The Interface
Quick Start Guide
Creating Pages
Opening and Editing Pages
Uploading and Managing Files
Menu Display System
Site Templates
Site Template Manager
Site Template Builder
Custom template design guidelines
The design process
Special variables,
Required files,
How to upload
Linking to site pages
Shopping Cart & eCommerce
Event Calendar
eNewsletter Module
Database Table Manager
Secure Users
Site Data Tables
Photo Album
Site Statistics
Blog Manager
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Default Style Sheet File
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Site Templates
The design process

Design is a purely creative endeavor, and is difficult to give exact guidelines in reference to the process. The more creative you become, the easier it is to work within the template criteria. During the design process, you may find the need to experiment with different layouts and other combinations in order to achieve the exact look and feel that you desire. It is not uncommon to redesign templates several times before finalizing the end result.

There are some technical requirements that you must adhere to in order to work within the Soholaunch Soholaunch Pro Edition platform.

Within any site deployed with the Soholaunch Soholaunch Pro Edition, the width of the content area is “liquid”, meaning that it will expand and contract as necessary to fulfill the parameters set by the template. A good habit to get into here is designing all of your templates within Photoshop starting with a new image that is 740(w)x500(h). This will give you the most accurate depiction of your final site, as the desired outcome is to have all visitors see the site with an 800x600 screen resolution.

The auto-generated menu system uses buttons that are 128(W)x20(H) pixels. If your intention is to use a custom navigation system, this does not factor as heavily in your design process. However, keep in mind that if you’re designing this type of template for a client, they will not be able to add pages or other items to the navigation system automatically via the “Menu Display” system.

You can set your templates so that it allows all new pages added to the Menu Display system to be used in conjunction with your custom navigation system. If you intend to utilize this function, you may still want to design around the Menu Display button requirements.