I have a template using tables for layout and css pages for everything else. I want to place those over Magento for the final website. I learned of Magento after building the design and I’m not ready to drop it yet.
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Some of these seem to work, and some haven’t quite seemed right yet (like where CSS is stored and image references)
For “static” type pages (i.e. the Home Page, a Locations page):
I can use the Manage CMS section and HTML to build the central portion of the page.
For a graphical tab navigation section with roll over ability:
Old template: it’s built by completely stylizing an unordered list with CSS
For Magento: I would need to create something like page/html/header-tabs.phtml to be called within page/html/header.phtml.
header-tabs.phtml can be html code and will inherit CSS if I have navigation.css included in custom.css ?
It would not require use of XML or function calls?
For images referenced in a CSS file:
Magento knows that they are not stored together so I would just need to use url(../images/filename.jpg)
For images referenced in HTML:
I need to use a full reference like: http://127.0.0.1/magento/skin/frontend/RC1/default/images/filename.jpg
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A general question… If an image is defined in a CSS file instead of in HTML, how can I assign a height to it? The templates using tables made this easy.. but to add this type of look to Magento, It seems that I can’t or shouldn’t be using table code across all the different sections of the layout.
Replies are appreciated. I’m not ready to give up on figuring this all out, but I can’t afford the new training and I need to know if I’m heading down the right path before I lose more days.