Help with Building a Website!!!?

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I have been using synthasite for quite a bit now and I am unable to create a magnificent site like some I've seen. I don't see how it's possible. All I can see are templates provided by synthasite (a short list). But after reviewing a featured website (Honey Bear Playhomes) I have come to the conclusion there are a lot more options available than I see available. Might anyone give me some options and site creation counseling? I'd greatly appreciate it!
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Donald

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Kershnee

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Hi Donald,

Can you tell us what features you would like to add to your site and we can take it from there. What type of site you are creating.
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Donald

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Well... for starters, I'd like to point out some features of another website, I've seen on other synthasite websites there are more than one navigation bar, one on top, one on bottom, and one on the side all for different reasons. I'd also noticed that ads appear to be more professionally done on other websites. Also, I have noticed that some sites have the option of purchasing items (from another company probably for revenue) directly from their site. Adsense does not any longer offer this option. I just overall am not 100% satisfied with the options I am aware of. Does synthasite have a builder virtual tour or something of that sort which may be able to assist in creating a website. Also, is there any option on synthasite to allow my customers to login under their own personalized pages created by me. I am trying to work on a combination website of "Martial arts online training courses, Bodybuilding online training courses, and a blogging about everything" website.
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Donald

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I have also noticed that the navigation bar can be personalized such as including your site name atop of the tabs and surrounded by a color of choice
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Donald

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I just realized another feature. I understand you can have a chat inserted so you can use your website to directly chat with customers as well as an online now or offline icon. Don't know where to get those either
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Hi Donald

Let me see if I can answer some of your questions simply and work through the rest as we go.

1) The navigation on Honeybearplayhomes was created by copying and pasting HTML embed code into our HTML editor. The user started with the style called "Tastelessly". He uploaded his own banner image to customize the look of the style.
For more information on how he created the buttons on his site, see this post: http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
2) Advertising from other companies is also added by copying and pasting HTML embed code in most cases. In fact you can add most anything to your site if if you can get the HTML code. You don't actually have to understand the code, you just need to know how to copy and paste (make sure you paste the whole code snippet or you could end up breaking your page!!). The HTML widget is located in the sidebar on the right. The icon is a blue sphere. Simply drag and drop it onto your page. The HTML editor will open up and you can paste your code.
3) Right now we do not have an option for others to log in under their own names. This is something we are considering for a future development
4) One of the reasons we don't have a visual tour right now is that SynthaSite is still a beta product. We release new features on a regular basis, so video tours quickly become out of date and cause confusion. In future we would like to add video help or at least an introductory tour. For now you could check out the text based tutorials on our support page. If you have a question, post it here and the community will assist you.
5) How much you personalize the navigation bar depends on which style you are using. If it is a style that allows you to change the banner image you can customize the look a great deal more. If you are interested in this option we can discuss it further. Tell me what style you are using and I will tell you if it can be customized in this way or suggest an alternative.
6) For chat we have integrated with Meebo - a great chatroom service. You will find this option in the "Widgets" folder in the sidebar on the right. Drag and drop the "Meebo" icon onto your page. You will then be able to customize your chatroom and when you click "ok" it will be added to your page.

There are many more features to SynthaSite than meets the eye. It takes awhile to play around and find all the options. And of course, if we don't have quite what you need it is possible to import components using HTML code snippets in many cases.

My suggestion is that you tackle your site one step at a time and reach out for help when you find you need it. It is our hope that you will soon become an expert at building websites with SynthaSite!
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Hi Donald,

I don't know if you checked out Ed's links page on honeybear playhomes.
If not, it's a "must see". http://honeybearplayhomes.synthasite....

I also have a few tutorials, and links to free stuff on my site:
http://forsite.synthasite.com/

Good luck.