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QuickPlace Release 2.0 supports a more advanced degree of customization
for those who are comfortable authoring HTML with any
HTML editor such as Macromedia
Dreamweaver, Allaire HomeSite and others.
Import highly customized HTML forms into
You can import any HTML form into QuickPlace. The form can utilize all
images, Flash files and more. The HTML form
is imported through a custom import form in QuickPlace. QuickPlace
automatically imports all associated resources (e.g.,
images), and even allows you to
associate a workflow with the form. Once imported, QuickPlace
will include your new form in the list of forms which
team members can select to create
new QuickPlace documents.
Change the complete layout with custom
You can completely change the appearance of your QuickPlace workspace by
authoring your own custom HTML Theme (skin). A custom
Theme is an HTML (or DHTML) file
that references these QuickPlace UI elements: Search
bar, Page title, Action buttons, and others. The UI
elements are referenced through
a special QuickPlace tag.
You then upload the HTML Theme into your QuickPlace
workspace as shown in Figure 2
on page 11.
Once uploaded, QuickPlace adjusts every element within your QuickPlace
workspace to reflect the new design, as we see in Figure
3 on page 12.
Use Themes for functional changes
You can use Themes to make broad functional changes in your QuickPlace
• Embed static legal/copyright information on every page to protect
• Embed critical links (URLs) to support staff or instructional materials
that support the QuickPlace workspace.
• Embed links to custom sites that are affiliated with the QuickPlace
• Mirror the look of your QuickPlace workspace to a preexisting intranet
portal or corporate Web site.
• Write a special Theme that takes unique advantage of IE5’s XML/XSL
truly allow you to exert brand and functional control over your
QuickPlace workspace so that QuickPlace becomes part
of a larger design, as opposed
to a “spot solution.”