Sorry if this is a real nube question (but, to be fair, i am a nube!).
I’ve just installed oscmax (version 2.5.1) and already im loving how feature-rich and flexible it is. Ive got things working pretty much how i want them now but unfortunately i’m really not great with php. I would likt to make an HTML template to customize the shop look.
I would like to be able to:
1)***** Customise the background, font, etc using html and css
2)***** Move info boxes around in the pages (eg search info box at top)
3)***** Manipulate info boxes (eg so rather than shopping cart info box listing all products in cart, just say the total price of what’s in the cart with a link to cart itself)
4)***** Keep all the functionability of oscmax
I have read around the forums here and it seems oscmax is designed to make template design fairly easy, and there a number of contribs that can be added to make it even easier! I have been playing around with these and following advice on the forums, but none seem to be able to let me do what i want to do (or, more likely, i just cant work out how to do it!).
The ideas i have found so far:
A)**** Edit the inbuilt fallback-html mainpage.** So far this has the advantage of meaning everything still works as it should (except AddThis, which stops working if you make this your template). However, the big disadvantage is that the template on mainpage.html is pretty limited. The tags only let you move (for example) ‘left column’, rather than individual infoboxes (so cant do ‘2’ above).
B)***** *STS for BTS.* I like the idea of this as i have previously used STS so i know a bit about it. The problem is that it stops a lot of the stuff i liked about oscmax from working (eg ajax search suggest stops working,* xsell and recently viewed product boxes disappear, etc... It seems basically anything that STS doesn’t have a tag for (so cant do 4 above)
C)***** HTML template system for BTS.* Simply never got this working. Followed the install instructions (ie just upload HTML folder to templates) but all that happened when i selected this template from admin was to make index.php show me the template page as you would see it in dreamweaver (or whatever) design mode (ie, just a load of $tags, not the content they should display, if that makes sense).
Does anyone have any ideas about how i can use one of these systems to achieve 1-4 set out above (preferably STS but im willing to try anything, its the only way to learn i guess!).* From my experience so far it seems like ‘3’ is the most difficult of these to achieve?
Thanks in advance for any replies, sorry this is so wordy.