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Author:  Davestite [ Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Please advise on the next step in web design?

Hi Folks,

It may have taken me 20 years but finally I am on the road to creating a website. I have always been crap at it, and maybe still am. But finally got my head around frames. I know... never said I was the smartest.

Ok so now I have a template I would like to move on to creating the site with new pages etc. I created this template using tables and nothing much more. Everyone is talking CSS these days and I really haven't a clue about using it.

Based on what you see, is it really worth it for me to create everything in CSS or continue on the way I am?

Also if there is anything glaringly wrong can you let me know. There are not links, this is just a template.

I would like to have a different high quality photo on each page, but am concerned about the speed of the page loading. Any solutions to that as well?

Thanks for any feedback regarding the above


Author:  Additives [ Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:27 pm ]
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I haven't been doing web design long, but I'm goint to say this anyway: Use CSS if you can. It is better for layout than tables (layout is technically a misuse of tables), and it is faster. Also avoid framset, use iframe intead.

This will ensure your website stays compatible with new/light weight browsers.

Hope this helps

Author:  usmanz [ Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:43 pm ]
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Using web development software is helpful in learning CSS.
You can get a free software from coffecup or a paid one from Adobe.
They will make CSS easy for you.

Author:  KevinAnderson [ Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:09 am ]
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Your page looks good, but it is definitely worth learning CSS and redoing your template because it's the way forward - frames are not supported in HTML 5. The same effect can easily be created with divs and CSS is really easy to learn Tables can get complicated especially if they're nested so it's much easier to use divs.

If you want high quality images, you have to balance loading time with quality - the general rule is a maximum of 4 seconds loading time per page. If you want to increase the size of the page, make sure people are 'warned' that they will have to wait longer (i.e. if the link is marked 'click here for larger image') but don't exceed 4 seconds on the home page.

Good luck with your site :roll:

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