Serif WebPlus X4 Tutorial – Creating a Site From Scratch

13 04 2011

Learn how to create your own website – from scratch – using Serif WebPlus X4.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Learn Dreamweaver CS5 in this tutorial which provides tips and tricks for designing web pages. This Dreamweaver tutorial is from the Dreamweaver CS5 Digital Classroom book. For more information visit http://www.digitalclassroombooks.com http://www.amazon.com


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30 responses

13 04 2011
netroman28

Just reviewed this. I will give away my review copy for free if enough people request, thump up etc review video.

13 04 2011
ThePakiSami

Impressive program. But I guess I’ll stick with my Dreamweaver.

13 04 2011
TheFtball22

Hi, i have bought the product and i really like it. I was trying to make the nav bar like the one in the video, where the background of the nav bar (the two rounded rectangles on the video) combine together to make the gel button effect, but she doesn’t really explain how to do it. Can somebody tell me please ????

14 04 2011
MrShithead25

Hello, I would really appreciate if you can reply to this message, I would like to know that would this base on the same rules as Serif WebPlus X2?

Thank you,
MrShitHead25

14 04 2011
SerifSoftware

@stingerkeele Hi stingerkeele. If you don’t see them previewed as per the turoial video, you may need to reinstall, or you can reset your WebPlus to ‘factory defaults’ by holding Control when you launch the program. In either event I think it might be worth you visiting Serif’s free user forum or contacting tech support, but hopefully the Control + launch will reset any weird glitches. HTH, Dale @ Serif.

14 04 2011
stingerkeele

Im trying to add navigation bars but i cannot see the default styles in the software unable to select, what should I do, the tutorial shows the navigation bars but not my version which I ordered new, jus a couple of days back.

14 04 2011
renejr818

She sounds like salad fingers.

14 04 2011
antondzen

help please. what can be done with the search string in the SWP X4 for what would be a good search? I have encoded 1251, and at the same time in the search results Incorrect characters – that’s such àâòî. Why is this happening?

14 04 2011
SerifSoftware

@DewsGames Hi, thanks for your comments. Pictures in this video are in picture frames. Frames will stay the same size while pictures dragged into them are cropped to fit the frame area (not stretched). You can also import pictures without using smart frames, the image will come in at the right size & shape if you click on your page when importing. Resizing is as easy as dragging the corner or side handles. You can also place accurately using the Transform tab at the right of the screen. HTH.

14 04 2011
DewsGames

I just wanted to say that your enunciation is very nice. It’s nice to watch a tutorial video where you can understand everything.
The pictures you put into the picture frame, do they automatically resize to fit the frame you make?

14 04 2011
SerifSoftware

@psycho79x Hi psycho, Serif software is not currently nativley supported on Mac OS X, it does require Windows. As far as I know it’s not officially tested by our own QA team, but I have heard of customers running WebPlus and other Serif titles on Windowed Macs with bootcamp. Hope that helps a little.

14 04 2011
psycho79x

Hi, does anyone know if this works on a mac? Thanks

14 04 2011
SerifSoftware

@tonytsing Hi Tony, yes WebPlus easily handles e-commerce using those credit and debit cards, via PayPal, Mal’s or RomanCart. PayPal as an example will process card payments even from people without PayPal accounts. Step-by-step wizards help set up stores using the providers mentioned, or you can research and choose a different company to process payments and add their store to your site by insterting HTML that they provide you. HTH, Dale @ Serif.

14 04 2011
tonytsing

@SerifSoftware Hi, so WebPlus works only with Paypal?
How about accepting major credit cards like Visa, Mastercard, American Express?

14 04 2011
BigJalapeno

@SerifSoftware Thanks!

14 04 2011
SerifSoftware

@BigJalapeno Hi BigJalapeno, yes you can make e-commerce sites with WebPlus! You can use built-in e-commerce tools and step-by-step wizards for PayPal, Mal’s or RomanCart to make it easy, or insert HTML code provided by other carts if you wish. It’s secure and straightforward, and there are no limits on number of store pages or number of store items per page. You can even import product databases to build large stores quite quickly. HTH, Dale @ Serif.

14 04 2011
BigJalapeno

Can this program be used for making ecommerce sites?

14 04 2011
SerifSoftware

@LoniHart Hi Loni. Yes popups are a built-in feature, you can find them in the Insert > Web Object menu… I’d recomend Popup Rollover. When inserting a Popup Rollover, you get to choose the small and large images, then click OK. And Hit Counters you can insert form the Smart Objects – these ‘objects’ are web widgets that involve Serif running some server-side code behind the scenes, making it easy for you to implement cool features without coding. HTH, Dale @ Serif.

14 04 2011
LoniHart

The Serif intro “Serif WebPlus X2 Website Maker Software” has a photo flash showing pictures being displayed and rolled over each new one. Is that an option or add in? Also Hit Counters” are referred to in the manual but not explained, how do I add it? Thanks

14 04 2011
SerifSoftware

@kouroshkamali123 Hi, yes, you can update with ease. Using WebPlus to make the changes is recommended (rather than another HTML editor) so the changes are tracked and easy to upload. When you make an edit, the QuickPublish button will upload just the changes with a single click, saving a lot of time over a full site upload.

14 04 2011
kouroshkamali123

hi there, i would really appreciate it if you could tell me whether one can update their site once published. the website i am planning on publishing would require me to constantly update the website. thank you

14 04 2011
alamo11

Your videos are excellent, but we need more. I would have given up 6 months ago if it wasnt for Livingwandsworth and your forums. Lets see some more serif videos

14 04 2011
nalakarkk

hi

i just wanna Add sound in to navigating bar(On Click)…. how can i do it…. if anybody knows pleas let me know

nalakakapukotuwa@yahoo.com

14 04 2011
nalakarkk

hi
i just wanna Add sound in to navigating bar(On Click)…. how can i do it…. if anybody knows pleas let me know

14 04 2011
beatchy956

@SerifSoftware hello thank you for replying.. well i did what you suggested.. when i preview it after i updated the webpage i can see it but then when i close my browser and open my site again it takes me straight to my homepage not the intro .. is there something i could have missed when adding the page . page placement .. something once again thank you

14 04 2011
recentlyIhave

Thanks for the resize update- as a beginner it seems straight forward to do links etc, but the actual set up of columns and shifting my design around from tables -if I’ve changed my mind is the hardest part.

14 04 2011
AmericanGraphics

@GamesForLifes999 If you’re working on a Windows computer, choose Window> Cascade from the main menu. This will make your document more modular, and allow you to choose 760×420 (800×600, Maximized) from the Window Size drop-down menu.

14 04 2011
GamesForLifes999

hmm i have one problem i can’t “edit size” i can’t click on 760 x 420 why ?? ty

14 04 2011
MPProduction91

you are the man !!!!!!!! 🙂

14 04 2011
itube236

Man, you’re an excellent teacher 🙂




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