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4:07 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well i just joined this forum im 16 and i have been creating sites for oh 4 months or so i taught my self the majority of html and bits and pieces of the other internet languages but still my sites arnt as good as i want them and i was wondering if yall could give me any tips. Oh at the time my site is <snip>. well thanks for any help yall can provide.

[edited by: engine at 4:21 pm (utc) on April 30, 2003]
[edit reason] no urls, thanks [/edit]


4:14 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome [webmasterworld.com] to WebmasterWorld, QwQa2003!

You'll need to remove your URL from your post, as we don't allow that under the Terms of Service.

The good news is that this site is wall-to-wall tips. Just pick a forum and browse, or use the site search at the top of the page to look for a particular topic.

<edit> I'm just beyond making sense today </edit>


4:28 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome QwQa2003,

As Deejay pointed out, you've certainly found the right place for tips!

Here's a few threads to get you started..

Newcomers guide [webmasterworld.com]
Building a successful website [webmasterworld.com]
Introduction to CSS [webmasterworld.com]

There's so much information floating around here, use the site search [webmasterworld.com] for answers to all of your questions.

Enjoy your stay..

- Chad


4:31 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi, and welcome.

See that button to the left that says, "owner edit"? You can use that to edit your url and make it disappear. It's against the Terms of Service here.

The reason for that is because a forum full of requests for site reviews and spammy url drops would be pretty dull. The purpose is to encourage discussion.


1:33 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks every boddy oh and im sorry about the url thing i should read better i guess. thanks


2:14 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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ok well one more quick question how do i make templates? i do all my stuff with straight html code and scripts that i coppy, studdy, and paste. do i need a certain program all i use now is geocities (lol) and note pad. thanx


2:29 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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WOW great forum so far i have read for about 10 minutes and know more now than in the past 2 months that i have been teaching myself web design. i wish i had found this site earlier. (oops sorry about the double post above)


2:44 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello and welcome

1st Page 2000 from Eversoft [evrsoft.com] is free, or if you like more bells and things try HTML-Kit from Chami [chami.com]

and do your self right learn from the start to be comfortable HAND CODING don't get sucked into the dreamword of that "WYSIWYG" crap.
hope i didn't offend any one, Goog Luck


2:57 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator mack is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

hi QwQa2003 and welcome to webmasterworld.

As was said before this site is wall to wall information. Great thing about this site is you can get an answer to any web related question in a very short time indeed. Im glad you have taken an interest in web development. Is that the path you see your career taking or are you just happy to do web design as a hobby.

I have only been in web design for a few years and it is amazing how much I have learned in such a relativly short period of time, mostly thanks to this site.

Your first post actualy reminded me of my own, it was a url drop to. :)

Welcome to the boards and hope you stick about to learn the tricks of the trade.


3:37 pm on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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yes web development is something i would like to do for a career. 8 months ago i didnt know anything about a computer but now im on alot and i have learned alot of stuff and now that i have found this place i think it will really help me do something for a living that i enjoy. thanx


6:23 pm on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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All a template is is a general structure that you use over and over again on many pages. A typical template might include:

-color scheme
-area for text/graphics
-footer information (copyright, any bottom navigation etc.)

You just build this general structure and then change out the text/graphics area to make your different pages? Does that make sense?


12:12 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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well sorta but is there a certain html code for that and what if not what program will i need i was thinking about getting eversoft and what will i need for graphics. Adobe? oh and what is better than eversoft im new to using these programs my only editor is notepad as i said befor lol. well thanks once again.


5:36 am on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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When starting out, probably the easiest way to create a template is simply to comment your mark-up. Lay your basic page out (header, menu, footer, etc). Then put in a comment

<!-- copy begins here -->

put your copy in, and then another comment

<!-- copy ends here -->

Now you can just cut and paste your copy in between the comments without changing anything else.

Soon you will learn about includes, then PHP or PERL. After that, the whole world will be open to you. In a couple of years your skllls wil be truly frightening :)

Keep at it. Bill Gates was once made fun of for being a nerd.



12:24 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i have this thing "code lifter" it is teaching me alot i got it from one of my friends and i think it will help out alot it shows me the code they used to make the page which has allready started helping


12:40 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Why is 'code lifter' different from just doing 'View Source'?
Does it show you the external scripts as well or something?


12:46 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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hmm i take it im not the brightest person in the world i guess view sorce is better because i can only view the first 3 kb's with code lifter thanks for telling me that.


12:48 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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o i know the difference you cannot block Code Lifter with codes but u can block "View Source" thats the only difference i think.


12:52 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi QwQa2003,

I am also 16, nearly 17, and I have been creating websites for getting on 2 years (Yikes..time flies!)

In the past year I have really got into the programming side as this is more my nature (tech'y) than the design.
I also run a couple of servers on which I host clients websites etc etc, which I have done now about 1 year.

There are a couple of designers who I work with, who don't do programming, which is a great combination. One person doing the back-end stuff..the other doing the front-end :)

I found this site late last year - and since then, the tips I have picked up (in the Perl and PHP CGI Scripting forum) are just incredible.

If you're still in education (like me) then take the next few months by the fist, and learn AS MUCH as you can. This is what I am doing - so that by the time I am employed, I don't need to learn as much ;)


PS: Nice to know that there are really people as young as me :)


10:32 am on May 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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but u can block "View Source"

Nah, View Source can't be blocked as far as I know.
People deactivate the right mouse button sometimes, but you can always go to View->Source on the menu.


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