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    I think the layout definitely serves its purpose, but I suppose they could get a better one.
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    The layout wasn't even design by SPP joe himself,he used Arachnophilia 4.0 to build the website. What the heck!?

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    What's Arachnaphelia?
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    It's a program used to build websites.

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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    Oh, Like SPP?
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    Yes, or like UP Network.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufinito18 View Post
    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.

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    For me it only takes about a second for Serebii to load... course, I have hi-speed.

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    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)
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    I learnt HTML from www.pageresource.com
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    Yea, Anglefire is quite horrible.
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    I use the good old HTML. Also a good editor would be HTML kit, google it.

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    It mean Serebii's Pokémon Place

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squall View Post
    It mean Serebii's Pokémon Place
    I think it means Serebii Pokemon Page. I remember Serebii saying that a while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugia View Post
    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:

    HTML Code:
    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.
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    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:

    HTML Code:
    <!-- 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faltzer View Post
    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) 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.

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    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.
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    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.


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    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.
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