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needhelp13

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Im trying to build a new website but cant figure out how to do it.

Im using coffeecup as my editor.

I was instructed that if I like a design of a website that I could just look at its source and basically format my site to look similar to the original site.

I tried copying the source from the original site, made some chances to the source, but all I keep getting on my editor is white boxes with XXXXs. How do I fix my problem?

Or can you recommend a site or sites where I can learn how to make web pages more efficiently?
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Hi needhelp13,

Go to HP Learning Center where you may subscribe for free online courses to develop a website. I know from experience that they offer good courses to start with; I recommend to start with the course to write you first webpage which is about learning html.

With Google you can find alternatives if you want to.

Good luck.
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Be constructive or dont help at all. Rude comments will not be tolerated.

Edited by ScHwErV, 31 January 2006 - 07:10 AM.

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Well, for one I know you if you are getting boxes with xx on them could probably mean many things but for one just make sure that you if you are using picture on that site make sure that you have all the pictures properly linked and saved somewhere on the server you are trying to host or test that site. XX most of the time means for me that the web browser is looking for the graphics of the site but the graphics are no where to be found.



Just a thought!
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Can we please see the code that your working with? maybe a test page online are just a simple copy and paste for us to check for you.
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It could even be based on the CSS file that was used in the original source code. I have to agree, pop a copy of the source code you're using and we might have a better idea. also post a link to the original website that you copied the source from.
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yeah it's almost surely the image problem. you have to either change the links in the source file, or download the images manually (just view the webpage, go file>Save As... and it will save the html doc, as well as any css/image files that are used on the page).
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What user Falu recomended is good however this is better for some who are just starting out
with HTML: www.dark-street.com/darkstreet/website_mentor.php You cannot use html here.
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