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Create a reference asset

Suppose you have an asset in Cascade you want to display in the left navigation of more than one site. You can copy the asset over and over again into each of the folders for the site, but you don’t want to duplicate an asset multiple times. What do you do? Create a reference asset! […]

Build a simple email feedback form

This code will build a simple form requesting Name, Email and Feedback information. The code must be entered into Cascade from the html editor, not from the WYSIWYG editor. Open the html editor by selecting the html button on the WYSIWYG toolbar. Copy the following text in red into the “body” or “content” section of […]

Home page feature – rotate image on refresh script

This is how to add rotating images to the feature area on your home page. Create a new text file and copy the content in red below into it. Save the file as rotateImageOnRefresh.js and upload it to Cascade. Place it in the same folder as your index page. <!– SET THE MAX FEATURE COUNT […]

Create a link to an email address (mailto: link)

The WYSIWYG editor does not have a built-in mailto: option but you can still easily create a link to an email address. Highlight what you want to become a link (preferably the person’s name or their full e-mail address spelled out). Choose the Insert/Edit link button from the WYSIWYG toolbar. Choose the External Link tab. In […]

Insert and upload at the same time

You can upload a file into Cascade as you are inserting it into your page. (Be sure the appropriate extension is part of the file name: pdf, .jpg or .doc.) Insert an image: Click inside the content region where the image will be placed. For example, if you would like the image to be in […]

Align text around an image

Images can be placed either before or after your text has been added. Click inside the content region where the image will be placed. For example, if you would like the image to be in line with the top of the text, you will place your cursor before the first sentence. Choose the “Insert/Edit Image” icon  from the WYSIWYG editor. […]

Change page type

Page assets are associated with a set of configurations for each page type. The configuration set for the left navigation page type is different from the configuration set for the full page. To change the page type, the configuration set must be changed. Not all users in Cascade have a role that will allow them […]

Create a link to a specific area on a Web page

Anchor links are used to navigate from a specific area to another specific area within a single Web page, or from a specific area on one Web page to a specific area on a different Web page. They are a good way to provide easy navigation through pages that have multiple sections of content. To create an anchor, […]

Adjust spacing between paragraphs, sentences and headers

Paragraphs are double-spaced by default because that makes the text easier to read on a computer screen). Hitting the enter/return key between paragraphs will add a double-space, creating a new paragraph, but holding down the shift key when hitting enter/return will add a single space, creating a line break. Line breaks are often used to […]

Change the order of left navigation links

The left navigation is built from the folder/file structure is Cascade and is ordered alphabetically by default. To rearrange the order of your indexed assets, select the parent folder from the asset tree. The asset information will be displayed in columns in a new window. Choose the “Order” column heading to show the order in […]