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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 £103 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.

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 changed my life.

Joe Bloggs

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 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.

« November 2022 »
S M T W T F S
1 November 20222 November 20223 November 20224 November 20225 November 20226 November 20227 November 20228 November 20229 November 202210 November 202211 November 202212 November 202213 November 202214 November 202215 November 202216 November 202217 November 202218 November 202219 November 202220 November 202221 November 202222 November 202223 November 202224 November 202225 November 202226 November 202227 November 202228 November 202229 November 202230 November 2022
« December 2022 »
S M T W T F S
1 December 20222 December 20223 December 20224 December 20225 December 20226 December 20227 December 20228 December 20229 December 202210 December 202211 December 202212 December 202213 December 202214 December 202215 December 202216 December 202217 December 202218 December 202219 December 202220 December 202221 December 202222 December 202223 December 202224 December 202225 December 202226 December 202227 December 202228 December 202229 December 202230 December 202231 December 2022
« January 2023 »
S M T W T F S
1 January 20232 January 20233 January 20234 January 20235 January 20236 January 20237 January 20238 January 20239 January 202310 January 202311 January 202312 January 202313 January 202314 January 202315 January 202316 January 202317 January 202318 January 202319 January 202320 January 202321 January 202322 January 202323 January 202324 January 202325 January 202326 January 202327 January 202328 January 202329 January 202330 January 202331 January 2023
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!

  • 00

    Days

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  • 00

    Hours

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  • 00

    Minutes

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  • 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: 24 November 2022

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