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Welcome to the May 2012 Newsletter!
Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter. In this edition we continue our series showing you how we created some of our sample templates. We’re also starting a new regular feature called ‘Artisteer Tips’. In each of our next newsletters, we hope to answer some common questions customers have, and provide some helpful hints on how to get the most use of Artisteer.
Upcoming Artisteer Update
Currently we continue working hard on enhancing Artisteer and because we are close to finishing a few new important features, we've decided to release the next update as Artisteer 4.0. Besides the previously announced features, we are also planning on supporting HTML5+CSS3, a new header designer with visual editing, and thousands of photos for use in in your website content under the creative-commons license. The upcoming SDK will also make it easier for us to work on finalizing support for Magento and start working on supporting osCommerce and PrestaShop, while allowing other developers to create and offer plug-ins that support 3rd party CMS and e-commerce products. Adding new CMS support to Artisteer will be as easy as dragging a plug-in file onto Artisteer!
We expect the 4.0 Beta version to be available in early July 2012.
How We Created That Template
In this edition we begin a two part series on how to understand one of the more advanced templates in our gallery of samples. In the first part, we'll show you how to add an image to your template and then add buttons, text, and links etc., on top of the image using custom code. Then we'll show you how you can do something similar without adding any custom code. We'll also show you some cool styling you can do with custom CSS declarations. Next time we’ll show you how to use margins and paddings to get the exact page layout you see in the sample.
Managing Sidebars in your ‘Website or Blog’ Project
Artisteer 3.1 has many features for adding content to your 'Website or Blog' template, which includes adding content to your Sidebar. This article describes how to add a Vertical Menu to your Sidebar, how to add Blocks and Widgets, and how to manage it all depending on how you publish your website.
This is a two part series on how to copy&paste content into Artisteer, or in the backend of your CMS. Almost everybody does it but do you really know what happens when you copy&paste from various sources? In this edition, we’ll explain what happens when you copy from a word processor like Microsoft Word. Next time, we’ll explain what happens when you copy content from the web and how to avoid a couple of common mistakes.
In this issue we explain how you can change template types without losing any content. We also have some suggestions on how to download and work with the many sample templates available in Artisteer.