Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: CSS hassle

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    14
    Member #
    16072
    In the past I tried to compile style sheets myself, but found it to be more difficult than what I expected. I have extended programming experience in many languages.

    If you are about to design a website using divs be advised to not try do reinvent the wheel , but rather to use one of the layouts in the link below.
    40 Website Layouts .

    It would save you some time. Work on top of the layout and change it as you desire.

    I know there are other websites like this, so please post with the links. Note that the link above have most of the layouts that you will need.

  2.  

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,354
    Member #
    1326
    While I agree that why start from scratch if someone else has done something similar is a good premise, knowing your code is important too.

    Lets say if someone edits a design that is not theirs (theres as in built by them from scratch). The change they make inadvertently kills the design, what then?

  4. #3
    Senior Member hyperair's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    452
    Member #
    9892
    Isn't that why we make backups of the website before making any major changes to it? Also, there are such things as version control systems, such as svn, cvs, bzr and so on. An error that is not recoverable should not happen in this case.

    On a side note, not to flame or anything: it's "theirs" not "theres".
    Hyperair

  5. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    14
    Member #
    16072
    I agree, I use subversion combined with Ruby on Rails and the Webistrano application to deploy and manage all my projects.

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    4,146
    Member #
    10263
    Liked
    1 times
    Some other interesting alternatives are git and mercurial. Both of these are distributed revision control systems, and both seem to be quite strong in the general area of branching and merging (git in particular seems to be excellent at this). Anyway, that's kind of off-topic :-P

  7. #6
    Senior Member hyperair's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    452
    Member #
    9892
    Ah. I just use SVN for maintaining code. I don't use RoR, but I do touch on (F)CGI/Ruby. and (F)CGI/Perl. I'm planning to take up PHP and Python soon.

    EDIT: Sorry I didn't see Shadowfiend's post. I've seen Bazaar code branching done before as well actually, for example the awn-curves project in Launchpad.net. Also, I agree that we're veering off topic.

    Back on topic: While I agree that using some default layouts can certainly save time, I'd mostly go looking around for inspiration, then mix and match a few styles to make my own. Thanks for the site anyway, ragunalth. I'll bookmark it.
    Hyperair

  8. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    14
    Member #
    16072
    I have actually designed a 3column website using a template but changed so much on the style sheet side that I acctually made it my own.

    If you use Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 you will find that you can select from a few layout templates, and they are a good base to work from.

    If you would like take a look at it feel free. Site link!

  9. #8
    Senior Member hyperair's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    452
    Member #
    9892
    Eh? I see an underlined text "Site link!", but that's about it really. Where's the link?
    Hyperair

  10. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    14
    Member #
    16072


Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:09 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Skin By: PurevB.com