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  1. hellsing

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    im a graphic guy so i duno much about html but i've been given a job opportunity but am finding this abit tricky. Im using Dream weaver

    Anyways the company is a news letter publishing company, and basically they want to put their clients news letters in html format so they can view via the web (but not in PDF format)

    What would be the best way to stick this up on to html

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    any advice wud be great. Since i have all the images, and txt with me, its just a matter of getting the correct lay out rite, like a template. (or so i thought)
     
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    Not exactly designed to be web friendly but it can be done.
     
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    yeh, found it hard to do with my very limited html knowledge
     
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    If your using Dreamweaver and are familiar with the program, then do it using layers would be best. I haven't used the program in a while but that would be the way to do it. I think I'm using the right term. Its the one where you create the boxes and fill them and then you can move it around some.

    Either do it with 12 boxes or 3 long columns. I guess depending what kind of images you got, they can be resized to fit the designated column. Know what I mean? In that program, it would be the easiet way.
     
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    i think in the past i've had some issues with layers, as when i try viewing the page at different resolutions, the layers sometimes overlap or too spaced out, but i'll give it a whirl.
     
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    thats a really good idea haha......i mite just c if i can get away with shopping the pdf in 2 halfs or qrters and posting them as jpgs

    cheers!
     
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    With layers, you can move them so they dont overlap. I haven't had trouble with them as long as things are lined up as they should be.
     
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    Last time when changing resolutions, and different browsers, my layers with text in them wud slightly move, either be it to the left or the rite by abit.
    But im going to try it again anyways, thanx guys
     
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    Good luck buddy
     
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    so i got the just of it up and running, just that im trying to align all my layers (6 of them) to the middle of my page, how do i that?
     
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    Hi guys,

    am i able to convert my html content, into say something viewable in email format, i.e outlook?

    ie like this newsletter i get from gamespot ever so often.

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    can some 1 please shed some light on how i'd make my html page into a email news letteR?
     
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    E-Mail based newsletters have to be extremely basic, stripped down HTML, an old version of HTML. Not all e-mail browsers are up to par with a lot of shit like CSS. They cannot have nested tables because some e-mail clients will crash because they're unable to parse them. If you're spamming it to a lot of people, I would suggest looking into an Email Service Provider... such as SilverPop, for example.
     
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    Ive just read up on abit, it seems like a whole new ball game....

    i think most of the email newsletter that i'll be making up will just contain images and text, no links or anything complicated.
     
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    Links are not complicated. And yes, it's an entire new ball game.
     
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    ok where to start? wat programs would i use to even start putthing an email newsletter together???
     
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    cheers dude, but i got that all done, when i finished my html "web" newsletter, i actually went and did all that, converted my tables in to layers and then made them not overlap.
     

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