My 1st Website Creation

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by macgfxdesigner, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. macgfxdesigner macrumors regular

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    So here it is, after about two days of work, I finished my first web site. I usually don't do any web design, (just print) but the client who I designed the logo for wanted a website, so I said sure I will do it. Broke out the CSS book and Google is your friend!! This is the final product....

    Comments are welcomed and if you find any bugs please tell me! I do know about the site map, contact us, directions not working

    "drum roll" CLICK HERE
     
  2. Kuma76 macrumors member

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    can i have that 5 minutes of my life back now?
    no JUST JOKING im no expert but i thought it was impressive
     
  3. macgfxdesigner thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha thanks!
     
  4. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    Just a tip.

    Use unordered lists for navigation "lists" such as tabs/navigation bars/menus.
     
  5. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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    German cars but no Audi :confused: :p

    Site looks good, applicable to the purpose and functional. "Contact Us" is not working but you already know that.
     
  6. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    If you really did that in two days you deserve to be rich.
     
  7. jng macrumors 65816

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    That's a silly comment that adds no value.


    Anyway, to the OP, great job. I can see that you're a print designer from your web design too - not a bad thing! It's very usable and I love large fonts.

    My one constructive comment would be to redo the "CONTACT INFORMATION" in the right sidebar. I feel tha that information should be more prominent, especially hours than it currently is. And I'm not digging the separated blocks for that part.

    For one thing, I didn't immediately realize that those were email links, b/c they didn't look as such. I still prefer underlined links or at least different colors so I can tell what's a link, even for something like email.
     
  8. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    On the contrary, it was a compliment bar none. My first site that looked that good took a lot longer than 2 days.
     
  9. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    not to detract from the coolness of this site, but in the world of CSS, everything is stolen. though the correct word is "appropriated".


    2 days is definitely not enough time to create a template like that from scratch and squash all browser bugs.

    If you DID create it from a blank text document, kudos thats an awesome job.

    Nonetheless, good site, good colors, good layout. Good start!
     
  10. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    LOVE IT!! Fantastic job. The only note I have is that the logo for "30 years experience" is much more prominent than the actual logo/name of the shop....but it looks good how you have it, so I am not sure if it's worth changing (the 30 years graphic is the highlight of the design).
     
  11. jng macrumors 65816

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    "You deserve to be rich" is a silly statement, regardless of whether or not it's a compliment. That was my point.

    I'm sure if you factor in the fact that the OP had to learn CSS, it took more than 2 days. If he's already a print designer and has a good tech/web sense. That website is totally doable in 2 days.
     
  12. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    I think it was just hyberbole meant for fun. Silly? Yes. Wrong? Not really. anyway, it really doesn't matter. He did say it was a first website I believe...
     
  13. hsotnicaM macrumors regular

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    Hmm, heard of Dreamweaver...? Extremely simple and could very easily create a website like this in two days, if not one day. "test in browser" in Dreamweaver is a great function and helps me "squash all browser bugs" quickly. Cut and paste HTML code is also helpful. ;)
     
  14. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    there you go, not created in 2 days from scratch.
     
  15. jng macrumors 65816

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    Bull.

    I use dreamweaver. But I use its code view and I hand code all my pages. Does that mean it's not from scratch? No.

    That page is great looking but it's doable in 2 days (including conception). All you need is someone with skill and a design eye. Get over it if that's not you.
     
  16. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    you said cut and paste.

    i did not slam DW at all.

    stop mis-reading my posts.
     
  17. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    I disagree with you. Maybe for someone with no CSS knowledge, but I got a site I'm working on up and running in 2 days - killing most browser bugs - and writing all the code from scratch.

    It just depends how motivated you are.
     
  18. macuser9214 macrumors member

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    did you write it yourself, or use an editor?

    I like writing my stuff from scratch (HTML)
     
  19. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

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    It's very clean and pleasing to the eye. good job.
     

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