Drag and Drop - The workspace relies heavily on dragging elements from one location and dropping them into their desired position within the stage. When the mouse cursor is over an element that can be dragged the cursor will change to an open hand . While dragging elements over the stage the nearest drop location will be highlighted by a dashed bordered .
Browser requirements: Internet Explorer 9+, Google Chrome 10+, FireFox 4+, Safari 5+, Opera 11+
The toolbar located on the left side of the workspace contains several draggable tiles. Each of the tiles can be dragged from the toolbar and dropped onto the stage. Placing a tile onto the stage creates a new element for your mobile site.
The stage area is where you arrange and edit all of your mobile site’s content. Content can be arranged by dragging elements to their desired position. Most elements will auto-open the editing dialog box when dragged to the stage.
The Publish button will make your site available on the Internet. The first time you publish you’ll be prompted to choose a subdomain, which visitors can use to view your site.
Tips: After publishing, skip the need of manually typing your new site address into your smartphone by using the “Email me a Link” feature.
Change your subdomain in the Site Settings dialog.
The Goto menu provides a quick way to open existing pages, delete and rename the current page, or create a new page.
SiteStyles are an easy way to dramatically change the look and feel of your entire site. Each SiteStyle consists of a color coordinated palette, buttons, and tile icons.
After your site has been published for a few days you’ll be able to generate site traffic reports. The report is filtered by date range and traffic data analyzed across five categories.
Manage your contact email, password and subscriptions.
Manage the your subscriptions and billing information from the Subscriptions dialog.
More > Account Settings > Subscriptions & Billing Settings
You can switch the live preview for your mobile site by selecting from Android, iPhone, or Windows Mobile skins. Click between the skins using the Skin Selector buttons. Your skin will immediately update.
An easy way to add a new page is to create a link from your current page to your new page.
Alternatively you can add a new page from the Goto menu, however a link to the new page will need to be manually created. Links to pages can be created from the Rich Text Editor or a new page bar’s Link to page menu .
Group content into regions that can be selectively collapsed into a single row to with Collapsible Sections. This element is used to efficiently utilize the limited screen space available on mobile devices.
Content blocks are the most common tool you’ll use while building out your mobile site. Content blocks can contain elements such as text, images, lists, video and links.
Alternatively you can create a new content block by clicking inside an empty collapsible section or page area. When the mouse cursor is over an empty area where this is possible the cursor will change to a text caret .
NetObjects Mosaic utilizes Smart Cut & Paste technology to intelligently format and display pasted content. This feature has many uses, for instance, a user can copy portions of their desktop website and paste directly into a Content Block. Mosaic will calculate and cleanup the formatted code, scale and optimize images appropriately for a variety of mobile device screen resolutions.
Here is a sample from the NetObjects.com home page:
The second set of tiles in the toolbar allow you to add compact UI elements to your mobile site. These tiles can be arranged into grids of up to 3 columns on a page or nested inside of collapsible sections. Each tile acts like a mini-app designed to compliment a specific feature.
Call Button - Launch the smartphone’s dialer app.
Email Button - Launch the smartphone’s email app.
Contact Form - Survey visitors and have the results emailed.
Map Button - Launch the smartphone’s mapping app.
Coupon Button - Generate QR codes that can be scanned as coupons.
Hours of Operation - Display your store hours in a popup.
OpenTable Reservations - Gives visitors the ability to reserve a table at your establishment.
Image Carousel - Create striking carousel photo galleries.
Custom Tile - Create a button with your own icon.
Adding a button tile
The header bar displays both the page’s title and site navigation controls. Each page can only have one header placed at the top of the page.
Adding a header bar
The third set of tiles in the toolbar allow you to integrate your mobile site with 3rd party services such as Twitter, Google Adsense, Flickr, Facebook, and many others. When one of these tiles is added to the stage it is represented as a bar occupying a single row of content on the page.
Feed Reader - Popular sites, blogs and social apps offer content syndicated as a RSS/Atom feeds. Using their feed URLs 3rd party content can easily be integrated into your mobile site. Depending on the feed’s content a distinct layout out will be applied. For example Flickr feeds are published as photo galleries. Some example feeds are provided in the editing dialog.
Twitter - Automatically have you or any other user’s tweets replicated on your mobile site.
Share Bar - Promote your social media accounts by letting users follow you on Twitter or like your FaceBook page. Even you don’t have any social media account you can still let your visitors promote your mobile site via their social services such as FaceBook, Twitter, Google+ and email.
Google AdSense Bar - Earn money by placing Google AdWords ads on your mobile site.
E-Commerce - Sell your products and services with options for Google Checkout or PayPal.
Adding any of the above bars
Deleting a page will remove all of the page’s content as well as any page bars linked to that page.
Use caution when removing a collapsible section, they often contain additional content such as buttons, text or images.
Button tiles can be removed in two ways. Firstly simply drag the tile outside the boundaries of the stage. Alternatively click the Remove button from the tile’s settings dialog.
Twitter, Google AdSense, pages, headers, collapsible sections, feed reader and the share bar all have a remove button that appears when the mouse cursor is over the element.
A page bar’s title and linked to page can be edited.
Editing the title.
Changing which page the page bar links to.
A collapsible section’s title text can be edited as well as additional content nested inside the section.
Editing the title.
Nesting content inside a section.
Tips: Alternatively tiles and content blocks already on the stage can be dragged into the collapsible section as well.
Sections can only contain rich text blocks, images, video and button tiles. Nesting collapsible sections, pages or other bar-like elements is not permitted
Launch a content block’s rich text editor by moving the mouse cursor over the block until the cursor changes to a text caret . Then click on the content block.
The Content Block editor has 8 custom web fonts available for your use. Utilizing custom fonts brings a deeper level of creativity to your design.
You can add or edit your own HTML using the Edit Source Code button, . When clicked, the Code Editor appears with the following options.
Utilize the Built in image editor (powered by Aviary) for a comprehensive suite of effects and tools.
For a list of available tools, please look below.
Edit tiles by moving the mouse cursor over the tile and then clicking the edit button in the upper right corner.
You can also edit a tile by double clicking on it.The tile’s label text can be edited by moving the mouse cursor over the label until the cursor changes to a text caret , then clicking.
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SiteStyles are an easy way to dramatically change the look and feel of your entire site. Each SiteStyle consists of a color coordinated palette, buttons, and tile icons.
Alternatively you can create your own SiteStyle with custom colors by selecting the “Custom SiteStyle...” menu item.
You can customize the following elements for your Custom SiteStyle:
If an image is 365px or below, Mosaic will automatically tile the image for a seamless background. If the image is 366px or larger it will stretch to fit, keeping the aspect ratio.
Both the Section Content Background and the Content Background can utilize transparency on the color selected.
The Custom SiteStyle is automatically applied.
After your site has been published for a few days and you’ve begun promoting it on search engines and to your existing audience, then traffic will slowly start to build. Here’s how to keep tabs on your traffic analytics...
Your mobile site can be published to either a subdomain (ex. my-site.gomo.pro) or your own domain* (ex. my-site.com). Here’s how to change your publishing destination...
*Publishing to domains is limited to subscribed customers only
You can use sms protocol when creating links within a content block. The protocol is:
Select the text you would like to link in your content block by highlighting and selecting the link option .
In the link dialog box, type in the sms address you wish visitors to contact you through.
The users phone will open the default texting application with your address pre-populated.
Drag the E-Commerce tile, , onto your Stage to provide mobile visitors the ability to purchase your products with PayPal or Google Checkout. The E-Commerce settings window appears. Select your preferred Provider.
Once you have selected a Provider, fill out the fields that appear.
Once published your visitors will be able to purchase your product or service that you have setup.
Drag the OpenTable tile, , onto the stage to provide your mobile visitors a convenient way to reserve a table at your establishment. The OpenTable settings window appears. Fill out the fields that appear.
OpenTable Restaurant ID - A unique code that OpenTable has assigned to your business.
Country - The Country that your restaurant is located.
Once published your visitors will be able to reserve a table at your restaurant on their mobile or tablet device.
Drag the Image Carousel tile, , onto the stage to start the editing process. The editing dialog window appears.
Click the Browse button to locate the images you would like to use. You upload one at a time.
You can modify the Height of the images in your gallery by using the slider within the Carousel Settings dialog window.
To reorder your gallery images, simply drag them to their desired location inside the Carousel Settings dialog window.
Click the Browse button again to add as many images as are needed.
Once you are done editing, click the Save button.
After your site is published, the carousel gallery will be available to the mobile world.
Visitors to your mobile site will be able to navigate the gallery with the right and left arrows, by swiping left and right or by tapping the circle icons a the bottom of your gallery.
Yes, there is a NetObjects Mosaic Affiliate Program. You can sign up from the Mosaic home page. Look for the Become an Affiliate link in the footer.
You can also sign up here.
Our affiliate program is on a tiered commission scale. Eligible products include:
There is a minimum Payout Balance of $100.00 and for payments over $250.00 there is an additional review process in place.
The commission scale is calculated based on a prior 6 month rolling average of monthly sales. The table below outlines the scales and payout:
In addition to the above rules, monthly hosting conversions must have 31 days of tenure before revenue is eligible for payout. Annual is 90days.
Affiliates get access to a portal where they can track signups, conversions, payouts, and projected future payouts. They can also generate affiliate links and signup widgets. Click here for further details.
We'll break down the affiliate program portal screen into four parts, they are:
A quick breakdown of your conversions, commission earned and pending commissions.
Sales Totals by Day
View your referral statistics under the Sales Totals by Day section. You can generate reports by date ranges and see the following analytics:
View your available payouts and reoccurring payouts from the Available Offers section. You'll also see what tier you're payments are currently in.
My Referral Codes
You can generate referral codes or a sign up widget to place on your website. Referral codes contains a unique id that is connected to your account, letting us know that you sent the referral (so you get paid). There is also a referral link that is generated that you can give out to users or link to from your website (mobile or desktop). To add a new referral code, click the Add a Referral Code button. The Add a new Referral Code window appears.
Provide a name for your new referral code, we've used My Affiliate Campaign #1 above. Click the Create Code button. Your new referral code and Sign Up Widget have been created.
There is a simple navigation along the top of the affiliate portal that consists of:
The referral links that are generated can be used just as any other link. Give it out, put it in an email, etc. When you created your referral code, a small script for a Sign Up widget is also created. This widget can be placed on your website for visitors to sign up for their own account (with your unique ID).
In either of the above scenarios you'll need to copy the Sign Up Widget code from the dashboard. You can do this by clicking inside the Referral Sign Up Widget code box. It will auto-highlight the entire code block for you. Right click the highlighted area and select Copy from the contextual menu (you can also click CTRL + C after it is highlighted). The code is now copied to your clipboard.
How to place the Sign Up Widget inside NetObjects Fusion?
Open your desktop website in NetObjects Fusion (any version) and navigate to the page you would like to widget to appear on. Draw a text box onto your page. Click inside the text box and then click CTRL + T. The Insert HTML dialog window appears. Right click inside the dialog window and select Paste.
Click OK and publish your website. The sign up widget is now live.
How to place the Sign Up Widget in my HTML?
You can place the sign up widget HTML anywhere between the <body></body> tags in your HTML.
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