Atwood Sample

Atwood Sample

Atwood Ave is a Premium template. Here is some helpful information pertaining to the template:

Design Details

Template type PREMIUM
Control panel version 3
Supports categories YES
Contact form YES
Supports logo YES
Slideshow in gallery YES

Site Colors Settings:

Go to Site Settings/Colors in your site control tools

You will find the ability to change about nine(9) colors from the Colors section.

Color Name Color Description
Title Color: Colors the logo if a text is used.
Text Color: Colors the page text, caption text, e-card form and label text, contact form and label text, and also send button background.
Body Color: Colors the body background and slideshow icon clock arms. If a texture file is specified it will overlap this color.
Secondary Color: Colors the top and bottom bars, load bar background, bread crumb background, category labels, page and gallery item backgrounds, gallery menu separator if video galleries are present, caption background, and gallery navigation arrows.
Border Color: Colors the page image borders and lines on the page scroll bars. Also colors the top and bottom bars, and the rectangle on the left of the bread crumb object.
Default Page Background Color: Colors the page background if none is defined in the page setting. Also colors the e-card form background.
Custom Color 1: Colors the main menu items, copyright text, any page links (including sub page links), audio player buttons, icons and associated text, bread crumb text and arrows.
Custom Color 2: Colors the items colored by custom color 1 on mouse over (copyright excluded).
Custom Color 3: Colors the field backgrounds and send button text on the e-card form and contact form. Also colors the bar background on the load bar.

Image Sizes

All images should be uploaded to your image bank and optimized for the web.

Atwood Ave allows you to set your own content width and height. You can set it to a standard 3:2 ratio (ex: 1200×800) or something completely different (ex: 900×350). See the ‘Content width’ and ‘Content height’ settings under Special Features for more information. Intro and Gallery images, as well as the image for the contact page should match those settings. Page images should be roughly 80% of the content height setting and 40% of the content width setting. Vertically oriented images are recommended for page and contact images.

Image Width Height
Intro images Content width setting Content height setting
Gallery images Content width setting Content height setting
Page images 40% of your content width setting 80% of your content height setting
Contact image Content width setting Content height setting

Special Features

Content width

Enter the desired width of the content area under Site Settings > Template Settings. ex: 1200

Content height

Enter the desired height of the content area under Site Settings > Template Settings. ex: 800

Intro Images

Under Site Settings > Intro/Texture upload images for the intro or background image that appears when your site opens. Press the upload new file button under Background/Intro and select a new image to upload. Intro images should be optimized and sized according to the template image specifications. Drag and drop the images to reorder them. Press the delete button on the right to delete an image.

Page Linking

To make a page link redirect to some other page (ie. http://google.com) Put the following as the first and only text in the page text: REDIRECT:http://google.com

Music

Music is uploaded into the music area under Site Settings. The jukebox will read ID3 tags from MP3 files. Depending on what music player you use, you may have to “Convert ID3 Tags…” before they are uploaded to your site. Otherwise the jukebox will not be able to read the song/artist information.

Calendar

To display the availability calendar, create a page called ‘calendar’ under the Pages tab. Manage the calendar’s page settings from the edit page option in the pages tab. To manage the calendar dates and content, go to the Calendar tab. Enter your calendar’s title and description, and press the submit button to save this information. Press the calendar boxes to select or deselect a day.

Page controls

When editing each page, you have the ability to control a page image, alignment, color, and a background texture. Select the up arrow to upload a page image. Select the page color by clicking the ‘Choose Color’ link below the Page Color header. If no color is selected the ‘Default page color’ setting under Site Settings > Colors is used. Adjust the slider to the right of the page color heading to control the opacity of the page color overlay. Select a background texture from the drop down menu below the Page Texture heading. You can also upload a texture of your own. Keep in mind that the page texture fills the area of the container. If the texture images proportions do not match those of the container, the texture image is cropped by the template to fill the container space. The page color overlays the texture with the opacity setting above. Select a desired page text alignment. Please note that selecting ‘center’ will not accommodate a page image.

if you want a page image to fill the whole background of the page, upload it as your page texture, set the page color opacity to 0, and don’t add a page image at that stage.

Slideshow speed

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the amount of time in seconds an image should display in intro and gallery slideshows before loading the next image.

Texture

Upload an image for the background texture under Site Settings > Intro/Texture. Press the upload new file button under Texture and select a new image to upload. Texture images should be sized to a minimum of 1400 x 1050 pixels. To remove the texture press the delete button to the right of the image.

***Textures are an easy way to set your site apart and give it depth. We have an incredible set of texture packs to choose from created directly by our developers for you HERE.

Hash marks

It is possible to turn of the diagonal lines or hash marks throughout the design. Enter 0 or No in the Hash marks field under Site Settings > Template Settings to show solid color in the areas where hash marks are used.

Menu type

Atwood supports two types of menu orientations: horizontal and vertical. The default menu orientation is horizontal. To display a vertical menu enter ‘vertical’ in the Menu type field under Site Settings > Template Settings.

Portfolio menu label

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired label for the button that opens the portfolio menu.

Info menu label

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired label for the button that opens the pages menu.

Contact menu label

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired label for the button that opens the contact form.

Link 1 label

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired label for the button that opens the first extra link. Extra links are placed in between the info menu button and the contact button.

Link 1

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired URL for the first extra link button.

Link 2 label

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired label for the button that opens the second extra link. Extra links are placed in between the info menu button and the contact button.

Link 2

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired URL for the second extra link button.

Image Captions

To create a caption for an image click on the desired image under Images > Image Bank**. In the caption field enter a few sentences to describe the image. When the image shows up in a gallery on your site, the caption icon will appear. Click on the caption icon to show the caption for that image. Click the caption icon again to hide the caption.
** You may need to wait for the entire image bank page to load before you can enter a caption.

Font Modifiers

Font Modifiers allow you to increase or decrease the size of the text from its default size (set at 0) for your Site Title, Navigation, and Pages. This is most helpful when selecting fonts that render at small sizes.

Video

You can find helpful information on video here.

Logo

A good place to start is around 400 width by 100 height in pixels. If you need the logo bigger/smaller, just resize the logo in your image editing program and then re-upload into the admin.

Logo Design
Need to re-brand your logo? We have a great logo design team that can help you make that impact in your business. Check out our logo services HERE and take it to the next level.

Social Media

As of 2/15/2010 it is possible to add social media icons and links to York. Under Site Settings > Profile under the Social Media section, add a reference to the image for a given social network and a link to a page on that network using the following format:

facebook.png,http://facebook.com/myIDHere
twitter.png,http://twitter.com/myIDHere

In this case, the images ‘facebook.png’, and ‘twitter.png’ should be uploaded to the image bank. Both pngs and jpgs can be used for these icons. There are many places to find social media icons for your site. Here is an example of one set.

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