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Old 08-25-02, 05:34 PM
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I have never created a web page and could use some pointers.

I'm pretty handy with my pc but I've never created a web page before. I just got Dreamweaver/Fireworks and I am going to go through the tutorial. I had a Netscape Composer class, but that is all. Any tips for me? Can anyone point me to any helpful websites?

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Old 08-26-02, 02:39 AM
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Knowing what NOT to put on a web page is as important as knowing what to put on it. Here are a couple pointers:

- No blinking/strobe light/seizure inducing images on your page. Nothing drives me more insane.
- Readable font size and color. If we cant read what you have to say then don't bother.
- Knowing color schemes is good. Example: Black text on a black background == stupid. You get the idea.

Good luck.
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Old 08-26-02, 06:05 AM
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Solid or near solid background. Textures make the text hard to read.

Already said, but NO blinking anything and very few animated anything if any at all.

Always have a link to go back to previous page and a link to the homepage.

Using the builtin templates make your page look like you used builtin templates.

I still design around 800x600 resolution. I have a 1280x1024 monitor but never maximize the IE window, so 800x600 is closer to what I use.
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Old 08-26-02, 06:24 AM
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I'm a newbie as well and when I started creating with Frontpage, I quickly found out how differently a page can look from viewing it in Netscape versus IE....be aware of that.
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One thing I would definitely recommend learning is cascading style sheets, even if you don't use them to their fullest. I just use them for the font capability and it makes my code much easier to read. Also much easier to make updates to my font tags if I need to...one change in the css will affect all the pages, rather than hundreds of changes throughout my web site.
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Old 08-26-02, 01:02 PM
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dreamweaver can be a little tricky when trying to make a site that works well on both browsers. i used it for awhile and just wasn't able to do what i wanted to do. i ended up teaching myself macromedia flash and love it. i probably won't go back to conventional design programs. definitely consider learning flash.
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frontpage is easy for novice users.
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