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EDIT FLASH ANIMATION: | Click for more details
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=". 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.
HOMEPAGE FLASH IMAGE CHANGER: | Click for more details
The animation in the homepage (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 750 x 80 pixels in size.
EDIT COPYRIGHT: | Click for more details
Open the "copyright.js" file in Notepad or any text editor, and change the "Your Company" text with your website or company name. This will update the footer info on all pages. Edit all ".js" files with a text editor.
EDIT CONTACT INFO: | Click for more details
Open the "phone.js" file in Notepad or any text editor and change the company name, address, phone and fax number and e-mail address. This will change contact info on the contact page.
EDIT THE CONTACT 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.
REPLACE THE CART GALLERY PICTURES: | Click for more details
The best way to setup the pictures in the cart 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 27 "Fgallery" pictures with full size photos. Replace the 27 "gallery" pictures with your thumbnails. The thumbnails are now 130 x 87 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.
NOTE: If you want just a picture gallery and not a shopping cart, delete the 3 gallery?.htm pages and rename the 3 NO-CARTgallery?.htm pages to "gallery1.htm", "gallery2.htm" and "gallery3.htm".
POP UP WINDOW AND IMAGE VIEWER OPTIONS: | Click for more details
You can change some options for the gallery image viewer page (image-viewer.htm) and the video popups by editing the pop-closeup.js in Notepad. Options include new browser window, or popup for the viewer.
EDIT THE INTRO MESSAGE: | Click for more details
The default WinMedia message is called "welcome.mp3" and the Quicktime file is called "welcome.mov". These can be found in the "message" folder. You can replace these with your own files to update the message pages. Edit the "welcome-quicktime.htm" and "welcome-winmedia.htm" HTML pages in the "message" folder to edit the message popup text. To change the message file type or popup size see "options" below. Click above to view the message setup and support page.
EDIT PAGES: | Software choices | Notepad Editing
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: | 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:
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 graphic with your logo. It's best to keep the graphic the same size that it is now unless you also edit the menu top location in the menu.css.
The homepage (index.html) in this template has a background sound named home-sound.mp3. 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.mp3" in 2 places. To remove the homepage background sound delete between the notes in the index.html.
FONTS: | Click for more details
You can change your font colors and sizes by editing the "corporatestyle.css" with a text editor. You can find other font colors by clicking here. You can also change the font sizes in the "corporatestyle.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 / ADDING MENU BUTTONS: | Click for more details
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 files before you edit them. Click here for more details on editing your menu.
The menu used in the "image-viewer.htm" is named "menu-gallery.js". You can change and remove links in this menu file as well.
INTRO MESSAGE OPTIONS: | Click for more details
You can change the message popup sizes by editing the pop-closeup.js. To resize the message video/audio area edit the "player-quicktime.js" and "player-winmedia.js" files in the "message" folder. To change the file to use for the welcome message popups edit the "player-quicktime.js" and "player-winmedia.js" in the "message folder". For Windows Media it's best to use a .wma file for video or mp3 for audio. For the Quicktime player it's best to use a .mov file for video and a .mp3 for audio.
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 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.
PICTURES: | Click for more details
You can replace the pictures with your own. The pictures are now 750 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.
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="200" 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
The gallery pages include Paypal forms so visitors can purchase items on your website. Forms have been created in the "gallery?.htm" pages so it's easier to setup. This template is setup as a shopping cart.