Templates - Oh the power they possess. Anything that can save you time and money is a form of power right? Instead of talking about the advantages of using templates, we are going to take you through the process of managing your templates after purchase. All purchases will be sent via download link to the address you provided during the checkout process. Your templates will come in .zip format, once unzipped, you will find a folder containing published and source files for your templates.
Templates | Source Files - Take a look at the graphic above, your source files will look like the above example. These are your source files will you need to open up. The silver icon the the final published version. Once you double-click on the source file, your template will open up in Flash.
The Flash Unexpected File Format Error- This window will pop-up from within the program if it finds that you are runnning an outdated version of Flash. Most of our templates take advantage of Flash 8 Technology so be sure to upgrade your software to ensure a smooth transition. The newest version of Flash is currently Flash CS3, but we won't be upgrading to that for awhile, so you should be safe with Flash 8 for at least the next 6 months. If you can get your hands on Flash 8 great, if not download the 30 day demo here:
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Templates Take Time- Although templates will save you big bucks and time, there is still work to be done. We are working on ESP templates that can automatically read your mind and build on it's own, but we have a feeling that's going to take awhile to develop. We have a general help PDF that takes you through some of the basic steps here:
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Templates - Save Your Work
The first thing somebody naturally does when opening templates is to dig in head first, and almost every single time the template gets messed up somehow. No big deal, everybody makes mistakes developing especially in Flash when even if one variable is off, the whole thing goes to hell and your original working document is toast.
The best thing to do before working on your templates, is to either copy and paste your downloaded zip files somewhere on your hard drive, USB stick, or burn them on disc. Burning your templates on disc is what we recommend.
Get into the habit to save your templates with a filename you can remember like adding the date with your filename, it is bad pratice to keep overwriting your original file.
Help After Purchasing Templates
We have some pretty handy flash tutorials if you get stuck modifying your templates, Our flash forum has a tutorials sections purchase. Templates were meant to be easy in the first place, but Flash is a funny thing. I always tell our potential customers that Flash has a little bit of a learning curve when you want to seriously mod templates, but they always find a way to get it done.
Our templates are Flash-based templates and there is no html version included. We find that customers either want html or Flash both not both. We have an article published with Ezine Articles that will give you more information on the pros and cons on templates.
Why Website Templates Are Worth It.