Thumbnails are reduced-size preview images of templates. They are shown at the Design step of Sitebuilder Wizard to help end users select proper combination of a colour scheme, menu and header banner. The recommended format of these images is
Preview images of different color schemes must be of the same size and scale. If after scaling the image does not fit the proportions, it should be placed in the center of the canvas with required proportions and the #cccccc background color. Then the data is to be saved and used instead of the image. For instance, if you have a
themename_icon.jpg which size is 70 x 43 px, create a 70 x 53 px canvas, fill it with the #cccccc color, put the
themename_icon.jpg in the center of the canvas (vertically and horizontally), and save the merged image as
Create preview images that will best represent available color schemes. The width of a thumbnail should be 780px. The name of a thumbnail file should be
themename is a name of the scheme directory. Place the created thumbnail file into the
directory. For details on the location of the directory, refer to the Creating Template Logical Structure section.
Other preview images will be converted automatically. However, to increase their quality, you can make it yourself. These images should be placed into the
The names of these images and their maximal sizes are the following:
Create preview images that will best represent available menu styles.
General rules for making thumbnails for menu styles:
.jpg(gif), where N is the menu index number. The thumbnail files must be placed in the
/menussubdirectory of a color scheme.
Note: Creating thumbnails for menu styles is required for Sitebuilder for Linux/Unix templates and optional for Sitebuilder for Windows templates.
Create preview images that will best represent available header banners.
General rules for making thumbnails for header banners:
.jpg(gif), where N is the header index number. The file
.jpg(gif)must be placed in the
eadersdirectory. For details on physical structure of a template, refer to the Creating Template Logical Structure section.
Note: Creating thumbnails for header banners is required for Sitebuilder for Linux/Unix templates and optional for Sitebuilder for Windows templates.