Van Gogh Reproduction Set

You won't need to hack off an ear to afford these!
This is an example of what can be done with the FreeForm Auction and Template Builder.  Other than the pictures, everything you see here was created using the features available.

FreeForm excels at helping to produce auctions with photos displayed from within the body of descriptions.  This readily enables what I think of as a ''Story Telling'' format:  Alternating photos and text to point out features and lend interest to the item being sold.

Displaying photos in the body of descriptions via use of a third party host prevents the need to pay per-picture eBay charges and keeps you in control over their quality and display size.
Use of backgrounds and color provides the opportunity to ''showcase'' photos -- really make them stand out and shine.  Naturally, not every item deserves the extra effort but I liken color coordinating to jewelers displaying diamonds on black velvet in bright light.  It just makes them look their best.

As for jewelry, I like a black background for artwork.  For most other items for sale it is probably better to specify a lighter complimentary color or choose a background wallpaper from the ''libraries'' provided in the Builder.
FreeForm includes samples including the ''ingredients'' of this example description to help get you started.  Use your imagination and experiment to come up with your own unique combinations and define your style.  The ability to save your creations in FreeForm enables you to use them as templates for all your auction descriptions.

Bear in mind that FreeForm is not just another ''cookie cutter'' template system.  You can be very creative and with that there is a learning curve.  Allow yourself some time to get familiar with the features -- you'll be happy you did.

The above template is such as you would find at sites that offer templates to help create attractive presentations.  The difference with FreeForm is that this template is only the beginning of what you can accomplish.  Text colors, backgrounds, layered frames, borders, images, are all under your control to switch around and substitute as desired.  Insert more or less pictures and text, adjust text sizes, adjust fonts, adjust picture sizes, whatever you want.

If this template hurts your eye's, I apologize.  As an artist I make a good programmer!  Over the years I've seen designs created using FreeForm that far exceed what I am capable of producing.  But, based on the frequent requests for templates I'm giving it my best shot.  Please forgive me!  :)

If this template happens to be close to what you envision for your item presentations, eBay About Me page, eBay Store Custom Pages, or even for designing your own web site pages you are welcome to use it as your starting point.  This template was created with the regular Builder.  In the Builder Page you will find this template via ''The Library'' link immediately to the right of where you see ''Load Up the Builder With:'', in the Templates folder, in the container named ''Template 20''.

Created using the FreeForm Builder at