Re: OT- building a lightwave website
- From: "Farmer" <getoffmyland@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 22:42:36 +0100
This is silly. Is there no easy software out there to create a website with
a blog, a slideshow and a video page without trying to figure out how you
paste code into an html page. As far as I can figure out from the demo of
Flash 8 it's for making little animations for advertising banners and
such....and flash video too. I've uninstalled it...it wants you to dedicate
your life to learning an overcomplicated interface to produce little
cartoony animations...it's a deadend for the brain. Even if I could master
Flash in five minutes you then have to put that into the code of your
webpage which I don't know how to do without learning html. Every goddamn
package from Dreamweaver, Flash, Go Live, etc etc requires you to know how
to paste the code into a webpage's html code and I don't know how you do
this without setting aside months of my life learning html. I've spent 2
days reading about html coding and understand you have a <html> tag, a
<title> tag and a <body> tag and I should paste code thats these programmes
generate in the <body> tag section, which I do....but nothing
works.....errors. I don't want to pay others to do it, I want to know how
you do it so I can manage and update my site. Every template I've seen
(gone through hundreds) seem to be 'my company' type things with a few link
buttons. I thought this would be much easier to understand than 3d
software.....how wrong could I be. I must be missing some simple trick
here, website designers are 10 a penny....am i that thick....don't answer
"Mark Dunakin" <md@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Listen, I'm currently in the same exact boat of having to update my web
site and I still haven't done it,
but my problem isn't as much of not knowing programs, just that I can't
ever think of a starting "look" for my site?
But, the one thing I did find out is, you CAN find lots of basic templates
to work from.
You just do a search on the net and find some sites that have them for
free to use,
then you download those and simply replace the text with your own and the
images and links with your own.
Makes life a lot easier, though I still haven't donme mine yet :( LOL
Some of the Photoshop templates are great!
You load them up and run them (somehow, I can't remember?) and then it ask
what images you want in there and it will automatically place them into
the file for
you and you're all set and just have to post the resulting HTML files and
I was pretty supprised though, that PS didn't give you a ton of free
templates with it,
considering the price of the thing, but that's how mine came, with just a
few lame templates that look cheezy like everything else on the net.
Nothing proffesional looking though, IMO.
I wanted Photoshop and Illustrator anyway so just assumed the other
software was useful too. There seems to be an awful lot of overlapping
software these days where your buying the same tools in a different
package. If anyone can give me a simple explanation of what the other
software is in the CS pack.....Designer and In-Design, I'd appreciate it.
I am equally bemused by Flash, Macromedia, Dreamwever and all that stuff.
What the hell is it, why so many different software names and boxes. I've
followed your advice and am downloading Flash 8 now from Adobe....again,
whats going on...I thought Go-Live was for websites....very very confused.
If you play the bollocks product guides on Adobes website which hides
behind lingo and gobble-de-gooch you end up with less idea than when you
entered the site. I found the voice on the tour hilarious, much like my
navigator when it's sending me the wrong way. I'll install the Flash 8
trial and see if I get a website out of it. Thanks for your help so far.
"K.Gari" <inswls@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
dunno if this helps but i use Flash to make my website. I hardly need to
code anything, im a designer specialising in 3D, so i dont want to get
into HTML in the least (besides, if i did, i'd get roped into doing
cr@ppy websites at work) Just a small point- if you bought CS, without
even knowing what it all did, couldnt the money have been better spent
paying a friend to make you a website? I find with flash that I can
concentrate my effort on just knowing one package. It ouputs minimal code
if you want it to, and it can be as simple or as complex as you make it.
My site only has an index.htm ,the flash file and a couple of streaming
video files.. What i did to get my site up and running (theres not much
on it!) is to get a friend to give me some basic code that makes buttons
and stuff work, and i just populate it with my stuff. yeah, its confusing
at first just like everything else, but i find HTML and all its
associated HELL, an absolute nightmare and i just wont go near it! i
stuck my site http://www.swaz.applab.co.uk/ together in couple of hours.
Flash may not be for you but its worth a go. hell, if ya get totally
stuck i'll send you the source for mine n u can populate it yourself!
"Farmer" <getoffmyland@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
This is driving me nuts, help please.
I want to put my work on a website, my website, for promotion, jobs etc.
I've tried several times over the years but always gave up. I started
with Frontpage but found that after you'd typed a heading, anything more
fancy required Frontpage extensions on the server and more money for the
ISP. On line create your own tools are a waste of time, all you end up
with is a heading and an email link. I want a photo's gallery, a video
page and a blog diary thing. So I bought Adobe Creative Suite 2. Now I
know what Photoshop and Illustrator do but I cannot figure out what
Designer, In Design or go Live are all about or why they exist. Nothing
in the manuals or the website actually explains the function of this
software. Ok so I've now sort of figured out that go-live is for
websites but jees is it tough to understand. Then for no explicable
reason the help menu on all my adboe software stopped working, it just
starts to load then nothing. *&@@@****..&%@>*
I then decided to put that lot on the shelf and look for a simple
consumer website creator. I came across www.coffeecup.com which has
lots of peeps going on about 'simple this' and 'easy' the other. I
download the trial but find once again that I can type 'My Website' at
the top but thats about as far as I can get. Anything else requires
understanding HTML. Are you trying to tell me that all those grandpa's
on the website know HTML. THey even have handy help instructions for
I get error on line this and cant execute the other. Load a template
and learn from that the website suggests....so I do but all the template
seems to be is some fancy photoshop image thats been sliced by some
other godforsaken programme into squares and imported as code that
leaves me non the wiser.
Please don't tell me that with all those websites in the world, with all
the software in the world, there isn't an easy way to make reasonably
sophisticated websites without learning type in html coding......please
help....damn this crap has wound me up....I want to give up completely
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