Slicing Tutorial to HTML / CSS

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by AFPoster, Aug 22, 2012.

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    Don't slice

    Unless this is purely for a mockup that you're gonna show a client, the whole process of using image slices is very outdated. Well it is even for mockups, but it could be useful if you're comfortable with Pixelmator.

    However, using images that way to make up a website is bad in lots of ways, to name a few:

    - search engines can't parse the content, hence you won't be searchable
    - it will scale very bad and look fuzzy if someone zooms or has a retina display
    - it takes a lot of time, and is generally just really cumbersome especially if you want to change something.

    So, bottomline: don't slice. Use a CMS, like CMS made simple.
     
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    I currently use CMSMadeSimple and as good as they are they're just as bad because they have a horrible support section (forums).

    A few years ago everyone I knew was doing the whole slice approach, and as I have been learning CSS3 these past few weeks I assumed it was outdated as well but wasn't sure. This clears that up! Thanks
     
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    yeah you shouldn't be slicing your images ready to build a HTML/CSS website.

    And actually, even few years ago assuming 4-5years, slicing images for HTML/CSS isn't considered very professional as well. But ppl still do, and you still can create a website but just not the industry standard.
     

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