Friday, November 14, 2008
Wow... AT FIRST I though things are gonna get easy once i finish the flash banner and 3d model.
But ... my hopes for a straight straight path to success.. is BLOCKED by some... BIG obstacles.
You see, i have this idea of making a purely css layout.. haha. All the formating is 100% css. No tables! (Most Web Designers use tables for almost everything in their sites.) Everything is styled and positioned, and resized by css. I got this inspiration from http://www.csszengarden.com. You can go check out their purely css designs which will surely impress.
But here comes a difficulty. CSS has no tables. EVERYTHING is in <div>. <div> are somesort of like text boxes you drag around in powerpoint, but you need to summon them and manipulate them with code. And in my case.. a worse case senario. Using them to mimic tables..
I don't have dreamweaver. Only a old copy of frontpage (incase i forget the codes)... and NOTEPAD. But let me tell you this... in website making... there's only... ONLY 3 softwares you really need.
.. and maybe a copy of netscape
The browsers help you find codes from the internet. Notepad is for editing.
May sound geekish. But really.. those expensive softwares don't help much once you have graduated from using premade templates.
But.. there are some compatibility issues. For example, you can dynamically resize the <div>'s height to fill the page mozilla, but in IE 6.. you cant. (If you have BOTH, you can try viewing my blog and see the difference for yourself) Which leaves me thinking of ways to make it can.. or at least.. looks good.
Tables? At the very last resort.
So.... i came out with a cheater technique....... Putting a background that looks like the table, and creating an illusion that IE can at least make things look ok.
Labels: Web Design