August 21st, 2003, 10:30 AM
Help with CSS
Since I am a "show me" kind of person, I am having terrible difficulty understanding how to use CSS. Because I use FrontPage 2000, it does its own thing and therefore most of the coding can not be validated by either an HTML or CSS validator. Consequently the search engine spinders won't crawl though my web site. And, that's not good!
Everyone tells me to use CSS as an alternative to getting my code recognized--and/or validated. The problem hereinagain lies in the fact that I have no clue how to use it--much less how it works.
What I need is an extremely kind person to help me figure this out. Therefore, if someone were to look at my source code and then lead me in the right direct--with a sample--I would be a happy man. Thank you in advance. Below is the index page to my web site.
August 21st, 2003, 11:21 AM
August 21st, 2003, 12:02 PM
Thanks so much for your help. "I think?!?"
Problem is FrontPage is all that I have and all that I can afford. Secondly, I have tried to learn CSS. But it makes no sense to me. I need visuals, not technical jargon.
August 21st, 2003, 01:27 PM
Then make the site by hand! LOL, just don't use Frontpage! All anyone really needs is notepad and a good image editing program. (Adobe Photoshop elements for us poor people)
As far as CSS go, http://www.webmonkey.com has a good overview of them and also provides some references for properties. I would print those references out and go from there.
A good idea would be to link to your stylesheet and not have it written out in every page. Here is the code for a link:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="STYLESHEET NAME GOES HERE">
You can type a stylesheet up in notepad but make sure to save it with a .css extension or it might not work.
If you want a sample of one in action, take a gander at mine: http://www.zenithlight.net/Default.css.
David C. Pulgar
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SUN: Good Morning Peter
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SUN: It's always a beautiful day with two scoops of raisins Peter!
August 21st, 2003, 02:00 PM
Thanks for the link
Thanks for the link. However, I have absolutely no idea how to use it or where to put it.
Is there some kind of web site that explains all of this with visuals--sample of code? I am not a tecke. I like things simple and concise. Easily explained, to be easily understood. Whatsmore, how do I redesign my web site around this link? I want all my pages uniform--the same.
I guess, I am just beating a dead horse here!
(In the old days we could fix our own automobiles, but today they are so complicated that one has to take it to a specialist and spend lots and lots of money. I get the same feeling with Web design, code validation and search engine capatibility.)
But thanks anyway, for your help.
August 21st, 2003, 02:54 PM
August 21st, 2003, 05:01 PM
First, RTFM. No matter how much of a techie you're not, you still have to put out some effort.
Flush Frontpage down the nearest toilet. It does not produce good code.
Use a plain text editor. Not a word processor. Notepad sucks like a Hoover, but it is free with legacy OSs. Forget you ever heard of WYSIWYG.
Google is your friend. A query "CSS tutorials" yields over half a million references.
Look to this very site for tutorials.
There is no shortcut to writing good code. You'll have to dig in and study. In other words Google to find the info, then RTFM.
The more your knowledge base expands, the easier each subsequent step becomes.
Last edited by kk5st; August 21st, 2003 at 05:36 PM.
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