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Introducing the website builder
Posted by Sebastian Schmitz on 16 June 2011 07:26 PM

With the Cabanova website builder you can create a Flash website online without requiring any HTML programming. The drag and drop interface lets you organize your pages quickly and easily. The first time you use the editor, it may look a little daunting, but once you know the basics you will be able to master it in no time!

How it works
There are 3 steps when building your website online:
1. Choose a template
2. Edit your pages
3. Save and publish

All these steps are done using the website builder interface.

The website builder interface explained

The website editor interface is divided into three main sections: The main working area (a), site structure (b), and the menu ribbon, or toolbar (c).

Website builder interface

The main working area
This is where you see your website and edit the content on the pages. Select objects, move them around the page, rotate them and more. What you see in this area, is what your published website will look like.

Menu ribbon (toolbar)
This is where you will find all the controls for editing your website. The tabs at the top of the separate the types of controls:


This is where you save and publish your website.

Ribbon menu - File

Here you will find the controls to edit your website template (this contains the design elements that appear on ALL your website pages).

Ribbon menu - Template

Go here to add objects such as text, images photo galleries etc. into your pages.

Ribbon menu - Insert

The object you have selected in your site can be formatted here. For example you can edit colors, text fonts, gallery styles etc.

Ribbon menu - Format

Here you can set various options for the currently selected page, such as the meta title and keywords for search engine optimization.

Ribbon menu - Page

In this section you will find the controls to create and edit a version of your website optimized for display in smart-phones.

Ribbon menu - Mobile

If you get stuck and need help you can click on the help button in the menu ribbon and you will be taken to this knowledgebase.

Site Structure
In this area you can organize the pages in your website. Add new pages, move, rename, delete them and more.

Site structure editor 

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