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Answers to commonly asked questions about Web Templates
For various reasons, often we will have someone will ask what sort of fees are associated with purchasing a web template from us.
The listed price for the web template is a one-time licensing fee. There are no annual licensing fees, no membership fees.
You may need to sign up for web hosting, in order to put your website on the internet. Web hosting is a separate fee, however you are not obligated to host your website with us. You may host your website with whomever you choose, provided they meet the server requirements for the product you are purchasing. Most web templates (without a database driven website module) can run on just about any web hosting environment.
If you require additional support or custom services, above what is included with your purchase, this may be subject to a fee.
If you have questions or concerns about pricing, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-866-943-5733.
The web hosting promotion is available on any web template purchase.
When you purchase a web template, you will instantly qualify to redeem either:
a) our free Sandbox testing web hosting plan *
b) a credit of $5/month or $50/year on the Personal or Small Biz hosting plans
* The Sandbox web hosting plan is intended for testing purposes only, and not as a live site. This means that you won't have to pay a penny to place your website up to a testing space.
No, you do not need Adobe Flash to make standard edits to the website template.
What this means is, for 98% of users, you will not require Adobe Flash to make any changes. All typical changes are done via external text configuration files or via externally loading images which you can update via your web editor.
The only time you would require Adobe Flash, is if you plan to make changes to the architecture, layout, action, or color of the flash animated portions of the website template. We provide all master source files for those developers who need this option, however for the typical user who just wants to update the buttons, the taglines, and the images, you do not need a second piece of software such as Adobe Flash.
Source files are provided for web designers. If you have a professional level of experience with the latest versions of Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Flash, you can modify the .fla and .png source files yourself. There is no support or instruction, however, provide for the modification of such items.
To give you an idea of what is involved, it takes our designers upwards of a couple of hours to colorize a template. Considering they're used to the software, and the templates, it could take someone who isn't experienced, considerably longer.
We recommend that you find a template that you like the layout and the color of.
If you're set on a template that isn't in the color choice you're interested in, give us a call and we can look into other options.
Yes, everywhere you see a "photo" of some sort or another, such as in the "flash", you can change yourself.
You do not need additional software (such as flash) -- it is as simple as dragging new photos into the template.
You may need to resize the images you intend to use, to match the size of those used in the template. If you do not have photo editing software, you can use picnik.com (a free photo editing website).
Microsoft FrontPage is no longer available for sale.
Microsoft discontinued sale and support for their FrontPage line of web authoring software at the end of 2006 when the launched their Expression and Sharepoint line of web authoring applications.
We recommend either Expression Web or Sharepoint Designer as a replacement for FrontPage.
Unfortunately, we do not have the geek-power available, at this time, to provide you with a "webmastering" option.
Typically the only software you will need to edit one of our current generation products is a web editor such as:
- FrontPage 2003
- Expression Web 1/2/3/4
- Sharepoint Designer 2007
- Dreamweaver CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6
Apart from a web editor, you may need photo manipulation software to resize your images.
In Generation 8 (and earlier) templates, if you wish to edit the "text logo" yourself, you may need Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Flash (and sometimes SwishMax) -- we offer to update the text logo in these templates for no charge.
In the latest generation of web template (Gen 9/Gen10), you do not need any additional software to update the text logo.Web Templates pre-packaged with a Server-Side Application
With our Numo server-side applications, you will need to have a Linux/Unix web server enabled with PHP and mysql. Your web server will also need to support .htaccess files.
If you plan to purchase web hosting from us, you will need the "Standard Hosting" plan, or better.
A web editor is an application, either installed on your computer, or run through your web browser, that is capable of editing modern web editing components such as global Library/Include files, and Dynamic Web Templates (DWTs).
A web template is a package of files, normally pre-built as a ready-to-go website, that typically are edited in a web editor application such as Dreamweaver, Expression Web, Sharepoint Designer, or FrontPage.
A web template from us is designed to be easily updated without much need for additional software above and beyond the web editor.
Most web templates include a few different layouts, some with upwards of ten or more pre-designed pages such as the About Us and Contact Us pages.