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  1. #1
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    Nov 2003

    Question A Helping hand for a newcomer...

    Hey Guys,

    I'm new here and I just had a few questions that I was wondering if someone could pitch in and give a helping hand.

    I am looking for standard, ready-to-use web page outline. All that is needed is for me to do is download them and personalize them. At the same time, I am looking for something professional, it's for a company.

    I don't know if something like that already exists. Just let me know. Thanks.

    - A

  2. #2
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    Dec 2002
    Calgary, Canada
    do a google search for
    "HTML Templates"

    and I think you will be overwhelmed by the results..



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  3. #3
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    Try doing a google search for web templates. I personally would not recommend using them (at least not as is) as I highly doubt they will be using valid code. If you use them simply for the design, you should be able to re-write them without much difficulty.

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  4. #4
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    Nov 2003
    Hey Guys ...

    I really appreciate your help. I made a search and found something suitable, Alhamdullilah.

    I was wondering how can I make the menu and the side banners all stable and available in each page by default? How can I do that?

    Thanks a whole lot.


  5. #5
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    Mar 2003
    Escondido, CA
    Create a page with your banners & nav menu, etc., but with the main content area empty. Save it as template.htm (or similar). Then use that to start all pages that come after. Just remember to save the new pages with a different name.

  6. #6
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    Nov 2003
    Aronya1: Thanks for your reply. I was anticipating more replies than that ...

    Anyway, I did as you mentioned exactly but in each and every time I am required to redefine the links for the Banners and menus because they get messed up.

    Another thing is that I only want the menu to load once, not every time with each page which will save some loading time.

    I have seen many websites that are like that, when you click the menu ... nothing changes, everything is the same except for the body ...

    Mainly that is what I was talking about.

    Anyway, I'll try to do what you mentioned again and I would really appreciate a helping hand from the rest.

    ~ * A * ~

  7. #7
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    Nov 2003
    Worthington, OH, USA
    Sounds like you're talking about a site that uses Frames. You put the menu in one frame and then based on the selection change the content of the other.

  8. #8
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    Nov 2003
    Thanks for the quick reply ...

    I think so ... if this is how they do it ... then that is what I am talking about ...

    The question still remains though ... how?

  9. #9
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    Nov 2003
    Worthington, OH, USA
    You use a Frameset similiar to:

    PHP Code:

    frameset cols="14%,1*">
    frame name="MenuFrame" src="Menu.htm">
    frame name="ContentFrame" src="Content1.htm">
    p>This page uses framesbut your browser doesn't support them.</p>


  10. #10
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    Mar 2003
    Escondido, CA
    Frames can be a nightmare to work with when you are just starting out. I'd recommend writing standard web pages, but pay attention to graphics file sizes, etc. Optimize for download speed, and the fact that the whole page reloads won't matter much to the user. You'll find a large number of strong CSS advocates in these forums. Learn to use CSS for page layout & you won't have to worry about frames.

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    You ask far too much

  11. #11
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    Nov 2003
    Thank you (TheBearMay) for your help.

    Umm, Aronya1 ... couple of questions:

    1) What does CSS stand for?
    2) How am I going to learn it?

    ... and thanks for your help

  12. #12
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    CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets, and it is the preferred way to style one's documents (as apposed to the presentational HTML hacks of the '90s).

    You should be able to learn the basics from http://www.w3schools.com/css/. After that, you might want to move on to reading articles at http://www.alistapart.com/ and the specs at http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/.

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  13. #13
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    Nov 2003
    thanks a lot pyro.

    I'll get to that after the finals then, insha'Allah.

    Appreciate it though.

    If anyone has more info, feel free to help the newcomer

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