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Spanglefish 3 Manual

Blocks

There are lots of different types of blocks you can add to your page. This one is the default one - simply a text block. It allows you to add as much text as you want, and the text can be formatted into headings or lists, set as bold or italic etc, and you can choose the font colour and text alignment if you wish. You can also do more complicated things like embed images or tables within the text.

The block immediately below this one is a page navigation block. Quite simply if you add one of these it will create links or buttons to all the other blocks below it.

Right down at the bottom of this page is a page last updated block which shows when the last time an update was made on the page.

The Text & Image Block

This allows you to add an image beside a block of text in a reliably responsive way.

When viewed on a mobile phone the image will appear above (or below) the text, whilst on desktop you can choose if the image is shown on the right or left. You can also set the proportion of text to image - this one is set to 60% text / 40% image.

If you're viewing this on your phone try turning it vertical and horizontal and you may see the different layouts.

Simple Table Block

This allows you to create a simple table of data, such as a price list or opening hours.

This also shows how you can reduce the width of most block types - in this case to 80%.

Spanglefish Site Price
With your own domain registered elsewhere £78 per year
With your own domain registered by us £108 per year

FAQ Block

This block allows you to add a set of Frequently Asked Questions which open and close as people click on them.

What is an FAQ?

It's a question which people frequently ask. Websites often use these blocks to provide information which might otherwise result in a telephone enquiry.

Why are the answers hidden?

If all the answers show at once the page can be very long and difficult to navigate. This helps users find the info they need.

Image Background Block

This block allows you to use an image as the background to the section and then (optionally) overlay text on top of it.

You should take care to ensure the text is legible and meets your accessibility requirements. You can do this by giving the text box a contrasting background colour which can be partially transparent.

You can adjust the margins of the text box to choose which part of the image it sits over on desktop layout.

If you don't add any text at all the block can be used as a visual break between the blocks above and below. You'll see an example if you scroll down past the next block.

Embedded Media Block

Although you can't host video or audio files on Spanglefish you can easily embed them on your site from sites like YouTube, Vimeo or Soundcloud.

You can choose whether the text goes above, below or to either side of the video.

Icon List

The icon list block allows you to create a list of items each using a separate icon as its bullet point. The icons are drawn from the Iconify API, with over 100,000 to choose from. You can set the colour of the icons for each block and can choose to show them in 1, 2 or 3 columns on desktop view.

Spanglefish is...

  • Easy to use
  • Inexpensive
  • Accessible
  • Flexible

Contact Form Block

This is a simple form but site admins can add all sorts of fields to it. Anything entered into it will be emailed to you. We have built in spam prevention tools which are working pretty well, so (for now at least) we don't need a Captcha.

Contact Form

Document Folder Block

This shows a list of the files in a folder on your site to allow visitors to download them.

They can be shown alphabetically or in date order, and you can show or hide columns like the file size.

File NameLast ModifiedFile Size
▶ Archive
File NameLast ModifiedFile Size
Test Copy.pdf10 October 202293kB
Test.pdf04 September 201993kB
Test.png03 September 2020122kB

Testimonials

This shows a random testimonial from your collection, changing each time the page loads.

Spanglefish! Superb!

Jean Dupont

Availability Calendar

You might use this for a self-catering cottage, or to show days when the village hall is available. Weeks can start on Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
You can edit the styles to set the colours for Booked and Available. You can also set it to diagonally indicate start/end dates.

There's an optional extra add-on which will synchronise this calendar to one hosted on a separate service like AirBnB.

« March 2024 »
S M T W T F S
1 March 20242 March 20243 March 20244 March 20245 March 20246 March 20247 March 20248 March 20249 March 202410 March 202411 March 202412 March 202413 March 202414 March 202415 March 202416 March 202417 March 202418 March 202419 March 202420 March 202421 March 202422 March 202423 March 202424 March 202425 March 202426 March 202427 March 202428 March 202429 March 202430 March 202431 March 2024
« April 2024 »
S M T W T F S
1 April 20242 April 20243 April 20244 April 20245 April 20246 April 20247 April 20248 April 20249 April 202410 April 202411 April 202412 April 202413 April 202414 April 202415 April 202416 April 202417 April 202418 April 202419 April 202420 April 202421 April 202422 April 202423 April 202424 April 202425 April 202426 April 202427 April 202428 April 202429 April 202430 April 2024
« May 2024 »
S M T W T F S
1 May 20242 May 20243 May 20244 May 20245 May 20246 May 20247 May 20248 May 20249 May 202410 May 202411 May 202412 May 202413 May 202414 May 202415 May 202416 May 202417 May 202418 May 202419 May 202420 May 202421 May 202422 May 202423 May 202424 May 202425 May 202426 May 202427 May 202428 May 202429 May 202430 May 202431 May 2024
Booked Available

Subpage Menu

This block automatically builds a list of child pages of this page, using the Page Image as an illustration for each one. Some blocks (such as the ones below) are largely better on a page by themselves.

Countdown Block

This allows you to show a digital clock counting down to a date and time you specify. It's this long until Christmas! This block also shows how you can set the text and background colours of any block.

  • 00

    Days

  • :
  • 00

    Hours

  • :
  • 00

    Minutes

  • :
  • 00

    Seconds

Sponsors Module

This allows you to create a nicely formatted set of logos which can optionally link to external websites. You might use this to highlight your sponsors or to show the organisations you belong to etc. See the footer of this site for an example.

Two Column Block

The two column block allows you to add text and content in two separate columns which will be shown side by side on a desktop but one above each other on a smaller mobile device.

You could use this to present text along with a translation. You're able to indicate that the second column is a different language to the first. By doing this the browser knows to display the text as right-to-left if appropriate and will use the correct punctuation and hyphenation.

دو کالم بلاک

دو کالم بلاک آپ کو متن اور مواد کو دو الگ الگ کالموں میں شامل کرنے کی اجازت دیتا ہے جو ڈیسک ٹاپ پر ایک دوسرے کے ساتھ ساتھ دکھائے جائیں گے لیکن چھوٹے موبائل ڈیوائس پر ایک دوسرے کے اوپر۔

آپ اسے ترجمہ کے ساتھ متن پیش کرنے کے لیے استعمال کر سکتے ہیں۔ آپ یہ بتانے کے قابل ہیں کہ دوسرا کالم پہلے سے مختلف زبان ہے۔ ایسا کرنے سے براؤزر متن کو دائیں سے بائیں کے طور پر ظاہر کرنا جانتا ہے اگر مناسب ہو اور صحیح اوقاف اور ہائفنیشن کا استعمال کرے گا۔

Twenty-Twenty

This allows you to compare two images one on top of each other. You might show Before and After photos for instance.

Users can drag the slider to left and right to hide or reveal the bottom image.

Page Last Updated: 31 January 2024

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