Pictures, Widgets & Multimedia objects

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Pictures in paragraphs

From the topics' step of TOWeb, select the topic and paragraph where you want to add your picture. If your paragraph does not have any object yet then just select the Picture ( ) object from either the list in the left sidebar or from the contextual menu by using a the ( + ) button displayed over your paragraph. If your paragraph already use an object that you want to keep, then add a new paragraph in which you will add your Picture.
Once your object is added to your paragraph you may change its position using the different text/object layouts proposed. And you may change the alignment of your paragraphs too by changing their width if you want them to be aligned one next to the other, and move them one before or after the other. And the offset allow to shift the paragraph inside the page (you may use it to center a small width paragraph in a page).

Picture properties

On the left sidebar TOWeb offers you buttons actions to change your image, do a paste of an image present in the clipboard, use the image editor but also the following properties for your image object

  • enter a title for your image. This is import if you want your image to be best indexed by Image search engines such as Google Images
  • choose the width of your image among the list of sizes proposed by TOWeb
  • choose a frame effect that surrounds your picture
  • select a click action on image that can either be a zoom or a link to a web page
  • add a badge to your image (a small image displayed next your picture). Such image can be useful for instance on a product to show a -20% discount, show that this is something new, etc.
  • add a ribbon : a short text displayed over the image on its upper right corner, for example to indicate a promotion or a new version
  • apply a zoom when the mouse hovers your picture
  • add a badge to your image (a small image displayed next your picture)
  • add multiple pictures (see next chapter "Multiple images: mini-album & slide inside a paragraph")

Multiple pictures (mini-album & slide show inside a paragraph)

Use the add multiple pictures ( ) button to add other images to the same picture object. This function is useful if you want to display different pictures of the same subject (like for instance different view of a product), or create a mini album animated or not inside a paragraph. Pictures will all need to have the same size if you do not want page content to move when navigating from one picture to the other. If you have a least 2 pictures inside the same picture object you can select to display your picture object as :

  • an album : the list pictures appears below the currently selected image and by clicking on a thumbnail image it will be enlarge into the picture object.
  • a slider : a animated slide show with adjustable speed. You may define different links for each picture using the "Click action" link button if you want each picture to redirect to different page or selected a "zoom" click action if you want your pictures to be zoomed.
To change the order of your images, you must press the CTRL key while clicking the previous/next buttons used to navigate through your multiple images.
Finally for each image you can set different links using the click action button and choosing link (if you want to open for example another page of your site from this image) or by choosing a hover action so each image enlarged to full screen and overlaid on your page.


Support for Retina images

Whenever possible, TOWeb adds into the source code of your pages, URLs with higher density images for the Retina screens (that is to say screens having pixel densities greater than 1, for example 2x for many smartphones) to display these images "ultra-clean".
For an image of your site to be displayed with high density, you need to provide to TOWeb an image with a size at least twice bigger than what you want to display. If for example in a paragraph you have an image with 300 pixels wide, then the original image that you need to provide have to be larger than 600 pixels to be displayed in Retina mode. An icon symbolizing (  ) an eye ) is displayed in TOWeb next to the drop list of widths to indicate whether it will be viewable for Retina screens or not.

Watermarks on your pictures

TOWeb offers the possibility to add watermarks over all the pictures of your site. A watermark is an overlay text that will contain for example the name of your website or the author name in order to mention your copyright and thus prevent any reuse of your pictures by visitors or web engines.

  • if you want your watermark to be applied to all the pictures of your website you need to use the "Watermark your pictures" function located in "Options > Security & HTML"
  • or on the contrary, if you only want to apply a watermark to pictures used by a specific topic then you need to do it directly from the topic the following way :
    • if positioned on the index page of a catalog or an album, use either the button " Watermark your images" located in its "Security" options
    • if positioned on a topic page or album/catalog item page, then simply select a paragraph containing an image to directly use the button (  ).

Adding a watermark to images is irreversible, meaning that once applied TOWeb, the only way to undo this action will be to quit TOWeb and close your site without saving any of your changes. If you have saved your changes but want to return back to a previous situation without any watermarks on your pictures, then you will either need to :

  • replace one by one all the images of your site using the button (  ) "Restore original picture " located near each image of your website
  • or restore a backup that contains a previous version of your site without any watermark on your images

Please note that all images already watermarked can not receive a second watermark thereafter. So when you will reuse the watermark feature again, only the last new images recently added to your site will be proposed for a watermark (those that do not have any watermark yet).

Icons inside your texts

When edition a Title or a Text use the icon button ( ) to insert, modify or delete any icon. TOWeb offers a list of icons with size proportional to the font size used on your website that you can colorized but you can browse and add your own icon file if you have one. Icons can be add anywhere inside your text including in link buttons.

Albums

To create an album click on the Add a new topic button ( ) located on the top toolbar and then the Album ( ) type of topic. Add and select your images to the list, enter a short name for your album (used in your menu) before to click on the button "Add the new topic to my website".
Your album is made of an index page containing all your pictures and pages (1 per pictures) with pictures displayed in larger size and their titles / comments.
If you want to add, delete or change the orders of your pictures inside an album you can do it from the contextual menu "Modify" displayed when hovering a picture. And the Arrange (  ) screen allows you move your picture by drag'n drop to easily change their order.
You can also create mini-albums or sliders inside a paragraph.

Videos

From the topic step of TOWeb select the topic and paragraph where you want to add your picture. If your paragraph does not have any object yet then just select either the HTML5 Video ( ) or YouTube Video ( ) or Vimeo (  ) object from either the list located in the TOWeb's left sidebar or from the contextual menu "Modify" displayed over your paragraph. If your paragraph already use an object that you want to keep, then add a new paragraph (that will contain your Video object) and move it before or after the other paragraph.
Once your object is added to your paragraph you may its position using the different text/object layout proposed. And you may change the alignment of your paragraphs too by changing their with if you want them to be aligned one next to the other, and move them one before or after the other.
Then enter or copy/paste the URL of your video. In case of an HTML5 video, 3 different video formats are accepted (MP4, WebM and OGV) and you will need to fill out at least one URL

Google Maps & Leaflet OpenStreetMap

From the topic step of TOWeb select the topic and paragraph where you want to add your picture. If your paragraph does not have any object yet then just select the Google Maps (  or  ) Object from either the list located in the TOWeb's left sidebar or from the contextual menu "Modify" displayed over your paragraph. If your paragraph already use an object that you want to keep, then add a new paragraph (that will contain you Google Map object) and move it before or after the other paragraph.

  • Since June 22nd, 2016, Google requires the use of an API key for the maps. If your website is not correctly displaying your maps and/or if you are not using any API key yet then you may want to check the Google Services.
  • The Google Maps service imposing constraints as well as problems reported by many users (such as that of a too limited operation in its free version or the obligation to give its credit card number even for free use) you are advised to use the free alternative of Leaflet maps supported by TOWeb since version 7.14.

Leaflet OpenStreepMap

From the "Type" of map list, select "Leaflet OpenStreetMap" (a version 7.14 or higher of TOWeb is required). Then enter or copy & paste the longitude and latitude of your coordinates, expressed in decimal degrees (with the "." as decimal separator). The latitude value must be between -90 and 90. The longitude value between -180 and 180.
To obtain the longitude and latitude of a place, proceed as follows:
  1. Open the Google Maps page and position near the desired location.
  2. Then click on the precise point of your address to display all the information of this place. The latitude and longitude in there are the 2 decimal numbers separated by a comma. 
  3. Manually enter or "copy" both the latitude & longitude before to paste" them inside the latitude and longitude fields of TOWeb.
Once done, if you want to add a marker on the map, just enter a title and/or a text. You will finally have to adjust the zoom level and if necessary adjust the dimensions of your map too.

Google Maps

Once your Google Maps object is added to your paragraph you need to fill out the "Map center" and "Markers" fields.

  • Map center : enter an address as plain text or as latitude & longitude (comma separated). If you leave this field empty the map will be centered on the first marker. For more information pelase check the Google Maps help page.
  • Markers : enter one address per line and optionally add a comment after the address with the colon ( : ) character (comments only work in dynamic maps).

Examples :

Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas : I live here !
33.6608333 , -95.5652778 : I work here !

Then select the type of view and zoom level you want for your map as well as its width & height to best fit in your paragraph and page.

Twitter Widget

Warning: Since the new 2018 version of the Twitter Widget and its previous version no longer displayed by TWitter, it is no longer necessary to have a Twitter account to integrate timeline tweets into a web page but you will need to use the URL of your Twitter page and a TOWeb version 7.17 or higher.

From the "Topics" step of TOWeb, select the topic and the paragraph where you want to add your Twitter Widget. If your paragraph does not have any object yet then simply select the object (  ) Twitter Widget either from the "Object" list located in the left sidebar of TOWeb, or from the context menu "Modify" displayed over your paragraph. If the paragraph already has an object that you want to keep, then add a new paragraph (with or without text) in which you will add your Twitter Widget and then move this new paragraph to the desired location and width inside your page.
You will be asked to enter the desired URL, meaning the Twitter web page (starting with https: /twitter.com/ + twitter account name) containing the tweets feed that you want to integrate into your web page. Since Twitter messages are usually of secondary importance, it may be best to place your Twitter Widget object in a sidebar panel rather than a normal paragraph of your page.

Chart object

The Chart object allows you to display data in different grapchics and styles. From the "Topics" step of TOWeb, select the topic and paragraph where you want to add your object (  ) Chart. If your paragraph does not have any object yet then simply select the Chart object either from the "Object" list located in the left sidebar of TOWeb or from the context menu "Modify" displayed over your paragraph. If the paragraph already has an object that you want to keep, then add a new paragraph (with or without text) in which you will add your Chart and then move this new paragraph to the desired location and with inside your page.
Once your graphic object added to your paragraph, you can choose between 6 different chart types:

  • Line
  • Bar
  • Radar
  • Polar area
  • Pie
  • Doughnut

with for each chart, customization options such as for example the choices of colors, of displaying or not a grid, a legend or an animation (animations only appear at first display when the page is loaded). Below are some examples of possible results you can obtain :

Exemple 1 : Bar

Exemple 2 : Radar

Exemple 3 : Lines

Exemple 4 : Pie

Countdown & time counter objet

TOWeb allows you to show inside your pages a time counter that either works as a countdown timer or as a counter of the elapsed time since the date & time of the event you specify. Once the date and time of the event is reached you can either display a message, or leave the counter to run and display the ellapsed time since the event.
From the "Topics" step of TOWeb, select the topic and the paragraph where you want to add your object (  ) Time Counter. If your paragraph does not have any object yet then simply select the Time Counter object either from the "Object" list located in the left sidebar of TOWeb or from the context menu "Modify" displayed over your paragraph. If the paragraph already has an object that you want to keep, then add a new paragraph (with or without text) in which you will add your Time Counter and then move this new paragraph to the desired location and with inside your page.
Once your counter object added to your paragraph, you can then set the date & time of your event, choose whether to show or not the counter in days/hours/minutes/seconds, customize the colors, the dimensions and its behavior after the date of event.

Example 1 : coundown in days, hours, minutes and seconds until the 2019 new year day.

Example 2 : ellapsed time in hours, minutes and seconds since december 1st, 2017.

Plan & Price

The Plan & Price (  ) object allows you to display one or more characteristics sheets with prices and possible links to your various products or services. The presentation of cards is customizable (style, color, ...) and a specific enhancement can also be applied to highlight a particular card for example to indicate it as recommended.

Example:
BeginnerElementum ornare sapien
4,49€/ month
  • At vero eos
  • Aliquam facilisis purus
  • Fusce condimentum
  • Ut non libero
  • Consecte adiping elit
ProOfficia deserunt mollitia
9,99€/ month
  • At vero eos
  • Aliquam facilisis purus
  • Fusce condimentum
  • Ut non libero
  • Consecte adiping elit
ExpertMauris vitae bibendum
18,69€/ month
  • At vero eos
  • Aliquam facilisis purus
  • Fusce condimentum
  • Ut non libero
  • Consecte adiping elit

Card

The Card (  ) object allows you to highlight one or more photos with the possible presence each time a title and/or description and link. Its use can be multiple and varied as needed, for example for the display of a trombinoscope (as below) or a page for presenting photos, albums, product catalogs, etc.

Example:

Jane Smith

Elementum ornare sapien

John Doe

Officia deserunt mollitia

Dolores Kilgore

Mauris vitae bibendum

Percentage

The Percentage (  ) object allows you to display one or more percentages with a gauge in order to highlight them. This object can be particularly useful for example when you want to highlight certain characteristics of your products, or the progress of different aspects of a project, or the skill levels achieved in different areas, and so on.

Example:

Quality

100%

Price

60%

Style

40%

Key Figure

The Key figure (  ) object allows you to display one or more key figures of your company or project to highlight them.
With a version 7.16 or higher it becomes possible to add a unit next to each value (for example: %, °C or °F, mph, ...) and set animation that increases each values by indicating the duration of the animation upon the first appearance of your key figures on the page.
With a version 7.17 or higher it is also possible to choose another presentation that "Horseshoe" by seclecting the style: "Icon". Using this style will allow you to add an icon of your choice (either among those predefined or your own image) to each key figures.

Example: Key figures using the "Horseshoe" presentation

15

Projects

124

Employees

97

Skills

Note

The Note (  ) object allows you to display a message in a colorful "Post-it" way inside a page of your site. Depending on your needs you can enter a title and/or text and/or author using different display options (inclination, colors, pins, ..). This object can be particularly useful for example in these cases:

  • when you have quotes
  • when you want to highlight an essential point of your page such as an important tip, a help text, a conclusion, ...
  • or by using several "Notes" placed next to each other and below the others in order to "simulate" the view of a desk on containing all the important things to know about a product, a project, etc.
Examples:
TOWeb V7
Responsive website creation software
Lauyan Software
TOWeb V7
Responsive website creation software
Lauyan Software

Timeline

The Timeline (  ) object lets you display events linearly and chronologically in a vertical chart. The timeline can contain "milestone" to classify/group your events according to your needs (for example by day, month, project, etc) and your messages can be displayed with different styles depending on where they are placed on the left or on the right. Depending on your needs, TOWeb also offers you various predefined choices for formatting the date/time of each event or the possibility to enter your own personalized text, which can be useful especially in the following cases:

  • when you do not want to display dates but for example project names especially for your milestones or have a subtitle to your events instead
  • if you want to display not a date but a period such as "Holidays from March 9 to 19" or "Renaissance Period" or display any kind of customized date such as "Yesterday", "D-1", "2000 years BC.", etc
  • if you want to use the chronological timeline just to present the different steps of a procedure (step 1, step 2, ...) without necessarily showing any notion of date but a simple timeline procedure to follow.

Note: if you want to create a Timeline from an iCalendar (ics) file you can do it by adding a new topic to your site with a "Calendar / Schedule" type.

Example #1: Daily events chronologically sorted and delimited by monthly steps  
  • Happy Valentine day

    14/02/2018

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam.

  • Happy birthday

    05/02/2018

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam.

    More...
  • February 2018
  • Happy new year

    01/01/2018

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam.

  • January 2018

Example #2: Exchange of messages chronologically displayed by hour

  • Yesterday
  • 1

    16:33

    John Doe

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

  • 2

    16:34

    Jane Smith

    Ut enim ad minim veniam.

  • Today
  • 3

    17:33

    John Doe

    Consectetur adipisicing elit.

Rating

Te Rating (  ) object allows you to display one or more reviews with comments & rating stars (a TOWeb version 7.17 or higher is required). These comments can be yours for example in the context of an article you wrote about a product you tested or user reviews previously collected via a form on your site.
The "Max." parameter allows you to specify the maximum rating value among the following choices: 3 stars, 5 stars or empty. If you choose Max = 5 stars and set a value of 4 stars you will have 1 extra "empty" star displayed (see example 1) and same principle applies of full+empty stars also applies for Max = 3. On the contrary, if you do not want any extra empty stars to be displayed at all, you will need to set the Max field to the empty choice.
The "Quote" parameter allows you to change the style of parenthesis of your messages / comments. If you choose not to use it you will have more freedom in the content of your text (for example if you want to add another information like a date and so place your own parenthesis exactly where you want) and you will also obtain a different display style by using a 2nd color.
For each evaluation, you have the possibility to add an image (like for example a photo of the author like in example 2). If you use images, the left or right alignment will show your images as icon (ie small and square format) but if you choose a centered alignment then your image will be displayed as thumbnail (ie small size but larger than the icon and respecting the original proportions of your image).

Example 1: Column display (260px) with stars at the end

«Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.»

Jane Smith

«Officia deserunt mollitia Ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor magna aliqua ut labore et incididunt.»

John Doe

«Mauris vitae bibendumLorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut non libero magna psum. Officia deserunt mollitia»

Dolores Kilgore

Example 2: One-line display (100% width) with images and large stars

 -  Jane Smith

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua."


 -  John Doe

"Officia deserunt mollitia Ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor magna aliqua ut labore et incididunt."


 -  Dolores Kilgore

"Mauris vitae bibendumLorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut non libero magna psum. Officia deserunt mollitia"


Other objects and widgets

See also the i-services for objects such as blogs, web forms, polls and mailing list.

For other objects not proposed by TOWeb as well as for adding scripts and HTML lines of code inside your page,
you'll need to use the TOWeb Scripts Fields.