That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..
Also, you can install the BTS or STS templating system contributions so that there will only be one file to change the layout of the site...
It's pain stakingly slow to start with when customising OSC, that's mainly down to the fact you wont have a clue what does what. however after you play around and start to realise what does what it become a lot quicker..
Check here for help.
Some really good how to's etc, that will spead up the learning procress. I'm in the process of heavily modifying OSCommerce. Was a very steep learning curve but now i'm cookin with gas..
Hope the link helps...
Thanks for the help. I actually got it looking like I wanted it..
But there's one last thing that i'm having trouble with, this image:.
It appears by default on the main page. and I can't figure out how to get rid of it, I just don't want any picture there..
In index.php around line 633 you should see.
[CODE] <td class="pageHeading" align="right"><?php echo tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES'table_background_default.gif', HEADING_TITLE, HEADING_IMAGE_WIDTH, HEADING_IMAGE_HEIGHT); ?></td>[QUOTE].
I think can you can change that to;.
<td class="pageHeading" align="right"><?php //echo tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES'table_background_default.gif', HEADING_TITLE, HEADING_IMAGE_WIDTH, HEADING_IMAGE_HEIGHT); ?></td>.
Added // to comment out the part you don't want..
Don't hate me if I am wrong, but I know I am close..
Or you could just FTP a 1x1 transparent GIF image to the directory that image is in and rename it to overwrite it. It will still have the image but it will be transparent.
Or you could just take the.
<?php echo tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES'table_background_default.gif', HEADING_TITLE, HEADING_IMAGE_WIDTH, HEADING_IMAGE_HEIGHT); ?>.
Out of there and put in a " " so it retains your table structure but with no image loaded there...
There aren't 633 lines in Index.php, theres only 154. and under languages/english/index.php, there's only 42. I'm not sure which index.php you're talking about..
Also, the problem with just replacing it with a transparent image is that I want the table below the image to just move up in it's place, I already removed the header text that appeared next to the image...
I think my file is adding blank lines.
It is near the bottom ... somewhere..
Don't feel bad. My editor has been adding line each time I open I script and I dod not know how to stop it...
I want to change the layout to fit my website... so I'm going to have to move some of the boxes around, and have a top and left margin. What file to I edit to change the layout?.
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it anywhere...
Unfortunately there is not just one file to edit. Each page is made of the files header.php, column_left.php, column_right.php and footer.php. All are located in the includes directory. If you want to change what is displayed in the left column, edit the column_left.php file and so on. To change margins, you will need to either edit the stylesheet.css file or add cellspacing/cellpadding to the tables in the catalog files, depending on where you want the margins. It all sounds a lot more involved than it is, but it isn't that hard once you get used to the layout..