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iMarvel Customizing and Installation

  This page lets you construct your own customized Personal iMarvel  page with all the Wizards you want to include!  Your Personal iMarvel  page will be stored on your hard disk, so it will load very fast.

  Getting Started

  First, try out some Personal iMarvel  Wizards.   Start with the all-HTML All Wizards page, which has useful descriptions of all the Wizards.  If you want to view the Wizards one at a time, just click on any of the light-blue links to the left, under the heading "iMarvel  Wizards".    As you browse through the Wizards, make a mental note of which ones you like.

Your name:    First and last name, e.g. "John Smith"
Type a password:    Letters and numbers only, no spaces.

  Which Wizards do you want?  The most popular and useful Wizards have their boxes already checked.  Just click on a box to check or uncheck it.

Alarm
Address Book
Business/Career
Calculator
Calendar
Clock
Control Center
Directory
Favorites
Finance
Internet Traffic
Investment
Jukebox
Mail
Mall
Memo_Pad
Newspaper
News Photos:
  National
  Sports
  Entertainment
  World
  Politics
  Science
Radio
Schedule
Search
Sports
Motivation Tip
Shopping Tip
Cheapskate Tip
Webmaster Tip
TV
Weather



  Page Options:  (click on the Custom Background  link to see examples)
Custom Background: Wood     Starry Sky   Purple Crystals   Circuit Board
Netscape Browser? Check this box if you use a Netscape browser.



  You can customize some Wizards to your liking.  Any information you give is only used to create your iMarvel Start Page.  It is not recorded by this website in any way.  It's all optional, so you can skip down to the button labeled Create iMarvel Page anytime you want:
  Weather Wizard:
Your hometown:   
Nearby city:  If you live in a small town, what is the nearest city with over 20,000 population?
Your state:  Enter a 2-letter abbreviation, such as "WA" for Washington.
Your zip code:   
Your country: Enter a 2-letter abbreviation, e.g. "US" or "CA" for Canada.
Nearest airport:   
Interstate Highway Number:  Enter the number of an Interstate Highway that you often use to take vacations and other long trips. You'll be able to get weather reports for each city along the highway.
Traffic URL:  Enter the URL (web address) for a traffic site, such as http://www.accutraffic.com


  Mail Wizard:
EMail_Address:  What is your e-mail address?


  Directory Wizard:
Directory type: Graphical Text Do you want to use the graphical iMarvel directory, or the text directory?


  Memo Pad Wizard:
Size: Small (33% wide, 200 pixels high)
Medium (66% wide, 200 pixels high)
Large (99% wide, 300 pixels high)
How large do you want the Memo Pad to be?


  Investment Wizard:
Stock Portfolio:   (40-letter limit)
($INDU: Dow Jones Industrial Average.   $COMPQ: NASDAQ Composite Index.   $SPX: S&P 500.   $TYX: 30-year bond interest rate.   $XAU: Gold/Silver index.   MSFT: Microsoft.   AOL: America Online)


  Mall Wizard:
Wall Background:
Red Brick
Adobe
  Western
  Psychedelic
What background do you want for the store walls?
Sky Background:
Blue Sky
Night Sky
  New York City
  Mars
What "outdoors background" do you want?
Mall Stories: 1   2   3 How many stories high do you want the mall to be?

  In any of the below text-boxes, you can check the box if you want to include the store in your customized Mall. Or, you can change the name and the URL (web address) to any other site (it doesn't have to be a store, it can be any site you'd like to have in your mall.)
  Value America  is a great online discount department store.
  Comfort House  has many items to "make your life easier."
  Food.com  lets you order food for take-out and delivery.
Download.com  is a large freeware/shareware store.
  PlanetRX  is an online health and drug store.
  Lands End  is a nice clothing and outfit store.
  NetGrocer  is a home-delivery grocery store.
  FogDog  sells sports and outdoors equipment.
  SitStay GoOut  is the #1-ranked pet store by BizRate.com.
  TicketMaster  sells tickets to entertainment and sports events.
  Consumer Car Club  helps you buy a new or used car.
  CompuBank  is the #1-rated online bank by SmartMoney.com.


Click this button to create your customized iMarvel  Start Page.

  What's Next?

  Play around with your Personal iMarvel  for a while.  If you want to change anything, adjust what you typed in the boxes on this page, then click the Create iMarvel Page!  button again.  When you're happy with your iMarvel  creation, you'll need to save it to your hard disk (that will make it load much faster.)  Just take these steps:

 1. Download

  Please select one of the following "FTP" links to download iMarvel.   It takes about 3-5 minutes to download the program with a 28.8K modem.

  IBM-Compatible installation program.
  Macintosh Stuffit archive.


  If you don't know how to download and install programs, visit Newbie-U and read their article on how to use FTP.  If you need any help with iMarvel, there's also a manual and a chat room for tech support.
  If you plan to use the Jukebox Wizard, download one of the following files also:

  IBM-Compatible jukebox installer.
  Macintosh jukebox Stuffit archive.


  While you're waiting for the download to finish, you can click here to open a new window that you can use to browse anywhere on the Web.

  iMarvel.com sends a free e-mail newsletter every 2 weeks.  It's really a most useful newsletter, covering:

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 2. Install iMarvel Archive

  IBM users: After you've fully downloaded the executable program to your computer, simply run the program to install iMarvel.  If you downloaded jukebox.exe, run that too.

  Macintosh users: create a "\starbase7" directory on your hard disk and unstuff the archive there.  If you downloaded jukebox.sit, extract that archive too.


 3. Save Your iMarvel Page

  On most browsers, you can click the "Save As" option on the File Menu.  Some browsers and online services may disallow this option, in which case you can continue by running Internet Explorer 5 or Navigator 4.5.
  Important Note for Internet Explorer 5 users:  If you use Internet Explorer 5, you'll see a dialog box that lets you choose which type to save the page as.  Select "Web Page, HTML only" from this list of options.   If your browser warns you that the page may not save correctly, ignore the warning.

  IBM users: save the file as "C:\starbase7\imarvel.htm".   Then click over to C:\starbase7\imsetup.htm to run Personal iMarvel.  Some browsers may require a different URL address, such as file:///C|/starbase7/imsetup.htm.

  Macintosh users: save the file on your hard disk as "imarvel.htm" in a directory named "starbase7".  The URL address for Macintosh computers is usually file:///Macintosh%20HD/starbase7/imarvel.htm.  If that doesn't work, find the "imarvel.htm" file on your computer, then drag-and-drop it onto the browser icon.  The correct URL should then appear in the address bar.


  More Customization

  If you'd like to further customize your iMarvel  page, there is a program in the archive you just downloaded called "marvel.exe". It allows you to customize many features of iMarvel.  It's the fastest way to create your own iMarvel, with even more customization options.  More information is available in the iMarvel manual.
  You also have the option of using the more advanced JavaScript  Wizards.  Most Wizards are improved about 5%-10% by JavaScript, but there is no way to guarantee that JavaScript will work reliably on your computer.  If you want to create a JavaScript-enhanced page, go to the JavaScript iMarvel page.


  Feedback

  Your feedback will be invaluable in helping to improve iMarvel.  Please tell us about any way we can improve it for you.

  What problems or disadvantages did you see in iMarvel?

  Do you have any suggestions that would make iMarvel better?





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