Service Sign-Up Instructions
Below are the instructions on what to
do when applying for the My Postcards PRO and EXPERT service.
Please ensure that you have steps 1-3 completed before
you click on "Continue" below. You may want to bookmark this page
for future reference.
1. You must have basic HTML skills
You may not be a webdesign wizard to create a successful posty site.
Lots of our customers started with very basic HTML skills and developed
great knowledge of advanced techniques later.
However to use PRO service you have to be familiar with basic HTML and
graphic processing skills -
you should be familiar with HTML syntax, HTML editors and image processing
If you are totally new to webdesign - please try our FREE service first.
2. You must have a web site
Make sure the site which will contain the posty service already exists,
on a server where you have authorized access.
You will need to give us the full URL of that site,
so make sure you know what that is, too.
3. You must have pictures
To have a posty site, you must of course have pictures!
Ensure that these already exist, preferably on the same site and
server as the postcard page, but definitely on a server and site
to which you have authorized access.
Read this if you have a site on Xoom or Tripod. Their policy prohibits
external linking of images. Therefore you can not use images stored
on Xoom or Tripod servers for postcards and would have to store them at
a better web host. We have a few members with HTML pages on
Xoom and Tripod and images stored somewhere else. It is a bit
more complicated for you, but it can be done.
Warning! This anti-linking policy is being copied by some other
free homepage providers. Check the terms and conditions of your
web host carefully! Unfortunately we cannot do ANYTHING about
Images can be in any format, and may be either static or animated,
but remember that if the images are not all in GIF or JPEG format,
then some people might not be able to view them.
We encourage you to ensure that you will not be breaching any
copyright by displaying other people's images on your posty site.
4. You may have music
You may want to have music on your site, in which case you will
need midi files on the same server as the posty page and pictures,
or you can use music from our collection of midis.
If you would rather not have any music on the postys sent
from your site, then that's fine too. Actually, the main part
of this step is simply deciding - will you supply your own music,
use ours, use a combination of both, or not have music at all.
If you are going to supply your own music files, make sure they
are ready on your site, just like the images, and that you will not
be breaching copyright by placing them on your postcard page.
5. Have it all?
Then all you need to do is click on the CONTINUE link
below, read all info about billing options and fill out the sign-up
When we receive your application, we'll go through it to make
sure we know everything we need to know (and contact you if we
have any queries), then we'll send you all the information on
how to make your site work. You can decorate your site however you
want, just make sure that the form input names and content formats
stay the same so that our posty processing program knows how
to deal with information sent from your site.
Of course, if you have any other questions or comments, feel
free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org -
we're always happy to answer all queries and interested in discussing any suggestions.