QuickSilk has a growing library of FREE website and email design templates that can be used as is or modified to suit your needs using our template and page designer tools. The templates are sorted by general business categories, to help users quickly find the templates they're looking for.
For those who want to use their own templates you can upload them into a personalized template library specific to your website.
Whether you're using one of our free templates or a custom template you've prepared QuickSilk, you can manage the design and layout of your templates and page layouts using our drag and drop canvas.
An example of the layout tools available in our designer include:
The User Profile Form Builder allows you to fully manage the User Profile form that users complete when logging into your site.
With the User Manager Form Builder you can:
Plus, you can add and manage the following field types:
Our Website Form Builder provides all the features found in the User Profile Form Builder plus the ability to::
The administrative settings allows authorized administrators to manage a variety of global site settings including:
Add and manage user access rights and permissions, on an individual module basis, based on assigned user role and in conjunction with the following features:
The global file manager is the central repository for all files uploaded to your site. Using this tool you can:
Our inline web editor provides What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWTG) features to manage your web page content. The available features include:
For those companies that need to communicate with customers in multiple languages, our language manager supports 70 languages including the double byte character set. You will need to provide the translated text.
For each language you can set the following attributes:
The module manager lets you manage module trials, subscriptions to optional modules, unsubscribing to optional modules and temporarily suspending the display modules on your website. You can manage all these activities with the simple click of a button.
In this section you will also find the information on your current plan including:
Social networking is fast becoming the primary means for driving traffic to your website. Almost everybody has one or more social media accounts, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn , Google+ or one of the many other social networks that are available today.
When you or others are posting information from your website onto the different social media channels you want these posts to look professional and publish the desired content. One of the best ways of doing this today is using Open Graph meta tags.
We've built support for the Open Graph protocol directly into the QuickSilk framework so you can start optimizing your site META tags immediately for today's social networks.
We like to provide our clients with a broad range of flexibility and options. With this in mind we created a Page Manager that allows clients to manage their pages and templates from the admin panel in addition to the inline editing features. The Page Manager consists of four key functions:
The ability to rank well in the major search engines using White Hat Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices has never been more import than it is today. The major search engine companies like Google and Bing, are continuing to refine their search algorithms to filter out websites that practice deceptive SEO (known as Black or Gray Hat).
We've built 10+ years of SEO experience directly into our framework in order to help our clients organically improve the on-page ranking factors for their website using only white hat techniques.
Organically optimize many of your on-page ranking factors by using the following built-in SEO features:
Blogs provide website owners with the ability to conduct informal or informational style discussions with their website visitors as either a standalone website or a page on a website.
QuickSilk provides a comprehensive blog module that allows site owners to:
Discussion forums offer a structured, threaded, form of communication between website owners, their website visitors and forum participants. Discussions forums can be operated as a standalone website or as a page on a website.
QuickSilk provides a comprehensive discussion forum module that allows site owners to:
Our Events Module works similar to our blog. Use the events module to create events and add attendees. You can categorize the events, specify the start and end dates, and set the publication and visibility status of each event.
When placed on a page, the event module displays a listing of current events. Users can click on each event to view an individual event page. There is event calendar widget that allows users to quickly review upcoming events and a “latest events” widget to display a fixed number of upcoming events. Multiple instances of event calendar can be created for separate groups.
Our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) module provides a quick and easy method for site administrators to add FAQ, tips and tricks, question and answer and similar information features to their website.
Use the FAQ module to:
The File Grid List module provides the ability for site administrators to upload and manage a variety of file formats and display them in a tabular format, for users to view and download files
Add a comprehensive tabular listing of files to any page on your website that includes the ability to:
Flickr (pronounced "flicker") is an image and video hosting website operated by Yahoo. Flickr is a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs and is widely used by photo researchers and bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.
QuickSilk's Flickr module communicates through the features available in Flickr's API to integrate a Flickr owner’s galleries into their website.
Some of the features available in our Flickr integration include:
QuickSilk's Glossary module provides an alphabetical listing and explanation of terms or words found in, (or relating to) a specific subject or in the context of the website subject matter. It is a concise dictionary of related terms.
The function of the glossary module is to highlight keys terms and display them as a link on a page. To avoid repetition, the glossary is programmed to show only the first instance on a page.
When a page has a term that is contained in the glossary it is styled and displayed as a glossary link. When a user mouses over the link a definition of the term is displayed in a popup.
Google Maps is a desktop and mobile web mapping service developed by Google.
QuickSilk has developed a module, using Google's API that provides the ability to add Google's satellite imagery, street maps, and street view perspectives to websites. Included in Google Map's features are route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle or via public transportation.
Use our Google Maps module to:
The image module does exactly what you think it should do. When combined with the features of our global file manager you have a powerful set of tools for adding and managing a single image on a page, including:
Use the Image Gallery module to simplify the process of creating beautiful image galleries for your website.
The Image Gallery module provides you with the ability to:
Our Portfolio module provides you with the ability to showcase projects on your website. Use the portfolio module to:
Rich Site Summary (RSS), often called Really Simple Syndication, uses a variety of standard web feed formats for pushing regularly changing web content to users. Many news-related sites, blogs and online publishers use RSS feeds to syndicate the content of their blog entries, news headlines, audio and video.
Use the RSS module to:
QuickSilk's Slider module provides an easy-to-use means of adding image sliders to any page on your website. The settings in this module allow you to:
The Tabs module is extremely useful when you have a lot of content to display on a single page without having an excessively long page. Or you can use the tabs module to group content in a more meaningful way.
However you choose to use the tabs module it's definitely one of our cooler modules as it allows you to drop all of the other QuickSilk modules inside a tab. Use our tabs module to:
Do you have clients that love what you do and want to support you by sharing their experience with others? If so, you can use our testimonials widget to randomly display your client testimonials.
Use our Image testimonials module to:
The Video Gallery is definitely one of the favorite modules of our team! We've integrated it with YouTube's API to provide users with several really cool ways to display their YouTube Videos (and soon Vimeo) on their website.
With the Video Gallery module you can:
Comments are a great way to engage with your site users, and QuickSilk has developed a module that makes gathering and responding to comments a breeze!
The Social Media module provides a quick and easy means to display icons and links to the social media channels you manage, from your website:
With this module you can:
Social ratings provides a way for site owners (and visitors), to understand the value readers place on the content being uploaded to a website.
Use the social ratings module to rank content as:
Make it easy for your site visitors to share your website and content with others using our Social Share module. The Social module provides the ability to enable sharing content through various social media channels through the following attributes:
Do you want to display the latest tweets from your Twitter account on your website? Then this is the module you need.
Once you've entered our Twitter credentials in the settings panel you can use this module to set:
This one-of-a-kind tool provides a side-by-side comparison of two revisions of your web page to rapidly see that changes that have been made between versions.
When used in conjunction with our workflow and version control modules, authorized users can rapidly determine what changes have taken place on a page before approving a page to be published, or sending a page back to the author for additional changes.
Use QuickSilk's Member Directory to quickly build a cohesive listing of registered and non-registered members.
We've tied into Cisco's WebEx API so our clients have the ability to start up and join WebEx meeting from their websites.
All you need to do is enter your WebEx credentials is the settings section of the admin panel. Then simply drag and drop the WebEx module onto the page where you want this functionality.
Set your section title and number of WebEx items you want to display per page. You can also set the visibility properties and styles & background properties. And you’re done!
Our workflow module provides the ability for authorized administrators to specify content contributors and content approver, in various QuickSilk modules.
Permissions can be set by Role, Group, and Department. Depending on the specific user permissions that have been set, participants have access to add, edit, remove, view, install, deactivate, create and manage content.
Ok, we're just going to say this straight up! This is definitely one of the coolest features of the QuickSilk platform.
In less than 60 seconds the microsite module can generate a website, as a subset of your main website, for any number of purposes. If you ever have a need to create event sites, campaign sites, A/B split testing pages, extranets or web portals then you really need to see this feature in action!
Each microsite has its own admin features and microsite admins can be excluded from having main site access, if desired.
Do you need the ability to secure page content, documents and the like for your users, distributors, resellers or other strategic partners?
Creating a login feature for your website couldn't get any easier! Simply drag and drop the login form module to the location on the canvas that you want to appear.
You can set the login as a form, or as a simple link with a pop-up form. Allow your users to login with the popular social media accounts and set the visibility, styles and background options.
When combined with the built-in User Manager you have a comprehensive and robust capability to ensure only authorized users see the content you want them to see.
Version control is the management of changes to web page content and other collections of information on your website. We understand that there are times when you make unintended changes and need to revert back to a previous version of your page content.
Our version control modules provides the ability for authorized users to revert back to the previous content in any module.
From the first day we started coding QuickSilk's web services platform was built to be PCI compliant. QuickSilk was built on the PCI DSS standard for the express purpose of providing eCommerce shopping cart and storefront functionality.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security standard for all merchants and organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.
We're building a more flexible and powerful approach for selling goods and services on the web and including the standard features everyone has become comfortable with such as:
We're looking forward to releasing our ecommerce offering later this year.
Advertising banners is a great way to monetize your website traffic.
We're building a module that allows us to implement or integrate with a third party service that:
We're planning to develop an event registration module that will provide event planners and organizers with total control over every aspect of their events and attendees. We'll be combining the other features already built into the QuickSilk platform to facilitate:
A web directory displays content listing by category and subcategory. The categorization is typically based on the theme of the overall web site rather than one page or a set of keywords. Web directories often allow site owners to submit their site for inclusion and have editors review submissions for fitness.
QuickSilk has built a web directory module that will allow site owners to create standalone web directory websites, or include web directories within a site, with the following features:
That's right, you don't need an IT department or programmer to build your marketing, web portal or ecommerce site. Simply create your account on the www.quicksilk.com website, complete a few fields and your fully responsive website is built.
You can be adding your content to your new website in less than 60 seconds.
It's true! You don't need to be a developer or hire a developer to launch your marketing, web portal or ecommerce site on QuickSilk.
Simply drag and drop the widgets which provide the functionality you desire onto the template or page canvas and start adding your content.
It really is that easy!
Identifying a reliable, client focused, web hosting service provider to host your web site is a mission critical decision for your business.
With QuickSilk, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your critical data is protected around the clock. Our NOC is housed in a SAS 70 Type II certified facility featuring enhanced security. PEER 1 is certified on the Safe Harbour List and abides by the principles set forth in the Safe Harbour framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Please visit our hosting infrastructure page on our website for full details:
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a system of distributed servers that deliver web pages and content to a user based their geographic location, the origin of the website and the content delivery server.
QuickSilk's Content Delivery Network (CDN) consists of a large network of servers distributed around the world. When a user accesses your site the CDN determines which server is the closest in order to serve the site as quickly as possible to your site visitor’s computer.
Google Analytics provides statistical data on your online customer’s activities across ads and videos, websites and social tools, tablets and smartphones.
By implementing Google Analytics you can access a broad range of detailed reporting information to help you better understand and serve your current customers and win new ones.
QuickSilk's Google Analytics integration is part of the global settings module, replacing the need to add the Google Analytic code snippets on individual templates.
Select the 'Standard' option which tracks page views or 'Event' option which tracks user click activity (i.e.) pages, menu items, links.
The Quicksilk site and server health modules are two separate.. Both are automated scripts that provide important information on the operation and functioning of you website(s) and QuickSilk’s servers.
The server health script constantly monitors each server in our network to ensure there are no errors with any of our server side tools or processes.
The site health script monitors each website to ensure there are no errors with the content management system, database connection, directories permissions, mail server, php version, disk space, etc.
If issues arise these scripts can often predicatively advise our technical support team of an upcoming issue before it becomes catastrophic.