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Elements - Power to the people

Files, Links, and More!
Blog - talk to the world
Calendar Element - Promote your events
Build your own forms online
Manage Users, Roles, and Access
Accept payments online
SEO Tools
Photo Galleries-Do more with images
Website Statistics

All NEW Evites!

Quick tools for organizing your pages.

When you login as a site administrator, you'll see your website almost as it appears to the public in real time, with just a few extra tools that are easy for you to understand and use. A special. toolbar appears at the top, and admin buttons label your content. Just go to the page you want to change and you're ready to edit!

Toolbars at top of each page let you quickly add a new page, edit the page settings, and easily access your page design options. Your site's menu is automatically generated and then updated as you add, re-order or rename pages. You can do all of that by clicking on "My Wesite" at the top of the page, selecting "Pages," making your changes and clicking "Update" when you are finished. If you don't like the effect of what you just did, simply go right back and try another idea.
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Elements - Power to the people

"Elements" are the building blocks of your website. There are many different types of elements including text, blog, donation form, calendar, links, login, and photo gallery. Our system allows you to put any number of elements in any "region" on any page of your site. So what is a "region?"

Each page is subdivided into "Regions" that show you where you can add the "Elements" you need. Regions are designated with light diagonal lines if you are logged in as an adminstrator. Regions can be placed anywhere you want, but they must be set up during the custom design process because they are part of the background code for your site. Sublime Artistry will work closely with you during the design stage to ensure that you have the regions you need for optimum flexibility as you deveop your site.

If you want to add an element like a text box or a blog to your site, go to the very bottom of any column on your page and click on “Add Element.” You will be given a list of elements to choose from. Simply click on your choice and there it is. Now you can click on the edit icon at the top of the element to edit it, raise or lower it on the page, change the element settings or delete it if you change your mind. It's fun and easy to see how your ideas change your site in real time.

Text & Images

The Text element is our most commonly-used element. This powerful editor lets you add text, images, files and even media to your website using a familiar Microsoft Word-like interface. Upload, manage, resize, and insert images with the built-in image manager. Text neatly wraps around your images creating a professional layout automatically.

The easiest way to work with a text element is to simply click on the Text label. That will open a menu of options, but if you just wait a few seconds, you'll automatically be routed to a text editing box. Tabs at the top separate the basic “text editor” controls from the more advanced settings like Display and Permissions.

The “Advanced” tab in the text element allows you to move an element to another region on the page. For example if you want to move this element from the middle of the page to the far right column you would select the appropriate region name found above each region.

The “Users and Roles” tab allows you to choose who can view and edit this element.

Back in the Basic section, decide on a Name for your element and whether or not you want the name to be displayed as a title for the element. Even if you don't want the name to be displayed, it is important to give each element a distinctive name so that you can use more advanced features later, such as “Copy an Element.”

The familiar Microsoft Word-like controls in the toolbar make it easy to format your text the way you want, while staying consistent with the designer's style sheets in order to avoid an unprofessional display of too many fonts, colors and sizes.

Note that when you are viewing the copy in text editor view, you will NOT be seeing the fonts and sizes as they will appear on your site. This is determined instead by the CSS style sheets set by your designer. You can easily see the results of your changes by previwing your site after you have updated your changes.

You can Bold, Italic, Strike-thru, change justification (left, right, center, forced), indent, bullet by number or bullet, and add an image. Click the image icon and the image manager appears. You can use the image manager to upload, manage, resize, and insert the images on your pages. Put images inline with text or use images by themselves.

If you need to upload a lot of images, your designer can upload all image files by ftp site or walk you through using the ftp to add images. In the toolbar you can also add a media file, add a document, create links, break links, edit image maps, insert tables, insert symbols. All of this is simply done in that first row of the toolbar.

In the second row you can change your paragraph style to different heading styles that have been preset by your designer in the style sheets. Please ask your designer for a list of these styles. You can apply a certain CSS class to highlighted sections of your text (this is also set by your designer). You can select to change the size of the text from the default setting set by your designer.

Another important tool in the text editor is the “Format Stripper”("paintbrush"). When copying and pasting text from Microsoft programs or other websites, you will carry over hidden code that is built into that text, thereby over-riding the designer's professional style sheets. Use the format stripper to get rid of this problem by highlighting all of your pasted text, clicking the icon and selecting an option.

In the text editor you can also use AJAX spellchecker, paste content from Word, undo (ctrl Z), and add horizontal rule lines.

At the bottom of the text editor, you can view your page as html code by clicking on the brackets. Those who know html code will benefit the most from this feature, but even novices can use it to paste in special bundles of code from other sources. This is how you can incorporate such things as live weather updates, news headlines, quotes of the day, community calendars and a bazillion other nifty features into your site. It only takes a little practice and you'll be able to do it yourself.  You can also toggle between full and regular screen views by clicking on the computer screen icon at the bottom of the text editor.

Make sure you click the update button at the bottom of the page to save any changes!
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Files, Links, and More!

The links element allows you to add internal links, external links, and downloadable files to your website. Links are displayed in simple lists and can be placed in any region on any page of your site. You can do many things with this element, including linking to offsite streaming media files or podcasts.

Simple to manage

Just add the "Files & Links" element to your region and start adding links. Each link can either be to a page in your own site, a URL of another site, or a file that you upload into our system. For example, you could link to a Word .doc file or a pdf file that could be downloaded to register for classes or competitions. You can also control the display order of the links you add.

Simple to view

The Files & Links element displays your resources in a clean, unordered list. The way this list appears on your site is controlled by the style sheets that your designer sets up for your overall design.
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Blog - talk to the world

Imagine all of the ways a blog could benefit your business. A blog is more than just a way to share your insights--it's an organized way to share articles, press releases, support documents, and news with your potential and current customers. When you're ready to add all of this functionality to your site, the blog element is fast, easy to use, and integrates seamlessly into your website. It takes minimal technical knowhow to set it up and use it.

Start blogging in no time

Drop the "Blog" element into a region (click “add element” and select “blog”). Select "Add Post" from the edit menu. Enter your title, date, author and entry. You've just started a blog.

Think outside the blog

The blog element can be used for articles, news, press releases, job listings and more. You control the number of posts and/or how far into the past to display. You use the same easy-to-use text editor to format your posts.

Moderation of comments

The blog element allows your site visitors to interact with your site by leaving comments about your blog posts. Feedback is great, but if it's not controlled, you can end up with unwanted information on your site. Our blog element lets you control comments at the blog or the post level. With the "manage posts and settings" drop downs, you can 1) allow comments from everyone 2) moderate and approve comments before they go live, or 3) turn comments off completely. To prevent spam, the blog element automatically requires character verification for all comments.

Share your blog through RSS

Each blog on your site automatically creates its own RSS feed. Simply click the orange XML button at the bottom of your blog list to view the feed and the feed address. If you're familiar with RSS, you know the power of sharing your blog through syndication. If you don't know what RSS is, don't worry – our blog element takes care of everything for you as you grow into it.

Integrated podcasting

The blog element lets you easily get started with podcasting. Attach a media file to your blog post and your RSS feed instantly becomes a podcast. Submit your feed to iTunes or Feedburner and let users subscribe to your audio.
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Calendar Element - Promote your events

One of the most difficult tasks of managing a website is keeping event information current. You post an event and it's not long before that event is out of date. With our "Calendar" element, however, you list your events and our system automatically removes them from view when the date is passed. Just post it and forget it.          

Traditional calendar view

Display your events in a graphical calendar view, which is great for users who are already used to seeing a calendar you may be distributing in hard copy. With our online calendar, clicking on any event opens a detail page with more information. You manage all of the information including the title and date of the event and also the detail page, which can contain text and images.   

Easy to read event list view

The event listing view makes it possible to add short lists of events to any area of your website. Events can be displayed in either calendar or list view. The list view lets you define variables like how many events to display. One common use of the event list view is to provide a short list of events on your homepage, but of course you can put the event list wherever you want!

Add event details

Utilizing the same powerful editor as the text element, the calendar element lets you create detail pages for each event on your calendar with text and images. Clicking an event on your calendar or list takes your visitors to the detail page where they will get more information. This means you can essentially create a page on your site for every event on your calendar, but those "pages" don't count toward your maximum pages allowed.          

Powerful display options

Changing between a List or Calendar view is just one of the many options of display control. In addition, you can set how many events to show, how many days into the past or future and even share events from other calendars with this one.


You are able to subscribe to a web-based iCalendar feed and publish events from the feed on your website. This essentially allows you to utilize an external calendar software like Google Calendar, .Mac and others to manage your events, and then have those events display on your website automatically. You can even override the default title and description to add more "fleshed-out" content on your website about an event brought in through an iCal feed.
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Build your own forms online

Interact with your website users through online forms. Create contact forms, registration forms, surveys, or any other form you can imagine. The form element makes the process simple and gives you powerful tools for data collection. In addition, its drag & drop interface makes form building fun and easy.     

Create forms in seconds

You really won't believe how fast and how easily you can create your forms. Simple forms can be created in less than 20 seconds!                   

Get your results quickly

You can set the form to email results to you whenever someone fills it out, and you can download all of the entries in your form at any time and open them in Microsoft Excel or any other spreadsheet software.                    

Powerful, built-in features

The form builder is integrated into every account at no additional charge. Each form you create and each entry you receive counts toward the overall storage available in your website package, but aside from that, there are no limitations, except that you can only use one form per page (if you try to use more, the forms will not function properly).

Features like password protection, custom thank you pages and even custom e-mail confirmations are included with every form! If you are interested in unlocking the following additional features, please contact your designer to discuss an upgrade:

» View your form entries online.
» Share your forms through e-mail or on any other website or blog using our easy to use sharing features.
» Allow file uploads from your users on a form.
» Avoid tapping your SublimeSiteCMS website storage with your forms and entries.

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Manage Users, Roles, and Access

Some people may need to interact with your website – either to edit pages and files on the site or to login to see secure information. Our software contains a robust and powerful user management system that makes this process simple.       

Setup your users

Add new users to your website. Edit or delete existing users. It's easy. Any user that you set up will have the ability to login to your site, but they won't all necessarily be able to edit content on your site. You control what each user is able to do through roles and permissions.

Note: User control is most powerful on our Pro and Premier plans, which allow multiple user accounts.         

Set up your roles

Roles are basically groups of users who are granted certain permissions. You can setup as many roles as you like and then assign any user to any role. Then, using the powerful permission settings on each page and element (see below), you can allow or disallow groups of users from seeing or editing content on your site. Any user can be assigned to any number of roles!

Permission control -- where it all comes together

The permission system is one of our most advanced features. This type of functionality is usually only found on enterprise level CMS systems, but we make it available to every single website in our system. Every page and every element offers edit and view permission control. You can create pages that only certain users can view (nice for company intranets) and also allow certain users to edit the content on certain pages (nice for sharing the workload!).

Examples: You could give John access to edit only one small element on a page, but give Jill access to an entire group of pages and then give Bill access to the entire site. At the same time you may have a group of users that need to download sensitive information that only appears after they have logged in.
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Accept simple payments online

The donations element is one way to accept a payment or contribution to your organization. Integration with Paypal provides secure payment processing as well as multiple ways for your users to pay and for you to collect your funds.

Set your amount or leave it open

Use the optional information fields to create a name and ID number for your donation (this can help with your back-end reporting). Also, specify an amount for a donation or leave it blank to allow the user to specify the amount they want to give.

Shipping and other information

If something needs to be shipped back to the user upon payment, you can require shipping information at checkout. You can also set an additional comment box so that a donor can leave additional feedback or instructions with their contribution.

New integrated Payment Features!

You can easily collect money for registrations, products, or anything else you desire using your choice of merchant account —, Google Checkout, or PayPal. Want to sell something, charge for a registration, or set up any other type of payment? First, set up a form to collect the info you need by adding a "form element". To enable payments on the form, just visit the Form Settings tab and look for "Payment Settings."

Use the drop down, multiple choice, or checkbox fields to let the user choose what they want to buy. For example, use checkboxes to create a list of products the user can select to purchase. Or, use dropdowns to let the user choose quantities. The form builder gives you ultimate flexibility for configuring your forms and payments to meet your needs.
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Search Engine Optimization Tools

The software provides three powerful features to enhance the SEO performance of your site.  When used correctly, these tools can enhance results in search engine ranking. Most of these are found in your Page Settings.

Friendly URL Shortcuts

Search engine performance can be greatly enhanced by including targeted keywords in the actual URL string for your page.  With shortcuts, you can do just that.  Every page, blog post, and calendar event can have its own, unique, keyword rich URL.

Shortcuts also make it easier to share your web page addresses.  While many content management systems address their pages with complex query string URLs, our software provides simple shortcuts to make each page unique.         

XML Sitemaps

Some search engines, including Google, allow you to submit your own sitemap files to assist them in correctly indexing your website.  Our software provides you with a dynamically generated XML sitemap file that you can submit.  Instead of manually updating your XML whenever you change a page, simply submit our sitemap and the system updates it every time changes are made.


You can further enhance SEO by adding unique keyword and description content to every page in your site.
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Photo Galleries-Do more with images

Show off a portfolio, smiling faces, or even pictures from the recent company picnic. The photo gallery element adds quite a bit of flair to your photo presentation giving you a neat and clean thumbnail image display and a dramatic slideshow display guaranteed to get a "wow" from your site visitors.

A picture's worth . . .

The best way to show off your products, services, or events is to show pictures. The Photo Gallery Element makes creating a new gallery of thumbnail images a snap. No matter what size image you upload, the gallery tool automatically resizes it to fit in a neat and clean grid across your page. As with all elements, you can put them on any region on any page. There's no limit to the number of photo galleries you can create and there is a variety of “skins” or appearances of thumbnails to choose from.

Dramatic Presentation

Click on any thumbnail image and WOW -- the screen darkens, the image zooms in and comes into focus centered on the screen. Navigate to the next image in the gallery or click "close" to close the show. If you're going to showcase some images, you might as well do it in style! Also, reorder your photo gallery images by simply dragging and dropping them into the order you desire. Change your photo gallery image captions by clicking on the file name in the Gallery settings.

Slideshow viewing

If you move your mouse to the top right or left of an image a "Next" or "Prev" icon will appear. Clicking this icon fades in the next image. This makes it easy for someone to flip through your photos in a slideshow format. Click the close button at the bottom to leave the show and return to your site.

There is no need for your website viewers to squint to see what you put in your gallery. When clicked, photo gallery images will display up to the size of your browser (with a max of 1600 pixels either dimension). You must remember to save your gallery photos at that 1600 dimension 72 dpi before uploading in order to take advantage of the maximum display settings.

Easily upload individual images or hundreds in a batch!

Just like every other element, the Photo Gallery is simple to manage. First, drop it into any region on any page. Next, add your images -- you can add them one at a time or put batches of images together in a zip file and upload the zip. The file names on your images will be used as captions so there's nothing more to add. What could be simpler?
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Website Statistics

Website statistics are built right in and they are so simple to use.  Get instant graphs of your unique visitors and page views as well as listings of your top referrers and top pages. This option is found in the “My Website” tab at the top of your page.

Light's simple statistics are available on all paid website packages.

Other optional analytics accounts are available for a more in depth statistics. For more information contact us.
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All NEW! Evites

Evites are a brand new element that can be added to any region on any page. You'll add them just like you add text elements or form elements. When you add them, they drop a form on your page that allows your visitors to enter their name, their email address, and the addresses of multiple friends plus a personal message. The user sends the evite and their friends get an email with content that you configured in your evite settings, plus the personal message from their friend.

You create the content for your evite by using the text element editor. This means you can add images, tables, text, links, documents and more to be sent out in the email when your visitors send the evites.

How can I use evites?

You might set up a general evite to direct people to your website. Your users could send it to invite their friends to check out your business, group or other organization. Or, you might want to set up evites for individual events. Evites make it easy for people to spread the word about your events by inviting their friends.
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