Intro Animation: Flash animation helps you add customized Flash animation to your website. A Flash intro is the first thing that you customers get to see before moving on to your website’s Homepage. With Flash animation you can communicate your ideas with rich graphics and music.

The following operations can be performed using the Flash Wizard in any sequence:

I. Select / Change Back Ground color of the animation. This can be done by clicking on the BG Color button in the Flash Wizard and

II. Incorporate text like Main Title, Sub Title and various messages to be displayed in the flash animation (10 options available for displaying messages). This can be done by clicking on the Text button in the Flash wizard. You can also select/change colors for the Text for better clarity with various backgrounds.

III. Choose the Background for the animation. Various backgrounds with attractive designs are available to choose from. This can be done by clicking on the Background button in the Flash wizard, where you will have various options for choosing the background of the Flash intro.

IV. Insert, Edit and Remove Pictures. This can be done by clicking the Picture button in the Flash wizard. Various picture options are available to select from. The two basic picture categories are Business & Professional and Personal within which various sub categories are available. On clicking a particular sub category various thumbnail images relevant to that category are displayed.

V. The images incorporated in the animation can be edited to suit your requirements. Images can be centered; rotated, scaled and even visibility improvements can be done. These functions can be seen on clicking the Picture button, where you will have three buttons Insert, Remove and Edit.

VI. Users can select the animations of their choice from the available options. This can be done by clicking the Animation button in the Flash Wizard. On clicking the animation button, the user will be provided with the various animation options, from which they can select the animation of their choice.

VII. Users can select Background Music of their choice from the available options this can be done by clicking the Audio button in the Flash Wizard. On clicking the animation button, the user will be provided with the various audio options, from which they can select the audio piece of their choice.

VIII. Users can also preview the final Flash animation with the selected, background, background color, text, pictures and audio by clicking the Preview button. Once you are satisfied, you can click on the Submit button to submit your Flash intro for publishing on your website.

BLOG PAGE

Add Blog Page allows you to create, publish and edit a complete Blog page on your website. When you visit a Blog page for the very first time, you will need to provide some basic details like name, email address, etc. You will also need to choose a Blog password to be able to publish to the Blog.

Once your signup is successful, you will see the following screen. Click on “Proceed to BlogZone…” link to go into the blog area. When you log into the blogzone for the first time, there will not be any blogs available in the drop down menu. You can go ahead and add a New Blog.

Once you click on the Add a New Blog link, the following page is displayed. This above Blog Settings page allows you to set the basic aspects of your Blog. The details you enter here would decide how your Blog page looks, behaves and functions.

Once you submit these settings, you can then move on to the ‘Blog-Zone Central’ which is specific for the particular Blog that you had just created.

The BlogZone Central is specific to each Blog. From the BlogZone Central you can view all Blog postings to the current Blog, change Blog settings, Post to the Blog or even invite people to your Blog.

Once you publish your Blog, you and your users can access it from your published live website to read Blog postings and/or to contribute.

IMAGE EDITOR

Online Image Editor allows you to perform various image manipulation/editing and retouching features to refine/correct and enhance your existing images before including it in your website.

With Image Editor, you can perform various image editing operations like Flip, Crop, Rotate, apply Frames & Borders, change Brightness & Contrast, Resize, Annotate (text on image), Change Image Format, etc. PLEASE NOTE: In order to use some of the Image Editing features you must have JAVA enabled in your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc). Download JAVA from www.java.com.

The Image Editor page loads once you click on the “Online Image Editor’ link on your Website Manager.

[Note: The above ‘Image Library’ page may or may not be empty when you visit it for the first time, it may contain stock images.]

You will need to Import your own images from your computer’s hard disk before you proceed to edit the image with the Image Editor. You can import images by clicking on the Import/Delete button at the top or bottom of the page. To edit an image in your Image Library simply click on the particular image to proceed to the following Image Editor main page.

The various image-editing operations that you can perform on the image are provided as links at the bottom of the page. While editing an image, a Check box with ‘Save the image in a different name’ option appears at the bottom of the image, by checking the same the website builder allows you to save the edited image with an alternate name.

Also the options ‘Accept & continue editing’, ‘Accept & finish’ and ‘Undo’ allows you to manage your image editing process.

CROP

The Crop operation lets you cut or crop the image leaving only that part of the image that you want to retain. Please note that you can only select rectangular or square portions of the image.

How to Crop:

Decide on which rectangular or square portion of the image you want to retain.

Use the mouse to click the left top corner of this imaginary rectangle and keep the mouse button pressed.

With the mouse button pressed, drag the mouse diagonally down to the bottom right corner of this imaginary rectangle. Release the mouse button only after you reach the bottom right corner.

As you release the mouse button, a rectangular box with Cyan border appears. Only the part of the image which falls inside this rectangle will be retained.

When you are convinced that the rectangle/square box is the portion that you want to crop then click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed.

RESIZE

The Resize operation lets you increase or decrease the dimensions of the image based on the width and height values that you type in.

How to Resize:

Step 1: Enter the values for the Width and Height to which you want to resize the image.

Step 2: Select the Units (Pixel) for Width and Height.

Step 3: Click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed.

Note: These values could be more than or less than the actual width and height of the image. Normally if the values are greater than the original then the image is likely to lose its visual clarity.

ROTATE

The Rotate operation lets you rotate the image to an angle specified by you. You can also choose the direction in which the image will be rotated – that is, either clockwise or anti-clockwise.

How to Rotate:

I. Type in the Angle (in degrees) to which you want to rotate the image. Only whole numbers from 1 to 360 are allowed.

II. Select the direction of rotation. That is, either clockwise or anti-clockwise.

III. Click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed.

BRIGHTNESS

How to adjust Brightness

I. Type in a value for Brightness. Any number in multiples of 10 is recommended.

II. Click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed.

CONTRAST

How to adjust Contrast

I. Select the desired level of contrast from the options available.

II. Click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed.

RAISE

By Raising, you can give an embossed effect to your image.

How to Raise

I. Type in the Raise value. (Any number in multiples of 10 and below 90 is recommended)

II. Click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed.

FRAME

You can create a Frame for the image by specifying the width of the Frame.

How to create a Frame

I. Type in a value for Frame Width (Any number in multiples of 10 and below 50 is suggested).

II. Click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed.

BORDER

You can create a Border for the image by choosing the different color of the Frame.

How to create a Border

I. Click on the color palette to choose a Border color. The selected color will be displayed in the small rectangular box on the left.

II. Type in a value for Border Width (Any number in multiples of 10 and below 50 is suggested).

III. Click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed

ANNOTATE

By Annotating, you can place any text with a specified color and font on the image, at a specific position of your choice.

How to Annotate

I. Decide on the area in the image where you want to add text.

II. Click a point on the image from where you want the text to begin.

III. Type the text in the textbox provided.

IV. Choose a color for the text from the color palette. The selected color is displayed in the small rectangular box on the left.

V. Select a font style for the text from the list provided.

VI. Type in a font size for the text.

VII. Click ‘SUBMIT’ to proceed.

SAVE IMAGE

You can also choose to save the final image file in any other filename or file format.

COMPOSITE

By Compositing, you can juxtapose one image over another image and combine both into a single image file with changes.

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION:

It is important that you provide Titles, Descriptions and Keywords to boost the ranking of your pages by search engines. This ensures that whenever a browser searches for the words in your title, description or keyword … your website will be returned with higher priority.

To optimize your website for Search Engines, just click on the ‘Optimize for Search Engines’ link and the following page loads.

This page allows you to provide meta-tags; titles, descriptions and keywords for each page on your website in order for Search Engines to locate and index your website easily and efficiently.

Also, you can submit your webpage to the top search engine like “Google”,

“Yahoo”,”Live.com” using the links provide in this page.

ADD BANNER

Click on the ‘Add Banner’ link to reach the following page.

The ‘Add Banner’ page allows you to add/change a Banner on your website. You can either upload your own banner or use a third party banner for this purpose.

ADVERTISING GOODIES

Google Adsense: To enable Google Adsense, just click on the Adsense goodie from the goodies section.

While pasting the code inside the box, make sure to paste a proper Adsense code, else it will throw error. This goodie is used to display Google advertisements and earn an additional income to you.

DATE / TIME GOODIES

Current Date/Time Stamp: To add the ‘Current Date & Time Stamp’ on your web page, just click on the ‘Current Date & Time Stamp’ link on the Goodies & Addons page.

Then choose a Date/Time format and your Time Zone from the available options and click Submit. The format that you choose here will be used to display the current date and time when your visitor will be on your website. Once you submit, your rich text editor will display the Current Date & Time Stamp Icon. This indicates that Current Date & Time Stamp has been enabled as part of the website. You can later edit the settings by double clicking the ‘Current Date & Time Stamp’ icon on the rich text editor. The actual current date and time details will appear on your final website once you Submit this page, accept all changes to the design and Publish to your live website.

Last Modified Date & Time Stamp: To add a ‘Last Modified Stamp’ on your web page, just click on the ‘Last Modified Stamp’ link on the Goodies page.

Then choose a Date/Time format and your Time Zone from the available options and click Submit. The format that you choose here will be used to display the date and time when you had last updated your web page. Once you submit, your rich text editor will display the Last Modified Stamp Icon. This indicates that Last Modified Stamp has been enabled as part of the website. You can later edit the settings by double clicking the ‘Last Modified Stamp’ icon on the rich text editor. The actual Last Modified date and time details will appear on your final website once you submit this page, accept all changes to the design and Publish to your live website.

Calendar: To add “Calendar” to your website, just click on the “Calendar” icon in the goodies section.

This calendar is associated with your Yahoo calendar, for enabling this goodie you need to have a “Yahoo” account. Once you enter your Yahoo ID in the space provided, it will enable the calendar from your Yahoo account.

PAYMENT GOODIES

Paypal: To add a Paypal goodie into your website, just click on the Paypal goodie and fill in the necessary details.

If you do not have a paypal account, you can also sign up for the same, using “New to paypal? Sign up” link.

Google Checkout Goodie: To add a Google Checkout goodie into your website, just click on the Google Checkout goodie and fill in the necessary details.

If you do not have a Google Checkout account, you can also sign up for the same, using “New to Google Checkout? Sign up” link.

LOCATION GOODIES

Maps: To insert a “Map” click on the map goodie, from the goodies section. Fill in the address or intersection of the location and also the city, state & zip code of the location.

This goodie is used to add a map of a specific location to your web page.

Driving Directions: To enable your visitors to query and view the driving directions to reach a specific location (your business, office, home, etc.) on your web page, just click on the ‘Driving Directions’ link on the Goodies page. Then fill in the address and zip code of your location and click Submit. You may also choose a template color that will be used to display the actual driving directions on your website.

Once you submit, your rich text editor will display a Driving Directions box. This indicates that the Driving Directions feature has been inserted as part of the website. You can later edit the settings by double clicking this icon in the rich text editor. The actual Driving Directions request box will appear on your final website once you submit this page, accept all changes to the design and Publish it to your live website. Your visitors can then type in their location and view the driving directions map.

DESIGN/LAYOUT GOODIES

Embed IFrame: To enable IFrame in your website, please click on the “IFrame” from the goodies section.

Provide the URL that you want to display within your website, in the URL section. Specify the height and width for the IFrame and then submit the inputs.

Animated Cursor: To add an Animated Cursor to your web page, just click on the ‘Animated Cursor’ link on the Goodies page.

Please Note:

You can always return to this page to change your cursor.

The ‘Elastic Beads Cursor’ only works when viewed using Internet Explorer.

Please note that the changes you made to the animated cursor options will not appear as part of your Rich Text editor.

HCard: To enable hCard, select the hCard goodie from the Goodies list. Add an hCard to your website to enable software on your visitor’s computer such as Microsoft Outlook to automatically read and store your contact information.

Yahoo Presence: To enable this feature, click on the Yahoo presence goodie from the goodies section.
Once you submit your Yahoo! ID, and your size preference, the icon will be incorporated within your web page. Every time you are logged in to your Yahoo messenger, this icon on your website will indicate your online presence by lighting up. This allows your visitors to initiate a chat conversation with you immediately.

Mailing List: To enable this feature, click on the mailing list goodie from the goodies section.

This feature enables visitors to subscribe to your e-mailing list. You can also change the template color by using  icon, from the same window.

Tell a Friend: To add a link to your web page, which allows your visitors to recommend your website to their friends, just click on the ‘Tell a Friend’ link available on the Goodies page. Then click Submit to confirm that you want to add a Tell a Friend box to your web page.

Once you submit, your rich text editor will display a Tell a Friend icon. This indicates that the Tell a Friend feature has been inserted as part of the website. You can later edit the settings by clicking the icon and then the goodies icon in the rich text editor. The actual Tell a Friend box will appear on your final website once you submit this page, accept all changes to the design and publish it to your live website. Your visitors can then type in their friend’s email address to recommend your website to them.

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