Booking Engine Users ONLY - When your account is created it has a generic look and feel. The look and feel is what we'll refer to as the site's design. We provide two levels of service outlined below.
* NEW * You may also edit your own design
Log in using your normal Affiliate Admin login. Be sure that you have the correct site id selected by checking the upper right side navigation. Once you are certain you are in the correct site id, select "Design/Branding" from the navigation. Here you are able to edit all files associated with your design. After editing any of the files you are working with, click "Save", then "Publish". The edits will be applied and pushed to production immediately. Read more about using the Affiliate App Design section
*WARNING There may be a design bug that is causing a customized design to be overwritten. Please make sure you backup all of your design files.
An example of what the Header code could look like:
<table width="980" height="100">
<a href="http://WEBSITE ADDRESS.com"><img src="/appSkins/YOURSITEID/v6/themes/standard/images/header.gif"></a>
If no design number is specified upon request, the default ‘Design 1’ will be deployed. Alliance does not provide any web development during design deployment; we will deploy the exact code you submit in the form. It is your responsibility to ensure your code doesn’t have bugs and that the layout is correct. If your HTML breaks the design or it doesn’t look right, resubmit corrected HTML and we will upload to your design. This service being provided at no charge only applies to first time designs. Any designs already set up that any need custom work, please review the Custom Work section toward the bottom of the page
CSS: For your reference, please review what a regular design looks like without any css applied. Also, refer to the property page that has no css styling applied to it either. This can give you a better idea as to how much the css controls on the site.
To better accommodate cross browser functionality, we have specific hacks for both Internet Explorer and Web Kit (Safari/Chrome). When an element needs to be changed specific to Internet Explorer, simply add a .IE in front of the style in the style sheet.
Custom Design Work: Any additional work needed from Alliance will be considered Custom Design Work. This work will bill the client at $95 dollars an hour with a minimum 1-hour charge. Alliance has web developers on staff that can work with you to build a highly customized design that more closely matches your existing web site if you decide one of our existing designs just isn't suitable for your situation. To initiate custom work, simply Contact Design with specifics involved in the project. The quote you receive will be based on the specifics given. Once you have been contacted by Design with the quote for the Design work requested, please fax a filled out work order form with a signature approving the work and a credit card to be billed and put on file. Please provide a specific scope of work necessary for our web developer to complete. Details from the client about what is expected from our web developer is absolutely necessary before we can begin to work on the custom design.
Some custom work that you may want to consider: Groups or advanced users can add many features to their design. Advanced CSS can be used to design the site to look more like the webpage being branded. Customize the entire look and feel of the page, insert a custom phone number, or customize the look of the search form or right side banners.
custom CSS to alter anything on the design
customized background image
Rootpage/Search Background Image
custom phone number to replace the default number that appears when a property is sold out
custom HTML for the right navigation
Message Files: Message Files are text messages that appear near the top of the page between the header and map. These files can add a better descriptions to searches or to give instructions to your participants or users. Custom images can provide a look more accurate to the web page being branded.
Special Event Hotel Identification Image
Host Hotel Identification Image
Co Host Hotel Identification Image
These images display just under the price section of a hotel in the hotel results list. If the file name is altered, then uploaded, please adjust the style sheet accordingly and submit the css through the previous form.
Hosting: Hosting your design on Alliance's servers is provided at no charge. If you have your own hosting for both http and https, you can desgn and host your own CSS so your designers have complete real-time control of your design. You must submit a CSS file to Alliance with the correct CSS imports included for this to work correctly.
Design Themes: If you are a single company with many websites that need different branding, only, you can use a Theme to initiate the design. This is a way to avoid having to create and setup a new account for each branded design. The Theme does not impact the the account settings - JUST the branding (overall look). To view the Theme once it's created, simply add &theme=THEMENAME to the booking engine URL. Set up a Theme for your site id.