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    This is the first time that i have ever designed a website and really have no clue what to do.

    the above link is an image that i designed in photoshop. this is what i want my home page to look like, with the four different words being links within my site. i have dreamweaver and my host is i would really appreciate a step by step process to do this, but any help is much appreciated


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    Most of us code web sites by hand using a text editor, but you can use
    Dreamweaver ... it's just that you might not be able to understand the
    things we say without knowing HTML and CSS and how to upload files
    using FTP.

    Dreamweaver as you are probably using it, is a WYSIWYG interface, so you
    cut and paste graphics and things into it, and it creates the code for you.

    Again, nothing really wrong with that, but learning to make a web page on this
    forum (using Dreamweaver), isn't going to be easy.

    With that said ...

    You have to determine if the font you picked is necessary to your design.
    On a web page, the font types displayed will only show up if the user has
    that font on their PC. Your font looks like a non-standard font. So, you'll
    have to make each of the 4 words a graphic image, like:

    Those are 4 separate images, and the square/diamond thing is an image by
    itself, without the 4 words on it. That diamond becomes the background image,
    and the 4 words are placed over the top (as they become links to other pages).

    You have to determine how large your page is going to be (pixel dimensions).
    Will it fit on a smaller browser (800 X 600), or for a larger browser window?

    You just made a "splash page" with the 4 links ... what about the other pages?
    Do you have any idea of what they will look like? And what is the purpose of
    the website, and who is it designed for? (kids, teens, adults, senior citizens?)

    A website isn't just a bunch of stuff thrown together ... don't waste your time if
    you don't have a purpose.

    Use Google to find tutorials on HTML and CSS ... much faster than using this
    forum to get help.

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