Above are only a few of my paintings (click to enlarge) that are or soon will be available for purchase - please visit my eBay Store
Item Title Could Go Here (Starter Template 43)
About this sample:
FreeForm's Frame Builder and Builder'B' advanced feature 'above Frame Builder frames' capability is used to display a header joined to a framed area of the page. Picture Input Areas are used to display the painting samples as a part of the header. Each employ the convenient Click To Enlarge feature available with Picture Input Areas.
Although wallpaper backgrounds are used in many of the starter template samples, doing so may not be wise for items that are sold on appearance. Artwork, for example, often displays well against a deep background and with a fair amount of breathing room. Wallpapers and other decorations may distract from what should be the center of attention: The artwork!
In this example even the text color is muted so nothing competes with the photos. This less is more, simple elegance type of layout using only color truly let's your art be the star of the show.
Consider displaying photos up to 750 pixels wide so they have a dramatic effect yet will still fit on virtually every shopper's screen. Picture and Text Input Areas include a border designer that can be used for decoration or when a transition is needed between a background and a photo. In this example layout a subtle 1 pixel ridge border is assigned to each of the photos to help them pop from the page.
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.
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.
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.
FreeForm provides for altering the size and formatting of text as desired including using a WYSIWYG interface to formatindividualwords as needed.
About the Artist
Many buyers/collectors will want to know something about you so including a section like this is a good idea. If you don't mind showing a photo of yourself above, all the better.
For those of us who don't have artistic talent it is fascinating to learn what inspires you, so don't be shy talking about that either.
Payment and Shipping
We reserve the right to decline Paypal payment with unverified account or unconfirmed address.
We ship daily except Sundays and USPS (US Postal Service) holidays.
Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO, and PR customers -- We can ship by USPS PRIORITY MAIL only.
S&H (Shipping and Handling charge) represent the actual cost of shipping, packing material, and labor only.
We strongly recommend purchasing of the optional shipping insurance. If insurance is not purchased, we will not be responsible for shipping loss or physical damage, or loss of S/H when product is received defective which may be caused by shipping damage.
Non-USA International Customers:
Many countries have a Value Added Sales Tax VAT, which is charged when an item crosses into their border. VAT is charged in addition to applicable duties. It's the buyer's responsibility to know how much tax and duties will be charged. We will not declare your package as a gift.
Thirty (30) day money back guarantee with no restocking fee (S/H is not refundable). Buyers are responsible for all shipping charges on return items. There is no other warranty service other than this thirty day money back service.
Service You Can Trust
We have over XXXXXX (and growing) positive feedback's from happy customers because we sell good products, we are honest, and we stand behind our policies.
If you have any questions at all please write to us via the eBay messaging system.
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Notes: Above is an example of how FreeForm can incorporate code from other sources via Code Input Areas. In this case a slideshow 'Plugin' is displayed - a tool available with EAPH.com hosting.