Design Launch Overview
Designer Launch is a set of authoring tools that make it possible for developers and designers with knowledge of coding html and css to launch custom sites. The benefits of Designer Launch include control over final design, timelines, and client relationships.
For any designer launch assistance, Vin65 will bill $100 per hour. If you are a first time user of the Designer Launch tools you may want to consider getting a support package.
Before you get started you need:
Once you have your account set up you will have access to everything you need to launch a site. We highly recommend cutting and producing your graphics, html, and css before integrating your site with our platform. This allows you to solve all of your display issues before introducing the added complexity of the Vin65 data points.
To the right is what the default directory structure of your site will look like. Items in bold (2, 5, 6, 9, 10) fall into your responsibility:
When calling assets into your templates use a relative path,
do this: ../assets/images/logo.png
Otherwise when your site goes live your images will break.
For a more complete file structure of the assets folder, click here.
The Designer Launch tools are built around layouts. Layouts are stored in the /v65html folder. You can download and upload them via ftp.
There are 12 different layouts on every given site and you can assign a template to each of them.
Often times you will use the same layout for the Checkout, Cart, and Club as shown below. In addition you can create additional custom layouts if you want. In the case of the example below there is one custom layout called "Wide Page", but you may want different layouts for sub page other than the Main content page.
Once you have created your templates and uploaded them to the /v65html folder you will to need to parse them. To do this you will go to Settings and then Designer Launch. If you don't see the Designer Launch option you may need to update your login account to be a Developer account.