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Setting up your website template:
EDIT HEADER LOGO: | More details
The text header logo includes 2 parts for the 2 different header logo colors used. Open the "header.js" in a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit and edit the text following the "var logo1" and the text following "var logo2" with your website name. View more details.
GRAPHIC LOGO: If you would like to use a graphic logo, skip the above step and see the "options" section later in this document.
HEADER IMAGE: The header image icon is located in the "picts" folder. The link for the header icon is in the "header.js".
EDIT COPYRIGHT: | Click for more details
Open the "copyright.js" file in Notepad or any text editor and edit the "Your Company" with your name or site 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 edit the company name, address, phone and fax number and e-mail address (email@example.com in 2 places). This will update contact info on the "contact" page. This is done in a .js file so search engines won't see your e-mail and you'll get less spam.
EDIT THE CONTACT AND QUOTES FORM:
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.
Because of the complexity of setting up the quote form, there are notes in the "quotes.htm" to help you cut and paste to add new form fields. The form will work with most contact form scripts however you will need help files or a sample form from the script you intend to use. Most form elements work the same way from script to script, however the hidden values usually vary. You may want to consider editing the entire page in Notepad instead of a wysiwyg editor.
REPLACE THE GALLERY GRAPHICS: | Click for more details | Thumbnail Help
Because this template includes a slideshow, the best way to setup the pictures in the gallery and the slide show at the same time 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.
Replace the 36 "Fgallery" pictures in the "gallery" folder with full size photos. Replace the 36 "gallery" pictures with your thumbnails. The thumbnails are now 130 x 87 pixels. This is a fixed size on the pages for better display. You can make your full sized pictures any size that you would like, because the popup and slide show will automatically resize themselves.
You may want to replace some of the pictures in the "picts" folder with your own pictures. All pictures are named to correspond to the pages that they are displayed on. They are all .jpg and .gif files.
IMAGE VIEWER OPTIONS: | Click for more details
You can change some options for the gallery and slideshow image viewer page (image-viewer.htm) by editing the pop-closeup.js in Notepad. Options include new browser window, or popup for the viewer.
EDIT PAGES: | Software choices | Notepad Editing
Edit the text on all HTML pages with your information. You can use Frontpage, Dreamweaver, GoLive, any wysiwyg HTML editor or a text editor like Notepad. Take care not to delete any of the HTML tags that surround the text.
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 to match your product or service. 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.
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" and "gallery" folders and all files in these folders.
USING A GRAPHIC LOGO: | More details
To replace the text logo with a graphic logo: edit the "header.js". Change the "var logotype" from "text" to "graphic" (all lowercase). In the "picts" folder you will find a graphic called "logo.jpg". Edit this graphic with your logo image. The "logo.jpg" is now 75 pixels high. You can make this image any size you would like, however, if you resize this image, you may need to edit the header height classes and menu location classes in the CSS file.
HEADER COLOR: The background color for the header can be edited in your "coolstyle.css". Edit the ".headerbox " class on, or near, line #59. The header can be set to a solid color in the "header.js". With a solid color header edit the "header.js" for the color.
WATERMARK SETUP: | Click for more details
You can configure the placement, opacity and whether or not to have a watermark over the images in the closeup views. You will edit the "watermark.js" to change options. In the "picts" folder is a .gif image called watermark.gif. You can replace this image with your own .gif image. If you change the size of the watermark.gif you will need to do some extra editing in the watermark.js file. Click here for details. NOTE: The watermark.gif in this template is not transparent.
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.
CHANGING LINKS / ADDING TO THE MENU: | Click for more details
There are a total of 2 menu type files you can add and remove links in.
1. menu.js (top menu)
2. menu-2.js (2nd menu down on the pages)
You can change the names of the links like "about" or "gallery" 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 or any .js file will change every page on the website. You can add more page links by copying one link in the menu.js or menu-2.js and pasting it right below the next. Be sure to back up your files before you edit them. There are notes in each "menu" .js files to add another link.
ADDING PAGES: | Click for more details
You can add pages to your website by copying and pasting any one of the pages and renaming it to whatever you need. You can then add text links on the other pages or in the "menu.js".
CHANGING THE GRAPHICS/PICTURES: | Click for more details
You can replace the page pictures and backgrounds with your own pictures. You can use any size picture you want and the pages will size them to fit automatically. Each page has it's own pictures which are named according to the page they're on. You will find all pictures in the "picts" folder. Hover your mouse over any image in the "picts" folder to see the image size in pixels.
SETTING UP THE SLIDESHOW PICTURES: | Click for more details
The slideshow is currently setup to display all 36 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".
SIZING THE SLIDESHOW:
Edit the variables at the top of the "pop-closeup.js" to change the slideshow popup size or to not have it work as a popup.
So all your pages will maintain a standard height a "pageheight" class is included in the "coolstyle.css". Edit this height to any height you need.
SITE MAP PAGE:
The "site_map.htm" is linked from the index.html. It is best not to remove this link so search engines can find your site map and properly list all your pages when users search at major search engines.
PAYPAL SHOPPING CART SETUP | Click for more details
Paypal shopping cart forms have been included in the template "FORMgallery?.htm" pages. Follow the steps below to setup the shopping cart pages.
- Setup a Paypal merchant account.
- Delete or rename all current template "gallery?.htm" pages.
- Rename all "FORMgallery?.htm" pages to "gallery?.htm" pages maintaining their respective gallery numbers. For example, rename "FORMgallery1.htm" to "gallery1.htm".
- In each newly renamed Paypal "gallery?.htm" page replace the info for each form with your Paypal form info. In each form edit the business e-mail, the item name and the item price. Edit the "view cart" button with your Paypal e-mail. For a quick edit, you can open a gallery page in notepad and search and replace "firstname.lastname@example.org" with your paypal e-mail. There is a thank you page included. In each form edit the "return" URL with your web domain URL so the return page will display after a payment is completed. Click for form setup details.
- Be sure to edit the view cart button in each gallery page. The code for this button is near the bottom of each gallery HTML page.
- In each form you can also edit or remove the shipping price. Click for more shipping options.
- Test all your forms.