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Michael90041

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Hi, my name is Michael and I am new at php. I would like to know if anybody knows what program I can use to make changes in the template of my oscommerce site. www.molecularnoni.com .

 

I have Dreamweaver and Frontpage but I don't seem to get it right, I copy the index.php code into this...

 

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

<html>

<head>

<title>Untitled Document</title>

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

</head>

 

<body>

RIGHT HERE :?:

</body>

</html>

 

But I don't see any tables of picture like I see in Frontpage or HTML.

 

My question is: How do I change the front page of my website being able to look at what I am doing with frames and picture. Is there any software that anybody can recommend other than the ones I have.

 

Thank you very much for your help.

 

Michael[/url]

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It's my understanding that PHPDev does some of what you want. If you want to see tables, etc. in Dreamweaver or Front Page, you would need to look at the html code produced. PHP code is not static. The tables, etc. can change based on what happens in the PHP. index.php is a good example of this. There is a page that appears when you first look at it. A different page shows subcategories when you pick a category. A third page lists products in a category.

 

Note: pasting any of the files in the catalog directory into another file will only confuse things, so I wouldn't bother with it. Each file already includes <html>, <head>, and <body> tags.

 

Hth,

Matt

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hey i wish i could help but i'm not sure where to start

if you could please pm me your address i'll be happy to send you

a store that to my knowlage will at least show some potential for development for

people using mm or ms, for editing php

but you need to look at header and footer (php)

as they're both the base for your develpment.

you'll find the two files in the catalog/includes file

those are the two that show up on top (header)

and bottom (footer) of every page on your site

and if you look closley at them i'm sure you'll

find some familiar tables in dreamweaver, although they

won't feauture any familiar graphics,

you'll find a bunch of yellow (php) shield marks it

might give you an idea of what you're up against.

hope this doesn't turn you away from osc, as this is a

great software, it just needs, a bit getting used to,

and in reality it's quie simple, so please try it out :wink:

and if you need help just ask away :idea:

The more you do, the more you learn

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