We try hard to keep our website builder tools simple. Most of the time we try and shield you from the complexity that lies beneath the surface of our tools. We want you to achieve great things without being burdened by technical complexity.
But occasionally having a bit more transparency on the layout decisions that our technology is taking can help you to understand what decisions we take on your behalf and how you can override them if that is what you want to do.
All the tools that we cover can be found on our image editor.
The show layout button on the content editor exposes the hidden layout instructions and helps to explain how and why your content appears how it does.
By toggling this view on and off you can visually track the changes you make.
This is particularly powerful when used in conjunction with the tag management bar explained below:
Immediately beneath the content editor is the cursor-position-sensitive tag management bar. This bar provides a hierarchical view of the content that has been created and the layout instructions that apply to the content.
As you edit your content the layout (HTML) tags are applied in a hierarchical manner. By clicking the tag in the management bar you can select all content that lies inside of that tag. This is particularly powerful when used with the Show Layout button above.
Sometimes you want to remove all the styles you have added to a particular element, whether it be an image or just some formatted text, a paragraph or maybe even the entire page.
The remove format button is a simple but useful tool that can help you to reverse styling and start again.
Just click the element or the text where you want the formatting removed. Once the remove format button is clicked, all the formatting that was previously applied to the element is instantly removed.
The styles button is an element sensitive drop-down. Once you click on an element (such as a text, a link or an image) and then click this drop-down it will offer you some styling options that are relevant to whatever you have selected. These are incredibly powerful and in the case of images – allow you to add dramatic styles to images with a single click.
If you haven't tried this under-used style button yet, we suggest giving it a go and and trying out the professional styles you can achieve with a single click.
At some point you may want to add rich content tools that do things (such as provide a live feed from Facebook, provide booking system for your customers, or embed videos or external content). External originators of this content will often provide you with code that you can add to your site.
To add this code open the editor, click where you want the code and then click the HTML Insert button this embeds the code in the location you choose.
If you are feeling brave or 'nosey' or have some HTML coding training, you may wish to view the entire set of HTML code that the editor has constructed. Click the View HTML button to reveal all the HTML.
You have full editing capabilities, so be careful. Any saved changes cannot be undone and may create unexpended results.
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