|Slide Show -
The Slide Show template displays a collection of photos or graphics. You can display them in various layouts, and can set captions on each one.
Images automatically display in alphabetical order. Files from most digital cameras will show up in order. ...
|Static List -
The Static List template is one of the workhorses of Invisible Gold powered sites. (for example, most of the pages in the help section use it.) It works like other templates - there is an image at the top along with text and title. Then it shows every ...
|Virtual Page -
When a visitor tries to access a virtual page, it automatically redirects them to its first child page. The Virtual Page is then effectively hidden (unless you are in edit mode).
Starting with 2.9, it also adds the ability to jump to other pages on your...
|URL List -
The URL List template is used to show a list of links to other sites. It looks and acts very similar to a Static List and Download List template. However, each URL section you create also has a URL and Link Text.
|Shipping and Taxes -
Taxes are calculated for every Order being shipped to a single state. (presumably the one your business is in.) You can also set individual products to be Tax Exempt. For example, a Gift Certificate would not be taxable.
Note: The field to set a P...
|Downloading and Installing the product. -
Invisible Gold is offered as a self-extracting executable from www.invisiblegold.com/downloads . Keep in mind that you need to be a registered Invisible Gold user to see this page.
Download the product and install it on your server. This will require ...
|Product Catalog -
The Product Catalog displays up to 10 products at a time in a list. Additional products are displayed on other pages automtically using Next and Previous buttons.
Note, while Products can be listed on other pages (such as a Default Page), Gallery and Pr...
|Simple Page -
The Simple Page template displays a title and text only. It doesn't show links to child pages. It is often used in place of the Default Template page to hide links to the child pages....
|Site Map -
The Site Map template is one of the great new features in Invisible Gold 2.9. It allows you to show a list of the top level pages on your website. Some users swear site maps as the easiest way to navigate a site. Others don't use them at all. Also, so...
|Advanced: Using Drop Down Menus With Calendars -
This tip extends the normal drop down menu technique to include upcoming calendar events.|
Ok, so now you can build drop down menus, but what happens when you want to show events from a calendar? Once the calendar has more than 10 events, it gets too long.
There is a nice little trick to use a slightly different call to pull just the upcoming...
|Web Designer Tip: Customize the Page Title -
This is a good tip for database backed sites for search engine optimization.|
Normally Invisible Gold manages the title tag automatically. It takes the "name" of each page and combines it with the "title" value stored in the settings page.
This doesn't work well when using an external database of products. For example, if you up...
|Custom Templates -
The entire Invisible Gold system is built using XML and XSL. This is a technology that works very similarly to databases. (Actually modern databases all are moving toward outputting XML.)...|
The entire Invisible Gold system is built using XML and XSL. This is a technology that works very similarly to databases.
The XSL files transform the XML into text like an HTML page. Different XSL files can output different pages. For example, when yo...
|New CSS Menus -
These are an updated version of our CSS menus that work on all browsers and include descriptive comments in a menu_setup.css file to set colors. Note, be sure the path in this file matches whatever framework folder you put it in if you use rollover backg...
Creating Invisible Gold powered sites is quite different than a plain HTML sites. There is a strong separation of Content, Code, and Design. This means that...|
Creating Invisible Gold powered sites is quite different than a plain HTML sites. There is a strong separation of Content, Code, and Design. This means that your client can be making changes to the content of pages without affecting the design. You can...
|Creating Invisible Gold Powered Websites -
This section is for experienced web designers. Invisible Gold is designed to work with the tools that you already know how to use such as Macromedia Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage.
On the other hand, it assumes at least a basic comfort with modifyin...