Every ebook has a landing page or a registration page. These pages are integrated into the sites they are part of. These pages are served by an ebookhost web server.
The ebook registration/landing pages are designed to look and be a part of websites.
For instance the ebooks on the techlearning.com website all have the design of the techlearning website, but if you look at the URL of a techlearning ebook registration page and compare it to other techlearning webpages, you will see that the ebook URLs are a lot different. Here's a techlearning ebook registration page URL: http://newbay.ebookhost.net/tl/atomic/1/ and here is a regular techlearning webpage URL: http://techlearning.com/content/epubs/index.php
They are different because the ebook registration page is coming from ebookhost.net and the other pages are coming from techlearning.com.
One of the ways that we make the ebook registration pages have the same design as the websites they are for is with the use of dynamic templates.
A dynamic template comes from a specific website/server other than ebookhost. It is a webpage that has all the usual design, ads and surrounding content as other webpages for a specific website, but it has no content in the middle.
The ebookhost server reaches out to the website/server that has the dynamic template, receives a copy of the template webpage from that server, then sticks the ebook registration form, data and other content into the middle of the webpage, and then displays the webpage to the browser. Each time someone goes to a registration or landing page of an ebook that has a dynamic template, this process occurs.
There are some advantages and disadvantages to this.
An advantage is that if people running a website want to change something about the design of an ebook registration page, or change ads etc., they can just make changes to the template on their server. They don't necessarily need to contact anyone at Minnickweb/ebookhost, to make changes to the pages.
A disadvantage is that if inadvertent changes are made to the template that mess up the registration pages, the changes appear at once.
We also have some ebooks that use designs/templates from the ebookhost server. Sometimes I think dynamic templates are better. They are cooler. But sometimes I think templates from ebookhost are better. I think it depends on the situation and on a customers needs/wants. We are pretty flexible so can do things either way.
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