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Flexible web page template building system and method

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Flexible web page template building system and method


An auto-expanding navigation area for a web page is presented which allows a user to select a number of buttons to be displayed in the navigation area and which automatically identically sizes and displays the selected number of buttons in the navigation area and automatically expands or reduces the navigation area based on the number of buttons.
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Inventor: Brian D. Hanechak
USPTO Applicaton #: #20120272141 - Class: 715234 (USPTO) - 10/25/12 - Class 715 


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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120272141, Flexible web page template building system and method.

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This application is a divisional of prior application Ser. No. 12/060,254, filed Mar. 31, 2008, which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to creation and design of electronic documents and, more particularly, to flexible web page template building techniques and systems.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Customizable web page templates for designing websites assist people in quickly designing web pages for publishing to a web hosting server.

One of the challenges in designing web page templates whose content may be customized by end users is that the size of the content or amount of text that may be inserted into the editable areas of the web page may vary from user to user. Because a web page generally provides a header area, a navigational area, and a bottom border around editable areas that may be customized by a user, the template design required some knowledge of the size of the editable areas. Previously, this has caused template providers to set a static size editable area, thereby limiting the amount of content that the user can insert in the editable areas.

Another challenge for the designers of web page templates is the desirability of making web page themes work in all types of browsers.

Accordingly, it would be desirable to provide a web page generating tool that has a simple user interface and allows a web page designer to create flexible auto-expanding editable areas which grow and shrink based on the amount of content inserted into the editable areas, and to design themes that work in a wide variety of browsers.

SUMMARY

OF THE INVENTION

Embodiments of the invention are directed to flexible web page template building techniques and systems which allow web page designers to build auto-expanding web pages that grow and shrink according to an amount of user content inserted there.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a diagrammatic representation of a web page template building plugin.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating a network environment in which an embodiment of the invention operates.

FIG. 3 is a block diagram illustrating a user computer environment in which an electronic publishing tool may operate.

FIG. 4 is a screen shot view of an example user interface display 400 of an example web page template building tool.

FIG. 5A is an example auto-expanding user-editable content container illustrating application of the guides, in particular with respect to a variation in the vertical direction of content between the guides.

FIG. 5B illustrates the auto-expanding user-editable content container of FIG. 5A where the guides are set to a position which comprises variation in the vertical direction of content between the guides.

FIG. 6A is an example auto-expanding user-editable content container illustrating application of the guides, in particular with respect to a repeating pattern.

FIG. 6B illustrates the auto-expanding user-editable content container of FIG. 6A where the guides are set to a position resulting in a non-repeating pattern.

FIG. 7A illustrates the partitioning of a vertical navigational area to grow and shrink as navigation buttons are added and removed.

FIG. 7B illustrates the partitioning of a horizontal navigational area to grow and shrink as navigation buttons are added and removed.

FIG. 8 is an exemplary table created to describe an outer and inner background of a web page template.

FIG. 9 is an exemplary web page template layout.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120272141 A1
Publish Date
10/25/2012
Document #
13541368
File Date
07/03/2012
USPTO Class
715234
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
06F17/24
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