How to make an ebay template?
February 22, 2007 7:56 AM   Subscribe

A Google search for ebay templates turns up a lot of sites that will let you use an already created ebay template - some even make a flash animation out of your pictures. But I'd like to use a template that I've already created. Does anyone know if it's just a matter of including html code in your description or if there's more to it than that? What if I want to include a flash animation? Can I just point to a flash .swf file hosted on my web server or will that cause security issues?
posted by katyjack to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
I created my own eBay template using Dreamweaver. I insert my pictures and text in the Dreamweaver window, then cut and paste the HTML into the eBay listing form description box. If you're using the new form I believe you'll have to click on the "HTML" tab at the top of the description box.

I can't help with the flash animation - sorry!
posted by suki at 8:29 AM on February 22, 2007

If you are going to be creating a lot of descriptions from your template, the easiest thing is to throw together something that takes the item specific information (e.g. image url, specific item description, title) and places this data in your template. Then you can copy the result into the proper field on the ebay site or whatever listing program you might use.

I used a spreadsheet to do this for many years, but I'm sure there are more elegant solutions.
posted by ssg at 10:38 AM on February 22, 2007

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