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Setting up your website template:|
EDIT FLASH ANIMATION: | Click for more details
Open the "flash.txt" file with Notepad and change "Your Website Title" to match your name or company name. Be sure not to delete the "logo=". Also change the text following "&slogan=" and the text following "&sub_page_slogan=". The "&playing=" variable is for the name of your homepage music. Be sure not to delete the "&slogan=" or the "&sub_page_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.
EDIT COPYRIGHT: | Click for more details
Open the "copyright.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.
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
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. There is a thank you page included.
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 "coolstyle.css" in Notepad or any text editor and change the ".shadeform" ".textarea" and ".dropdown" width numbers.
REPLACE THE PAGE GRAPHICS: | Click for more details
Replace the "about.jpg", "clients.jpg", "services.jpg" etc.. with your own pictures. Open the "icon-popup.gif" and replace this with a small graphic of your own. This icon is for the gallery pop-ups. All page pictures can be found in the "picts" directory. Replace the 8 "home-pict?.jpg" icons in the "picts" directory with your own pictures also. These are the 8 pictures on the homepage.
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" directory 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 108 "Fgallery" pictures in the "gallery" directory with full size photos. Replace the 108 "gallery" pictures with your thumbnails. The thumbnails are now 130 x 87 pixels but you can make them any size that you prefer. The gallery pages will show your thumbnails at whatever size you make them.
POP UP WINDOW OPTIONS: | Click for more details
This template includes 21 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 can also change the height and width variables as well as turn on and off the scrollbars. See the notes in the "pop-closeup.js" for details
EDIT THE GALLERY POPUP TEXT:
EDIT PAGES: | Software choices | Notepad Editing
Change the text on all pages to match 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 PAGE TITLES, DESCRIPTIONS AND KEYWORDS: | Click for more details
Open each of the pages and change the page 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: | Click for more details
Upload the pages on to your hosting company's server using ftp software like CuteFTP or Coffee Cup (free) or your control panel. Be sure to make a directory called picts on your server and put the pictures into that directory.
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.
You can configure the placement, opacity and whether or not to have a watermark in the pop-ups. You will edit the "pop-closeup.js" and/or "slideshow.htm" to change options. Click for complete instructions
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 directory 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 600 pixels. To have the homepage also have a graphic logo, rename the "Graphic-LOGO-sample.htm" to "index.html".
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="100" to shorten or lengthen all the pages at once.
SIZING THE SLIDESHOW: | Click for more details
You can change the size of the slideshow popup by editing the pop-closeup.js in Notepad. Look for "var slideshow_width" and "var slideshow_height" and edit these numbers until the slideshow is a good size for your pictures. You can also turn on the slideshow pop-up scrollbars. See the notes in the "pop-closeup.js".
THE POP-UP MUSIC: | Click for more details
The music popup is controlled by code in the "pop-closeup.js". You can control the window sizes there. You can also use the popup for other items rather than just music, or you can replace the "music-1.mid" through "music-3.mid" with your own music. All files for the popup are in the "music" directory.
You can use different music on the homepage, replace the "home-sound.mp3" in the "music" folder with your own mp3 file. To stop the music from automatically playing on the homepage, delete the code between these notes "FLASH HOMEPAGE PLAYER" on the index.html. This player can only play mp3 files. Keep this mp3 file small so the site will load quickly.
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
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 you 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 file 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 "gallery_nav.js" file in Notepad and copy and paste to add more galleries to the navigation.
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 notes in the gallery pages to help you copy and paste to add more rows of pictures if needed. There are 264 total pictures and only 15 or 20 that you won't need to edit. You will find all pictures in the "picts" and "gallery" directories. Be sure to back up your files before you edit them.
PAYPAL SHOPPING CART SETUP | Click for more details
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.