Add a background image or color to your store
You can use css to add a background image to your store by adding this text to your intro section:
'Blank out' unwanted images
You may want to use your own html and override the default store top image that HC stores use (i.e., the Logo image
with link back to your main site, and the category images or text used from the 'Edit Categories' menu). If you'd like to
blank out any of these images, enter this URL: http://hyenacart.com/Hyena_images/blank.gif which points to a tiny blank gif file and
is essentially invisible.
Create a seamless flow from your site to your HC store
You can use the tips above to create a seamless flow between your main site and your HC store. Your customers won't even know
they've left your site! If you use the same tables / colors / links for your main site, your HC store, and your product details
pages, the flow will be continuous. This is what I've done with my HC store, Kool Sheep Soakers.
Customize the look of the store tables
The store tables are associated with id's to allow you to customize sizing, colors and backgrounds of the store tables and headers.
For the entire table, the id is storeTable, and for just the header cells (if you want those to be contrasting,
for example), it's storeTableHead. You can set styles for these in your style sheet using
and inserting the desired formatting.
Use the free templates on your vendor pages!
Andrea from WANTED Web designs has put together some great templates for HC Stores. They can be found on your Shop Config (HC Multi) or Store Profile (HC Standard) pages, with
Use a free template from Marnie Designs
Marnie has designed some free templates to use on your store. You can find instructions here.
Use the handy-dandy design tester by Blue Hollow Designs
Check out these cool little scripts that Jen at Blue Hollow Designs wrote:
Hire a web designer
The following designers have done a fabulous job customizing HC stores:
That should get you started. If you see a customization on an HC store that you'd like to try, you can right click on the page
and View Source to get a feel for what code was added. But please DO NOT copy and paste another designer's code. That would be a violation
of copyright law, unless you have the designer's permission to do so. If you need further assistance, please let me know :) Thanks!