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It's All About the Shopping Experience
When a customer is shopping on your website they are generally browsing through the pages of your site, viewing pictures, reading about individual items and generally getting a feel for your company and its products. The very best way to make a great impression is to have a stunning catalog of your products along with sophisticated shopping cart software to speed them through the checkout process when they are done shopping.

Complete Design Flexibility Made Easy!
Most online catalog software gives you fixed templates - View gives you building blocks and the ability to customize virtually every element on your pages using simple Cascading Style Sheets. Note that there are many possible combinations and only a few are shown below.

The three basic types of catalog pages:
1. Catalog Display Pages which contain your categories
2. Category Display Pages which contain the items within a category
3. Product Display Pages which contain each item along with its associated information such as its description and "add to cart" button

Below are examples of the Category Display Page showing various configurations of the page building blocks. The building blocks are illustrated with color-shaded overlays. Each is explained in the paragraphs below.

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Customizable Page Content Width
Set your page content area to any width you like based on either pixels or percentage of browser page width. You can select the number of product rows and columns, as well as turning on and off various building blocks to make your catalog work the way you want.
All pages within View include the ability to use a custom HTML page header and footer. These top and bottom portions of your pages can be set to a fixed width (as shown in these examples) or set to a percentage of screen width or even full screen width.

The grey shaded area you see here denotes the content area of this page. Every page of your catalog can show custom wallpaper that you upload to the system. If you set the width of the content area to less than 100% of the browser window size, any part of the non-content area (the part around the outside) can be either a color or wallpaper (wallpaper is visible in these examples).


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All Building Blocks Visible (Vertical Category Description Block)
In the example at the left, all building blocks have been made visible. In red are the Custom HTML Header and Footer. You create your own header and footer using any HTML, graphics, links, javascript, java, even dropdown menus and flash movies.

The blue area is the Navigation Trail and Search Bar. The Navigation Trail shows the customer the path they have taken while shopping through the category tree to reach the section they are viewing. The customer may click on any link in the trail to move back up to any previous level. The search feature allows the customer to search for any specified keyword or key phrase.

The green area is the menu block - one of the most useful aspects of the shopping experience. Top-level categories are always shown and, in addition, you may add your own custom links to the menu system or we can create a custom menu template with any look and functionality you desire.

In orange is the Category Description Block in its vertical configuration. This section contains the main category image which is normally a glamour shot that depicts the type of items found in the category along with text which describes it.

And in purple is the Product Display Block. In this section, you define the number of rows and columns that you wish to show to your customers. View will automatically calculate the number of pages needed to show all of the products and will provide links to each of these pages along with a "View All" option. This section is composed of a number of customizable templates which allow even more flexibility. For example, how about adding an "Add to Cart" button under each item on this page? Piece of cake.

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All Building Blocks Visible (Horizontal Category Description Block)
In the example at the left, all building blocks have been made visible. In red are the Custom HTML Header and Footer. You create your own header and footer using any HTML, graphics, links, javascript, java, even dropdown menus and flash movies.

The blue area is the Navigation Trail and Search Bar. The Navigation Trail shows the customer the path they have taken through the category tree while shopping to reach the section they are viewing. The customer may click on any link in the trail to move back up to any previous level. The search feature allows the customer to search for any specified keyword or key phrase.

Shown in green is the menu block. In addition to the top-level categories which are always visible, you may add your own custom links to the menu system.

Shown in orange is the Category Description Block, this time in its horizontal configuration. This block contains the main category image which is normally a glamour shot that depicts the type of items found inthe category along with text about the category. With the Category Description block positioned horizontally across the top of the products, the number of columns can be increased to show more per page.

Shown in purple is the Product Display Block. In this section, you define the number of rows and columns that you wish to have on this page. View will automatically calculate the required number of pages to show all of the products in the category and will provide links to each on of these pages along with a "View All" option.

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All Blocks Visible except the Category Description
In this example, the Category Description block has been disabled. This leaves more room for columns of products and still leaves the Menu (shown in green) and Navigation Trail & Search Bar (shaded in blue) visible.

The advantage to this configuration is the ability to show more products (in purple) on fewer total category display pages, which simplifies navigation for your anyone shopping on your site.

Because the product image thumbnail size is completely selectable, by using smaller images, you can increase the number of rows and columns beyond the 3 by 3 arrangement you see here.

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All Blocks Visible except the Menu
In this example, the menu block has been disabled. This leaves more room for columns of items and still leaves the Category Description Block (shaded in orange) and Navigation Trail & Search Bar (shaded in blue) blocks visible.

The advantage to this configuration is the ability to display more products (in the purple shaded Product Display Block) on fewer total category display pages while still including the category glamour shot and descriptive text.

Because the product image thumbnail size is completely selectable, by using smaller images, you can increase the number of rows and columns beyond the 3 by 3 arrangement you see here.

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Both the Menu and Category Description Blocks are disabled
In this example, both the menu block and the category description block have been disabled. This configuration allows you to maximize the number of products visible on category display pages while retaining the Navigation Trail & Search Bar (shaded in blue).

Without a menu, it will be most important, if you use this configuration, to provide direct navigation to the various parts of your catalog through your custom header. Using links to your top-level categories or a series of drop-down menus is the most effective way to provide this kind of navigation for customers shopping on your web site.

Because the product image thumbnail size is completely selectable, by using smaller images, you can increase the number of rows and columns beyond the 3 by 5 arrangement you see here.

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