HTML - i just don't get it!

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 10 years ago
  • Answered
I have creatred an animated banner which has been saved to my desktop as a HTML document but I don't know how to get it into my website. I know there's a html widget but that just brings up a blank page with a list of numbers which just shows whatever I copy and paste onto it as grey text on the site.
sorry for being so thick but I'm just not getting the HTML widget and how it works.
Photo of ian watson

ian watson

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
  • feeling dumb

Posted 10 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Monique

Monique, VP of Customer Support

  • 6294 Posts
  • 446 Reply Likes
Hi ian

I am sorry that our HTML editor has left you feeling this way! I am sure you are not alone in your frustration. Remember when you signed up we told you that there was no coding required :-) We don't mean to switch the deal on you! While it is true that SynthaSite allows you to build a site without having to write HTML, the HTML widget is there to give you the option to add custom HTML should you wish to do so. The HTML widget brings up an editor that allows you to add and edit HTML code (as opposed to ordinary text) It is a "blank HTML box" similar to the way the Text widget presents you with a blank text box.

You would need to upload the banner using the SynthaSite file manager and then drag and drop the HTML widget onto your page and paste the embed code into the widget.

For example if you were trying to add a flash (.swf) file, you would do the following:

1. Upload your .swf file. You can do this by clicking on the File Manager button

2. Drag and drop a HTML widget onto your site, where you would like to see your flash presentation, and paste the following HTML inside it

<!-- <object width="200" height="400">
<param name="movie"value="resources/myswffile.swf">
<embed src="resources/myswffile.swf"width="200"height="400"
<object> -->

NB Leave out the < !-- and the -- >, they are only there to stop Get Satisfaction from interpreting the code.

3. Then substitute "myswffile.swf" in the code above - in both places, with the name of the file you uploaded and you should see the flash movie appear when you close the HTML editor. You'll need to play around with the width and height values in the text above, to suit your movie's needs.

These instructions are rather general. If you can't figure it out from here, please, email us at with the file attached and we will try to help you get your animated banner onto your site.