HTML Help Please!!!

August 27, 2008 12:31pm CST
This is going to be hard to explain so bare with me. I'm trying to create a site, and I pretty much have it sorted except I want to make the layout work for every resolution. Since i've been using a mixture of HTML and WYSIWYG HTML editor I have used layers so I can have a layout like this: ! Header ! ! Text ! Text ! But I want to get it so the two layers centralise rather than the text, else I have to determine the margin with pixels, which wont always line up with the header on certain resolutions. So can anyone help with HTML to put in - i'm using KompoZer if that helps.
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@owlwings (38415)
• Cambridge, England
27 Aug 08
It doesn't really matter what editor you are using. Even now, many browsers don't handle layers well, so it's often best to avoid them. If you want your pages, tables or graphics to look more or less the same at any resolution, it's best to use percentage rather than pixels. You will also find that things will be a lot easier for you later on if you learn about stylesheets (CSS). Not only can you change the look of a whole website by changing a few lines in ONE file but you can also make your site look good in any resolution by adjusting the style sheet to suit, depending on the resolution and browser of your individual visitor!
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27 Aug 08
hmm percentages! I can try that... only since i'm using a WYSYWIG I dunno how to do that... and well the only reason i did layers was because the two elements would not go side by side otherwise... yeah i do know a bit about CSS, but not enough to be able to make a complete site using it.... this looks like it's gonna be fun! Not!
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@owlwings (38415)
• Cambridge, England
27 Aug 08
Oh, c'mon!!! Fun it has to be! Learning something new is always a little stressful but it should always be fun. Everyone makes mistakes ... think about ways of involving your patrons with your mistakes ... "Hey! I made a boo-boo but you can see where I'm coming from. Join my email list/come back later to see how I sorted it! I really love my customers because we are all human ... and friends" (You don't ... and probably wouldn't use those words, but you see what I mean: Being human and making mistakes is not a bad thing at all). Just try to keep your grammar and spelling up to scratch! Imperfect English and spelling mistakes are what will turn most of your customers away ... unless you have something very attractive to offer. Take heart, at least, from the fact that if you want your site spidered (and thus entered high into the search engines) you do have to change it frequently! Finding out about things is fun, anyway. The first (and main thing) about a website is having something to say ... then comes knowing how to say it ... and finally, how to format it/make it look good so that people want to - and are able to - read it and will spend more than 30 seconds on your page!
27 Aug 08
I totally understand where you're coming from, but i'm only 16, starting A-levels soon, I don't have the time to start learning all those things and doing that, I just want a way to be able to do it without all that hassle.
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• India
27 Aug 08
sory but i didnt understand what u need please tell in brief
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27 Aug 08
it's hard to explain but what i have on my site, is the header and navigation centralised on the page, then below that I have a side bar with some info in - which is on every page, and to the right of that is the main content of the page. But because the two lower bits are text if I try to centralise it, the text oes central rather than the whole area.... get it now?
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• India
27 Aug 08
firstly centralize and increase ur table width to 100% and pixel to 1024x800
27 Aug 08
If you want the layout tofit every resolution then you should use liquid positioning, which is very difficult and nearly impossible using a WYSIWYG editor. Still it would have been better if you gave a link to your site or something like that.
27 Aug 08
well my site isn't actually up yet, since i was trying to sort it out, but i could put it up if that will help...
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27 Aug 08
Yeah if you upload it, it would help a lot.
@owlwings (38415)
• Cambridge, England
27 Aug 08
Why don't you talk English, Wickedself? Here we have someone who is transparently beginning in web design and you suggest something as esoteric as 'liquid positioning'? The best explanation of what you mean actually calls it 'Liquid Design' ... but no matter ... http://www.sitepoint.com/print/liquid-design (did you have a better one?) Why do you need to call it 'very difficult'? (I agree that most WYSIWYG editors would make a pig's ear of it if they even attempted it!) It's pretty obvious that you have never had to train or teach people ... you simply don't tell a student that what they want to do is difficult or impossible!
• Singapore
28 Aug 08
Hi LadyAbboz, It is where you place the center tag with angular brackets. Since you want the WHOLE place to be centralized, place the tag way up. You have the body immediately after the header right? So: Start HTML Header Body Immediately here, open the center tag. . . . Close center tag End body End HTML Hope this helps or someone else can help.
28 Aug 08
thanx, but i've got it now i think, just doing it a different way.
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• Singapore
28 Aug 08
Sure.
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
use table to separate your text menus and the content of your text. using a table will make it easier for you to organize the layout of your site. Dreamweaver is a great software for Creating websites and for me personally it is much more easier to use and lots of functionalities that will make you life easier when creating a page.