You can upload your own html pages to your account, in addition to editing website pages using SBI's BB2 editor.
When you upload your own html, the pages you upload can either be based on the SBI template chosen for use with the BB2 editor, or it can be a totally different template. The choice is yours.
Your website pages can all be edited within the BB2 editor, with no html pages uploaded, or some pages at your website can be edited using BB2, while other pages at your site are html pages uploaded to your website account, or alternativley, all the pages at your website can be your own html uploaded pages.
html uploaded pages can make use of most of the advanced features provided by SBI. This makes the upload your own html pages feature compatable with SBI's systems. You initially upload your html pages through SBI's html uploader at least once, so that the system is aware of the html page you upload, and can then track the pages and links, etc. displayed on the pages.
Once your upload your own html pages have been uploaded once, you can then upload future instances of those pages through SBI's Quick Upload It! feature. Uploading pages using this feature is similar to uploading pages through a conventioanl FTP uploading application such as Filezilla, and allows multiple pages to be uploaded simultaneously.
It is however, recommended that html pages which have been heavily edited, be re uploaded to your account through the html uploader, and the pages be re analyzed for correct search engine optimization.
This will help you ensure that your pages are correctly optimized for presentation to the search engines before you upload them, and will help ensure that your pages are ranked high by the search engines.
You can use any html editing application to edit your pages, either a WYSIWYG editor such as Kompozer, or Dreamweaver installed on your local computer, or you can use a locall installed html editor such as Arachnophilia.
My favorite html editor is the Active Editor, which operates entirely online within the Firefox browser. The Active editior is an excellent WYSIWYG and html editing application which includes a wide range of editing features.
As with any website page editor, a learning curve is involved, although with the Active Editor the learning curve is small.
You can access and use a demonstration version of the Active Editor while using a recent version of the Firefox browser.
To use the demo version of the editor, you first access the html code view, by clicking the HTML button displayed at the bottom left of the screen. Next, remove the demonstration page code and replace it with your own html page code, including your website page's header code.
Next, click the Normal view button in the bottom left corner of the screen, and edit your page contents in the editor's WYSIWYG view.
Your html code must include an absolute link to your style sheet, and absolute links to any images or other media items you wish to display on the page.
The Active Editor includes many advanced features.
A help file, plus tutorials will be provided shortly to assist in learning how to use the application..
Once you have finished editing your page, click the html view button, then select and copy all the code. Paste your code into a good quality plain text editor such as Notepad++ and save the file with an appropriate name and an html file extension.
Next, access your SBI hosting account and upload the html file to your SBI website account using SBI's Upload Your Own html feature.
After you upload your own html pages, always check each newly uploaded page in several different web browsers, such as Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, etc. to ensure that the page display is identical in each browser.
The code generated by the Active Editor is web standards compliant, which means that you should not experience any issues with the code, when pages are viewed in different browsers.
One feature of the Active editor that you need to be aware of is, before you delete a link from the WYSIWYG page by scrolling over the relevant text or image, you must first remove the link code.
You can remove the link code by right clicking the text or image, and then select Link> Verbs> Remove link from the displayed pop up menus. Failure to do this, will leave the link code embedded in the page code, although with no clickable text or image displayed on the WYSIWYG page.
Also, if you have formatted text, and then wish to remove the formatting from the text, you should scroll over the relevant text and click the Remove Format button.
Other than the two items described above, the Active editor is almost foolproof, and you can manipulate page contents interactively through the associated dialog boxes, in ways that are similar to editing contents in a word processing program.
All styling created within the editor is created as in-line styling. You can copy the styling code and apply it to your external style sheet, through the Custom Styles window in the BB2 Site Designer.
To apply updates to your external style sheet within the editor, you should save your page code to a plain text editor file as described above, then close the Active Editor and Firefox. Then, restart Firefox and the Active editor, and re paste you saved code into the html window.
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