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View Full Version : HTML/CSS seems quite easy....



adamwestrop
08-13-2011, 08:08 PM
Hey guys,

I've just started to learn HTML and CSS, and HTML seems to be very easy (well what you really need to know to put a site together)

CSS, I am starting to learn, with references and the guidance here from generous members (thanks to all that have answered a question of mine), it seems to me, that as long as you have a structure laid out in your head, e.g. 2 column layout, 3 column layout etc, then as long as you remember the box model and the various positioning elements, e.g. Float and use the appropriate positioning, then it shouldn't be too hard to get to 'grips with'.

Is this right?

* Grips with, I define as being comfortable with.... I understand CSS may cause problems in complex designs, but with the assistance of forums such as this, I think I can become proficient quite quickly.

Sammy12
08-13-2011, 09:28 PM
that's correct. but even the most experienced of coders run into problems everyday.

say you wanted to build your own chat? your going to run into a lot of problems.
say you wanted to build a site that is extremely heavy on design. your going to run into a lot of problems.
say you wanted to build a site design that was efficient. your going to run into a lot of problems.

it was no coincidence that these social websites today were made efficient, well designed, and extremely well thought out.

adamwestrop
08-13-2011, 09:44 PM
that's correct. but even the most experienced of coders run into problems everyday.

say you wanted to build your own chat? your going to run into a lot of problems.
say you wanted to build a site that is extremely heavy on design. your going to run into a lot of problems.
say you wanted to build a site design that was efficient. your going to run into a lot of problems.

it was no coincidence that these social websites today were made efficient, well designed, and extremely well thought out.

Thanks for your reply.

Chat etc I assume would need php or programming language thrown in? I wouldnt even dream of that.

For more complex designs, I would just start small and keeping pushing the boundaries, dipping in for assistance.

Would be interested in what your definition of 'efficient' is.......

This is a top forum though, I love forums where you can ask a question and get an answer in like 5-10 minutes max!

Sammy12
08-13-2011, 10:11 PM
it can get pretty slow sometimes haha, I wouldn't count on getting an answer extremely fast.

An efficient design is one that is easily navigated through and serves its purpose without making things difficult on the user. A good example is youtube. They make sure the first thing you see on the site are the video thumbnails, as well as your new mail or comments. They make sure that you are instantly hooked in. They added that little chart on "likes" and "dislikes" which was a brilliant idea. Overall the site is extremely well put together so that the user knows where to find things. You have to realize that it was no coincidence that the views on a video are at that particular font size and it was no coincidence that the comments were made compact, and close to the video.

vikram1vicky
08-14-2011, 04:31 PM
Dear adamwestrop,

That good, also you have to learn CSS and HTML standards, then your pages will more accessiable on all kind of devices, like PC browsers, mobiles etc...


Best of luck :)



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