Blue Archer FAQs
What is a template?
What is a keyword?
Navigation Title: This name you enter into this field will be what is displayed in your site's navigation menu.
File Name: This is what will come after the “.com/” in your URL. This page’s File Name is “common_term_definitions.asp”. Note: When making a file name you may only user letters numbers and underscores and all file names must end in “.asp”.
Internal Page Description: This field will not be seen by any visitors. It can be used by you to describe the page you are making. However, if you have a good Navigation Title for all of your pages, you probably will not have to use this field.
Active: This option allows you to set a page of your site as being “active” or not. What this means is that it is currently able to be viewed by your visitors. An example of where this could be useful is if you have an annual event that you only want to have a page for on your website for the few months leading up to the event instead of all year round. Instead of deleting and remaking this page every year, you can simply set it as “active” or “inactive”.
Title: This is what will appear in the blue bar at the top of the visitor’s internet explorer window. For example, the Navigation Title of this website is currently “Common Web Design Terms Defined | Blue Archer Resources for Clients”
Keywords: This is a list of about 10-15 important words separated by commas that you would describe your website as well as words that potential visitors might enter into a search engine in order to find it. This field is important for ensuring that your website will have a good page ranking in search engines like Google.
Description: This should be a short description (roughly 250 characters) that describes your website. This is the text that is shown below every link in search engines like Google.
Form Title: This is the header that will be shown above the form.
Submit Email Address: This is a list of email addresses that will be contacted every time someone completes the form. To enter multiple addresses simply hit enter after every one. You do not need to use commas or semicolons.
Redirect URL: This is the page that your visitor will be sent to after they submit the form. This could be used to redirect the visitor to a page that thanks them for their feedback or something along those lines.
Text: This type of field is used for short responses like: Name or Email Address. The option Max even lets you set a maximum amount of characters that the visitor can enter.
Long Text: This field is most useful for responses that would be at least a sentence long and require mort space to fill out.
List Menu: This field will give the visitor a list of specific responses that they can choose from. This option is ideal for feedback that has a finite number of responses like days of the week or months of the year. You have the option of allowing the visitor to select only one item from the list or many. If you choose to give the user the ability to select many it may be a good idea to add “(Hold ctrl while clicking to select multiple values)” in that objects Title field.
Radio Button: This field gives the visitor the option of selecting either “yes” or “no”. This type of feedback is very useful if those are the only two possible options.
Email Attachment: This field allows the visitor to upload a file. If you have set up email addresses to receive all form submissions then this option will send the uploaded file to those email accounts as an attachment. The uploaded file will NOT be stored in the CMS, so unless you have at least one email address set up, this field will do nothing. The uploaded file will also be limited in size to about 10 MB at most. Just about all Word documents, pdf files, and picture files are smaller than this limit.
A template is a term used to describe the layout of a page. While content of a website will differ from page to page, they will for the most part be formatted in the same way. For instance, this page was made with an internal template, which follows the standard layout of a menu, Blue Archer logo, navigation menu, header, and main text area. Your website will have three different kinds of templates and potentially more in order to meet any custom needs. The three basic templates are as follows:
Home: This template will most likely only be used for your home page.
Form: This is the template that pages will use if they contain a form that the visitor will fill out such as a Contact Page or a survey.
Internal: If you are making a page for your website that will contain a large amount of information, this is the template you want to use. The chances are that most of the pages of your website will use this template.