Step By Step
To interact with any function of the site ("Build My Cover," "Forums," "Classified Ads," "Readers Rides," and so on) you must first register as a user. Just click on the "Join" button below the site logo and follow the instructions. Registering does not obligate you to any service or bind you to any sort of contract. Although we would like your first born sent in an unmarked container no later than November 1, 2001. You will never be spammed from our site, nor will you receive any mailings from us that you havent asked for. Registering merely provides the site with the information needed in order to customize to your interests and preferences.
Once youre a registered user, click on the "Games & More" button on the main navigation bar at the left of the home page, then select "Build My Cover" from the drop-down menu.
On the page that comes up next, enter the e-mail addresses of friends, family, business associates, enemies, prisoners--anyone you want to show your cover, then jot down a thought in the message box. Then you must upload the photo of your vehicle, but youll have to use a properly formatted image. It must be a JPEG, and be sized at 350 pixels wide, 225 pixels tall and set to 72-dpi resolution. The photo must also be RBG color. To crop, size, and convert the color type of the photo, youll need some kind of photo-formatting software, such as Photoshop or Photo Deluxe, not scissors. Once youve got the photo formatted and all the fields filled out, browse for and then enter the photo identification, and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
The next screen will show you a preview of how your cover is going to look. If you dont see your image on the cover after the page has loaded completely (you may have to wait a little while), there's probably a formatting problem with your photo. Aka, you screwed up. Make sure the image size is correct and that the photo is a JPEG. If you need to make any changes, click the "Back" button to return to the previous page, where you can fix the error of your ways. When the image does load in the "Preview" page, check that your message reads the way you want and that said recepients' e-mail addresses are spot-on. Finally, click the "Send" button. Your friends will receive an e-mail that contains a URL where they can view your cover on the Web site.
OK, we suckered you into clicking on this story with visions of newsstand glory prancing through your noggin. But its sorta true--theres actually a special, top-secret location of this very site that allows you to slap a photo of your rig--wheeling, parked, at the grocery store, on fire, before and after its been modified, or whatever floats your Rottweiler--right onto a Four Wheeler cover--the Internet kind, which allows you to send it all over the universe to impress your pals. Just follow the steps weve outlined here, and youre on it!