View Full Version : What to do now with my site

05-07-2003, 12:38 PM
I have just finished my new website (http://www.jamesburge.com/) with the help of this book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321130073/ref=pd_sim_b_dp_3/202-2810158-3605462).

My website was writen using notepad.

What should I do next. Have I got enough knowledge about xhtml and css to move on to something else? If so what Xml, dhtml, shtml, php, javascript or perl?

Sorry if this in the wrong forum but I am all confused on what to do next.:confused::confused:

Thanks for any help.

05-07-2003, 12:55 PM
Well, since you're still using tables for layout and standard ugly Times, i'd say keep on exploring the wonderful world of CSS...

Then again, there's nothing to keep you from exploring the possibilities of JavaScript; after that, you can look deeper into DHTML (basically HTML + JavaScript), and maybe a server side scripting language (PHP is pretty good... :o )

But, rest assured: there's still a LOT to learn about basic HTML and CSS; keep hanging around here and you'll be amazed about what other people can come up with! :thumbsup:

05-07-2003, 01:07 PM
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05-07-2003, 04:09 PM
I'd say change the font to a sans font, whether that be Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, or something else. Secondly, I'd remove the border from the XHTML and CSS logos on the lower left of your site. Add enough content to justify having your own website, and I think you'll be fine!

05-08-2003, 01:07 AM
There are so many things you can do from here that you may very well be overwhelmed. You can look into some client side scripting langauges or maybe some server side stuff, but if it were up to me, I would stick to [X]HTML and CSS and learn those two as best as you can.

As ronald said, try making a site without tables. I have never read that book you mentioned before (I have never read a book on HTML) but it may have advised you to use tables for layout. I could go into a whole speil about not using tables but even I am tired of the debate. Just know that tables aren't for layout, they are for tabular data. Try looking into places like http://www.glish.com/css or http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/ for a ton of information on css based layouts without tables.

I don't think there is ever a point in my life where I will feel like I have gained enough knowledge in XHTML or CSS. Everyday I learn something new. Heck, I just started into something other than HTML (php) about a month ago, more than a year after I started learning HTML. It's a constant learning process.

Try thinking up things that you would like to do that would stretch your knowledge. That is the best way to learn and improve yourself. That is the way I have learned everything I know.

In final, I shall give you a few sites that I found very helpful in my search for excellence :):


Good luck, and come back here to learn as much as you would ever want to :thumbsup:

05-08-2003, 08:56 AM
Thanks pardicity3 I shall visit those links you have provided.