As you make selections, you can see the impact of the change in the preview window. Click on the refresh icon to see the change. At the bottom of the preview window are some tabs will allow you to see the impact on each of the types of catalog pages. Click on the enlarge icon to see a preview in full screen. The Preview features uses your configuration options such as header graphic and background colors but uses dummy data. To see your data in the selected options, you need to enter your category number after clicking on the enlarge icon. Note that the Preview window has its own scroll bars.
Basic Appearance Options
The catalog name option allows you to assign a name to your entire catalog which contains all top-level categories. Whether this option will be displayed on your pages or not depends on the catalog layout selected.
Colors and background
By default, the catalog pages will use the options you have selected in the Global Information Settings. However, you can override some of these options for your catalog options. Note: even these settings can be overridden by selections in the Category, Product, Shopping Cart, and Order Form configuration.
Background: Select the color you for the background to the catalog pages.
Image: Select the image you want in the background of your catalog pages. If you select an image, it will over ride the background color you selected. If no image is specified, then the back ground color will display.
Text: Select the color you want the text for the category and product titles and descriptions.
Font: Select the font for the text associated with the titles, descriptions, etc on the catalog pages. The fonts available are those that most browsers will recognize and render correctly. While there are a great many fonts available, not all browsers will display them correctly.
Size: Select the size of the text associated with the titles, descriptions, etc on the catalog pages.
Note: You select the color for the text in the 'Colors and Background' section.
Page Title Appearance
This section configures how the Category Title will display on the Category Pages, how the words 'Shopping Cart' will appear on cart, and how the words 'Order Form' will appear on the secure order form.
Font: Select the font for the Title of the catalog pages. The fonts available are those that most browsers will recognize and render correctly.
Size: Select the size for the title font.
Style: Select additional attributes of the title font. You can select bond, italics, underline, left justified, centers, or right justified.
The default selections for link appearance are those set in Global Information.
The preview section will show you how your selections for links will appear. After you make a selection, then update the preview. The sample text will provide an example of what the links options will look like.
The links that can appear on the catalog are the Category Title, the â€œview moreâ€� link in category display, Product title, and the link under the left and right image. This text will only show up as a link if you have configured you category or product to do so.
Normal: Specify the color that a link should appear when the page is first visited and the associated link has never been visited.
Visited: Specify the color of a link that has been visited.
Active: Specify the color of a link that is currently being visited.
Mouseover: Specify the color the link should change to if the use moves the mouse cursor over the link.
For advanced users only. If you are familiar with HTML and Cascading Style-Sheets, you can create your own CSS file and upload it here. This will give you greater control over the appearance of your catalog pages.