the Pro Edition’s Site Template Manager, click on the Template
Builder button located at the upper right of the Template Manager Module.
All templates built using the Site Templates Builder will be available
for use in the Template Manager Module, and behave exactly like custom
templates -- namely because they are custom templates. At any point during
your Template creation process, you may preview your current configuration
by clicking on the Preview Design button.
Name: Once saved, your template(s) will appear in the Base Site
Templates drop-down box in the Template Manager Module, listed as the
Image: All templates created through the Site Template Manager
incorporate a single image. Any images uploaded through the File Upload
Module will be available in the Template Image drop-down box.
Style: Select which of the five layouts you would like to use
for your site. Nearly all websites in existence are based upon variations
of these Template Styles.
Color: Unless you are using the “Blank” Template
Style, the color you select from the Foreground Color drop-down box will
determine the color of your Template Style, or shape. This is represented
in the Template Style example pictures by the black area.
Color: The color you select from the Title Color drop-down box
will determine the color of your Built-In Template Header (discussed earlier
in this chapter).
Color: By default, all templates created with the Site Template
Builder will include a text-based menu system. The color you select from
the Link Color drop-down box will determine the color of these text links.
Color: The color you select from the Background Color drop-down
box will dictate the Background Color of your content area. Essentially,
this is the color that will appear behind the text content on your website.
Color: The color that you select form the Text Color drop-down
box will determine the default color of the text content on your website.
Regardless of which color you select, you can change the color of your
text content manually through the Text Editor (See Chapter 8 for more
Values: This optional feature, which appears next to each of
the color definitions, is available so that advanced users can specify
the exact color value they would like to use. If you are not familiar
with hex color values, just ignore them.
are satisfied with your design, click on the Save Design button to save
your new template. To use your new template with your website, select
it from the Base Site Template drop-down box in the Template Manager Module,
and click on the Change Template button. You may also assign your new
template to individual pages by using Multiple Template Definitions (discussed
earlier in this chapter).