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Ok, I taught myself how to build my site using magento. I’m not a developer or anything, just a frugal overacheiver, so here is how I did it… Hopefully this will help.
Things I am not finding as clear are as follows:
*How do I change the colors within templates (e.g. navigation bars) You have to modify your boxes.css and menu.css files in order to change the default text and menu colors which can be found here: SKIN--> FRONTEND--> DEFAULT--> YOUR TEMPLATE FOLDER NAME--> CSS
*How do I change the pictures within the site (e.g. can I put my own HTML page in the frame and link to my products via an image with hot spots on product pictures?) I’m not sure if I understand this one, but all you have to do is replace the magento files with your own, but be sure to use the same file names. Also, you could place them in your CMS pages and then map the image to your product page.
*Do I need a developer to integrate my site with the payment gateway and merchant accounts or is this something the gateway company can sort out? I did this myself with the help of the wiki’s and my payment gateway, authorize.net.
*I think all the above must be done using PHP and editing the actual pages themselves?
I hope something I said will be of some use… Good luck!