The "editor" for your HTML widget is THE Worst editor ....

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The HTML "editor" doesn't always let you see/find the cursor! It won't let you hilite a section to delete it, or replace it! it's just a BAD editor. There MUST be a better one out there in the internet world...
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Richard

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Richard

We would certainly like to improve this. Can you tell us what browser you are using, so we can investigate the problem with cursor behaviour and highlighting text and look for a solution.
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Hello Michael,

This thread is over 2 years old. We have made some significant upgrades and improvements since this was first posted. I am not familiar with Chromium or Rockmelt.. but we are now compatible with Google Chrome. At the time it was "Not a problem" because we have always maintained that we are not compatible with Google Chrome until we see more users utilizing this browser. Over time, we began to see a rise in Chrome users and as such have made adjustments to ensure that our Sitebuilder is compatible.

There is an issue with the HTML Editor but this is related to a new bug that has cropped up. Our engineers are working on debugging this and we hope to have a fix out sooner rather than later.
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Ah. *facepalm* I should have looked at the posting date. I'm usually a stickler for that.

As far as Rockmelt and Chromium go, Google Chrome is based on the open source code of another browser, 'Chromium'. Google simply took that source code and branded it. Rockmelt, is another one of these cases. Rockmelt was based off of Chromium, and new code was mixed in for extra features.

In a nutshell;

Chromium = Google Chrome in the future. (Way beyond Beta)
Rockmelt = Old Google Chrome (Currently comparable to Google Chrome 5)

Hope this helps - Send this to your developers if they aren't familiar with Rockmelt or Chromium.
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Thanks for the clarification! For now, we will continue to ensure that our Sitebuilder works on the most popular browsers. If other browsers should gain widespread popularity, we will re-evaluate to see if we should include this in our list of supported browsers.
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I'm having issues with the html editor even now. I'm using the latest version of Firefox and never had a problem using html on either intuit, vendio, or anywhere else. I had a question about cut and paste issues and was told to hit ctrl v to paste. Umm.. Ok. Thank you Yola staff for insulting my intelligence. I like Yola for the cool, and pretty banner backgrounds and for the ease of building the site. That's about it. I think I'll stick to vendio.com. I got an ecommerce site for free without any real restrictions and had everything set up in less than a week. Would have been less if I had an attention span longer than a flea. Also customer service is very nice and answers your questions quickly and make you feel like you matter.
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Hello,
I am really sorry to hear that you were offended by our support. I am confident that you were being provided alternatives for copying and pasting content into your HTML widget. Please be assured that we take our customer support very serious and do our best to locate errors and assist with resolutions as soon as we can. If you have found a sitebuilder that you prefer over Yola, by all means enjoy their product. We'll be glad to welcome you back to Yola should you choose to join us down the road.
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I also have lots of problems with your HTML editor. But I don't think it's the worst ever. It shows different code in different colors, that's good. But it's the only good thing about it. There are many bugs and problems I found in it and it's hard for me to work with it. I don't know if telling you all the problems I have with it would help. I am using IE by the way.

I would really like you to add an option to use a simple input field instead. With nothing fancy, but functional. That would be much better. You know, looking fancy it's not the more important thing.
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I think alot of the problems you's are experiencing are because of your browser, not Yola. Which version of IE are you using? If it's 6 or below you will have many problems all over the web because it is an outdated and now unsupported browser. Try using Firefox, it works best with Yola, and it's free!
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funny thing is, i use foxfire and ie and have used several versions of ie and there is no difference. foxfire btw i think is the best browser around but not everything is compatible with that either
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Hello AS99999

I'm sorry to hear that you're having difficulty with our text editor. Can you please let us know what version of IE you are using? If it is IE6 - we would recommend that you upgrade.

If you are using IE8 - this is a known issue with browser version. To resolve the issue, click on the Compatibility View button of your browser (next to the refresh button) and add Yola to the Compatibility settings. For more information, see: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/inte.... This should correct the problem. If not, please get back to us.
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To respond to the lovely monique about how to improve the site? Give the option NOT to use the CSS Editor.. The ONLY thing keeping me from moving my domain over here is the lack of allowing me to hard code my site myself.. If I can't hard code or use my own utilities, then I'm not interested in dealing with the provider :(. Other than that, I like the idea of an OPTIONAL CSS creator, but making it mandatory is fail :(.
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If you have no need of the site builder why choose Yola? If you can code that well a hosting only service might be a better fit...Yola is a free site builder that offers free hosting for sites built using their builder....Nothing close to fail about that
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I was going to say what John said. Our service is aimed at people who do not want to code their sites from scratch or do not have the skills to do so. As such it might not be the right option for you. However, we appreciate that you took the time to check it out and leave us your feedback.
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John and Monique's points above are pertinent. Further, you don't *have* to use the HTML editor ... what I often do when i need to work on more complicated JavaScript or CSS is use the editor on my own machine, then paste into the html editor.
Creating a good code editor inside the browser is not something trivial, and as far as I know there isn't really anything very good out there at the moment. I would argue that our HTML editor is better than a plain text editor, especially in that it allows code formatting and shows line numbers. However, if you are writing serious JavaScript, I would advise you to write it on your local machine and either copy-paste into the html editor, or, if you have a premium account, upload the JavaScript or CSS files to the resource store and load it up from there.
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yea, I don't like the html editor either, especially in firefox. Whenever you paste something into a text widget, the html editor in firefox only shows up on one line. I once had a text widget about 45 paragraphs long, can you imagine editing this in firefox with having to search for the text you want to edit? TIME CONSUMING!!!
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Judy Pinkham

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exactly and thats a pain in the butt!
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im useing firefox i cant see any problems with html have a look on here try some basic html

http://www.eobcards.com/tutorial3.htm...
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William

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and I am certianly not its friend...
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William

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it has NEVER worked for me...
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smithy

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the HTML widget can behave it's self at times, but when it decides to play up. it plays up. lol.
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William

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hahha u got that right mate
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Frostbytez

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I'd highly recommend you use Firefox,

It's an open-source internet browser that's trusted by millions of people around the world, Not only is it stable but developers make the most for that certain browser.

You can get :
Themes
Plugins
Ad-blockers

Tons of stuff with Firefox in the extension directory.

You can find firefox at:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/...

Reasons to switch:
Internet explorer sometimes may seem it does the job for you, it "might" do the job but other browsers do it faster and better.
Internet Explorer is actually very unstable, on 10 computers I've seen it crash every time the person visited any website with flash/JS content.

Internet explorer is vulnerable to Malware/Viruses 87% more than all other browsers!

How is it vulnerable?
1. Active-X Exploits/Malware
2. "Reported attack site" notifications are not on IE (Only on firefox)
3. Malware can auto-install on Internet explorer without your consent.

Remember, It's all about the user.
You can stick with Internet explorer but enlighten the facts that Firefox is better.
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Laura

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Actually I think FIrefox is great, but, Updated Internet Explorer works just as well
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Frostbytez

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The users of Internet explorer is decreasing every day, it uses a chunky rendering engine to render pages and is very vulnreable to exploits, for my own sake i wouldn't trust it. The only time i do use it is to check compatibility of my websites CSS.
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Judy Pinkham

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Internet Explores StINKS! I have the latest and it keeps closing my programs Grrrr I hate it. I use FireFox only now
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How do you add URL in the page from others site? because it only accept the HTML.
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Hello supickens

Here's how to add links to your page:

1. Drag and drop a text widget onto your page.
2. In the text widget type the words that you want people to click on (this is your link text).
3. Highlight the link text and then click on the link button (it's the 10th button from the left in the text editing tool bar, and looks like the link in a chain).
4. A link editor dialogue box will open up and you will be given 4 options. You can link to an email address, an external URL, a page on your own site or a file in your file manager.
5. Click on and edit the option appropriate for you.

You will then have a link on your page. To check that your link is working preview your page and then click on the link.

This is a brief explanation of how to add links, we have written a tutorial that shows the process in more detail. Here is the link: Creating Links.

For a step by step video on how to Add text links please see: Adding text links.

Please let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any trouble setting it up.
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I do all of my codiing in an external editor (Textwrangler). I also use the great tool Dropbox (my great discovery of the year). This way I save the Textwrangler into my Dropbox folder so that if I ever need to go back to the code or whatever, i have it readily available. All I do as suggested above is copy/paste the code into a HTML widget or wherever I need to.
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Emmy

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Great tips Randy, thanks!
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Judy Pinkham

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exactly!
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Dolphin Steve

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I agree with all the above that Firefox is your best bet for any kind of development and editing of your Yola site -- especially any raw HTML. I have now built about 8 or 9 sites with the service, have tried it on the latest versions of four different browsers (IE, Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari), and Firefox is far superior to any of the others. I have yet to have any significant issues with the HTML when using that browser.
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Thanks for the input Steve, I'm sure it will be useful to others.
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Will

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my editor jeeps freezing.
I use IE7/IE7 and sometimes firefox
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Hi Will - could you let us know whether you have any code in the HTML editor at the time? Does it only happen with specific code? Or after you take specific actions? As much detail as possible would be appreciated.
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the best browser to use is mozilla firefox, the html browser doesn't work with internet explorer, make sure you use the newest mozilla firefox
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Randy

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I mentioned in a previous post that I code in a separate file and keep all those files in Dropbox. Is it more practical to just use the Yola HTML editor instead? Comments?
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I mentioned this before, but Firefox is absolutely the best browser for editing html in Yola. I do it all the time, and have had no problems at all. And I've tried all the other major browers -- IE, Google Chrome, Safari. Each one has its own set of glitches, but Firefox seems to work just fine.

I will say, though, it's good to preview your site in the other browsers, though, because you might see little things you want to adjust to make your site more globally usable and attractive.
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Nathaniel Johnson

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I have the same problem that richard is having! Whenever I click in the HTML editor I have to click several times! Its soooooooo annoying!
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I don't trust Yola's HTML editor at all. I use a separate text editor then copy and paste into the HTML Widget. Going back and seeing my code changed into either one long line or lines broken up into different lines than what I input irritates me to no end. I've also seen double quotes changed to single, which makes no sense to me.

As much as I compliment Yola on everything from the site builder, free tools and excellent customer support I would rate the HTML editor at the very bottom.
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I agree as well Margie. I always use a separate text editor. It would be fantastic if the built in text editor in Yola saw a major over haul because like you, I hate seeing my code in a single line as well. Drives me nuts even though there are some work arounds to this problem but we should never have to do this if the text editor worked in the first place. Too bad because everything else that Yola has is for me first rate except the built in text editor.
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Like Yola said the site was not made for entering your own html. It is set up to do the work for you so all you have to do is type text and yola converts it. If you must do your own html (as I always do) then deal with it, they obviously are not going to change it and I like the way it's set up. It's easy to work with. I can add a link just by typing it in and it is clickable. I love Yola and I will always build my sites there unless they go away that is.
I do agree with the other person, when I have to reenter the html editor and my codes are in one long line it's annoying but after all I know it's not set up like we all would like it to be.
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Nathaniel Johnson

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What text editor do you use, Randy?
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Randy

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Hi Nathan!

I use TextWrangler on my Mac. It's free and it works well.
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At least there is an html option - hopefully the editor can be juiced up (including CSS options) in a later release - same with template creation
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Nathaniel Johnson

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What html option are you talking about?
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Hi Nathaniel!

With Yola, you can add HTML by dragging and dropping an HTML Widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page (the icon for this is a blue sphere). An HTML editor will open up that will allow you to write or paste in your code. When you are done, click "OK" and you will see the way that the HTML displays on your page

To edit the HTML in a Text Widget, click the last icon on the text editing toolbar (HTML) You can then edit the HTML. When you are finished, click "OK" to return to editing text with the Yola text editor.
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Megadoc

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@nathaniel - the html editor - some web builders don't have any at all.
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Nathaniel Johnson

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Yeah thats true. Yola is awesome!!!