After "opening" "Cheetah" directly from the dashboard, you will get to the site builder's site overview. At the beginning it will be empty. But as soon as you start building your own websites, this screen will start filling up quickly. From that point on, the "Categories", "Sorting", "Tag Groups" and eventually "Search" functions available via special buttons will be able to serve their real purpose. Also note that the view is divided into two parts. In the upper area you will later find all published websites (i.e. those that are available on the WWW) and below that all "unpublished" ones, i.e. those that you have created just for practice or that have not yet reached the editing stage where you can dare to publish them. The various settings and the many website-related functions, which are hidden under a three-point menu, will be discussed in detail in due course.
But first, a brief explanation: The term "website" is first of all only an abstract term that serves as an "umbrella term" of the "web pages" combined into this "website". This can be just one, but a website can also include several hundred web pages - there is no definite upper limit. What you will develop later with this sitebuilder are such "web pages", which then build up the corresponding "website" in their internal linking. The web page that is displayed first on the Internet via the domain URL is usually called the "homepage". In a sense, it represents the "entry portal" of your website.
To create a new "website" in the "Cheetah Sitebuilder", simply click on the "New Website" button, which opens a new page where you can select a template. A distinction is made between "Simple Templates" and "Smart Templates". With the latter, you can explicitly replace the standard texts of a template with your own texts, which you must enter in a special input mask beforehand. This often makes work much easier. Technically, so-called "tags" (e.g. "website-headline") are used, whose content is then replaced in the template according to your entries. In this way, the development of your own website can be massively accelerated using a predefined template (which you can then select).
Website template selection input page (German version of the site builder)
So at the beginning you have to decide whether you want to design the website from scratch ("Blank template") or whether you want to use a template suitable for your task from Builderall's extensive template library and adapt it according to your wishes. Normally, you will certainly start with an empty template. To do this, switch to the "Empty" category in "Templates Simple?" and select the empty template there. An empty website will then be automatically generated from it and transferred to the "Cheetah Sitebuilder" after confirmation. The default name (which you have to change, of course) is "My Cheetah website" and the page name is "Home".
At this point, however, we want to select a Builderall template for a "barbershop" for our example project. To do this, enter the search line "Barber" in the template selection and then display the search result.
Note: If you touch the preview image with the mouse, a button with the label "Preview" appears in its center. Just click on it once - and the template will be displayed as a website in your browser. Here you can take a look at its design and functionality (operation), and then decide whether this template is a good starting point for your own planned website.
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