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Good website building tuts/advice?


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I am building my first website with my friend (image design) and I want to create an archive of past images. See my friend might be interested in making comics so I thought a new image/comic weekly or whenever he's done.. I wanted to create something like this: http://www.vgcats.co...s/?strip_id=216

Have an archive, next and back thing, first and last, all that stuff. I have dreamweaver and an understanding of basic HTML, know any good tuts and/or advice? Thanks!

Edited by Comrade General, 18 November 2006 - 02:07 PM.

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there are many good ones in our tutorials section
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there are many good ones in our tutorials section


All I see is this:

http://www.geekstogo...rial-t1981.html

Not to be rude, but not even a guy with tons of HTML experience knows what this stuff means. :/

Are there any others I passed or..?
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That site is written in php, and would have a mysql database to store the data. Are you up to leaning php? It is quite a bit harder than html and there are no tools like dreamweaver to help you with it.

Edited by Michael, 19 November 2006 - 01:32 AM.

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That site is written in php, and would have a mysql database to store the data. Are you up to leaning php? It is quite a bit harder than html and there are no tools like dreamweaver to help you with it.


Hmm, is there a way to do like this idea for an archive in HTML?

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You could do it in html, but it is going to be very high maintenance. Every time you add a new comic you would have to make a new page for the comic. Update every pages last button. Add a next button to the previous page and add another link to the archive. Were as doing it with php would be as easy as fill in a form, press submit and your done.

You might be able to find scripts that do this on something like http://www.hotscripts.com

I could write it for you if I had the time.
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You could? That'd be very kind, but I will let that offer slide for now since I kind of want to learn website stuff on me own. :whistling:

Hmm, any general area to look? I can't find anything that I might want.


I really didn't picture my archive with the thumbnail idea being hard. :S

Edited by Comrade General, 19 November 2006 - 06:03 PM.

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I got my last school exam later this week, maybe after that.

Try this link http://www.hotscript...ries/index.html

If you want to do php start with http://www.w3schools...php/default.asp In the long run it might be faster. If you get stuck just post and we will sort the problem out.
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One more question, I bet this one is easy, how do you put an icon next to the address? Like the red G when I come to this forum.
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upload a favicon.ico to your web directory. If you can't make ico files give me the image and I will do it.

You can also add <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" > but I never do because most browsers in my experience check for it anyway.
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Here's the image, I tried a plugin to save it as a ico file but it caused photoshop to crash.

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You do realize that by the time you shrink it down to icon size, that image will hardly be recognizable?

Also, the icon is supposed to be a micro image that represents your site, that is really the picture that you want people to think of when they think of your website?
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I agree with ScHwErV, would I dare to do other wise :whistling:

As you can see it is just a little brown blob. You might want to think of something else.

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Well I found out how to do it anyways but thanks. Mind you this is just to find out HOW to, I really never put thought into what it looks like.
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Think you can create an archive page? I didn't get much time over Thanksgiving like I thought I was. :| :whistling:
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