Product Ad Hyperlinks

Product Ad Comment Text and Thumbnail Image Hyperlinking

XLEcom can function in two different modes that affects both the Ad Comments and the Product Ad thumbnail images. These two modes are called the Default Behavior Mode and the Enhanced Behavior Mode.

More detailed information about the Ad Comments and their behavior modes can be found in the section below.

Default Behavior Mode:

In the Default Behavior mode, the Ad Comment can behave in two different manners.

  1. It can simply be a text statement or,
  2. Function as a text based hyperlink to open any external file or web address.

The Ad Comment can also have an optional Ad Comment Info Image associated with the text statement to accentuate the Ad Comment as shown in the illustration below.

Enhanced Behavior Mode - Product Ad Thumbnail Hyperlinking:
If you enable the "Product Ad Thumbnail Hyperlinking" feature, then both the Ad Comments and the Product Ad thumbnail images will automatically become hyperlinks to a larger image files. This is a typical behavior found on most Ecommerce websites. To enable this feature, run the "Ad Design" utility (see below) and place a check mark in the "Enable Automatic Product Ad Thumbnail Hyperlinking" check box.

When this feature is enabled, a hyperlink to a larger-image will be added to the thumbnail product ad image, only if there is an additional larger image file associated in the "Ad Comment URL (Optional)" Database field. The larger-image hyperlink will open the larger image in a popup window.

The illustration below depicts the combination of options available for both the Ad Comment and the Product Ad thumbnail image hyperlink behaviors.

Default Behavior Mode:
Case 1: Clicking on the either the Ad Comment text or Ad Comment Info Image hyperlink opens any external file or web address in a popup window.

Enhanced Behavior Mode::
Case 2: Clicking on the Product Ad image displays the larger image in a popup window.
Case 3: Clicking on "either" the Product Ad image or the Ad Comment Hyperlink displays the larger image in a popup window.


Ad Comment Definitions

    Ad Comment (edit field)
    The "Ad Comment" is text similar to the Stock Note, but can optionally have an "Ad Comment Info Image" added next to it to catch the shopper's attention. If used in conjunction with the Optional "Ad Comment URL", it become a hyperlink to any valid web site url, web page, PDF document, or image file. This hyperlink will open a new browser popup window. The properties for this popup window can be set using the "AD design" function.

    Display Ad Comment Info Image (check box)
    The Display "Ad Comment Info Image" is a TRUE or FALSE condition. If TRUE, an Info Image will appear next to the "Ad Comment" on the Product Ad. If FALSE, no Info Image will appear. If the "Ad Comment" becomes a hyperlink, then the "Ad Comment Info Image" will also become part of the same hyperlink.

    Ad Comment URL (Optional edit field)
    This is the "Ad Comment Hyperlink" you assign to the Ad Comment / "Ad Comment Info Image". It can be a hyperlink to any valid web site url, web page, image file, PDF document, or any other type of document.

Ad Comment Hyperlink Behavior
An "Ad Comment" Hyperlink can behave in two different modes. One is the Default Behavior Mode and the other is the Enhanced Behavior Mode. In the Enhanced Behavior Mode, the "Ad Comment" Hyperlink is also applied to the Product Images.

Default Behavior Mode:

    Product Ad Image affect
    There will be no affect on the Product Ad images. The Product Ad images will remain static.

    "Ad Comment" affect
    If you enter both text in the "Ad Comment" field and a file name in the "Ad Comment URL (Optional)" field, then the published "Ad Comment" text becomes a pop-open window hyperlink to the named file in the "Ad Comment URL" field. In the default behavior mode, these text hyperlinks can open both image and non-image files.

Enhanced Behavior Mode:
When in Enhanced Behavior Mode XLEcom will automatically create thumbnail hyperlinks for all your Product Ad Images. To enable the Enhanced Behavior Mode, run the "Ad Design" utility and place a check mark in the "Enable Automatic Product Ad Thumbnail Hyperlinking" check box as shown in the image below.

Product Ad Image affect
When both the Enhanced Behavior Mode is enabled and the "Ad Comment URL" field contains the name of an image file, the following will result. The program will automatically add a hyperlink to all Product Ad images that have an associated image file named in the "Ad Comment URL" field. These added hyperlinks would pop open a small browser window displaying the contents of the named image file. Essentially your Product Ad images will behave like hyperlink thumbnail images for use in viewing larger sized or different images of your products.

File extensions automatically determined to be Image files: bmp, cdr, cgm, dib, emf, eps, fpx, gif, jah, jbh, jpg, peg, jsh, pcd, pct, pcx, png, rle, tif, wmf, and wpg.

"Ad Comment" affect
This is the same as the Default Behavior Mode mentioned above. If you enter both text in the "Ad Comment" field and a file name in the Ad Comment URL" field, then the published "Ad Comment" text becomes a pop-open window hyperlink to the named file in the "Ad Comment URL" field. Note: If the Enhanced Behavior Mode is enabled and the file named is an image file, then it is not necessary to place any text in the "Ad Comment" field unless you need an additional text version of same hyperlink.