If this is your fist time using NetObjects Fusion, you may come across some unfamiliar generic terms for some of the features of the software. Here is a quick review of the most common “jargon” that you will find, and what it means.

MasterBorder & Layout Area - In NetObjects Fusion®, a page consists of a Layout Area and a MasterBorder area. The Layout area is the body of the page. It contains objects that are unique to that page. The MasterBorder is the page margins. MasterBorders contain objects, such as navigation bars, that appear on multiple pages. You can define multiple Layouts and MasterBorders then assign one of each to a page.

Templates - A template is a fully designed page or site that you can use as a starting point for your own pages or sites. A typical template might include a banner and navigation buttons, an assigned SiteStyle, and text or other content. You can start a new site from a template or insert one into your current site. Once inserted into a site, you can modify template pages any way you like.

SiteStyles - A SiteStyle is a collection of graphic and typographical elements you can apply to every page in your site to create its look and feel. Use pre-built styles from Fusion or custom build your own to create a look and feel right for your site. You can also select parts of multiple SiteStyles to create custom ones. SiteStyles can be selected and modified in the Style View.

Fusion Views - Consist of 6 different views: Online, Site, Page, Style, Assets, and Publish. Online View offers a variety of resources to help you build successful web sites. Site View is where you set up the pages and structure of your site. Page View allows you to create and edit an individual page. In Style View you can apply and edit SiteStyles for your site. Asset View keeps track of all the images and graphics used in your site. Publish View is where you FTP your site to the web.

Layout Regions - A Layout Region is a container you use to group objects in a defined area on the page. Layout Regions are page segments that you can place, size, and control independently from the rest of the Layout.