06-02-2010, 08:27 PM
Hello, my name is Caesar and I'm going to be in the process of creating a portfolio about myself for school and work. The website in my name (which hasnt been registered yet, but will be by the end of the week), will consist of works that I have done, in progress and so on. This site will not generate income and is only meant to show employees my resume. it will have approximately have 10 pages and in my case, I will use a free CSS template from the link:
I am wondering if it would be possible for to simply make the template cross-browser compatible for all major browsers. Is this something that can be done for free? I'm not looking for a complete make over since I like the template above. I'm intending to edit the content in the template and replace it with content about me and links to my projects.
If anyone accepts, I will download the file from the link posted above and send it to you. Or if you like, you can simply download it yourself. I would like to add your name to the bottom of my portfolio site with something like "Template from freecsstemplates.org and edited by (your name) for cross-browser compatibility."
I am pretty much a noob with this stuff and I'm thinking that editing the code to make it compatible with all major browsers would cost maybe $10 or $15 at the most? I'm hoping this can be done for free since I'm not using the site for income at all. Everything is included in the link above so would it be a simple process to edit the html file from the link?
06-02-2010, 08:52 PM
It can be done for free, through researching cross browser CSS compatibility on Google.
Everyone on this board offers free help on specific questions/problems that you may have, but to come on this board and ask someone to go through all your CSS and make it compatible with all browsers free of charge in inappropriate, and offering $10-15 for those types of revisions is insulting.
06-02-2010, 09:05 PM
I didnt mean to insult anyone, like I said before, I'm a noob at this kind of thing so I am unaware if it is a job that requires a lot of work. I tried researching a way for me to edit the html via google, but I have no html experience so I dont know what to do.
If there is something someone like me, with no programming experience, can do on his own, please let me know.
06-02-2010, 09:18 PM
In the words of Buddha "He is able who thinks he is able."
1 - Research on Google. Doing a simple elementary search using "css cross browser compatibility" returns a plethora of results.
2 - Compare search result suggestions with your code. See the differences and test out their suggestions.
3 - Revise code when needed, and test revised code in many browsers.
4 - Keep revising and testing until you have the perfect formula.
5 - If your having specific issues, do a Google search and you will most likely find a solution.
6 - If all else fails, post your issue in forums and hopefully someone will help.
Even non-profit organizations hire companies to develop their website. Learning how to do it yourself and becoming familiar with your website will only help you further down the road.
A couple of useful links that might help out with general web development are:
Doing a search for "css for beginners" in google will give you some resources you need. But who knows, maybe someone on this forum will be willing to offer services for Free.
06-02-2010, 09:36 PM
There is a lot of help here. (http://www.exitfegs.co.uk/Sources.html)
Have a go and we will help you where we can.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Use the search facility.
06-03-2010, 01:23 AM
I am wondering if it would be possible for to simply make the template cross-browser compatible for all major browsers.
What browser are you having compatability problems with? The template is already valid CSS/HTML and appears to work just fine in every browser I have.
What exactly is it you want to fix?
06-03-2010, 08:43 AM
Further to Excavator's comment, how many browsers have you tested the template in?
If you don't have access to many, have you tried browsershots.org?
It tests in multiple browsers and gives you screen capture images.
Take a look at: http://browsershots.org/http://www.freecsstemplates.org/previews/abrasive/
There should be 32 browser shots of your chosen template at the above URL within the next hour or so.
06-03-2010, 02:20 PM
The browsershots looks good from over here. I think you might be misunderstanding cross-browser compatability, of course this just means that the site performs and looks in the expected way across all browsers.
Most templates should already have this to a reasonable extent provided they are developed by anyone who knows what they are doing.
Well I guess you got it done for free anyways without even trying :)
06-03-2010, 03:52 PM
Thank you very much guys. I have NO experience with HTML, CSS and everything else regarding coding, creating, testing and editing website code. I just created a website for my start up company a few weeks ago and I basically made that site by trial and error (replacing content from the template with my own).
I plan to start using Dreamweaver to edit the template I posted for my portfolio so if possible, it would be great if you guys could help me along the way. :)
Thank you very much for the assistance. I truly appreciate it.
06-03-2010, 04:50 PM
Along the way, if you are doing some coding or copying/pasting from other resources, you'll want to use http://validator.w3.org/ to make sure your code is compliant. Invalid code can be the source of errors for your website. Right now, it validates perfectly fine though. Just for future reference, you'll want to keep that link handy.
06-03-2010, 04:57 PM
I used that link once before and although I did get errors, I was unsure of what to do. Does it simply tell you the errors within the coding or does it also tell you how to fix it?
06-03-2010, 05:56 PM
It tells you which line your error is on, and usually tells you why that line is wrong. Having 1 line of code can trigger other errors in your document, so fix one error at a time and try to validate. Once you get better with coding, you'll be able to pinpoint which errors will fix others.
But right now, your site validates perfectly fine so nothing to worry about for the time being.