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  • in reply to: WP book for newbie #81721

    al_m473
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    thanks for the reply ‘TheDoc’ and I see that you are a fellow Canadian, I am in St Thomas, ON and I am glad that I chanced upon css-tricks a few years ago, I really like what Chris shows us and have learned quite a bit by just following this site. I don’t understand everything he talks about but I enjoy the site and his videos a lot.

    perhaps for this reason and the fact that I like to support what I like, I will get Chris’ book first and then perhaps buy the Envato book later as well. I see that Sitepoint is also coming out with a WP book. I am just getting into WP, downloaded it for the first time on the 31st of July and set up a test WP site, hosting courtesy of webqth.com.

    My web site address is http://ve3gam.webth.com/, lots of bumps along the way but I will be adding to the web site as frequently as I can.

    Al

    in reply to: CSS template #71238

    al_m473
    Member

    I knew Chris had one around

    http://tutorialblog.org/designers-toolb … -template/

    Al

    in reply to: In need of a reliable PSD to XHTML/CSS Service? #71092

    al_m473
    Member

    PSD2HTML

    Chris used to advertise PSD2HTML service and had used them.
    Don’t see that ad on the main page anymore, not sure if he still is advertising them.

    Al

    in reply to: Our newly designed business website #67161

    al_m473
    Member

    using IE7, nav does not display correctly in your Tod Builders site

    I like the look of your site, and I don’t mind the underline on the site nav. One of my beefs about sites like yours is that
    you don’t introduce yourselves to me. Maybe it is not good for some reason but I would like to see some info about the
    principals involved in your firm, pictures and bios perhaps.

    if I was a client, I would feel more comfortable talking to someone whose picture I have already seen and have read something
    about you. just my random thoughts,

    Al

    in reply to: basic start code #66909

    al_m473
    Member

    check out the top entry in this forum

    Al

    in reply to: How do you validate your HTML? #66448

    al_m473
    Member

    although you are seeing more and more HTML5 articles, I don’t think anyone has suggested that it be adopted as the standard yet, at least not until more of the major browsers support it broadly. stick with XHTML Strict for now

    Al

    in reply to: Drive Snapshot #65860

    al_m473
    Member

    I have a test XP system that I am using for these evaluation tests.

    trying to use it the other day on a test system, created backup file OK.

    I then restored the backup to a second drive and got a note about the second drive needing to be active (expecetd),
    tried to make it active from within XP but could not figure out how to do it. still working on it, I have not done any
    work with NTFS drives before where you need to manipulate them like you do for FAT32 drives. a new learning
    experience.

    if anyone knows how to add second drive as an active drive within XP, let me know, the tab is blanked out on my
    screen and unclickable "Make drive active".

    Al

    in reply to: Newb Site Ideas? #65826

    al_m473
    Member

    checked out the nanaimo site, check out "risk management" on the dropdown menu under "departments’,
    is that not an unusual entry under that?

    also notice on this site that there is a mobile version of the site, never have seen that before

    Al

    in reply to: [Solved] Bug in IE #65277

    al_m473
    Member

    may be menu stepdown problem, do a search on css-tricks for article

    Al

    in reply to: Don’t make me use tables boss! #65222

    al_m473
    Member

    similar question to the one about the close minded teacher, again, is it worth it from a job point
    of view to fight it? I guess only you can answer that. I think you have found out that as I said before
    he who pays the bills usually calls the tune, like it or not.

    besides it would certainly be a new learning opportuinty for me if I was forced to use tables, never learned
    to create websites that way and really would not want to do them that way either, but not sure how much
    of a fight I would put up.

    Al

    in reply to: Convincing My Close-minded Teacher #65220

    al_m473
    Member

    the question is not what to use, rather ask who is marking your work?

    if the mark means something to you, just use MS stuff, otherwise I guess you can use whatever you wish.
    what would you do in the work world if someone whp pays your paycheque told you to use software you don’t
    want to use, again it depends on whether you want the pay cheque or not.

    he who pays the piper usually calls the tune

    Al

    in reply to: Amateur #65187

    al_m473
    Member

    check out the HTML and CSS tutorials online, look at w3schools.com for example. google search
    will give you quite a few more.

    also check out the beginner blog entries right here on CSS-Tricks, Chris has a few, from the home page,
    click on Full Arcticle Archives just below the ads on the right side of the screen, and scan through the
    article titles, there are some there that would be beneficial to you, or use the search Chris has set up
    to find beginner articles.

    Al

    in reply to: How to Create a Big Footer (like CSS-Tricks) #65186

    al_m473
    Member

    creating a footer is the same as creating a header, just at the bottom of the page view not at the top.

    the problem of a fixed footer is a different matter.

    Al

    in reply to: Easy FrontPage alternative for inexperienced coworker #64967

    al_m473
    Member

    I was kind of in the same situation 2-3 years ago, I was asked to maintain a web site, I did not know
    anything about HTML/CSS but did do some of the online tutorials (http://www.w3schools.com is one), and
    now usually code/edit the web page in NOTEPAD. I don’t use any software package to create the HTML/CSS.

    Therefore I cannot recommend any software package for you to use, for one, you would need to learn
    how that software works along with learning how the HTML/CSS code works. Large learning curve.

    If you have access to the server that stores the web site, you should download copies of the pages and images
    and everything else that makes up the web site. Download this to your PC into a work folder. Then create a
    backup copy of what you just created and then try editing in your work folder. Clicking on any .html file will
    display that web page, then if you make mistakes when you try to change things, all you are doing is changing
    a work copy anyway and you can return it by using your backup copy. None of your changes to your work
    folder will be reflected on the live web pages until the changed files are uploaded to the server so play around
    with them all you like.

    In my case, I created a folder called "website v1.0" which contained all of the pages and images from the web site,
    then I created "website v1.1", copied "website v1.0" over to it and then changed only the files in "website v1.1".
    Once I was satisfied that the changed files in "website v1.1" were correct, then I uploaded the changed files to
    the web site server.

    good luck with this task, large but surmountable,

    Al

    in reply to: HALP! I’ve resorted to tables! #64947

    al_m473
    Member

    your problem is menu stepdown with ul lists, I know Chris had a fix here on CSS-Tricks, do a search for it,
    search for "menu stepdown"

    better than going to tables

    Al

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