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EDIT FLASH ANIMATION: |
Open the "flash.txt" file with Notepad or any simple text editor and change "Yoursitetitle.com" to match your name or company name. Be sure not to delete the "logo=". Also change the "&slogan= Your company slogan or phrase goes here..." to match your slogan. Be sure not to delete the "&slogan=". You can also edit the 4 "&textline1" lines in the flash.txt. This will change the Flash logo on all pages. If you wish to use a graphic logo, there are instructions later in this document.
EDIT COPYRIGHT: |
Open the "copyright.js" file in Notepad or any text editor, and change the "Your Company" and "firstname.lastname@example.org" lines to match your information. This will change the lower page info on all pages. Edit all ".js" files with a text editor.
EDIT CONTACT INFO: |
Open the "phone.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 page.
EDIT THE CONTACT FORM: |
If you are setup with an AllWebCo hosting account. Go to your control panel at "http://your-domain.com/cgi-bin/plusmail" and install the free script "Formail" then edit the contact page and replace "your-domain.com" with your domain.
If you are not set up with AllWebCo hosting or do not have "Formail" installed. You can either setup the contact form to use another contact script, install "Formail" on your server or you can remove the contact form from the pages between the comment tags.
If you wish to change the sizes of the form elements you can open the "corporatestyle.css" in Notepad or any text editor and change the ".shadeform" ".textarea" and ".dropdown" width numbers.
REPLACE THE GALLERY PICTURES: |
The best way to setup the pictures 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.
In the "gallery" folder, replace the 18 "Fgallery" pictures with full size photos. Replace the 18 "gallery" pictures with your thumbnails. The thumbnails are now 100 x 70 pixels but you can make them any size that you prefer. There is info on the other pictures used at this site later in this document. There is also Paypal cart setup info below.
POP UP WINDOW OPTIONS: |
This template includes 7 options for the pop-up windows. To change these options, open your "pop-closeup.js" in Notepad and put a "yes" or "no" (all lowercase) for the options you want to change. You will find all the options near the top of the "pop-closeup.js". You can also change the height and width variables as well as turn on and off the scrollbars and choose full browser or popup mode. See the notes in the "pop-closeup.js" for details.
EDIT PAGES: |
Change the text on all pages to match 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: |
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. Keywords are very important so your site will get a good listing at google or msn and other search engines.
Upload the pages on to your hosting company's server using ftp software like
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.gif". Edit this graphic with your logo. It's best to keep the graphic the same size that it is now unless you edit the image size numbers in the new "header.js".
The index.html on this template has a background sound named home-sound.wav. You can replace this sound by creating a .wav, .mid or .mp3 file and putting your newly created sound file in this website folder. Then, edit the index.html and change the code following the "START SOUND CODE, DELETE TO REMOVE" notes in the index.html. Replace "home-sound.wav" in 2 places. To remove the homepage sound delete between the notes in the index.html.
You can change your font colors and sizes by editing the "corporatestyle.css" with a text editor.
CHANGING / ADDING MENU BUTTONS: |
You can change the names on the buttons like "about us" or "service" to other page names by editing the "menu.js" in Notepad. 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 they don't go outside the menu. You can even add more pages by copying one button in the menu.js and pasting it right below the next. Be sure to back up your file before you edit it.
You can replace the pictures with your own. The pictures are now 720 x 80 pixels but you can use any size picture you want and the pages will size them to fit automatically. Each page has it's own picture which is named according to the page it's on. You will find all pictures in the "picts" folder.
ADDING PAGES: |
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 even add the page to the menu by opening the menu.js and copying and pasting one of the buttons below another. There are notes in the "menu.js" to help you add a button.
So all your pages will maintain a standard height a "pageheight.js" file was included. Edit this file in Notepad and you can change the height="550" to any height you need.
PAYPAL SHOPPING CART SETUP |
You can have your pictures link to paypal so visitors can purchase them. Forms have been created in the "FORMgallery?.htm" pages so it's easier to setup. This template is setup as a shopping cart.
STEP 1: Set up a paypal account and get the HTML code you need to setup purchases from your site. You will need the info between the "<form>" and "</form>" tags from paypal.