Originally Posted by rcfreak339
I couldn't find any free hosting site that would host just pure HTML, so I just got some screenshots.
Here you can see my basic layout of the page,
yes its just a big table. Having just plain HTML and no CSS sucks. The "Online!" is a GIF which I did make in photoshop, but I havee yet to find a way to make the background transperent on the image. Any suggestions. All the graphics were made by me.
Here is my scroll box. My first scroll box I ever did make, I think it turned out well.
Here is my photo section which IS STILL under construction. I need to work on link colors and add more photos.
Since I found the page to be a bit easy, I decided to challenge myself a bit and so I added some rollovers and other Java Script command. With some help I did get it done!
Hope you guys enjoyed my pictures! What do you think? Is it good for a kid who has done this for little over a month?
If it's actually coded in tables, you'll have a riot on your hands once you finally get it uploaded and give us the link. Just fair warning!
If it is based on HTML tables you should probably stop now and figure out how to use <div> elements and CSS instead. Tables are largely regarded as evil and horrid ways of building a non-tabular data display (in other words, presenting something that would not fit naturally into a spreadsheet).
The second stop on the road to impressing us all will be running your shiny new table-less layout code through the HTML validator (http://validator.w3.org/
) and cleaning things up until you're fully valid.
Now, to make an image transparent in Photoshop...
To get a transparent background in the first place open a new document and select "transparent" rather than a specific background color. That's about it. Once your image contains transparency and you want to make an image for the web you have to save either as a GIF (with transparency option checked off when you "save as") or else as a PNG and then the transparencies will work.
Now, if you're asking about aesthetics that's a whole other issue. I pretty much always recommend getting the mechanics in line first.
Edit: P.S. Freehostia ROCKS! You can do almost anything a typical beginner could want including FTP upload, PHP, and MySQL. You certainly aren't restricted to using a template or an online editor (although they do offer one). If you want pretty darned good free hosting then check them out. The only things so far that disappointed me were the absence of support for CURL, PHPmail, and cron jobs - but that's all down the road a fair distance for you anyway. You can pay for better hosting once you need it to get those things.
Also, 000webhost hosting is free and DOES support CURL (and PHPmail, I believe) so you might check them out. I have far less experience with them than I do with Freehostia though.