Chapter 2: Installing and Using NetStores
OK, now that you've installed NetStores, you'll want to start configuring your mall &emdash; the parts of your Web site that integrate your stores into a coherent shopping experience.
dwos" program netstoresally generates a "mall front
door" with logos and links for all the stores in your mall. The URL for this
This page and a number of other pages in your mall use parameters you will
define in the
Of course, you may also want to customize your mall front with a "map" of
the mall and other links. You can do this by creating your own HTML file
for the "front door" or by customizing the
script. (If you choose to customize any shell scripts, remember that the
license agreement restricts you from disabling or modifying the
copyrightnotice" and "
licreport" shell functions.)
./dwos/malldata directory is
where you provide information about your mall.
./dwos/malldata/params.shfile and set the following parameters.
./dwos/malldata/imagesdirectory. This directory is referenced by an alias from the
./htdocs/mallimagesdirectory. So, the image location you type for this parameter should have the format "
Put the background image file in the
directory. This directory is referenced by an alias from the
./htdocs/mallimages directory. So, the image location you type
for this parameter should have the format
For example, "
./dwos-bin/dwosfile. Find the lines that set the Mall Banner Message. By default, they look like this:
<h3> Welcome to our presence in <strong>cyberspace<strong> where we present $DEMO the <em>future<em> in convenience shopping. <h3>
Modify these lines of HTML to suit your own needs. You can provide demonstration
storefronts that set the DEMO parameter to add text to this message. (You
may customize more of this shell script if you like. However, remember that
the license agreement restricts you from disabling the
copyrightnotice" shell function.)
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