The Design section gives you control over the look and feel of a category, all associated product pages, and page layout. You can customize a category page and its associated products for a promotion, or to differentiate the category. For example, you might develop a distinctive design for a brand or special line of products, or apply an update for a specific period of time.
The Scheduled Design Update section determines the range of dates when a custom design is applied to category pages.
Scheduled Design Update
|Use Parent Category Settings||Allows the current category to inherit the design settings from the parent category. If used, all other fields in the Design section become unavailable. Options: Yes / No|
|Theme||Applies a custom theme to the category.|
|Layout||Applies a different layout to the category page. Options:
No layout updates - By default, layout updates are not available for category pages.
Empty - Use to define your own page layout. (Requires an understanding of XML.)
1 column - Applies a one-column layout to the category page.
2 columns with left bar - Applies a two-column layout with a left sidebar to the category page.
2 columns with right bar - Applies a two-column layout with a right sidebar to the category page.
3 columns - Applies a three-column layout to the category page.
|Custom Layout Update||Lists the available custom layout update files on the server. Choose the custom layout update that you want to apply to the category.|
|Apply Design to Products||When selected, applies the custom settings to all products in the category.|
|Scheduled Design Update|
|Schedule Update From/To||Determines the range of dates when a custom layout is applied to the category.|