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Chapter - 3.1 XL Templates
You can modify existed XL templates or create new. All XL .css stylesheet names if modified/created must start with [xl_]. A table below displays some of the classes and layers identification specific to XL stylesheet templates.
Class name starts with the [.] and layer id with [#]. For more information about designing see an Advanced Design chapter.
Note: The term [enclosure] referenced in the list, means a table or nested tables surrounding the content on pages. The enclosure creates a specific to the style design by the mean of assigning properties to the layers classes.
* - See Working with Dynamic Layer Identifications in Advanced Design chapter
Creating new XL Templates
There are 32 existed xl templates, which designed mostly to display various techniques in classes/identifications properties assignment. By modifying existed templates you can effectively change the appearance of your RC installation. You can create images and assign then to appropriate classes in .css. The possibilities of all combinations for creating or modifying XL templates are practically infinite. With XL you may create custom boxes enclosure by the mean of passing any custom identification to the existed boxes and then use that identification for classes properties in .css. The enclosure boxes HTML structure for the entire site can also be modified by just modifying one page which hosts ALL site enclosures - footer_content_xl.asp. See Advanced Design chapter for the reference to the structure and concept of the Rapid Classified design.
Note: It would require advanced CSS skills to customize existed or create a new Style Sheets.
OGIM Design Templates
OGIM templates identified by the word [ogim] within .css file name. There are 9 OGIM generated templates included. The main advantage of OGIM templates is that all background images for templates were generated with OGIM (Online Gradient Image Maker) service.
The "Reference" for each background image used in OGIM templates is provided so that you may edit each image online.
"Reference" is nothing else but the URL link to OGIM engine. By navigating to such URL you start OGIM engine with respective settings and controls which were used to build the original source image. From there on you may modify the image or create your own by specifying desired color combination for gradient transition, gradient shapes, stripes.. etc. Finally you download the image and override the original or use it to create a new template.
Note: To radically change the template or build a new one you would still need to have at list a base understanding on CSS styling.
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