Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine

CAFC
  • US 6,546,397 B1
  • Filed: 12/02/1999
  • Issued: 04/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method to allow users to produce Internet websites on and for computers having a browser and a virtual machine capable of generating displays, said method comprising:

  • (a) presenting a viewable menu having a user selectable panel of settings describing elements on a website, said panel of settings being presented through a browser on a computer adapted to accept one or more of said selectable settings in said panel as inputs therefrom, and where at least one of said user selectable settings in said panel corresponds to commands to said virtual machine;

    (b) generating a display in accordance with one or more user selected settings substantially contemporaneously with the selection thereof;

    (c) storing information representative of said one or more user selected settings in a database;

    (d) generating a website at least in part by retrieving said information representative of said one or more user selected settings stored in said database; and

    (e) building one or more web pages to generate said website from at least a portion of said database and at least one run time file, where said at least one run time file utilizes information stored in said database to generate virtual machine commands for the display of at least a portion of said one or more web pages.

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