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Okay forgive me if i sound like an idiot.. I am fairly good at html and design website templates. But after starting this yikes, I'm confused with the php is it the same?

 

I am buying Adobe go live for some websites... now will i be able to use adobe go live to design my oscommerce shop or no? I dont think so but maybe there is some way, so i thought i'd ask...I will also have all of the adobe products... so if another can help... just anyone who know please give me feedback :) thanks for helping out a newbie! :)

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Yes, you can edit the php code in source mode. I use golive as well for my osc site design. A few tips for you to remember:

 

If you want to edit text, it's in your catalog/includes/languages/english (if you're using english)

If you want to edit colors, its in your catalog/stylesheet.css

 

For your header and footer design, locate catalog/includes header.php and footer.php. You can almost completely remove the html on these pages, but leave the php code. I took the whole header from my previous site and just added in the oscommerce breadcrumb and some other bits that were useful-this is your largest "look and feel" customization.

 

Same for the footer-mess with the html all you want-leave the php.

 

Using golive for oscommerce can be daunting at first, but persevere-it's possible. The golive interface for changing your stylsheet.css is especially helpful.

 

Other tools are more efficient, but for a designer monkeying with code-golive suffices. Of course, a real programmer wouldn't touch it, but it sounds like neither of us is one of those ;)

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:blush: Okay i am so lost... you do use go live? I haven't ever used golive yet but i'm purchasing and installing it, i was't sure if I could use it for osC or not... i have never used go live...

 

so basically i can use it, but u dont recommend it? I dont know what i'm doing with either yet, lol i'm so confused... lol what is source mode, u mean notepad right?

 

So do use go live how would i transport the osc into go live and edit it and then put it back onto my site? I know it is complicated but i'm up for the challenge...i think hahaha...

 

thank you so much for the reply :) :)

 

 

 

Yes, you can edit the php code in source mode.  I use golive as well for my osc site design.  A few tips for you to remember:

 

If you want to edit text, it's in your catalog/includes/languages/english (if you're using english)

If you want to edit colors, its in your catalog/stylesheet.css

 

For your header and footer design, locate catalog/includes header.php and footer.php.  You can almost completely remove the html on these pages, but leave the php code.  I took the whole header from my previous site and just added in the oscommerce breadcrumb and some other bits that were useful-this is your largest "look and feel" customization.

 

Same for the footer-mess with the html all you want-leave the php.

 

Using golive for oscommerce can be daunting at first, but persevere-it's possible.  The golive interface for changing your stylsheet.css is especially helpful.

 

Other tools are more efficient, but for a designer monkeying with code-golive suffices. Of course, a real programmer wouldn't touch it, but it sounds like neither of us is one of those ;)

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:blush: Okay i am so lost... you do use go live? I haven't ever used golive yet but i'm purchasing and installing it, i was't sure if I could use it for osC or not... i have never used go live...

 

so basically i can use it, but u dont recommend it? I dont know what i'm doing with either yet, lol i'm so confused... lol what is source mode, u mean notepad right? 

 

So do use go live how would i transport the osc into go live and edit it and then put it back onto my site? I know it is complicated but i'm up for the challenge...i think hahaha...

 

thank you so much for the reply :) :)

 

Hello,

 

When you start up golive you are able to create a site. You would then go through the little wizard which takes you through the process of connecting to your server. The settings are similar to how you would set things up with an FTP client. At the end of that process, go-live takes an inventory of the files on your site and gives you the option to download them to your local computer. Whether you choose to do that or not, it now has a record of where everything is.

 

If you don't download the files initially you can still open the file you want to work on within go-live and at that point it will download to your computer. When you are finished working on it, you simply tell go live to upload it back to the server. Its actually very nice the way it all works.

 

Be well,

 

Tina

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Teach a person to fish rather than give them a loaf of bread or however that saying goes.

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