Improving my iWeb site and integrating Wordpress into it

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by MOFS, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. MOFS macrumors 65816

    MOFS

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    Location:
    Durham, UK
    #1
    Ok. Yes, this is another "critique my site" thread. But hopefully with a bit of a twist. First, a bit of info about me ...

    1) I don't really know how to write a website. So I apologise if I seem dumb when responding to questions/ pointers, but also if you're giving me instructions involving code, please spell it out in easy to understand language!I'm a bear of little brain...:p

    2) I'm currently using Cyberduck, Textwrangler and iWeb. I use Gimp to manipulate images, which again I'm not great at!

    Okay ... basically I have a site to help people know about me running the Great North Run in Newcastle, UK, in September, forMind, an English charity specialising in helping those with mental health disorders. One of the things I'm trying to do is get a unified theme throughout the pages. Here are my websites as they stand:

    www.michaelsen.org.uk - my original site. I'm planning to keep the original pages (apart from the blog)
    michaelsen.org.uk/wordpress - my wordpress blog. As you can see I've imported the posts into the blog from iWeb. However, while I've tweaked the code for the stylesheet, I still think its still a wee bit at odds with the original pages.

    I would appreciate any help "marrying" the two pages together. One of the tasks I know is to get a unified common links thing going (you may notice the new blog is linked to the old site - thats deliberate until I integrate the two) ie the link bar at the top of the page. I'd also like to make the background black (as opposed to grey) and I still haven't found that in the css code for the style. The other thing is incorporating the Mind hyperlink logo into the page. I think having the logo on the blog would be useful and help validate the site. I would appreciate any help in sorting these two problems, as well as any other input anyone has on other aspects.

    Many thanks for your help,

    Mike
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #2
    Should be something like:

    Code:
    body{
        background:#C5CED6;
    }

    Hyperlinked images are inserted as follows:

    Code:
    <a href="http://www.where_you_want_the_link_to_go.com"><img src="http://www.where_your_image_is_stored.com"></a>
    
     
  3. MOFS thread starter macrumors 65816

    MOFS

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    Location:
    Durham, UK
    #3
    Great start! Cheers mate - already looks much better!

    EDIT: Well its all black. I've integrated it into the rest of the site, but I need to get the Mind logo at the bottom, and the header and footers the same as on the previous pages. Anyone have any ideas on how to do this?
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Location:
    England
    #4
    If this isn't a dumb question, can I ask why you want to retain the iWeb pages? As far as I can see, you have the iWeb welcome page with a great image on it, a Q&A in iWeb and then the blog. You could incorporate all of this into WordPress and avoid the hassle of maintaining both "sites".

    Let me know if I've missed something, or if you want more info on the above.

    Cheers...
     

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