What tutorials do you want to see for Website Builder?

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Please list tutorials you would like to see for our newest builder, Website Builder. 

Please give specific examples.

For instance,

How to set up Photo Gallery Transitions.
How to use Docking
How to change Backgrounds
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Thanks For asking, there are several questions that I have and I'm sure there are much more as other Homestead members may have.
I recently asked Tech support about the "Text" information. I seems that it is a little confusing when selecting "Font" and  text sizes, "Paragraph Title" "Page Title" and "Font Family" with different pixel sizes. Another question I have is " Spelling Correction Element" is not available, is it possible to include have that added? As I venture further into the new Website Builder I am sure I will have more questions as others will.
Thanks again for making available Tutorials.
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I like Les6064's ideas. In addition, I would also like more information about the color palettes and how and where each of the five colors are used. I'm trying to change the color of my menu options and can't for the life of me figure it out.
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Honestly, I think we need a full on instructional manual that covers every single aspect of the builder.  The manual needs to be as extensive as it possibly can be covering any and every question you all have been asked here a gazillion times, keeping in mind that most people using it are not web designers and have very little, at times, tech savvy.
A "Before you start, read this" with things like a reminder to build within the middle margins (I had to do a complete redesign once I published as I was working on a widescreen and built for my view) and a note to check the mobile design as frequently as possible while working on the desktop design.
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This
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A section on the blog, including a "how to" on adding an RSS feed element and how that element works with RSS feeds.
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I'm having the same issue with the color palette. I ended up just writing out the numerical codes for my numbers and having to copy and paste into the color box every time I needed one of my colors.
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I have discovered something that is really surprising and I have to announce it.
I called tech support to talk to someone about it and to my surprise they had not experienced the situation.
I built a website and and checked it on my Android smart phone to see how it looked, to my amazement it appeared exactly the same as on the internet!!!

The Homestead tech used his "I Phone" to view my website and said "WOW it is true" No trying to adjust the mobile phone settings, Its already done!!!
The only thing one has to do is keep everything in between the dotted lines in the center of the page when editing. If the whole page is utilized then the image on the smart phone is to wide to read the whole page. Please try it and see for yourself.


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Hello Les!

I am very glad that you discovered the importance of building between the guidelines! I do want to clarify one thing. Building within those guidelines is VERY useful for people viewing your site on desktop or tablets. That space between those lines is the most common area that people will be able to see content, regardless of what device or screen size they are using. The mobile site is created based on what is built on desktop, but it doesn't take into account how wide the screen is built, because mobile sites don't layer and the images are already being resized to be on the smaller screen. For some people/sites, there will not need to be much editing done, but it doesn't necessarily have to do with building between those guidelines. I do recommend that, whether you are building between those dotted lines or not, you are constantly switching back and forth between your desktop and mobile site to make sure everything is displaying properly. My biggest suggestion, that will make the most difference for your mobile site, is to build within sections (the horizontal lines) because that is how the mobile site is pulled from the desktop. Any elements that are in a section together in desktop will be stuck in the same section in mobile.

You posting this discovery did bring to my attention that this tip is missing from the mobile editing article, so I thank you for that.

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/editing-the-mobile-site-website-builder

Have a great day!
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I need a tutorial on website editing. I want to edit my website and again get a mobile version
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Hello Frederick,

I would recommend looking into rebuilding your site on our newer builder, Website Builder. This editor is responsive, modern, and mobile friendly! Additionally, it comes with a free, automatic SSL.

There are so many great tutorials and informational tutorial videos for that newer builder.
To get started with it, you would just need to log into your Homestead account, click on Websites Manager, and choose "Add New Website"
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Would like to see a Video Tutorial on HOW TO ADD MUSIC to my new responsive site.     FYI:  I was told  I can't just easily bring over my audio recordings from my 8 year old Homestead site and easily add them to my new homestead site.   Several steps will be involved to get the audio samples onto my new Homestead website..  Thank you!

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