North Belize Sample

North Belize Screen

North Belize 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 six colors from the Colors section.

Color Name Color Description
Title Color: Colors the title if no logo file is used.
Text Color: Colors the page text and page scroll bar.
Body Color: Colors the body background. If a texture file is specified it will overlap this color. Body color also colors the calendar detail text, and calendar number text of days that are not highlighted.
Secondary Color: Colors the background bar on the main menu, highlighted menu items on the main menu, panel backgrounds of the thumbnail panel in mode 1, audio player background, email image form background, calendar date backgrounds and detail panel, scroll bar backgrounds besides those on pages.
Border Color: Colors the border around main content area and contact form field borders.
Page Background Color: Colors the background of the main content area, info tab text, page scroll bar background, and send button text on contact form.
Custom Color 1: Colors the main menu items, copyright text, and icons in the lower right corner of the site.
Custom Color 2: Colors icon rollover colors and sub menu colors. Colors bar above main menu text and highlight tab.  Also colors the highlighted day text on the calendar, borders on the email image form, and selected audio buttons.
Custom Color 3: Colors the background color of bar on the left side.

Image Sizes

All images should be uploaded to your image bank and optimized for the web. The following are recommended sizes.

Image Width Height
Gallery images 900* 600*
Page images 400* 600*

*These sizes are only recommendations and can be adjusted based on your needs. It is important to consider the size of the images and average browser window size.  For instance, larger images will fit available space better on larger screens but will also have larger files sizes and take longer to download.

Special Features / Template Settings

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. Please use version 2.4 for best results. It may be necessary to enter artist and song information if either is not defined.

Calendar

To display the availability calendar, select the add calendar check box at the bottom of the page you wish to add the calendar to. To manage the calendar dates, go to Pages > Calendar. Press the calendar boxes to add or edit events to your calendar.

Contact Form

To display the contact form, select the add contact form check box at the bottom of the page to which you wish to add the contact form.

Texture File

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.

Secondary Texture

The secondary texture is applied to the bar on the left side of North Belize.  Textures created for this bar should be 200 pixels wide and at least 1000 pixels tall.  Secondary texture can be administered under Site Settings > Intro/Texture

Thumbnail Mode

North Belize has two thumbnail modes. Entering ‘1’ in the Thumbnail mode field under Site Settings > Template Settings will place a panel above the thumbnail icon in the lower left corner. Entering ‘2’ will pace a wider panel to the left of the logo.

Slideshow Speed

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

Auto Start Slideshow

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter ‘yes’, ‘on’, or ‘true’ to have the gallery slide show auto start when entering a gallery.

App and Left Bar Opacity

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter a number 0 to 100 to control opacity of the top bar and central content area (app opacity) and left bar opacity.

Sub Menu Alignment

Under Site Setting > Template Settings enter ‘top’, ‘middle’, or ‘bottom’ to handle the alignment of the sub menu items that appear on the left.

Portfolio Menu Title

Enter the desired title for your categories and galleries under Site Settings > Template Settings. The default title is ‘GALLERY’.

Logo size

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.

Logo Position

It is possible to display the logo in the top-left or the bottom-right of North Belize.  To display the logo in the top-left, enter ‘top’ in the Logo position field under Site Settings > Template Settings.  To display the logo in the bottom-right, enter ‘bottom’ in the Logo position field under Site Settings > Template Settings.

Main Menu Text Size

Enter the size of the text for the main menu in the Main menu text size under Site Settings > Template Settings. The default text size for the main menu is 40pt. Note that nav font modifier settings are applied after this setting.

Main Menu Alignment

Enter ‘left’, ‘right’, or ‘center’ in the Main menu alignment field under Site Settings > Template Settings to align the main menu accordingly.

Preloader

North Belize comes with a custom preloader. To revert the preloader to the default line preloader, remove all text from the Preloader type field under Site Settings > Template Settings.

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.

Social Media

As of 2/18/2010 it is possible to add social media icons and links to North Belize. 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.

Social media icons can also be added to the bottom of any page by adding the same code found in Site Settings > Profile prefixed by the text ‘SOCIAL MEDIA:’. The final text should look like this at the bottom of the page text section:

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

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