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Storyboard Web Site Construction Syllabus

Syllabus and Program Design and ColdFusion Code
by
Ron Bender
bender@naples.net

Introduction

The Storyboard ColdFusion application is a program to facilitate the construction and maintenance of web pages. The overriding goal is to provide an easy and ‘no web knowledge’ way of rapidly publishing and updating Internet related information, yet still provide many advanced web page features. With the StoryBoard applications, written entirely in the ColdFusion version 4.5 language and involving over 40,000 lines of ColdFusion code, web page sites of considerable depth and complexity can rapidly be posted. All web pages constructed via this program do not exist on the server as normally made HTML web pages. Instead the information content and design of all the page aspects are stored in a Storyboard Microsoft Access database and pages are produced ‘on the fly’ by the server’s ColdFusion engine as the visitor’s browser requests a site page.

Along with the main Storyboard program application, there is another ColdFusion based custom designed program called the Gallery Manager. This application meshes with the Storyboard program or can operate independently as a standalone application. The main purpose of the Gallery Manager is to allow thumbnail viewing/addition/deletion of graphics used in the Storyboard application page construction. Each Storyboard site has its own Gallery Manager picture directory along with a general picture directory. Uploading of pictures is limited to the specific individual Storyboard site directory only, but existing pictures from the general directories can be placed into the user’s pages.  A library of backgrounds and general use pictures is maintained on line.  Another advanced Storyboard feature is the On Line Store that each Storyboard user can implement. The result will be a complete Store Front using Secure Socket Layer protection for on line transactions.

For maximum productive use some familiarity is necessary with the Storyboard and Gallery Manager programs, but basic ‘fill in the blank’ and drop down box selections are employed throughout. A WYSIWYG Preview Page and Page Body Section Edit concept affords real time page design feedback as to what web page content will look like. Hence, if one can operate a browser, one can build and maintain a well laid out and informative web site. In fact, once a Storyboard is set up, updating and maintenance is extremely simple and quick.

The Storyboard and Gallery Manager programs are optimized for level 4 or higher browsers, but the pages produced are viewable by the Internet public down through level 3 browsers, thus affording the maximum audience. Also, all administration program operation is optimized for use on at least a 800x600 viewing screens. For administration purposes Internet Explorer 4,5, or 6 is recommended because it affords the use of the specially designed ActiveX WYSIWYG body edit page window which makes web page building a drag and drop operation. Netscape browsers do not allow for this administration feature. The Storyboard application detects what browser is being used and displays the appropriate administration editing windows. See the Storyboard on line FAQ for any IE4,  IE5, or IE6 setup problem solutions.



The Storyboard Program Log On Screen

Before administrative access to any part of the Storyboard Manager or Gallery Manager can be obtained, a log in process is required. The Master Administrator will assign a Login ID and Password for each Storyboard Administrator Manager. Only one Login ID/Password is normally assigned per Storyboard, however, multiple Storyboards may have the same ID/Password pair if necessary. Browser inactivity when using the Storyboard application will cause the administrator to automatically be logged off after a preset time of 60 minutes. No Storyboard administration pages can be accessed without a valid login.  After a valid administrator login, the administrator may elect to change his/her login password.

 


Typical Storyboard Page Construction Layout

At the right is a representation of how the individual Storyboard pages are laid out. The content of each of the colored sections are individually adjusted through simple section selection and input boxes explained later in this guide. It will be noted that the Header, SubHeader, Menu Link Bar, Navigation Bar 1, Navigation Bar 2, and Footer appear on each Storyboard page. Only the Storyboard Page Body and its contents are totally unique to a particular Storyboard page. Also note that the left Menu Link Bar and both bottom area Navigation Bars are automatically built by the program to reflect the overall Storyboard web site navigation. Leaving any Header or Footer section entries blank in their respective setup pages will cause them to not show in the actual web page.


Administration Manager Page

After logging on, the Storyboard administration program begins with the Administration Manager Page. The following options are presented on this page:

    1. Select a Web Storyboard to Modify/Update
    2. Master Administrator - failed login list *
    3. Master Administrator - storyboard owner change *
    4. Master Administrator - Start a New Storyboard*
    5. Master Administrator - Delete a Storyboard *
    6. Master Administrator - Clean up a StoryBoard*
    7. Change the Administrator Log In Password
    8. Go Directly to the Storyboard Preview Page
    9. Go to the Gallery Manager Program
    10. Go to the Log On/Off Screen

Each of the functions has a ‘Do It’ button associated with it that will cause appropriate pages to appear. * items are available only to NFN staff Administrators.

From the Administration Manager page, clicking the ‘Do It’ button for actions. Action 1 will bring up a screen where the various parts of the Storyboard can be edited. Actions 2, 3, 4 and 5 are for Master Administration of all Storyboards, including creating and deleting a Storyboard, setting ID/Passwords, etc. Action 6 will take one directly to the Preview Page of the actual Storyboard web page selected. Action 7 will result in the initialization of the Gallery Manager Program. Action 8 allows Log On or Off for an administration session. If the administrative ID/Password pair is assigned to more than one Storyboard, then the drop down boxes can be selected for the particular Storyboard to be administered.

NOTE: Individual Storyboard Administrators will not see all of the listed 10 items.

The following pages describe the Modify/Update Storyboard screen, the Preview Page screen, Live Site View, and the Gallery Manager Program.

Modify/Update Storyboard Screen

In this example the Storyboard has the name ‘AboutNFNWebpages’ assigned to it. The ‘Default – No Name Given’ will appear as the page name of a completely new Storyboard page. Normally, for a new Storyboard, the following order of operation would be implemented. First Global Settings would be set, then Heading, Footer, and then Add a Storyboard Page. However, any order may be implemented, but to avoid confusion, a Storyboard page should be named first. Pages within the Storyboard should have informative names so that the page drop down boxes are clear for site navigation purposes. Individual pages can be renamed at any time through their Storyboard Page Body Settings setup page explained later in this syllabus.

Storyboard Preview Page

The Preview Page is actually the heart of the Storyboard Program Administration. Each of the Storyboard web site pages will have a different viewing of the Preview Page depending on what content they have. An actual WYSIWYG view of the finished web page is shown, but with some added extras, mainly highlighted page sectioning and a bar border around the page proper that contains links to the settings pages. There are two operational modes for the Preview Page: Basic and Advanced – controlled by the button in the upper right heading area. Advanced mode gives border bar margin access to the Global, Left Link Bar, Heading and Footer site setting pages.

Along the top, bottom and right margin are clickable links that will take the user directly to the various Storyboard administration pages or settings page for that particular section The content of the ActiveX edit window area is shown in the shaded portion of the body section when in the Preview Page.  This is to discriminate from content that can be placed in the Body Section via other means than the WYSIWYG Body Editor. Via the Body Section link, edits can quickly be made and then the user can return to the Preview Page to see the actual results.

The left Menu link bar is automatically built as pages are added or deleted. Up and down arrows next to the page links allow the page order to be bumped up or down. Also the bottom two footer link sections are automatically built and displayed with ‘Previous/Next’ and ‘Go Directly to Page’ information.

Rapid addition of another blank page can be done by the ‘Add Page’ link near the top. Also a previewed body page can be deleted by clicking on the Delete Section on the right margin menu. The Basic Color link at the far upper right will pop up a window allowing quick settings of many page color and background options. On the top menu of the Storyboard Preview Page is a link titled ‘Live Site View’. This will bring up the following Live Site page.

Live Site View

This is the actual finished web page the Internet outside world will see. It consists of all the information of the Preview Page minus the Storyboard administration construction/maintenance information.

Since this is the actual web page, there is only one link to the Storyboard Manager. This is located at the very bottom of each live page and is titled ‘adm ed’. Clicking on this will take one to the Preview Page of this live page IF the administrator had logged on in the past hour. Otherwise, one would be taken to the log in screen to initiate a new editing session.


 

Gallery Manager

The Gallery Manager allows the Storyboard Manager operator to see and manage thumbnail representations of all the pictures in various server directories.

Available Gallery Directories:

This drop down box provides a selection of all the server directories where picture files are stored AND the current administrator is authorized to access.

Thumbnail Pictures: A maximum 50-pixel wide representation of the actual pictures in the directory is displayed. Also picture information of file byte size, pixel size, and the last modified date are shown for each image. Animated graphics will show with animation, but the pixel size information will show as 0X0 pixels. Clicking on any picture will give the full size actual image view.  Color coding of the thumbnail size picture's background cell will reveal whether the picture is used in the currently administered StoryBoard.

Upload A New File to be stored in directory: if the desired image is not available in the drop down list of Existing Available Pictures, a picture can be uploaded into the Gallery Manager selected directory from the user’s system. This picture will then be automatically added to the thumbnail display for that particular directory. For compatibility purposes no spaces should appear in the name and it should be a standard jpg or gif file.

Uploaded File to be stored as a Display Width of: if the file uploaded is large, a width size can be selected and the file will automatically be appropriately resized upon upload. This is convenient and will allow large files to be displayed in a web environment efficiently. The file is real time resampled and stored in the Storyboard/pix directory.

Delete a picture from this directory: a picture may be removed from a directory.

Delete a Gallery Directory Listing: A gallery directory can be removed and it will no longer appear in the drop down box of Available Gallery Directories. The actual directory is NOT deleted, just the listing of that directory. This feature will not be available to all administrators.

 

Super Easy First Page Build Wizard:

This is a tool for quickly building the Header, Page Body, and Footer of a site. Simple fill in the blanks will quickly produce a web page without all the detail settings that are available in the editing Global, LinkBar, Header, Body Page, and Footer sections.  Simply follow the step numbers and create a basic page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Settings:

Here is where the variables are set that will affect all the pages within a particular Storyboard. If the user has no experience with web page HTML, then some setting selections may be confusing. Simply leave settings at their default selection. Some settings may not be used in the actual web page, such as the Storyboard Category. This is used by the various Storyboard drop down lists to identify the Storyboard within the operation of the Storyboard Manager construction program. Many boxes have assigned default values, and any boxes without defaults may remain blank if so chosen.

Storyboard ID Name: the name of this Storyboard will appear in the Storyboard Manager Program. This was created when the Storyboard was Master Administrator created. It is also the picture directory name for the Storyboard.

Storyboard Category: This is the type of storyboard. Selecting the appropriate type will enhance other functions using the storyboard database.

Publication Title On Browser Bar: the title that will appear in the top boarder of the browser page. This will appear on all Storyboard pages. It may not show up on browsers when the storyboard pages and site are utilizing a custom account shell.

Click HERE to set up your Contact List: A custom Storyboard feature that allows the administrator to enter an unlimited list of email contacts. The actual email address is NOT visible in any way by the browsing public, thus allowing email addresses to remain hidden. A ‘Contact Us’ link will automatically appear in the left Menu if at least one contact is entered. This is a complete email message form, independent of any visitor’s email software. Hence, visitors will be able to send email from your site without any email software installed on their own system.

Set password protection on selected site pages: A custom Storyboard feature to force the browser public to enter a selected password in order to view your password protected site pages. The password is entered here, but each page that password protection is wanted on is administratively check marked on the individual page editing.

Do you want to allow an On Line Storefront: A custom Storyboard feature to implement a complete On Line Store. Extensive storefront setup is administratively controlled. The completed Store provides unlimited sell item listing, Secure Socket Layers (SSL), account administration, automatic customer email notification, etc. Many On Line store features are available.

Available Pix Backgrounds: a browser background image that is tiled into the browser background of all Storyboard pages. A library of backgrounds is available, sorted according to coloring.

Upload New Background File: if the desired background is not available in the drop down list of Available Pix Backgrounds, a picture can be uploaded into the Storyboard/pix directory from the user’s system. This picture will then become the background-tiled picture and will automatically be added to the Available Pix Backgrounds drop down list for future use. For visitor browser compatibility purposes no spaces should appear in the name and it should be a standard jpg or gif file.

Uploaded File to be stored as a Display Width of: if the file uploaded is large, a width size can be selected and the file will automatically be appropriately resized upon upload. This is convenient and will allow large files to be displayed in a web environment efficiently. The file is real time resampled and stored in the Storyboard/pix directory.

Background, Link, Visited Link, Active Link: these drop down boxes allow the items’ link behavior color to be selected.

Global Style Layout: for advanced users who want to have a high degree of style control over their Storyboard pages. Knowledge of style control for the various browsers is required, and actual HTML style code can be entered here. Works for advanced browsers only.

Show Links as Underlined: this feature will allow the hyperlinks inside the Storyboard pages to not be underlined and if so selected they will exhibit a hover color when the browser user’s mouse floats over the text. Works for advanced browsers only.

Show Body Area Pictures with a border: A border width can be set for the Header, Footer and 4 additional pictures located in the Body Section of pages.

Color Picking Utility: this feature allows the easy hexadecimal selection of a color. Sliding the colored bars with the mouse cursor will cause the box to display the color and also the hex code, which can be used in the next step.

Add Color or Font Style: this feature allows the addition of a custom color to the drop down lists that involve color selection or font style to the drop down lists that hold font selections. The selections will then appear in all lists throughout the Storyboard build pages.

Delete Color or Font Style: deletion of a selected color or font will cause it to not appear in any of the Storyboard drop down boxes. CAUTION: Deleting from this list may affect other Storyboards. Please do not delete unless you are the originator.

Delete a Picture: deletion of a selected picture will cause it to be no longer available for use in the Storyboard pages. Certain directories are read only and items will not be able to be added to or deleted from that directory.

NOTE: Clicking on the magnifying glass icon will pop up a window with detail information on the appropriate subject.

 

Heading Settings

These settings determine what Storyboard pages show in the heading area. Every Storyboard page will show this information, hence, information that you want site wide should appear here.

Use Existing Available Picture: an image that that is to be used in the display of this section of a Storyboard can be selected.

Upload New Heading Picture File: if the desired image is not available in the drop down list of Existing Available Pictures, a picture can be uploaded into the Storyboard/pix directory from the user’s system. This picture will then become the selected picture and will automatically be added to the Available Picture drop down list for future use. For compatibility purposes no spaces should appear in the name and it should be a standard jpg or gif file.

Uploaded File to be stored as a Display Width of: if the file uploaded is large, a width size can be selected and the file will automatically be appropriately resized upon upload. This is convenient and will allow large files to be displayed in a web environment efficiently. The file is real time resampled and stored in the Storyboard/pix directory.

Heading Pix Justify: select how the picture is to be displayed in the browser page.

Heading Pix Title: type text into this box that will appear under the picture for identification/clarification purposes.

Heading Pix Title: type a URL in order to make the picture and the picture title hyperlinked in a visitor’s browser view.

Pix Display Width/Height: select a size to display the picture in the viewer’s browser. Note that this is a browser display setting and does not affect the actual byte size or the picture file that the visiting browser has to download. The actual file size resizing of a picture only can take place when you upload the picture.

Heading Background Color: select a color for the background of the Heading area of a Storyboard page.

Heading Main Text: enter the display text. General formatting is preserved for plain text. If any HTML tags are entered the text box automatically will display the text in the browser using those tags. However, the detection of any HTML tags will negate the general plain text layout preservation.

Heading Text Format: select justification, font, text size, and text color for this text display.

SubHeading Text: enter the display text. General formatting is preserved for plain text. If any HTML tags are entered the text box automatically will display the text in the browser using those tags. However, the detection of any HTML tags will negate the general plain text layout preservation.

SubHeading Text Format: select justification, font, text size, and text color for this text display.

 

Link Bar Settings

These settings determine what Storyboard pages show in the Left Link Bar area. The purpose of the Link Bar is to show a list of the site pages that a visitor can click on and go directly to. Every Storyboard page will show this information. Actually, if only the Storyboard pages are desired to be shown in the Left Link Bar, nothing has to be entered, as the Left Link Bar automatically builds and displays hypertext linked names for each Storyboard page.

Justify, Size, Font Style: select how the Link Bar list is to be displayed. Selecting ‘Show No LinkBar’ in the Font size will cause the left link bar to not show up in the ‘Live View’, but will show in the ‘Preview Mode’. This may be useful if only one simply page is to be made and no site navigation via a left menu list is needed.

Top/Bottom: select whether Entry1-12 appears at the bottom or top of the automatically generated list of Storyboard proper pages.

Entry 1-12 Link Bar Text: Enter the text that will be displayed in the Link Bar List.

Entry 1-12 Link Bar URL: Enter the URL hypertext link that the Link Bar Text will show. A full http:// URL is required if the link is not relative to the Storyboard base URL.

Storyboard Menu and the URLs for Reference: this is a listing display of the current Link Bar. It clearly shows the automatic build part of the Link Bar as well as any manual entries created by using the Entry 1-12 boxes. One can jump directly to the various pages for editing.

Page Settings (Body Sections)

These settings determine what individual Storyboard pages show. Only the specific Storyboard page will show this information. Below is a sample view of page 4 of a Storyboard.

Expiration for this page set to: this feature allows the page to ‘disappear’ from the live view automatically if the present date is past the selected date.

Storyboard Page Name: this is the identification of the page. It will appear in the page selection drop down lists and the Link Bar automatic build process.

Hits: The automatic tracking of the number of times this page is called up by a visiting browser. It may be set to any number and will increment by one.

Body Area Background Color: select a color for the background of the Body Page area of a Storyboard page.

Available Picture: an image that that is to be used in the display of this section of a Storyboard can be selected.

If the desired image is not available in the drop down list of Existing Available Pictures, a picture can be uploaded via the Gallery Manager into the Storyboard/pix directory from the user’s system. This picture will then be available to be selected from the Available Picture drop down. For compatibility purposes no spaces should appear in the name and it should be a standard jpg or gif file.

Body Picture Justify: select how the picture is to be displayed in the browser page.

Body Picture Title: type text into this box that will appear under the picture for identification/clarification purposes.

Picture Link URL: type a URL in order to make the picture and the picture title hyperlinked in a browser view.

Pix Display Width/Height: select a size to display the picture in the viewer’s browser. Note that this is a browser display setting and does not affect the actual size or the picture file that has to be downloaded.

Body Header Text: type the text that will be displayed as a header to this page’s text information.

Body Header Text Settings: Justify, font Style, Size, and Color of the Body Header Text.

Active X window Body Text (shown): This is the most powerful feature of the Body Page Settings page. Here is where the page can be constructed through drag and drop and right click options. Pictures can be pulled up from the ‘Preview Picture Window’ and dragged and dropped anywhere on the ActiveX window. Text can be highlighted and right clicked to select positioning, font sizes and colors, hyperlink, paste, indenting, etc. Many text editing and positioning features are available. Tables can be added through the use of the ‘Place a Table’ pop up window.

Click here to edit the Raw HTML code: This will pop up a window allowing direct editing of the HTML code.

Non ActiveX window Body Text (not shown): Enter the display text. General formatting is preserved for plain text. If any HTML tags are entered the text box automatically will display the text in the browser using those tags. However, the detection of any HTML tags will negate the general plain text layout preservation.

Body Text Settings: Justify, Style, Size, and Color of the Body Text. These are the umbrella settings if no selections are made in the Active X window or that window is not available (Netscape users).

Implement Body Drop Down Cap: selection of whether the first letter of the Body Text is displayed according to the Body Drop Cap settings below.

Body Drop Cap: Style, Size, and Color of the Body Drop Cap.

Addition Page Pictures Presently allowance of up to four pictures. These pictures are displayed with automatic ‘click for larger view’ text if the uploaded picture file dimensions were larger than 200 pixels wide.

URL to Include: This special feature allows another existing web page to be ‘included’ inside your Storyboard web page. Including an outside page in this manner has some limitations. Relative URL links within the page may not work, although absolute URLs will. The included page will take on the ‘look’ of your Storyboard site, i.e., it will assume the background coloring and link color behavior you have set for the Storyboard. If changes are made to the original page at any time, your page will automatically reflect those changes. This is particularly useful if you want to include dynamically changing pages that are not under your administrative control.

Setting Preferences  At the bottom of this section are a group of  links that allow various viewing options, including WYSIWYG viewing size and 'Advanced' or 'Basic' Body Section edit views.  Other links presented here will take the administrator to various sections of the StoryBoard Application.

Footer Settings

These settings determine what the Storyboard pages show in the Footer area. Every Storyboard page will show this information. Certain necessary information shows up by default in the footer (see note below).

Available Picture: an image that that is to be used in the display of this section of a Storyboard can be selected.

Upload New Heading Picture File: if the desired image is not available in the drop down list of Existing Available Pictures, a picture can be uploaded into the Storyboard/pix directory from the user’s system. This picture will then become the selected picture and will automatically be added to the Available Picture drop down list for future use. For compatibility purposes no spaces should appear in the name and it should be a standard jpg or gif file.

Uploaded File to be stored as a Display Width of: if the file uploaded is large, a width size can be selected and the file will automatically be appropriately resized upon upload. This is convenient and will allow large files to be displayed in a web environment efficiently. The file is real time resampled and stored in the Storyboard/pix directory.

Footer Pix Justify: select how the picture is to be displayed in the browser page.

Footer Pix Title: type text into this box that will appear under the picture for identification/clarification purposes.

Footer Pix URL: type a URL in order to make the picture and the picture title hyperlinked in a browser view.

Pix Display Width/Height: select a size to display the picture in the viewer’s browser. Note that this is a browser display setting and does not affect the actual size or the picture file that has to be downloaded.

Footer Background Color: select a color for the background of the Heading area of a Storyboard page.

Footer Text: enter the display text. General formatting is preserved for plain text. If any HTML tags are entered the text box automatically will display the text in the browser using those tags. However, the detection of any HTML tags will negate the general plain text layout preservation.

Footer Text Format: select justification, font, text size, and text color for this text display.

Note: default text information appears in the footer text area and does not show in the Footer Text box.

 


Additional StoryBoard Capability and Features

The  StoryBoard Application has the additional features of:

    • A Calendar Page
    • A Guest Book Page
    • Email Join Mailing List
    • An On Line Store
    • A Contact Us Page

Calendar

The StoryBoard Calendar provides and easy way to show and administer a calendar of events for your organization.  It consists of event listings according to date and displayed in a text listing format or a standard calendar display format.  Along with adding events, each event can be edited or removed by the StoryBoard Administrator.  Individual events may be flagged so that they would automatically be included in the main NFN Calendar – indicated by an asterisk after the event title.  The actual display of the Calendar information may be selected to show up in a text listing format or as a calendar like format.

Text Format Web Page
                     

Calendar Format Web Page


Another important feature of the Calendar function is that actual display calendar information can include events from other StoryBoards.  This is done by entering the other StoryBoard numbers in a box located in the Advanced Global settings.  Once another StoryBoard number is entered and if that StoryBoard has the Calendar feature enabled, then all of that StoryBoard’s Calendar information will be included for display.  However, administrative adding/editing/removal of Calendar entries will remain under the administrative control of the original hosting StoryBoard.

 

Guest Book

The Guest Book is a simply and easy way for the visitor to the web site to leave a comment.  It consists of a simple fill in form. A link at the top of the form allows a visitor to see other submitted Guest Book comments.  An option is provided to allow the guest to select if they wish the posted comment to be viewable only by the site administrator and not the general public web site visitor.  Administration of the Guest Book allows deletion of specific entries.

   Guest Book Entry Form Web Page
           

Guest Book Listing Web Page


 

Join Email List

This feature provides you, the StoryBoard Administrator, the ability to 'broadcast' and email message to all that have 'subscribed' to your mailing.  The StoryBoard site's membership can receive email notices, newsletters, or any other relevant information.  The end user can sign up via the web page interface and 'un subscribe' themselves at anytime by simply replying to a broadcast email with the word 'un subscribe' in the subject line of the email.  A subscription list is maintained by the subscribers, not the StoryBoard administrator.  Of course, the StoryBoard Administrator has full control of various listing features.  To activate this plugin requires notification of the NFN StoryBoard Master Administrator in order to set up a special NFN mail box for your StoryBoard's use. 

On Line Store




Each StoryBoard carries the capability to implement an On Line E Commerce Store.  Setting up a store amounts to simply entering the individual items and setting up a shipping amount table.  All the shopping cart functions are provided.  Once an estore is set up, orders are processed through a standard shopping cart process, where the customer can select items and quantities and when done checkout by entering shipping and payment information.


Once a customer has submitted an order, a thank you email will automatically be sent.  Also a order processing notification email will be sent to the designated store administrator address.  The administrator then may access the administration pages to process and update the order status windows.


Typical Administration window


The left menu bar allows all aspects of store administration and order processing to be accessed.  All product image management is done through the Gallery Manager described elsewhere in this document. 

NOTE: Although easy to set up, this feature should be used only by StoryBoard Administrators after specific training.


Contact Us

This feature provides an easy way for the site visitor to send a message to as many recipients as the administrator has set up.  Also, since all messages are processed by the server, no email software is required by the site visitor as is normally needed in mail hyperlinks.


Administration Setup


The administrator simply enters a descriptive Contact Name and appropriate email address in the Contact Us administrative window.  Multiple email addresses may be associated with one Contact Name.

        
          Contact Us Web Page

Once the Contact Us list is built, the site visitor will be able to select from a drop down list any of the Contact Names, fill in the message and send it.  The site visitor at no time sees the actual email address, only the Contact Name.  This allows complete hiding of email addresses from web view, a good feature to avoid openly publishing email addresses.

Chat Room

A simple yet effective chat room function can be turned on/off by the StoryBoard administrator.   There is no administration setup and once turned on, a 'Chat Room' link will appear in the Live View menu.  Clicking on it will produce a pop up window containing the Chat Room text display, login information, and active user list.




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