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Dragonfree
21st October 2005, 6:01 PM
Anybody who has general advice to give to webmasters can post some here; anybody who needs general advice can read this.

Please don't post if you don't know what you're talking about.

I'll post some of my own when I've finished revamping my webmaster tips section.

ArteMagica
23rd October 2005, 6:21 PM
My advice is,if you want to have an outstanding layout then learn a lot of HTML and create your own layout from scratch.Because it was made by you,you can put whatever you want in that layout.

Lissa explains a lot when it comes to HTML. (http://www.lissaexplains.com/)

When you feel your ready to create your layout you can always go to Lissa Explains to see if you have all the HTML codings right.

Kal-El
23rd October 2005, 9:56 PM
http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp

It has pretty much all of the web languages on there. Learn CSS for a good layout and stuff. PHP comes in handy in other parts of your site (i.e. If you wanted to put a clock in)

♪Crystal Mew♪
5th November 2005, 2:21 AM
Notepad > Frontpage


nuff said...

dreamweaver is okay too though

nutter
5th November 2005, 9:09 PM
Hi,

Undoubtedly, if you're new the whole web business, I would start out with something like Macromedia Dreamweaver. Sure, it's not teaching you the code (although you can have a look over it in Source mode), but it'll teach you the basic elements that make up a webpage, aswell as what looks good and what doesn't.

After a while, though, you *should* start to get frustrated with Dreamweaver and it's failure to pull off some things (if you're not frustrated, then you're not using it often enough :P). At this point, it's definately a good idea to slowly transfer the work you do from a graphical/point-and-click design environment (Dreamweaver, FrontPage etc) into a purely source-code development environment (a good editor being EditPlus).

This move will give you added functionality and the experience you'll need to get somewhere on the web in the future.

A lot of people advise that you learn HTML. This, though, is old technology. XHTML is its modern replacement, and is by far the more valuable to know. That said, there's very slight difference between HTML and XHTML, so if you're stuck back in the last millenium, it's never too late to change!

Exhibit A, an XHTML tutorial: http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/xhtml_intro.asp

Eventually, as you gain a sound knowledge of XHTML, you can learn CSS and even Javascript to vastly improve the usability and style of your site - and look super-elite at the same time :)!

Exhibit B, a CSS tutorial: http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_intro.asp

Obviously, as you long to create more attractive websites, it's integral you are reasonably proficiant with some sort of graphics software, like Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Fireworks.

PHP is also a language becoming increasingly more common on the internet. Its primary use is to provide a level of user/site interactivity - like members area logins, forums (this very forum was written in PHP), and rotating random quotes. It's really a lot of fun when you know it well (6 years and I'm still learning ;)).

Exhibit C, buy the following:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0672326728/qid=1131224673/sr=8-6/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i6_xgl/026-4588336-3290826

Anyhow - that's how I went about things, and it's worked out well for me - I do freelance work now and again which keeps my personal bank account nice and healthy :P!

Check out my latest work in progress, too, if you like (http://nutternet.com/lay_beta/), and feel free to PM me with any web-development questions you may have. Now, go learn.

Kind regards,
James

chaos on the internet
5th November 2005, 11:30 PM
(I would recommend using HTML for the time being instead of XHTML as it puts Internet Explorer in quirks mode and nothing supports MathML, XForms, and other reasons to even use XHTML in the first place)

nutter
5th November 2005, 11:55 PM
(I would recommend using HTML for the time being instead of XHTML as it puts Internet Explorer in quirks mode and nothing supports MathML, XForms, and other reasons to even use XHTML in the first place)

Hi,

I disagree. According to W3, XHTML is designed to replace, and is a stricter and cleaner version of, HTML. When using the XHTML 1.1 DTD, even IE should render the page strictly.

Regardless of the current situation, all the XHTML features will make it into future releases of popular browsers, so why learn HTML when you can do the exact same things in a language guaranteed to be supported and built upon in the future?

Kind regards,
James

chaos on the internet
6th November 2005, 6:05 AM
When using the XHTML 1.1 DTD, you are required to serve your HTML file as application/xhtml+xml which IE does not support at all. It won't even display on the screen, instead ask if you can download the file.

I'm all for web standards, but now is not the correct time to adopt this standard. HTML 4.01 Strict works just as fine for now, and triggers standard compliance mode in IE, unlike XHTML. Why even attempt to argue against this? You can do everything in HTML 4.01 Strict that you can in XHTML at the moment, except with better support from the most popular browser on the internet. There is a limit to where following 'cutting-edge' w3 standards is practical. XForms is designed to replace traditional HTML forms, but has no support at all. Why are you not attempting to adopt this?

You can be just as 'strict' as you wish with HTML, you don't need a barely supported doctype and some /'s after your tags to make your documents well formed. HTML 4.01 has been a standard for years and most likely will be for years to come.

http://www.spartanicus.utvinternet.ie/no-xhtml.htm is a good list of reasons why you should use HTML 4.01, if you don't for some reason trust me.

or from mozilla.. http://www.mozilla.org/docs/web-developer/faq.html#accept

nutter
6th November 2005, 2:48 PM
Hi,

Ah - yes, I didn't think about the whole content-type issue. I had this problem earlier this year, so instead use text/html with my 1.1 documents. This doesn't annoy the validator, so myself and many others have no problem in using it, but it isn't strictly correct.

Despite the argument for HTML 4.01, though, I'll continue to use XHTML as I feel personally that going back to HTML would be a step backwards. Everything I create is tested thoroughly in FF/IE (Win/Mac)/Safari/Opera and validates correctly, so I don't see a problem in using it XHTML at the present time.

I guess people should just use whatever they feel more comfortable with, as there isn't fundamentally much of a difference between them.

My love for XHTML has been owned. Congratulations :P!

Kind regards,
James

an_idiot_
7th November 2005, 9:46 PM
if your being serious about something, which me and my mate are, get a book about it, chances are your just going to make a personal homepage, in which case you can just use an internet help site.

i dont reccomend trying to make a site like serebii.net untill you have experience, and money...

Kal-El
8th November 2005, 3:06 AM
if your being serious about something, which me and my mate are, get a book about it, chances are your just going to make a personal homepage, in which case you can just use an internet help site.

You don't need a book. I made my site from the crappy Neopets HTML guide and a sidebar template!

chaos on the internet
10th November 2005, 3:52 AM
and it shows...

Kal-El
10th November 2005, 5:23 AM
and it shows...
Some of us aren't as good as others if that was what you were getting at. >>

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24th January 2006, 6:32 AM
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Phaarix
3rd March 2006, 2:48 PM
I know it's been stated, but I'd like to reinforce the fact that if you're really serious about getting into web design then HTML should be the first thing you learn, not Dreamweaver, Frontpage or any of that (whether you intend to use Dreamweaver later or not - and after learning HTML you probably won't, although it is an option if it suits you more) . To really understand how a basic page works you need to know HTML. And trust me it is VERY beneficial to understand this. Not to mention that HTML is extremely simple and easy to learn. Upon first glance it may look somewhat complicated but once you understand the basics you start to realise it really isn't all the different from simple english.

I'd also like to say DON'T use templates. If you REALLY can't design a page yourself then even just black text, white background and all the defaults would be more respectable than using a template. Templates are a BIG no no on the web. I see a site with a template, I leave said site immediately...

Shiny Spoink
14th March 2006, 4:49 PM
*sigh*
I DONT CARE ABOUT A STUPID LAYOUT!!!IF A SITE HAS A NICE LAYOUT, OK, IT DOESNT MATTER!!!!ID RATHER SEE A SITE WITH A BLANK PAGE WITH 100 COMICS ON IT THAN SEE A SITE WITH A NICE LAYOUT, BUT NOTHING ON IT!!!WHO CARES ABOUT LAYOUTS?I DONT!!!I HAVE A FREEWEBS TEMPLATE AND A BUNCH OF CONTENT!!!!DONT WORK ON YOUR LAYOUT!JUST HAVE SOMETHING FUNNY AND CONTENTY ON YOUR SITE!!!!

that is all^_^

JKaizer
16th March 2006, 4:05 AM
*sigh*
I DONT CARE ABOUT A STUPID LAYOUT!!!IF A SITE HAS A NICE LAYOUT, OK, IT DOESNT MATTER!!!!ID RATHER SEE A SITE WITH A BLANK PAGE WITH 100 COMICS ON IT THAN SEE A SITE WITH A NICE LAYOUT, BUT NOTHING ON IT!!!WHO CARES ABOUT LAYOUTS?I DONT!!!I HAVE A FREEWEBS TEMPLATE AND A BUNCH OF CONTENT!!!!DONT WORK ON YOUR LAYOUT!JUST HAVE SOMETHING FUNNY AND CONTENTY ON YOUR SITE!!!!

that is all^_^
The layout is what grabs most people to look at the content.

Simple as that.

Shiny Spoink
16th March 2006, 11:48 PM
meh, Content>Layout

JKaizer
17th March 2006, 2:15 AM
But with a horrid layout, people won't even bother to look at the content.

I don't know about you guys, but when I see a site with a lime green background and red text, I don't even bother to try and read it. Not even if it's the best content around.

Phaarix
2nd April 2006, 11:27 PM
But with a horrid layout, people won't even bother to look at the content.

I don't know about you guys, but when I see a site with a lime green background and red text, I don't even bother to try and read it. Not even if it's the best content around.

Nor do I, as if the layout/design is that bad, or uses a template ala Shiny Spoink, then I do not expect any quality of content considering the poor effort put into the layout/design. Plus I'd rather have something decent to look at while reading through huge blocks of text. Staring at something like blue on red is not easy on the eyes.

Shiny Spoink, it's easy to see why you think that content > design, but...

1. That's a matter of personal opinion.

2. Stop being so narrow minded, just because a site may have good content doesn't mean -



DONT WORK ON YOUR LAYOUT!


Any DECENT site has not only good content, but a good design to back it up. A site with a bad layout is considered by most people to be a "newbie" site. I also hope you realise posting in all caps does not back up your "argument" in the slightest.

Oh... and it sounds to me by your childish rant that you're just jealous that you can't match other people's GOOD layouts and therefore have to resort to using a template :).

And in your own words - "that is all ^_^".

Jetx
3rd April 2006, 10:44 AM
I don't know about you guys, but when I see a site with a lime green background and red text, I don't even bother to try and read it. Not even if it's the best content around.
Can't agree more... I have a lime-green background (I think) and black text looks much better, than red. Red text is nearly always a bad idea.

AgentChronon
23rd July 2006, 12:52 AM
Not lime green, but pastel green I think you mean.

Faltzer
23rd July 2006, 1:46 AM
Serebii.net has a horrible atrocious design,and people don't care about that except a few webmasters like me. You guys don't really get it,a website can have the best layout around,and all the 404 pages in the world. People are doin g things backwords instead of forward. When you have great content,horrible layout. Bad content,great layout. People have to do both things to succesfully own a website.

AgentChronon
23rd July 2006, 2:25 AM
I so agree.

Well except for the part about serebii's layout being horrible.

Faltzer
23rd July 2006, 2:38 AM
It's because SPP's layout is horrible,and most people already hate the layout even if the colors don't clash.

AgentChronon
23rd July 2006, 1:56 PM
I think the layout definitely serves its purpose, but I suppose they could get a better one.

Faltzer
23rd July 2006, 2:28 PM
The layout wasn't even design by SPP joe himself,he used Arachnophilia 4.0 to build the website. What the heck!?

AgentChronon
23rd July 2006, 2:45 PM
What's Arachnaphelia?

Faltzer
23rd July 2006, 2:56 PM
It's a program used to build websites.

AgentChronon
23rd July 2006, 2:59 PM
Oh okay but that doesn't matter all of the content was made by him and it's not extroridanarily ugly like easy builder freewebs sites.

Rufinito18
19th August 2006, 7:42 PM
Serebii's design doesn't suck...just because it's very simple, doesn't mean it sucks. At least it loads fast ^^

I say, try to do ur best, keep the color schemes tasteful and have at least a good topbanner

AgentChronon
20th August 2006, 12:43 AM
Um... what gets annoying is when you see the acronym of the site MUCH more than the actual spelled out name because then you search over the site and you can't find the name.

Rufinito18
20th August 2006, 1:50 AM
Oh, Like SPP?
It took me three months to find out what it was o.0

AgentChronon
20th August 2006, 2:07 AM
Yes, or like UP Network.

AgentChronon
20th August 2006, 2:05 PM
Um if you go to freewebs.com/the-pokeball they have free layouts. If you edit them they can come out very good, so that's what I did.

Faltzer
21st August 2006, 11:33 PM
Serebii's design doesn't suck...just because it's very simple, doesn't mean it sucks. At least it loads fast ^^

I say, try to do ur best, keep the color schemes tasteful and have at least a good topbanner

Serebii's layout does not load "fast". It takes 5 whole seconds to actually load the layout and the content as well. And not even his JPG compression works as well. TCoD has real simple layouts(No,I'm not saying they're bad, I'm saying that they're made like any normal layout) and they load much faster then SPP's layouts, and some that are even image based.

Trainer Rachel
22nd August 2006, 2:35 AM
For me it only takes about a second for Serebii to load... course, I have hi-speed.

AgentChronon
22nd August 2006, 2:47 AM
It's not the layout that makes it go slow, it's the fact that hundreds of people are on at a time.

newa1, a tip, NEVER. EVER. EVER. USE. PICZO. (or tripod or angelfire)

chester
28th August 2006, 8:16 AM
I learnt HTML from www.pageresource.com
I t helped HEAPS for my website.

Rufinito18
29th August 2006, 4:49 AM
Yea, Anglefire is quite horrible.

Lugia Tamer
17th February 2007, 1:41 AM
I use the good old HTML. Also a good editor would be HTML kit, google it.

Btw, what does SPP stand for?

Squall
5th March 2007, 5:48 PM
It mean Serebii's Pokťmon Place

Strike!
8th March 2007, 3:29 PM
I'm still new to web design but I already know a few important things. Practice whatever you learn before moving onto the next thing. You'll remember what you're learning better AND you'll know how to use it. Second, if you're going to build a site do it from scratch. That's the only way to get things exactly how you want them. Third, NEVER use a site builder until after you've learned how to build a site on your own with something like Notepad. You would be shocked at how inefficient these programs are, especially the free ones.

Rugia
8th March 2007, 9:51 PM
It mean Serebii's Pokťmon Place

I think it means Serebii Pokemon Page. I remember Serebii saying that a while ago.

Charizard_Millky
4th October 2007, 12:04 PM
I think it means Serebii Pokemon Page. I remember Serebii saying that a while ago.

Who cares?

Anyway, with layouts, when adding banners (for table layouts anyway,) don't put the URL inside the banner area (like you do with the content) but go to where the CSS is and do this:



background-image: url('banner url');


It makes it go from on top of the banner area and not covering it all, to covering it all.

Crepuscular
2nd November 2007, 6:59 AM
One recommendation I have is never give broken links or images, especially on the main menu. I see it quite a lot, but really all it is is a false promise which irritates your viewers.

If you like to see what is planned for your next menu, put the links in HTML comments:


<!-- This is a comment and is not viewable on the web page. -->

Or, better yet, have a menu plan in a .doc or .odt (or whatever) file on your computer, doing something like putting all things that aren't finished in say, italics. That way, you gain the benefit of seeing what's coming up, while your visitors don't have to guess which links are broken or not.

If you want your visitor to see what is upcoming, just have one page: "What's coming up", or "What's planned". I reiterate, all links on your site should work.

Disgruntled Goat
29th December 2007, 4:08 PM
Serebii.net has a horrible atrocious design,and people don't care about that except a few webmasters like me. You guys don't really get it,a website can have the best layout around,and all the 404 pages in the world. People are doin g things backwords instead of forward. When you have great content,horrible layout. Bad content,great layout. People have to do both things to succesfully own a website.

Don't confuse design with layout, they kinda different. For example, Serebii has a decent design - the pictures and shell structure and colours are good. But the layout of some of the content is pretty bad, for example there is no space (padding) between the nav on the left and where the text starts in the middle grey bit.

And the tables (eg here (http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-dp/160.shtml)) make the content quite difficult to read sometimes. I think the borders are too bold - if they were fainter they still separate sections without getting in the way.

That's my two cents, anyway.

SilverFlame
17th April 2008, 12:48 PM
I'd like to say don't do table layouts, but then again they are very popular.

Oh, and try using CSS for the layout, not HTML. HTML can do it's job with content, CSS does it's job with looks. Keep them that way.

nickyn00
17th April 2008, 3:58 PM
Hmm...

Firstly, your layout is really important. Make sure it's visually appealing. If you can't do that, get someone else to make one for you until you can learn how to. You don't need to have the best layout, just one that doesn't hurt my eyes and/or looks crap. >P

Secondly, so is design. Make your pages clean and don't ever use marquees. I know my site at the moment hsa a marquee, but when I get the time I'll be making a new DIV layout with absolutely no marquees.

Thirdly, stay the hell away from Freewebs, Piczo and other such - quite frankly, crap.

Fourthly, rather than starting with HTML, start by using mainly HTML, but using XHTML tags such as <strong>, <em> and always including the alt attribute in <img> tags.

Finally, stay the hell away from generic anything. Don't have generic content, layouts, anything. Generic is horrible. Die die die. I know my site at the moment has a lot of generic content. I'm rewriting it.

SilverFlame
17th April 2008, 4:47 PM
Freewebs is okay imo for beginners, and if you just want something small. Atm I'm using it, only because I'm still thinking if I'm willing to pay for a real host.

And to add the my helps, don't just use random colors everywhere. Like my site's layout is using blue and green, don't go and mix 10 or 20 different colors to make something, unless it all makes sence.

nickyn00
18th April 2008, 12:08 AM
Who cares?

Anyway, with layouts, when adding banners (for table layouts anyway,) don't put the URL inside the banner area (like you do with the content) but go to where the CSS is and do this:



background-image: url('banner url');


It makes it go from on top of the banner area and not covering it all, to covering it all.

Unless you're making a stretching banner in which case it would be:



<img src="/images/style/banner-left.png" alt="banner_left" style="float:left;" />
<img src="/images/style/banner-right.png" alt="banner_right" style="float:right;" />


The CSS for the banner DIV/Cell would be something like this:



#banner {
width:800px;
height:200px;
background-image:url(/images/style/banner-background.png);
}


And you'd find you'd have a stretching banner for your stretching layout. :DD


One recommendation I have is never give broken links or images, especially on the main menu. I see it quite a lot, but really all it is is a false promise which irritates your viewers.


On top of that, always try to open your site after it has 50 pages and a respectable layout. Believe me, it works. Firstly, while you're making your 50 pages your graphic talents do become vastly better and then you can open with a really, really nice layout~


Freewebs is okay imo for beginners, and if you just want something small. Atm I'm using it, only because I'm still thinking if I'm willing to pay for a real host.

No, you should never, ever use Freewebs.

It doesn't offer any server-side scripting technologies unless you have a paid account, you have a limit of 50 pages, you're stuck with .htm and much more. Looking back, I'm really, really glad that I never ever used Freewebs.

And yet another thing - I don't see why so many people are buying domains before they even open their site?? Why don't people just go with free hosts which support PHP?

houndourm
20th November 2008, 12:01 AM
hey does any one know how to make a quiz with multiple answers for 1 question if thats possible

ashgray2
9th June 2009, 4:48 PM
XHTML isn't constantly supported by webhosts. Some may not have the appropriate software for that. It could also take place that your browser does not support XHTML. I'm not really sure if XHTML is upgrade for HTML, or that is an entire new language.


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An00bis
1st August 2009, 12:41 PM
Sketch out your Layout before you Code

This helps immensely when it comes to figuring out what goes where. I normally do this process with a pencil and a piece of scrap paper I keep with me when I code. First I decide where the main areas for content will go (the logo, menu, and main content areas) and draw them out with boxes. Then I go over the light sketch with a darker pencil to draw in little details that will be in the final design like unique shapes or other design quirks. Finally I show a little contrast between areas by lightly shading in some areas I want to be darker with pencil while keeping other areas light.

Keep a .txt file with Code Snippets

If you learned a cool trick you think you'll be using in the future or need some quick references for old code you should start keeping track of those codes in a Text File so you won't have to comb over the Internet looking for a particular code every time you need it. Have an example of the working code and what it does clearly labeled for easy use.

Have an External File for CSS and Javascript

This one's a given but I'll say it anyway. You'll be thankful you're only editing one line in a single .css file then one line in 100+ .html or .php files.

Finish Coding your Layout completely, THEN debug

To debug things as you go along is spiraling into the annals of insanity. Get your site looking right visually first and then start working out the kinks in the coding a step at a time. It's usually easier to spot your mistakes and fix things up near the end anyway.

Run your code through a Validator to make sure its up to snuff.

If there's something wrong with your code and you can't figure out what it is the Validator will probably detect it for you so you can fix it. Here's a very good Validator that can detect for multiple Document Types:

http://validator.w3.org/

There's also one for your CSS.

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Check your site in Multiple Browsers

Just because it looks fine in Internet Explorer doesn't mean it will in Firefox, or visa versa. Make a habit of testing them out in multiple browsers to see if it's displaying and functioning correctly. I downloaded a few extra Browsers just to make sure that my layouts work in the most browsers possible before uploading them. If you don't want to go through that much trouble in the least make sure they look good in both Internet Explorer and Firefox since they're the browsers people use the most by far.

Disgruntled Goat
3rd August 2009, 12:12 PM
A lot of people (about 7%) use Safari since it's the default on Mac. You can get it for Windows, or use Chrome instead because they use the same back-end to display pages.


XHTML isn't constantly supported by webhosts. Some may not have the appropriate software for that. It could also take place that your browser does not support XHTML. I'm not really sure if XHTML is upgrade for HTML, or that is an entire new language.

Please don/t try and give advice when you have no idea what you're talking about. XHTML has nothing to do with web hosts, it's just a slight variant on HTML. Any XHTML file will work in any browser, same as HTML.

ferrywayes
17th September 2009, 12:30 PM
Hey
Website's Layout is very nice.
But i m little bit stress from your website because it's color the back ground color is green,
Some font's color is white and some font's are in Black.
Because of this My eyes starching lot today.
It is just a suggestion.
Thank you.

Disgruntled Goat
1st October 2009, 5:26 PM
Who the heck are you talking to, ferrywaves?

Are you talking about serebii.net? If so, I agree. I'm not a fan of his design.

pooja
2nd October 2009, 8:36 AM
Some of these are things that Iíve never seen or read anywhere but have learned from experience. Hopefully, you can glean something from my early mistakes.

A good rule of thumb is this: Keep It Simple But Nice. Complicated pages are tough to maintain and leave lots of room for errors. Also, too much stuff on the page can bog down your visitorís computer. For example, instead of a background image, try a background color; it looks nice and loads more quickly. Or try a text link instead of an image link. If you do use image links (and I use a few myself), donít overdo it with large files or too many of them.

For goodnessí sake, use good HTML! A lot of us write our own, and itís easy to mess it up and never be aware of it. Not all browsers will render your page properly if it has errors in it. Internet Explorer is generally pretty forgiving.

Most elements require both start and end tags, so be sure to use both if required, or your page may look wrong.

A word of caution if you write your own HTML: always put attribute values in "quotes" if they contain anything other than alphanumerics (letters or numerals). And DONíT forget the end quote, or your entire page may be messed up! Even Internet Explorer wonít forgive you for that.
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Disgruntled Goat
4th October 2009, 8:08 PM
You should always quote attribute values, that's easier than remembering some weird rules.

embertin
3rd November 2009, 9:19 AM
If your website is static then simply make in dreamweaver or using html code.
If any dynamic content then you have t make in PHP or ASP.NET

nickthomos
12th March 2010, 5:31 PM
website design tips is always use table less design.

gerdonhanry
8th April 2010, 6:28 AM
I had using these most three point for all my web-design projects. First one is You have to use Neat and Easy Navigation: Navigation of links on your site plays a big role in determining the stickiness of your site. Then second one is Clean Layout Design: A clean layout that uses a lot of white space enhances a site's looks. Try to keep the focus on your content, use dreamweaver templates for this. And last is, which very Important, Program using pure CSS: The world is moving away from table based websites to pure CSS websites because it offers accessibility, reusability and considerably reduces file size apart from giving greater control over the look of your website.

James-DaLocalOMG
17th April 2010, 5:53 AM
Learn HTML before ANYTHING. XHTML will come to you with ease. Then learn PHP. Then save C and C++ for last (most difficult)

GalvinBrown
30th April 2010, 11:02 AM
The points which have discussed by all members above here are really interesting.Few more tips which I want to add here are:
Design is linkbait
Have great linking with footers
Keep a horizontal directory structure
CSS image replacement

jstevejobs
5th March 2011, 4:22 AM
well these days many software are providing the facility to design sites online and tahts really good for all those who have no know how of programming languages

Gitboxrhys
21st March 2011, 5:28 PM
Hey i just started building a website and my "client" say's that she want's to send a newsletter out to subscribers.
My question is what system would be best for that ?
Thanks
Gitboxrhys
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8th April 2011, 1:02 PM
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20th June 2011, 4:55 AM
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Mega Geranium
10th July 2011, 6:34 AM
Never use Webs. Ever. EVER EVER EVER. Or Piczo. Or any site builder, really. HTML isn't that hard to grasp, get the basic idea, use simple templates (Non-styled ones) at first until you become skilled enough to make your own... and soon you have learned HTML and CSS moderately well.

liza2010
9th August 2011, 10:40 AM
PHP and CSS are more powerful languages for the website design. If you have the Photoshop and Coral knowledge with that. It do a great work on your website.....







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lovetheangelshadow
18th November 2011, 2:24 AM
Wow a lot of web haters here...there isn't anything wrong with webs. It's good for the basics that I use. I do change the backgrounds and banners from time to time

RebeccaMarshall
25th January 2012, 1:41 AM
Keep the page size small
Set ALT image tags
Learn about style sheets
What's in the background?
Use a descriptive title
Include a site map
Use shortcuts
Optimise your graphics

revenpiter
22nd February 2012, 6:40 PM
Following are some web design tips:
1. One should have good knowledge of it.
2. The site must not be costly or goody.
3. The site must contains all the required topics.
4. The site must be attractive.

legend_trainer
31st May 2012, 2:50 AM
Good method for learning:

Create a basic site with no formatting
Create a table and do basic formatting
Change to div tags and CSS
Learn PHP
Use PHP to create header and footer files with the CSS link in them

LeylaBahria
2nd June 2012, 5:54 PM
A lot of people here have asked HTMLBasicTutor for advice in the background here at v7n and you could do a lot worse than to learn from this team. I know because I can personally vouch for their services and help.

HannahKim
6th November 2012, 10:24 AM
Use a suitable language according to your website requirements. Try to have an attractive user interface and easy navigation throughout your website.

SD.
11th December 2012, 11:28 PM
Wow a lot of web haters here...there isn't anything wrong with webs. It's good for the basics that I use. I do change the backgrounds and banners from time to time

i agree, even though i may look noob sometimes... having things on webs
it can still be very handy
and its a great place for those who cannot spend actuall money on it all

daisydaisy
7th January 2013, 7:56 AM
I have an idea to start a webpage for comic characters and for the start I believe that this thread will be really useful. I went through from top to bottom and I can say that most of the posts are really effective.

CatelMetal
5th February 2013, 9:57 AM
Iím newbie for web designing. Because like to collect some knowledge for my mind. Above some tips are useful me.