How to customize the Watson skin

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Overview

This is a standard skin, meaning it has a fixed width and will not adjust to device size. This skin features all Pressero functionality that can be customized through the admin interface.

The design features 4 navigation areas, a customizable home page banner, a left sidebar and small product images throughout the site.

Customizations include multiple image areas and 34 different colors to customize.

This skin does NOT use any widgets from Pressero admin. Also the home page banner is limited to 1 image and does not rotate.

Live Watson Demo

Customize Skin Images

This skin allows for 2 background image changes.

  • Main Background Horizontal Repeat 17px X 995px

    This is the main background image for the site and will repeat horizontally to fill the entire space.

  • Content Background Vertical Repeat 1030px X 8px

    This is a vertically repeating background for the central content area. By default it just creates the background color and the bar separating the sidebar and the content area.

  • Header Top Edge 1030px X 40px

    This is an image across the top of the site central area.

  • Home Banner Image 940px X 0px

    The exact width must be used here to work best with the design. But the height of the image can be as large as you like.

    Be careful of the file size for this image. It is recommeded that you keep the image file size at or below 100kb.

  • Cart Icon 20px X 20px

    The small cart icon in the cart preview area of the left sidebar.

  • Footer Bottom Edge 1030px X 40px

    This is an image across the bottom of the site central area.

Before clicking "Upload Images" make sure to save any changes

Customize Skin Colors

  1. Body Background

    The main background color.

  2. General Text

    All basic text throughout the site.

  3. General Links

    All basic links in content areas, may not change the links withing naivgation areas.

  4. General Links Hover

    All basic links hover state in content areas, may not change the hover state of navigation links.

  5. Top Nav Links

    The default color of the top navigation links.

  6. Top Nav Links Hover

    The default color of the top navigation links hover state.

  7. Side Bar Links

    The default links for all sidebar areas including two navigation areas, featured product, Twitter and RSS feeds.

  8. Side Bar Links Hover

    The default links hover state for all sidebar areas including two navigation areas, featured product, Twitter and RSS feeds.

  9. Footer Links

    The default color of the footer navigation links.

  10. Footer Links Hover

    The default color of the footer navigation links hover state.

  11. Product Image Borders

    These borders wrap all product and category images within product/category lists in the content area.

  12. Product Image Shadows

    The box shadow color behind product and category images.

  13. Product and Category Links

    The default color of all product and category links.

  14. Product and Category Links Hover

    The default color of all product and category links hover state.

  15. Page titles

    All content page title.

  16. Major Buttons Background

    All call to action buttons backgrounds throughout the site, such as the "Add to Cart" buttons.

  17. Major Buttons Background Hover

    All call to action buttons background hover states throughout the site, such as the "Add to Cart" buttons.

  18. Major Buttons Text

    All call to action buttons text colors throughout the site, such as the "Add to Cart" buttons.

  19. Central Page Content Background

    Different from the body background this controls the central area background where product/category lists are held along with all other page content.

  20. Category and Product Image Background

    The background color of the box wrapping every product and category.

  21. Category and Product Wrapper Border

    This controls the border wrapping product/category images, title and other elements within category pages.

  22. Login Form Box Background

    The background of the form on the login page.

  23. Top Navigation Borders

    The borders above and below the top navigation.

  24. Banner Bottom Border

    Single horizontal border below the banner.

  25. Home page banner background

    The background behind the home page banner.

  26. Content Area Heading Text

    The baisc html heading used throughout the site content areas, such as h1, h2, h3, etc...

  27. Product Asset Background

    The background behind product assets if used on the product detail page.

  28. Product Asset Text

    The text of product assets if used on the product detail page.

  29. Product Asset Border

    The border around product assets if used on the product detail page.

  30. Product Asset Background Hover

    The background behind product assets on hover, if used on the product detail page.

  31. Product Asset Text Hover

    The text hover color of product assets if used on the product detail page.

  32. Product Asset Border Hover

    The border hover around product assets if used on the product detail page.

  33. Main Content Background

    The background of the main content, will be seen within the rich text editor in admin.

  34. Customize iFrame Background

    The color of the eDocbuilder iframe background if used for any product.

  35. Instructions Background #d9edf7

    The background color for instructions areas provided on multiple pages throughout the site. Instructions are added through admin site settings.

  36. Instructions Border #bce8f1

    The border color for instructions areas provided on multiple pages throughout the site. Instructions are added through admin site settings.

  37. Instructions Text #31708f

    The text color for instructions areas provided on multiple pages throughout the site. Instructions are added through admin site settings.

Customize Skin Feeds

Add your twitter handle or RSS feed link here if you want them to appear in the sidebar. Or leave blank to remove them from the site.

Aditional Skin Options

If this is a B2B site you can choose to show or hide the subscriber logo.

Skin Elements

 

A Logo

The logo area is formatted to fit horizontal logos best. See this article for best practices in customizing the logo area. (Link)

B Navigation Menu 1

There is limited space for this menu, in order to not have the menu items move to two lines you should nest navigation items or reduce the amount of items.

C Banner

One single image banner without rotation.

D Cart Preview

Once there are items in the cart a preview of those items will show on mouse hover of this area.

E Search

Will search the site for products, categories and pages.

F Navigation Menu 2

If no items exist in this navigatio area it will not display. Customizing the heading of this naivgation area is only possible through custom skinning.

G Featured Product

This area is random, on page load a random produce will be chose from the list of products that are indicated as featured. To remove this area you must have no products marked as featured.

H Navigation Menu 3

If no items exist in this navigatio area it will not display. Customizing the heading of this naivgation area is only possible through custom skinning.

I Twitter Feed

If there is no twitter handle present in the skin options area the twiitter feed will not show. Customizing the heading of this area is only possible through custom skinning.

- Rss Feed

Not shown in image but will appear below Twitter feed when an RSS feed url is provided in skin options. Customizing the heading of this area is only possible through custom skinning.

- Subscriber Logo

Not shown in this image. The subscriber logo will show in the sidebar if the site is B2B and the skin options has the "Show Subscriber Logo" option enabled.

J Contact Block

This area will not show if the contact block content is empty. To customize this area go to Site > Settings > Content > Contact Block.

K Tagline

If there is no tagline present this area will not show. You can add a site tagline through the site settings area.

- Content Share Links

This area will not show if the share links content is empty. To customize this area go to Site > Settings > SEO/HTML > Share links.

L Navigation Menu 4

If no items exist in this navigatio area it will not display. There is limited space for this menu, in order to not have the menu items move to two lines you should nest navigation items or reduce the amount of items. Utilzing submenus for this navigation area is not advised.

M Footer Content

This area will not show if the footer content is empty. To customize this area go to Site > Settings > Content > Footer Content.