WEB I'm new at web design, and wondered if you guys knew some pointers....

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  1. atrax27

    atrax27 New Member

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    :wavey:

    coming from the main forum, so I don't know how much i'll get flamed for being a n00b here :o

    anyways: I've got this flash site (a template site from templatemonster or whatever). I CANNOT figure out how to edit stuff (images, text, etc) in any program. Tried Adobe Flash..... I see everything, but have no idea how to change anything :hsd:
     
  2. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    point #1: don't use flash
     
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    subwoofer OT Supporter

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    Flash templates can be complicated to edit. If you are dead on using it, I would recommend paying a member here to do it for you. Definitely not worth your troubles
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    If the text etc is embedded in the flash file, I wouldn't use it. Going forward, it'll always be a hassle to update etc. Some store the text externally in a flat file, which is easier to update.

    As said above though, you could find someone on here proficient with flash that could do it for you pretty quick :dunno:
     
  5. atrax27

    atrax27 New Member

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    I suppose that's good to know :sad2:
    it's OK, at least they included the HTML version of the site as well... but it's nowhere as "pretty" :o

    I've also got .PSD files that I can open in photoshop and play around with (kinda nice actually, as I am familiar with photoshop). But when I exported it, I lost all text and it turned into a giant image (cut into smaller images), and lost all the linkage and stuff.

    :hsd:

    What should I spend the most time learning? dreamweaver?
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    flash has it places, but I think its pointless to do a whole site in flash

    and learn HTML, don't totally rely on dreamweaver
     
  7. OiNK

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    Flash is shit for designing on the web, integrating flash pieces is fine but most of your shit should be CSS + HTML with php or .net mixed in
     
  8. atrax27

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    im kinda trying to open different templates in dreamweaver, then seeing which line of code is equal to which part of the site :o

    you have a better idea on how to learn HTML?
    I have no idea what those other things are, and how they even apply to making a website. what role do they play?
     
  9. OiNK

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    Well HTML + CSS are the basics of the web, 99% of sites incorporate these two code libraries.

    .NET and PHP are server side languages that allow you to do a lot more than you can with HTML+CSS such as tie into databases and make functions etc
     
  10. Swerve

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    Flash is what you learn after HTML and CSS, and even then after PHP/MySQL.

    Flash looks nice, but is crap. Only good for fashion sites. Pretty on the outside, zero on the inside.
     
  11. Kevin

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    Get a book on HTML & javascript. Spend a weekend learning and testing.

    Pick up a server side language of choice one you're advanced enough with the basics. Learn SQL & relational databases as well. The basics should be enough to get you by.
     

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