my first website...

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by howard, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. howard macrumors 68020

    howard

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    I just made it this morning with iWeb. I find iWeb completely awesome and stupid at the same time. First of all, I can't stand designing web pages, I hate stupid looking web pages and I don't have the time or patience (or skills) to make a page that I like. With iWeb, i was able to get close enough in a very short amount of time... very short, a few hours. I'd previously spent days designing horrible sites that I would end up scrapping.

    Anyway, some of the pesky things about iWeb, and if anyone has tips please share!
    1. How can you change the color of hyperlinked text? I liked using shapes cause they could be any color.
    2. how to change the layout, colors, form, of the blogs? I found one that I think is ok for now, but its not perfect, and I can't change it!!

    Anyway, let me know what you think, of the site, and music, (just offering a small random samplings now- bigger projects are in the works)

    http://web.mac.com/nbschafer
     
  2. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

    Stampyhead

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    Pretty good for your first time. The site is rather plain, but easy to navigate. I liked your disclaimer on the home page. I'm a web developer by profession and I sometimes feel like putting that on my sites!
    By the way, I really enjoyed your music samples on your site (the classical ones). Are you a composition student? I am impressed especially with your orchestration skills. I minored in composition in college. Maybe I'll do something with it someday...
     
  3. howard thread starter macrumors 68020

    howard

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    Thanks!

    I really like plain/minimal sites. in fact sites that I tried before were completely text and grey scale I just like that look a lot.

    I'm sure this site will flesh out as I can get/think of more content to add, but i'm going to try and keep the simple minimal nature of it. and at least I have color this time.

    as for some of the comments i put on the site, sometimes I like to add a little sense of humor to things. i actually had a bit few more, but removed them cause not every gets it, and just thinks your crazy instead.

    also, more thanks to the comments about the music. I graduated a year ago with a major in Contemporary Writing and Production. I compose for quite a few different genres, as you'll see as I hopefully keep this site updated.

    (also just added a comments area to the blog/news section)
     
  4. howard thread starter macrumors 68020

    howard

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    sigh, stupid winblows exploder,

    I just was checking out my site on a pc with ie and saw that all the buttons on top were not working. I then found out that png's don't work on ie... is this correct?? so basically whatever you make on iweb is going to not be viewable by ie? or 80+% of internet viewers?? this is ridiculous, i mean ridiculous that ie doesn't see pngs, and ridiculous that iweb would function this way.

    any ideas how to get around this?
     
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030

    homerjward

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    it's png TRANSPARENCY that doesnt work in ie. the images display fine; the links just don't.
    i wish i knew why, though. sorry.
     
  6. howard thread starter macrumors 68020

    howard

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    none of my buttons on top (which were made using the square shapes in iweb) are transparent, yet they are invisible when view on ie.
     
  7. bah-bah'd macrumors regular

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    get ready to dive into the world of CSS and HTML...
     
  8. homerjward macrumors 68030

    homerjward

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    #8
    it works in 7 at least, but the links don't :)
     

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  9. howard thread starter macrumors 68020

    howard

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    ..yeah, it was ie 6 that didn't display the images.

    is there a quick fix for this?
     
  10. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    The surfer babe was a nice touch. :)

    It looks fine in Firefox on a PC.
     

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