making myspace layouts (DIV)

By Fr3ddi30
Aug 1, 2007
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  1. how do people make these?
    coz when im older, i would want to be a web designer, and i thought this is a gd way to get started...?
    ive made lots of normal ones. and a few div, but only from changing BG image and some overlay arrangements.
    do they do it on dreamweaver?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    Dreamweaver / Frontpage are but a few of the GUI tools used to create webpages.

    The basics of webpages are in HTML.
    Newer concepts split the content (what is said/shown) from the presentation
    (the fonts, colors, and locations on the page using CSS.

    Get some books and go for it.

    BTW: Apache2 (a great webserver) will load onto your PC and you can
    begin building and testing webpages without purchasing a domain URL :)
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Personally I user Dreamweaver like Jobeard said, A good way to test the site you're making is to just go to and copy your HTML you made in Dreamweaver and create it there as a "Sample page" so people can test it
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    you can actually save new html pages on your PC (eg: newpage.html) and then
    just dbl-click on the file -- your default browser will be launched to display it.

    the trick (and also a good guide for real websites) is to use relative addresses
    for all the graphics and links internal to the sited and full url address for only
    exteral references, eg:

    if the page has text with a graphic, the image tag would look like
    <img src="images/thispix.jpg" ... >
    and the pictures would all be in a subfolder images/

    scripts and css files can be yanked in this same manner.

    the only thing that can not be tested without a webserver is server-side CGI
    or dynamic page generation stuff.

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