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KevinG
10-06-2005, 07:14 PM
I just started this one today.

I want to get a good layout - simple and informative. none of the links are connected up. any feedback greatly appreciated. the design is at a very early stage - i am trying to come up with a logo and buttons etc.

i am going to colour code each channel and try and keep the main structure light weight - allowing for more kb heavy content.

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is the layout to simple?

SpirtOfGrandeur
10-06-2005, 07:43 PM
You are going to get 101 complains about the tables. So I will be the first. You need to learn how to create websites that are synamatically correct and fluent!

KevinG
10-06-2005, 08:01 PM
i'm all ears

oracleguy
10-06-2005, 08:06 PM
Moving to the site reviews forum...

I also would recommend against the tables. I've looked at your layout and it would be pretty straight forward to make it using CSS.

I'd recommend reading this article on how you can semantically make your menus with CSS: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/taminglists

And for examples on XHTML and CSS based sites, there is a sticky: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=23475

KevinG
10-06-2005, 08:34 PM
so nowadays everyone builds sites using css not tables????

can someone give me an example

mark87
10-06-2005, 09:30 PM
so nowadays everyone builds sites using css not tables????

Yes. Where have you been living for the last few years lol ?

http://www.csszengarden.com/

http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=23475

KevinG
10-06-2005, 09:49 PM
i still using dw3 should get the latest one? will it make learning fantastically easier?

oracleguy
10-06-2005, 10:27 PM
I haven't used Dreamweaver in several versions, I don't know how much a newer version would help but I suppose it couldn't hurt. Maybe download a trial copy of the newer version before you actually buy it.

KevinG
10-06-2005, 11:20 PM
thanks oracle.

i'm really disappointed with this news. i thought tables were paramount.

so i should steer clear of them? if so what does a 100px by 100px css table look like?

oracleguy
10-07-2005, 01:03 AM
Steer clear of them for layout purposes, they are still perfectly valid if you are using them to display tabular data.

There are some great links for CSS (and hacks) resources in this thread: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=20862

KevinG
10-07-2005, 02:21 PM
am i on the right tracks with this?

i was going to then make all my tables inside the structure.


<html>
<head>
<title>Source the Market</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<!--
.bodytab { background-color: #FFFFFF; background-position: center top; border: 1px solid; position: absolute; clip: rect( ); width: 800px; border-color: #000000 solid; vertical-align: top; padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 1px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 1px; visibility: inherit; z-index: auto; height: 10px}
-->
</style>
</head>

<body bgcolor="#999999" topmargin="5">
<span class="bodytab" style="width: 800px; background-color: #FFFFFF; layer-background-color: #FFFFFF; border: 1px none #000000; height: 100%" id="topnav"></span>
</body>
</html>



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