Re: OT- building a lightwave website
- From: Mark Dunakin <md@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:59:12 -0700
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 you
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 such.
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 news:hbBmg.9505$Z61.8340@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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 news:rvCdnbp2AK8wXQfZRVny0A@xxxxxxxxx
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. *&@@@****..&%@>*
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 on computers.
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