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GetHTML Tags - A GetHTML tag is always replaced by some HTML. You can put these into Content of a page, a Framework, or a Custom Template.
A GetHTML tag is replaced by HTML in the web browser. You can put these into Content, Framework, and Custom Templates. ... (11/14/2005)
Creating Drop Down Menus
Creating Drop Down Menus - It's inevitable, not long after you created your first site, you dabbled (or will dabble) with drop down menus. They look slick, most of the big sites have them, and they're very effective at organizing sites with more than 10-15 pages.
It's inevitable, not long after you created your first site, you dabbled (or will dabble) with drop down menus. They look slick, most big sites have them, and they're very effective for organizing sites with more than 10-15 pages. (Note: Drop down menus... (2/6/2006)
Frameworks - A Framework defines the "look" of an Invisible Gold powered site. There can be several, and it makes sense to evolve the Frameworks over time. Each page can have its own, or inherit the one from its parent. If none are chosen, one in a directory called "default" is used.
A Framework defines the "look" of an Invisible Gold powered site. There can be several, and it makes sense redisign your Frameworks over time. Each page can have its own, or inherit the one from its parent. If none are chosen, one in a directory called... (12/12/2005)
Directory Structure
Directory Structure - Creating sites usually involves uploading them to the server, or perhaps making changes right to the files themselves. There are a few things you should know first.
Creating sites usually involves uploading them to the server, or perhaps making changes right to the files themselves online. There are a few things you should know first. 1) There are 5 main directories in an Invisible Gold website: Data, Frameworks, I... (12/14/2005)
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... (11/14/2005)
Overview - 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... (12/14/2005)
Advanced: Using Drop Down Menus With Calendars
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... (8/19/2009)
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... (8/18/2009)
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... (6/27/2011)
Creating Invisible Gold Powered Websites
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... (11/14/2005)
Advanced Button
Advanced Button - The Advanced button allows you to change some of the special properties of a page. Note: Making changes to some of these settings can have unexpected results. Some websites require specific Page IDs to work. You can also lose data if you change from ce... (11/14/2005)
Create a New Invisible Gold powered site by hand.
Create a New Invisible Gold powered site by hand. - Even if you prefer to use the Wizard, it makes sense to understand what steps are being done to configure a new Invisible Gold site. Note: Even before you can create the site, you need a Windows 2000 or 2003 Server that can run ASP and a version of Invis... (12/6/2005)
System Requirements
System Requirements - To setup an Invisible Gold server, you need to be able to create ASP powered sites. This requires Microsoft Windows and IIS. Invisible Gold needs the ability to load and execute DLLs. (It won't run on a Linux or Unix server with ASP emulation.) The per... (12/6/2005)
Upgrading Sites
Upgrading Sites - Every Invisible Gold site is a certain version. One of the great features of Invisible Gold is that sites can be updated to the latest version to take advantage of bug fixes, new templates, and new features. Note: Before you upgrade a site to the latest... (12/6/2005)
Using the Wizard to Create and Manage Invisible Gold Sites
Using the Wizard to Create and Manage Invisible Gold Sites - Administrators that have been working with Invisible Gold for several years will remember configuring them by hand. Now we have a tool that reduces most of the process to allow button clicks. The Wizard can be used to create Invisible Gold websites, vir... (12/6/2005)
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