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Website help please

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by radracer, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. radracer

    radracer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I downloaded a website template from Gopher and edited it but when I uploaded it to my site none of the pictures or my logo are visible. Does anyone have any suggestions or know what I did wrong? Take a look. www.acutabovelawnservice.com

  2. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    You have to upload a "images" folder that contains all of the pics at the sizes they are supposed to be. You'll then make your source code read from that file

    ie; <img src="images(this is your images folder on your server/(your image file name)"

    width="pixel size" height="pixel size" alt="image description" border="0">
  3. freshfitz

    freshfitz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    For example create a folder images on your webserver then link all your images in the code to that path

    upload layer3b.jpg to your images folder then put this code in your html

    <img src="http://www.acutabovelawnservice.com/images/layer3-b.jpg">
  4. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Based on that last reply, here is the code I copied for Lawnsite's logo image you see in the upper left hand corner.

    <img src="http://www.lawnsite.com/images/lawnsite2.gif" alt="LawnSite logo" width="218" height="121" border="0">

    You can either use images/lawnsite2.gif as in the last reply, or, you may also use the full URL like Lawnsite did in their code. I prefer the shorter version when I remember to do it that way.

    Team Greens example would be like this...

    <img src="images/lawnsite2.gif" alt="LawnSite logo" width="218" height="121" border="0">

    Which is fine. The separate folder is "images" and the image name is "lawnsite2.gif" which goes after the forward slash.
  5. radracer

    radracer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Thanks for the advice but it is all in Greek to me. How exactly do I do that.

  6. WebMan

    WebMan LawnSite Member
    from D/FW TX
    Messages: 11

    Your website for example: below "where quality counts" is looking for an image located at http://www.acutabovelawnservice.com/main-image.jpg that is 600 X 600 pixels. But there is no image at that address.
    Also using the codes above can be risky defining sizes. If your original is to small or too large it can "stretch" or "crunch" the image making it look crazy.
    "Templates" can be risky if they are not well documented.
    1. Did you read the requirements for your template? For example some require Photoshop or Flash or other programs to be able to edit them properly.
    2. Did it have good "how to" documents for editing all the elements?
    3. Are you SURE you followed them correctly?
    4. Did you follow all the upload instructions exactly?
    The location main-image.jpg is strange. As said above normally it would look more like http://www.acutabovelawnservice.com/images/main.jpg or if the page name is "main" then http://www.acutabovelawnservice.com/images/main/main.jpg
    The code snippets above are how you call the image from your images folder to put it where you want it.
    With a template it might have an image "main.jpg" that you were supposed to replace with your own image called "main.jpg" OR maybe that image was supposed to be uploaded to your images folder (main.jpg that is) and the template allowed you to put text over it then re-save it. Or maybe there was some other way you were supposed to edit what was originally main-main in the template :confused:
    I don't have any idea.
    But just "buying a template" is not for someone who doesn't know how to do basic coding etc (you said it was "all Greek to you"). Templates just furnish a page layout, buttons, other graphics & such that can save a "newbie" lots of time creating all those things, but you still have to be able to do whatever that template takes to customize it or your site, and do do that you'll need to know at least some basic web skills.

    Sounds like you needed a "do it yourself" site builder instead of a template.

    PS: before anyone says anything the "auto URL feature on this forum altered my examples some...
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Can you upload the images to the main folder of your website, where it is online?
    Basically, the pictures need to go where the pages went, kinda...
    Yes, they go in the same location.
    If it helps you find the pics, one of them is layer3-h.jpg

    Bit of a patch, but it would work for now.

    In the meantime, if you plan on building your own, slowly consider learning greek :)
    But go upload that stuff, it'll be ok.

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