Links can go here to sections in the listing and/or to other eBay pages
Item Title Can Go Here (Sample Template 34)
About this sample:
FreeForm's Frame Builder and the Builder'B' above Frame Builder frames capabilities are used here to create a seamless wallpaper wraparound for the item description body flowing from the header.
As with all the sample starter templates you are free to change colors, re-arrange content, add or remove content, use your own graphics and backgrounds, etc. The samples are intended to inspire you with ideas and to demonstrate different types of layouts you can create using FreeForm. You are not required or expected to use them exactly as they are set up here.
When it comes down to it you can also depend on Rob for assistance with details such as creating links and fine tuning arrangements. FreeForm includes the ability to save everything you create within FreeForm itself. That enables sharing what you are working on with Rob who can then access and help 'hands on' to achieve what you desire.
FreeForm only produces HTML known to be compatible with eBay. That combined with Rob's 10 years experience helping eBay sellers and FreeForm's wonderful flexibility virtually guarantees learning to use FreeForm will be time well spent.
The ''Join this picture with Text Input Area'' feature of Picture Input Areas is used here to show text to the right of the photo.
This Text Input Area is sized at 750 pixels, a width at which paragraphs of text are easy to read. 750 pixels is also a width that will fit on virtually every shopper's screen so it is good to limit interior content of your layouts, including photos, to no more than 750 pixels wide. Assigning a width to Text Input Areas also provides a margin on the left and right to prevent it from bumping into the frame.
If a layout like this will be used on eBay consider assigning an overall width of 940 pixels up in Global Features to make it work well in eBay's new selling page expected to be launched early 2009.
In the long run, more important than the capability to create templates, FreeForm provides a convenient interface for using what you have created.
As you build individual item descriptions or web pages you can alter your layouts 'on the fly' to accommodate more or less photos, more or less text areas. Replace, add, remove, anything desired while leaving the parts that do not need to be altered alone. All without having to learn or edit HTML.
You can leave placeholders in your templates by inserting any type of Input Area at any location without entering anything into it. Rather than continuously inserting or removing Input Areas you may just blank out the entry areas and FreeForm ignores them in Preview and when producing the HTML results.
You may also alter the size and formatting of text as desired including using a WYSIWYG interface to formatindividualwords as needed.
Below, a two column layout is used to display sections side by side. Notice the sections can stack independently in each column and don't need to butt up against each other or the sides. Accomplishing that using HTML code directly would be quite confusing but FreeForm makes it simple.
Text Input Areas can be assigned a color or a background wallpaper. A different color than the background is used for each section heading combined with a matching border surrounding the text below the headings. Of course, the contents of each section are entirely up to you or you could remove any or all of them completely.
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Above is an example of how you can, by use of Code Input Areas, include code from other sources within the presentations you create using FreeForm. In this case a Vendio Gallery is being displayed.
Auctiva and Vendio provide the code for their free galleries which can be used to display them where you want instead of being automatically added to your item listings.
If/when eBay begins to limit or more tightly control such ''active content'', FreeForm will be able to accommodate whatever ''widgets'' eBay comes up with.