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  1. Hi guys, First, my disclaimer is that I'm brand new to this stuff, so please forgive any truly stupid questions. ;) Okay. I have STS v4.5 installed over a fresh install of osC. I think it's working. (I haven't done too much except poke around trying to learn a bit of how it works.) My question is about custom design. I have a page designed in my graphics program that I want to use -- talking here about true design, NOT layout of boxes etc. Now I have no clue what to do. I know that I need to slice it up, slicing the header, each button, each graphic, etc, but then what? What do I name each one - does it matter? I can assign a URL when slicing, am I supposed to? What should it be? Or is that linking done in STS somewhere? How? Where? Basically, I need a moron-proof step-by-step for making my completed design usable in STS and HOW. Can anyone help, please?? I'm sure this is way easier than I think, but right now it's looking quite daunting. Thanks so much! Samantha
  2. Will do, Bill, thanks. (And sorry - I was concerned that that thread was for more actual support versus design. Will repost there.) Samantha
  3. Hi guys, First, my disclaimer is that I'm brand new to this stuff, so please forgive any truly stupid questions. ;) Okay. I have STS v4.5 installed over a fresh install of osC. I think it's working. (I haven't done too much except poke around trying to learn a bit of how it works.) My question is about custom design. I have a page designed in my graphics program that I want to use -- talking here about true design, NOT layout of boxes etc. Now I have no clue what to do. I know that I need to slice it up, slicing the header, each button, each graphic, etc, but then what? What do I name each one - does it matter? I can assign a URL when slicing, am I supposed to? What should it be? Or is that linking done in STS somewhere? How? Where? Basically, I need a moron-proof step-by-step for making my completed design usable in STS and HOW. Can anyone help, please?? I'm sure this is way easier than I think, but right now it's looking quite daunting. Thanks so much! Samantha
  4. Hi guys, Please forgive me if this is an idiotic question or has been answered numerous times - or in numerous places - before (I really HAVE looked for the answer, but don't find it). I'm trying to design a template in my graphics program for use with STS. What size should I make it? Right now I've got it at 1000 pixels wide by 800 pixels high. No particular reason. I would like (I think) the design to be of the type where there's a background, then the main "screen" smaller on top of it. I'm going to have a drawn illustration in the header, so there can be no stretch or distortion (not that distortion is ever a good thing). Before I go on with the design, can you please tell me what dimensions I ought to have the thing be, as a whole, so I don't have to redo? And if there's anything else, tips etc, that I need to know to avoid stretching (or, conversely, left-right scroll bars) later? Thank you! Samantha
  5. Thanks so much, guys. I really appreciate it. I've decided to attempt this myself and see if I can manage it. I'll use STS (which I think should make it easier for me) after I create a design and template in my graphics program. Not sure if I can actually pull this off -- if not, I'll try your suggestions. Thank you all so much!
  6. Hi, I'm brand new here but am going to be using osCommerce for my soon-to-be-launched store. My problem is design. I was going to buy a template from somewhere like Template Monster, but they seem impossible to deal with. Asked a simple question yesterday using their online "help" desk and the response was "just a minute" and I sat there for ONE HOUR. Ridiculous. I asked if he was going to answer soon and he said, again, "just a minute." An hour. So I don't want to deal with them at all. I'd like to find a private designer who is skilled at osCommerce to design the thing for me instead I think. How do I go about finding someone really good? And, any ideas how expensive it is? Thanks!