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This template was designed specifically for Expression Web. Since the template uses a dynamic web template (.dwt) page, it is not compatible with FrontPage.
You can choose the Expression Web template if you want a DWT. If not, choose the HTML template.
This template is made for almost any html web editor as it does not contain DWTs.
Cross-browser tested. We ensure that our templates work in today’s web browsers.
Slideshow (IF INCLUDED): easy to replace our images with your own.
This template uses a CSS-based layout, which means that the page sections (header, sidebar, content, and footer) are positioned and styled using CSS. Because this results in cleaner code, your page may load faster and search engines may rank your page higher.
The CSS also controls all of the font colors and sizes. The six heading tags have been styled as well. We include extensive styling for images.
Note: Sometimes Expression Web may lose its formatting in "Design" view or some elements may not appear correctly. Fonts may seem too large or small; spacing between elements may seem too wide, etc. While this can be a bit disconcerting, you will find it easy to keep previewing your site in a browser as you make changes. Don't panic, it's okay, just save your page, then refresh it. This will display your page correctly. To preview your pages, save the page after each change and then go to File > Preview in Browser.
Expression Web: To create a new, blank page based on a .dwt page layout, go to File > New > Create From Dynamic Web Template. In the dialog box that appears, select the appropriate .dwt page (if you template offers more than one page layout). When your new page is created, save the page giving it a unique name and page title. You can then add content to the editable regions.
Dreamweaver: To create a new, blank page based on a .dwt page layout, select "File > New > HTML." Go to "Modify > Templates > Apply template to page> Then choose the type of page you wish to create."
Creating Pages Not Based on DWTs: Find a page that you wish to use and do a "Save As" to name the new page. This template has a Sample Pages folder with all of the pages used in this template so you can easily choose to create new pages with those pages.
Dynamic Web Template page(s) can be found within the Templates folder of your web and are easily identified by the .dwt extension. It contains the basic page structure for all of your .html pages. If you change a .dwt page, all of the web pages based on that .dwt will also change.
Dynamic Web Templates have both “editable” and “non-editable” regions. Editable Regions allow you to make changes on each individual pages. Non-editable Regions are areas defined by the .dwt and cannot be changed on your .html pages. To change non-editable regions, you must open the .dwt file. Changing those regions will effect every web page in your site that is based on that .dwt page.
This template package allows you to delete the pages you do not need or rename existing pages if necessary. To edit the existing .html pages, just delete our sample content. You can then type your own text and add any additional photos. Note that you will not be able to edit any “non-editable” regions on these pages. Remember to change the page title when you make a new page or rename a page.
Important: If you delete all content from an editable region, it may be difficult to find in design view. Switch to "Code" or "Split" view and look for the following:
Switch back to Design view and you will now see the editable region and can add content to that area. Make sure you type in the paragraph tags: <p>add content here</p>
To change the size of the fonts in the calendar or to change the colors, you must edit the calendar.js file.
We have included a very basic contact form. Your visitors can fill out the form and you will receive the results by email. In order to receive
the results, you will need to edit a few lines on the process.php script to set your email address where the form results should be sent and
to set a subject line for the emails.
Important: This contact form works on many web hosting platforms, but we cannot guarantee it will work on all of them. If you have configured the form according to the instructions above but have problems, your web host's support team should be able to help with any server-side settings that may need to be made.
We have added a multi-level drop down menu that works perfectly in mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers. The levels will drop down as you mouse-over the top links. You must edit the drop down menu in code view on the dwt or on individual html pages that are not associated with a dwt.
For a main topic that contains sub-topics, your code will look something like this:
Once you have your menu completed on the .dwt page save your page and allow the changes to update on the .html pages. Font sizes and colors, background colors, margins, paddings, etc. are all controlled in the style.css page.
You can set the size where the menu changes to the mobile version. We have preset the width to 1024 pixels. If your menu uses fewer main topics, you may want to reduce this size. Edit the code located at the bottom of the .dwt template pages:
Font Awesome gives you over 600 scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized: size, color, drop shadow, and even movement. Learn more about Font Awesome - We recommend you bookmark their page for easy reference.
To use an icon as a bullet or marker, for example:
Adding the icons for "Home," "Call," "Email," and "Hours" can done by applying a style to the paragraph tag.
If you have the style available in the dropdown style menu in the text editing box, then choose the style you need.
1. Add your text
2. Place the cursor at the beginning of the text and choose from the dropdown style box for the classes available: Home, Call, Email, Hours or Comment
3. Once you choose your style, it will automatically show up! Easy stuff!
By using Google fonts, you now have access to a wide variety of custom fonts. This offers quite a bit of of flexibility for getting exactly the look you want, whether fancy or all business. These fonts can easily be added to your site in under a minute. NOTE: You will not see the Google font when in design view. It will be seen when you preview the site in your browser. Learn more about Google fonts.
Next the font name is added to the CSS file:
The Lightbox allows you to click on a small photo and have a larger image appear in a semi-transparent overlay that will appear on top of the page. The script will automatically size itself, so your images can be varying sizes. On mobile devices, the Lightbox resizes the images to fit the screen.
To click through a group of images, add a group name: data-lightbox-gallery="groupname". The "Previous" and "Next" buttons will now automatically appear.
[Credit for this application: http://dev7studios.com/plugins/nivo-lightbox/.]
We have included a simple pagination block you can insert when you have a number of pages you wish to link to. Remember, this template is a static site (not database driven), so you must manually code each page link.
The Highlighted "Description" area is the text that will appear on the slide show.
[Credit for this application: Released by http://nivo.dev7studios.com/. ]
1. Naming your pages: make all of the letters lower case and use NO spaces between words. For example - gettingstarted.html or "camel case" - gettingStarted.html
2. Do NOT copy any text from Word, etc. directly into your web. Paste the text into notepad to remove all formatting. If you copy directly into your web, you may get lots of formatting code you don't need.
3. Make use of the Heading Tags. This template has 6 heading tags and quite a few classes that you can use to give interest to your website. Check our "Typography" page for samples of things used in this template/theme.
4.Meta Tags: To help get your site listed in search engines and directories, we have added blank meta tags for keywords and description to each page. You will want to either delete these tags or add your own specific content. DO NOT leave our default content in these tags.
5. Photo / Image Tips:
a. Use all lower case in your photo / image name.
b. Use "Insert > Picture > From .... Do not drag your images into your web.
c. Use an image program to size your images. Do not grab the corner of the image and pull in to make the image smaller. It may seem like a small image to you, but your viewer's browser must load the entire huge picture!
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