SiteWizard Company Blog

By SiteWizard LLC on 8/5/2012
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce several new enhancements to the Skin Designer and template system.  These new features provide a great deal of flexibility in the design of your SiteWizard CMS website. New Design Features: Logo Position (Skin Designer) - Choose whether your logo and Login/Register buttons are inside the main page or above (outside) the page.  While this sounds like a minor change, it opens up several new design scenarios.  Some design examples are shown below. Icon Color (Skin Designer) - When you move your logo outside of the page, you can choose whether your Login/Register buttons are Dark or Light.  These neutral colored icons can blend or contrast with any background. New Panes (Layout) - Three new panes have been added to the template layout system:  OuterTopPane, OuterTopLeftPane and OuterTopRightPane.  These panes can be used to insert content above (outside) the main page.  By adding modules to these panes, you can insert a custom header or place widgets (ex: Language...
By SiteWizard LLC on 3/17/2012
SiteWizard LLC is proud to release version 2 of our Skin Designer tool.  Skin Designer Enhancements: New Interface - The Skin Designer interface has been completely redesigned with JQuery.  It is faster, more intuitive and easier to use than ever. New Backgrounds Background Library - Includes more than 800 background images. Full-Screen Photos - Over 100 full-screen background images give a professional look to your website. Custom Color - Use a custom color to match your company's colors.  You can also set your background to white to break free with a "borderless" design. Custom Gradient - Use two custom colors to create a gradient. Custom Image - Upload your own custom background image and control resizing, repeating and alignment. Page Width - Control the width of your page.  Reduce your page width to show off your Full Screen Photo background, or increase your width to fit more content on the screen. Transparency - Adjust...
By SiteWizard LLC on 10/20/2011
You may have noticed some recent changes to SiteWizard CMS. We are proud to announce the following enhancements:

Improved Admin Interface The administrator interface has been redesigned making easier to use and more intuitive. The system now employs modal dialogs (floating windows) for most administrative tasks, allowing you to edit content without leaving the page. This provides a faster "inline editing" experience. Settings have also been reorganized using tabs and collapsible sections making it easier to find the setting you want without scrolling through a long list of options. Overall, the new admin interface has greatly improved the ease-of-use of SiteWizard CMS.

Updated HTML Technology All website designs (templates) built via the Skin Designer have been upgraded to XHTML with HTML 5 tag support. Previously many skins were running HTML 4 which caused Internet Explorer to run in "Quirks Mode" which turned off the latest HTML / CSS features. Now the latest web standards have been implemented...
By SiteWizard LLC on 2/20/2011
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce an enhancement to our Skin Designer.  We've added a new library of background designs.  The Skin Designer now offers over 600 options for background designs.  You can choose from the Standard background library (gradients and simple backgrounds) or choose Patterns/Tiles to pick from hundreds of repeating patterns.

Categories of the new Pattern/Tiles include:
  • Abstract
  • Animated
  • Clouds / Sky
  • Floral
  • Holiday / Special Occasion
  • Miscellaneous
  • Nature
  • Plaid
  • Polka Dot
  • Retro
  • Striped
To check out the new backgrounds, log into your website as an Administrator.  Go to Admin > Skin Designer.  Change the "Background Type" selection to "Pattern/Tiles".  Choose a Tile Category and you'll see a scrolling box with thumbnail images.  Click on any thumbnail image to preview.

We hope you enjoy this new addition!