The template tab sheets
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The tab sheets “Portfolio Template”, “Gallery Template”, “Collection Template” and “Image Template” we call the template tab sheets. They are about the most important tab sheets of the template because that is the place where is captured how the template is constructed. They determine the layout of the pages
A generated site using IDimager has the following structure:
There are four different kinds of pages that can be generated. The portfolio page, the gallery page, the collection page and the photo page.
Which pages are really generated, depends on the generation level that is chosen (read chapter Publishing Photos).
The several different pages each have their own template tab sheet. This way you can construct/design each individual page.
The portfolio page is an index page with a thumbnail reference entry to every gallery inside the album.
The gallery page is an index page with a thumbnail entry to each available collection inside the gallery.
The collection page is an index page with a thumbnail entry to each individual photo inside the collection. If a collection also contains sub collections, then each sub collection will be generated using the collection template also.
The way that each of these templates is constructed is basically identical. The different tab sheets will therefore have the same structure.
Every template tab sheet exists of three parts: a header, a body and footer. The header contains HTML code that should be generated first. The body contains the HTML code that should be generated repeatedly for each thumbnail in the index. Finally the footer contains the HTML code that should be added at the bottom of the generated pages.