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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 plain text editor and change the text following "logo=" the "Yourwebsitetitle.com" to your name or company name. Be sure not to delete the "logo=". Change the text following "&slogan=" to any slogan you would like. Be sure not to delete the "&slogan=". You can also leave those areas blank if you want. This will change the Flash logo on all pages. If you wish to use a graphic logo, there are instructions later in this document.
THE HOMEPAGE FLASH IMAGE CHANGER: | Click for more details
The animation on the index.html 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 500 x 333 pixels in size.
EDIT FOOTER COPYRIGHT: | Click for more details
Open the "footer.js" file in Notepad or any text editor and change the "Your Name or Company" line to match your information. This will change the footer info on all pages. There is also a menu in this file. To edit that see menus later in this document.
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 change 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.. (one for each page) with your own pictures. These images are 200 x 300 pixels. Replace the 8 "home-?.jpg" icons "picts" folder with your own pictures to update the index.html. The homepage images are 70 x 47 pixels. All page images can be found in the "picts" folder.
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. Hosting is case sensitive so be sure to use the exact same name.
Replace the 80 "Fgallery" pictures in the "gallery" folder with full size photos. These images are now 500 x 333 pixels. Replace the 80 "gallery" pictures with your thumbnails. The thumbnails are now 70 x 47 pixels but you can make them any size that you prefer. The gallery pages will show your thumbnails at whatever size you make them. You can also replace the "slideshow.jpg" with your own personal starting slide for the slideshow.
EDIT THE MENUS AND DROPDOWN MENUS: | Menu Editing | Adding Pages
This template includes horizontal CSS menus. You can edit the menus as you need and add and remove links and pages. You will edit the menu.js in a text editor to change the menu names and add items. Click for CSS horizontal menu help.
EDIT PAGES: | Software choices | Notepad Editing
Change the text on all 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 information. 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 template files 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" and "flash" folders and all files in these folders.
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. If you make the logo.jpg higher in size, you must move the menu down by editing the menu.js.
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".
JS FILE OPTIONS: | Click for more details
This template includes options for template features in the pop-closeup.js, sidebar.js, watermark.js, imagechanger.js, and header.js. To change these options, open one of the .js files in Notepad and put a "yes" or "no" (all lowercase) for the options you want to change. You can also change colors and some height and width variables as well as turn on and off items. See the notes in each .js file for details.
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.
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.
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.
GALLERY IMAGE TITLES: | Click and see "Setting your item names"
If you change the image names in the gallery pages and find your new names do not fit, you can make the font smaller in the coolstyle.css by editing the "imagetitles" class.
CHANGING LINKS / ADDING TO THE MENU:
See step #7 above for the drop menus. To edit the "menu_gallery.js" or "footer.js" links see menu editing in the support center.
ZOOM AND GRAY FILTERS:
In IE and Firefox you will see zoom buttons on the right in each gallery page. In IE you will also see a "switch to gray" filter. The global options for these buttons can be found in the top of the "zoom.js".
ADDING GALLERIES: | 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 links from the other pages or the gallery. There are about 200 total pictures and only 15 or 20 that you won't need to edit. You will find all pictures in the "picts" and "gallery" folders. Be sure to back up your files before you edit them.
There is a spacer in the "footer.js" with a height of "150" you can edit to space the footer text on all your pages from the page text above. Also the "headshadow" class in the "coolstyle.css" includes a height to globally move all tables down from the top of all pages.
Three OPTIONAL homepages are included. You can use any one of these pages by deleting or renaming the "index.html". Then rename the OPTIONAL page you want to use to "index.html".