YOU design a Memorial - Tips and Instructions

Let your imagination be your guide as you explore designs and colors for a memorial page. See our suggestions for design/color combinations on the Background Colors page, or find your own special combination with over 100 background colors, 5 text colors, and over 60 designs.

STEP 1: If you want an image to 'stand in' while you are designing, select one of the images in the top 2 rows of thumbnails by clicking the circle to the left of the image. If you do not have a photo of your loved one uploaded, consider holding their photo in front of the screen to see which designs and colors work best.

STEP 2: To experiment with background and text colors for a design, click the circle to the left of that design thumbnail. There are more than 60 designs from which you can choose.

STEP 3: Once selections are made, click the nearest 'Show me this Design' button - located in the rightmost column. The resultant screen will display a draft version of your design. Change background colors simply by clicking one of the 100+ colors in the color panel to the right (this panel will NOT show on your finished online Memorial). Text color may be changed to black, white, light gray, dark gray, or blue.

Background colors are arranged in a panel of 21 rows, 5 colors per row. Each color is identified by a name or letter and 1,2,3,4, or 5 depending on its position in the row (first, second, third, fourth, or fifth). Colors in Row A - J are often the best choice for many designs. The rows below with color names (aqua, lave, etc.) provide 'web-safe' colors.

Access to suggested background colors for individual designs is provided below the color panel. Response time for color change will vary depending on your system. On a modern, high-speed system, the change should be instantaneous. If response appears to stall, wait 10 or 15 seconds then click the color again.

Changes to background and text color are most effective with Internet Explorer 5.0 or Netscape 6.0 or higher. If you have an older browser, consider upgrading to a new version.

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