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Setting up your website template:|
EDIT FLASH ANIMATION: | Click for more details
Open the "flash.txt" file with Notepad or a text editor and change "Your Website Title" with your name or company name. Be sure not to delete the "logo=". Also change the text following "&slogan=". Be sure not to delete the "&slogan=". You can also leave those areas blank if you want no text. This will update the Flash logo on all pages. If you wish to use a graphic logo, there are instructions later in this document.
HOMEPAGE FLASH CHANGER:
The animation on the homepage is showing 8 .jpg images. You will find these images in the "flash" folder. You can simply replace "image1.jpg" through "image8.jpg" with any standard .jpg images and the flash will update. Make your images 550 x 366 pixels in size.
EDIT COPYRIGHT: | Click for more details
Open the "copyright.js" file in Notepad or a text editor and change the "Your Company" text with your name or company name. This will update the footer info on all pages.
EDIT CONTACT INFO: | Click for more details
Open the "contact.js" file in Notepad or any text editor and change the company name, address, phone number and e-mail address. This will update the contact info on the "contact" and "services" pages.
EDIT THE CONTACT FORM: | Click for more details
Click for current info on setting up the template forms.
Click for info on adding more fields to the forms.
Click for changing form sizes or colors.
If you want to use only e-mail on the contact page you can remove the contact form from the "contact.htm" between the comment tags.
REPLACE THE PAGE GRAPHICS: | Click for more details
Replace the "about.jpg", "clients.jpg", "services.jpg" etc.. in the "picts" folder with your own pictures. Replace the 8 "home-pict?.jpg" with your own images. These are the 8 pictures on the homepage. In Windows Explorer you can hover over any image to see the sizes in pixels.
SETUP THE GALLERY IMAGES & PAGES: | Gallery setup help | Image text editing
Because this template includes a slideshow and text with each image, the best way to setup the images in the gallery is not to actually edit the HTML pages and change the pictures on each individual page. The fastest way is to simply replace the pictures in the "gallery" folder with your own by overwriting the files that are in there now and using the same generic names. Gallery thumbnails named "gallery?-?.jpg" in the "gallery" folder are 130 x 87 pixels in size. Gallery large page images named "Fgallery?-?.jpg" are 500 x 333 pixels. You can make these images any sizes you would like.
Click here to not use text in the viewer with your images and for other options.
EXAMPLE: SETUP GALLERY IMAGE 1-1: In the "gallery" folder replace the "gallery1-1.jpg" with a 130 x 87 thumbnail image. Replace the "Fgallery1-1.jpg" with a 500 x 333 .jpg of the same image. In the "gallery_pages" folder edit the "Fgallery1-1.htm" with your image details. Now open the "gallery1.htm" page and check the first image on the page, click on the image to see that it is setup. Your first image will be setup and you can proceed to gallery image 1-2. Also see gallery setup and image text options.
IMAGE VIEWER OPTIONS: | Click for more details
You can change some options for the gallery image viewer page (image-viewer.htm) by editing the pop-closeup.js in Notepad. Options include new browser window, or popup for the viewer.
PAYPAL PAYMENT PAGE SETUP:
This template includes a Paypal payment page called "paypal.htm". Edit the "firstname.lastname@example.org" in this page with your Paypal e-mail and you can use this page to accept custom payments by sending clients a link to this page and having them fill in the amount on the payment page.
SETUP THE PAYPAL SHOPPING CART: | Click for more details
EDIT PAGES: | Software choices | Notepad Editing
Edit the text on all HTML pages with your information. You can use a text editor like Notepad, Frontpage, Dreamweaver or any wysiwyg editor. Take care not to delete any of the HTML tags that surround the text. You will find notes inside each page to help you navigate. NOTE: You will not see the footer and header in some software because they are .js include files so you can globally edit your e-mail and other info.
EDIT TITLES, DESCRIPTIONS AND KEYWORDS: | Click for more details
Open each of the pages and change the titles (at the very top of the page) and also the description and the keywords with your product or service info. You can edit one page and copy and paste to the other pages. Be careful to only change what's inside the "" so you don't disturb the html code. Page titles are important so your site will get a good listing at Google or MSN and other search engines. Click for optimization help.
UPLOAD: | Click for more details
Upload the pages on to your hosting company's server using ftp software or Windows Explorer or your control panel. Be sure to upload the "picts", "sound_frame" and "gallery_pages" and "gallery" folders and all files in these folders.
AMAZON SEARCH SETUP:
The Amazon search box on the links page is currently set to pay Allwebco for all purchases from your site. To edit this for your own account, go to Amazon and join the associates program. Once you join you can get your affiliate link info and replace this code inside the links.htm "allwebcodesig-20" with your own account info.
WATERMARK SETUP: | Click for more details
You can configure the placement, opacity and whether or not to have a watermark over the images. You will edit the "watermark.js" to change options. In the "picts" folder is a transparent .gif image called watermark.gif. You can replace this image with your own transparent .gif image. If you change the size of the watermark.gif you will need to do some extra editing in the watermark.js file.
USING A GRAPHIC LOGO:
You can replace the Flash logo with a graphic logo. To do this, delete or rename the "header.js", then rename the "graphic_logo_header.js" to "header.js". In the picts folder you will find a graphic called "logo.jpg". Edit this graphics with your logo. You can make the graphic higher if you need to, it's best not to make it any wider than 750 pixels.
SOUND FRAME OPTIONS: | Click for more details
If you are having problems with the frame you can use the second safer frame option. This option will always load the "index.html" when a user clicks on the sound link. In the "pop-closeup.js" edit the "var FrameType" to a 2 instead of a 1. Click for more sound frame options and details.
SOUND FRAME AUTOSTART: | Click for more details
If you would like the music to start when the website is first loading, make a copy of the "index.html" and name this "index2.html". In your index.html add this code to the BODY tag:
Edit the "menu.js" and "flash.txt" to link to the index2.html.
REMOVING ALL SOUND: | Click for more details
To remove all sound links in this template. Remove the links for this in the "menu_gallery.js" in the "menu_bottom.js" and in the "index.html". Do not upload the "sound_frame" folder or you can delete this folder.
ABOUT THE TEXT WITH EACH IMAGE: | Click for more details.
SETTING UP THE SLIDESHOW PICTURES: | Click for more details
The slideshow is currently setup to display all pictures in the gallery folder. If you would like to add or remove pictures from the slideshow, open the slideshow.htm in Notepad and look for the "EDIT THIS AREA" note. Copy and paste to add new pictures to the list, or delete lines to remove pictures. You can also set the AutoPlay speed. Look for "var rotate_delay = 3000".
LINING UP THE GALLERIES:
If you change the notes near the top of the gallery pages, the pictures may no longer line up from one page to the next. To line up the galleries, open the "line_up_pictures.js" in Notepad and change the height="50" to shorten or lengthen all the pages at once.
You can set an overall page height for all pages so short pages will not have the copyright info to high on the page. This is set in two classes in the "coolstyle.css" edit both the ".background-main" and the ".pageheight" classes "height:" in the CSS file.
FONTS: | Click for more details
You can change your font colors and sizes by editing the "coolstyle.css" with a text editor. You can find other font colors by clicking here. You can also change the font sizes in the "coolstyle.css" file. Change the "TABLE" px size to change the copy on all pages. Change the "title" px size to change all the title sizes.
USING THE NON-CART GALLERY PAGES:
Instead of the shopping cart gallery pages included in the download you can delete the 9 gallery .htm pages, then rename the 9 NO-CARTgallery .htm gallery pages to "gallery?.htm" 1 through 9.
CHANGING OR ADDING MENU LINKS: | Click for more details
This template includes 4 menus total. You can change the names of the links like "about" or "services" to other page names by editing the "menu.js". Only change the one instance of the name and not the name with the ".htm" after it. Whatever you change in the menu.js will change every page on the website. Keep the names short so your page does not get wider than 750 pixels if you can. You can even add more pages by copying one link in the menu.js and pasting it right below the next. Be sure to back up your files before you edit them. There are notes in the "menu.js" for adding new links.
You can also edit the gallery navigation bar:
Open the "menu_gallery.js" file in Notepad and copy and paste to add more galleries to the navigation.
The "menu_bottom.js" is for the links near the bottom of each page except for on the index.html. In the index these links are right on the page. This is so search engines can find your pages because .js files are not listed in search engines.
The "sidebar-viewer.js" is another menu you can edit. This is used only in the image viewer page and in the slideshow.htm.
SLIDESHOW AND VIEWER ZOOM AND BACK BUTTONS:
Code for the zoom and back arrow in the gallery image viewer and slideshow.htm can be edited in the "sidebar-viewer.js". Be sure if you edit the zoom to test in IE and in the Firefox browser as well.
ADDING GALLERIES: | Click for more details
For adding new gallery pages be sure you also add a new page in the "gallery_pages" folder for each new image you add with the exact same name as your image name.
You can add more gallery pages to your website by copying and pasting any one of the pages and renaming it to whatever you need. You can then add links in the menu files. There are notes in the gallery pages to help you copy and paste to add more rows of pictures if needed. Click for more details, or Click for adding a new image row.