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A Better way to take Screen Shots!

When we come across handy tools that save us time and make our job easier.. naturally we want to pass those along. We started using the Screenshot program by lightshot and unlike the snipping tool that your computer comes with, this one is feature rich. Take a look at the video and link below and enjoy! Free screen shot program for Mac or PC: http://app.prn …

Setting Up Your UPS Module Shipping Info

We will need the following information from your UPS Account in order to setup your cart to connect to the UPS servers and provide your customers with a selection of shipping options. Zip code from where packages ship (5 digit number) UPS Access License Key (Usually 16 letters and numbers) UPS Username UPS Password (Please login and verify this is co …

Introducing WOW FX!

WowFx are a modern way of grabbing your visitor's attention and bringing their eye to what you want them to see as they scroll down your page. It's an interactive way to present the content as they read or view the content. Below you will see a demo of how it works but also keep scrolling to see all of the effects in action. Scroll down....      …

Responsive Table Templates

2 Column Table Template: This is a Title This is some content. This is some content.This is some content. This is some content. This is some content.This is some content.This is some content. This is some content. This is some content.This is some content.This is some content. This is some content. This is some content.This is some content.This is …

System Fonts

These are the 10 Fonts that are standard on every computer Windows (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10), Apple and Linux. Trebuchet:This is a sample of text using a different font. Look at this paragraph to determine if you like what you see using this font. This is a sample of text using a different font. Look at this paragraph to determine if you like what y …

Using Photoshop to Resize a Folder of Images

If you're setting up a website gallery, or if you have a shopping cart with many product images you're going to face the problem of resizing your images. I say problem because this can take a long time to open each photo in a photo editor, resize them and save them. If you have anywhere from 10 to hundreds of photos that need to be sized down to fit your …

CuBit Tutorial 36 - Search Engine Friendly URLs

This tutorial very briefly shows you how to utilize CuBit's search engine friendly URL feature, or Page "Alias" field. It's a very simple and short video but we explain and show you how an effective and search engine optimized  URL or address can be created which will enhance your website's ability to be found higher ranking on search engines.   …

CuBit Tutorial 35 - File and Image Manager

The File Manager is essentially the built-in program CuBit uses to help you manage your images and various files. You can create folders as well as deleting and uploading new images. You can also edit images through the image editor which includes the ability to rotate, crop, resize, mirroring images. This video tutorial's purpose is just to familiarize you …

CuBit Tutorial 34 - Flash Animated Text Area

All of our newer websites come equipped with 1 to 2 flash animated text areas. These areas are very effective in getting a message across to your visitor when they first land on your page. The message that you type in this area will animate in, sit on their screen for a few moments (long enough for them to read the message), then animate out. Then the messag …

CuBit Tutorial 33 - Editing Blocks

This video explains how to edit certain sections of your website's template. Of course the template is all of the elements of your website that remains consistent across each page. For instance, the header, the menu, the footer, and in some cases, areas just below the menu or above the footer. Updating your blocks will make it extremely easy to update your …

CuBit Tutorial 32 - Styling Your Content

Most people think that it's hard enough to learn how to do the basic editing in your website but then manage to get past the initial steps and begin really taking control of their website. But one thing that seems to overwhelm a lot of people is the concept of making their website look like it was designed by a professional. Well now with CuBit, you can cre …

CuBit Tutorial 31 - Working with Heading Tags and adding Shadows & Glows to Your Text

Sometimes text (when just pasted in or written) can visually seem boring. So we have come up with a way to help you enhance your lettering without having to learn an expensive and complicated graphic design program to add drop shadows or special effects to your text. Aside from the fact that you're not having to insert images to get these effects you're also …

CuBit Tutorial 30 - PhotoFX

Now you can create professional looking pages without having to learn how to use Photoshop or another expensive and complicated design program. You also don't have to pay a designer to do your website work because you can now do it with only 3 clicks! Check out the video to see how easy it is! The lengthy explanation on how to do it is literally only 2:28 lo …

CuBit Tutorial 29 - Archive or Backing Up Your Page

Most people who start editing their website in CuBit are new to managing a website. We understand that sometimes a mistake can me made and since you're saving the page and the page is reloading you cannot undo your work like you can in a standard desktop program like Microsoft Word. So we have created an "Archiving Feature" for you when you want to save a ba …

CuBit Tutorial 28 - Inline Message Widget

If you're interested in making a special bulletin, a special offer, a holiday greeting, a current event, or even just a simple welcome statement on your website. The in-line message widget is the perfect tool for this. In this video tutorial we will show you step-by-step how to set the in-line message widget through the website editor (Cubit) to either show …

CuBit Tutorial 27 - Flyout Tab

The fly out tab widget feature falls under the "Call-to-Action" widget family and is designed to give you a unique place to display a new message or special, a different place to put the search box, place a video, Facebook or Twitter feed, or just about anything you want to get across to your visitor. This is a powerful tool to really focus your traffic land …

CuBit Tutorial 26 - Page Peel

Want to enhance the image of your website and increase your marketing results? Get a Page Peel!This widget feature falls under the "Call-to-Action" widget family. This Tutorial will give you the step by step instructions on how to install and edit your Page Peel Feature, as well as familiarize you with the various settings and options available.    …

CuBit Tutorial 25 - Managing Comments on Your Blog

So if you do allow comments or commentary in your blogs this is the video tutorial that will allow you to manage those particular comments. It will also show you that we can disable the comment feature if needed or simply delete a particular comment if you feel like its negative. This is a very simple process through our website editor (Cubit) and another ad …

CuBit Tutorial 24 - Interact with Your Readers and ask them to Vote

This video will teach you how to interact with your blog readers by showing you how to insert a voting feature with your blog. This is a good way to keep your audience attentive, and wanting to revisit your site to see how others have voted. This is a simple interactive tool and added feature that comes with your blog, and not meant to gather hard data. C …

CuBit Tutorial 23 - Inserting a Link to Your Blog and a Blog Roll

This video tutorial will teach you the mechanics of inserting, creating, and managing the actual blog posts, links, and categories throughout your website and on individual web pages. If you want to create a BLOG Roll on your home page, or change the amount of characters the viewer/visitor will see,  as well as what order (oldest or newest first), the t …

CuBit Tutorial 22 - Creating a Blog Post

This video tutorial will get you started with the whole world of blogging and in creating a blog post for your website. Blogging is a great way to increase your search engine optimization, and a great way to relate to your customers about your product or services. We'll take you through the website editor (Cubit) step-by-step showing you how to create a cate …

CuBit Tutorial 21 - How to make your site live - AKA: Changing Your Default or HOME Page

When we first hand the website off to some clients, we have the website set to a "Coming Soon" page or in some cases the website is pointed to "redirect" to another website like an old website if we are redesigning it, or even a facebook page until it's finished and launched. So this short tutorial is really just to show you how to make your website live or …

CuBit Tutorial 20 - Making a Category Page

If you have products and you have already created a customized product template page and made custom icons or thumbnails to represent them the next thing you're going to want to make is the category page so that people can actually choose which product they want from a single page. In this video tutorial the will we will walk you through step-by-step in the …

CuBit Tutorial 19 - Using Paint to make Thumbnail Buttons

Want to make your own icons and thumbnails to link to your products. This is the video tutorial that will teach you how to do so. This video will show you step-by-step how to use Microsoft Paint to create smaller thumbnail versions of the products pictures you want to represent. You can also create icons that you can use as links throughout your website.  …

CuBit Tutorial 18 - Cloning or Duplicating a Product Page

Once you have created and customized your product page then you will want to probably add new products. That's what this video is all about, duplicating your current product template page and then adding in new product variables such as new product photo, new-product pricing, and new-product options. This video tutorial will take you step-by-step through the …

CuBit Tutorial 17 - Customizing a Product Page Template

Once you've created a product template page now you will want to customize it with putting in your photo of the product, the different options that the product has as far as what you offer, and of course the pricing. This video tutorial will take you through the process of customizing your product template page step-by-step. The important thing to remember i …

CuBit Tutorial 16 - Creating a Product Page Template

If you sell products on your website, or you have one of our shopping carts, then you will want to watch this video tutorial. It will teach you how to create a product page template so that you can insert your products. You will be creating a page in Cubit (the website editor) and using two other parts (links) from the tutorials, they are preformatted codes …

CuBit Tutorial 15 - Inserting Your Logo in CuBit

Having a professional logo makes all the difference in the world for your business. This tutorial will cover how to insert a logo through Cubit. It also covers the text that comes with your default website, or stock website, where it says "Company Name Here". The two major important components to this task are, making sure that your logo is sized correctly t …

CuBit Tutorial 14 - Inserting a Featured Content Slider

This tutorial is for CuBit users that have the Upgrade: Featured Content Slider Login to CuBit Click on "Widget Manager" (at the top) Click on "Featured Content Slider" Click the "Browse" button on "Slide 1" to upload your slide (see instructions below for image size and file type). Type in a message in the "Caption" Section and set a link if you want …

Cubit Tutorial 13 - Creating and Modifying your PayPal Button

FINALLY! Now you can build a complete shopping cart/store on your Cubit site! This is an upgrade but well worth it! Contact your salesperson today to upgrade and start building your shopping cart today!

Cubit Tutorial 12 - Editing Your Calendar of Events

Most people just build a vertical list of events with the month in bold

Cubit Tutorial 11 - Inserting a Youtube Video

Ok, YouTube does most of the work for you, all you need to do is copy the code and insert it into the HTML of your page. Please be careful though, if you don't follow our instructions to the letter (pun intended) you may break your page. If you don't want YouTube to display competitors vide …

Cubit Tutorial 10 - Creating and Editing Forms

  This tutorial will show you how to create and modify an existing Contact Form. We've made the form building process a piece of cake. Tools used in this video: Landing URL: http://yourwebsite.com/static/thank-you.html

Cubit Tutorial 9 - Working with Tables and Cells

This tutorial shows you how to arrange your content using tables and cells.(Much like those in Microsoft Word The following links will take you to a page with everything you need to create a table structure for a CuBit page. All you do on the page is: 1. Hold down "Control" + "A" to select all2. Then "Control" …

Cubit Tutorial 8 - Creating a Gallery or Portfolio using Quick Gallery

This tutorial shows you how to create a gallery with click to enlarge images. Basically you upload all the images you want to appear in this gallery into a special folder on your website and then copy the code below... For a "Click-to-Enlarge" styled gallery, use this code: {quick_ga …

Cubit Tutorial 7 - Working with Meta Tags

  This tutorial shows you how to correctly write your Meta Description which is the text below your page title on a Google or other search engine listing. You will also learn how to write your keywords correctly without redundancy and without being penalized for abuse of the …

Cubit Tutorial 6 - Creating Links in the Main Menu and Sub-pages

This tutorial shows you how to create main menu links, hide pages so they do not appear in the main menu and creating sub-pages that will only be accessible through a specific page within your website.

Cubit Tutorial 5 - Creating Rollover Buttons

  This tutorial shows you how to create a Rollover (or Image Swap) effect on a button. This effect can be used also in a "Before and After" photo if you want to give the visitor a more interactive experience.

Cubit Tutorial 4 - Creating and Renaming Pages

  This tutorial shows you how to create a new page as well as rename an existing page. You will also learn how to change the order the buttons (or pages) appear in the main menu.

Cubit Tutorial 3 - Working with PDF files and Setting Links

 This tutorial shows you how to upload a PDF Document and create both a Text Link to the file and a Graphic or Image Link to the file. Also how to make that file open in a separate window so your visitor doesn't leave your website after closing that page.

Cubit Tutorial 2 - Working with Images

This tutorial shows you how to Upload an image (photograph), resize it and rename it in the editor. It also shows you how to insert the image or logo into your website and format text to go around it. Including Left and right justification so your image or logo can be placed  …

CuBit Tutorial 1 - Basic Text Editing

This tutorial shows you how to go in and edit your website's text by adjusting the boldness, italics, font, font color, and font size. This tutorial also shows you how to go about checking your website after the changes to verify it looks the way you want it to and that your …

Introduction to CuBit

Congratulations on your new website! The two videos on this page are going to be a simple introduction to CuBit. They will give you a general overview of all the buttons and toolbars you will use throughout the website editing process. Not everything you see in these videos will necessarily be available on your website unless you've upgraded your website wit …