Does it seem that far of a leap of faith to believe that practically any static design you can create for a web template can be used as an OOo ebook template design too?

Well, believe when I say you can do this for any “static” web site design.

But, what do I mean by “static“?

By “static“, I mean any content that just sort of, well, sits there and looks pretty.

It’s content that isn’t interactive. Meaning, it doesn’t do anything, or allow your visitors to do anything with it.

So, if you have seen a “static“, or regular HTML based web site, and you think it would make a really cool ebook template design, chances are, you can recreate it.

HOW?

First of all, you need to create the actual static picture, or graphic with an image editing program. Like Photoshop, or GIMP, or Paint Shop Pro.

Then you save the graphic as a background image. Normally using the file extension: .jpg, jpeg, .gif, or .png.

You should only use a .png or .gif file extension if you plan on having a completely transparent background for your image. Otherwise, stick with the .jpg or .jpeg extension as it preserves the image much better with higher quality.

And, also, remember, when you recreate someone else’s designs, you have to make the design look much different than the original, and not just change a few colors. You need to have an end result that is unique, but inspired by the original. Otherwise you risk legal action.

If the design uses circles, use squares or triangles. If the design has daisies, use tulips or roses. I think you get the idea here.

I just wanted you to know that this is possible to do.

Especially for those of you that have already created your own original web site sales pages and wish to incorporate that design to your PDF ebook. You can do it!

And, later on, I’ll upload some tutorials showing you how.

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