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    Putting Good Friday hols to good use, and ignoring the fact that it was a beautiful day outside, Jen (helped by moi) got her 29 pages rehashed and up on the server...

    Triumphant, but wired on coffee, we'd like any feedback please.

    She chickened out on the CSS buttons thing, since she's scared they won't look the same on all platforms. (Is that true?).

    But the new nav buttons are only 1k each, as opposed to 4k previously, so it's a big improvement anyway.

    Obviously, this is not an ideal way of doing things (rehashing a design when there are lots of pages) but you live and learn, as we kept telling ourselves.

    So, what's anyone think? Would it be worthwhile at a later stage swapping out the button images for CSS?

    The new stuff is at:
    http://www.algarve-beach-life.com

    While a (copy) page in the previous 'format' is at:
    http://www.algarve-beach-life.com/old-style.html

    We're exhausted, but the fellas have promised to take us out for a drink tonight, by way of celebration.

    And, does anyone know an easy way to do that rollover effect thingie? (On the nav buttons).

    Thanks

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    ...your designs. I'm sorry but they just look too..."amateury"
    This is a tricky one, will7. I've made the same point to Jennifer a number of times, but she thinks that, given the site's theme, an approach that looked too 'slick' wouldn't work. It's an enthusiast site rather than a 'professional' one. I see her point (a bit)...
    OK then. I guess you have to go by what the client requests.
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    you have to go by what the client requests
    Wow, if only, will7.

    Jennifer's not a 'client' - she's my pal and we're learning web design together (very slowly). Because her site was up and running - unlike mine - we're concentrating on fixing that one up, since we'll both learn zillions of things on the way.

    I have a feeling that it may be many moons before I post a message in these forums that mentions any actual client.

    But it's something to dream about...

    PS We spent this p.m. re-uploading all the pages, as we'd forgotten to paste the Google ads into the new version. (Good job there aren't any clients about, eh?)
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    Oh right. I thought you were making that site for a client. Sorry. Guess I misunderstood lol.
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    Definately make ALL the nav as text, trust me - once you get it done you wont regret it, and by the way, NOW I can see the sand! I don't know what happened before, but it was just white but now I can see it so no worries :thumbsup:
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    Sigh of relief this end, Blackdragonhide
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    the google ads touch the text, bad.
    overuse of gradient look n00bish
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    the google ads touch the text, bad.
    We'd love to know how to avoid that, Skotster...
    Thing is, Google don't like you to mess around with the code they give you.
    We'd welcome any suggestions as to how to space off the text, though. The ads are all in a 120 x 600 high table, but 'hspace=" doesn't seem to work as it does for images.

    Over to you???
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    Please, do any of you proper web designers out there know how to stop the text bumping up against the Google ads table??

    Hoping you do..

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    You could try putting the text in a table that is like about 10-20 px away from the google thing or give is cell padding. Just a thought. I don't know if it would work.
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    You can add a margin to the table holding the google ads. Like so

    <table style="margin:10px"

    By the way if you want to take control of backgrounds you need to use cascading style sheets or CSS. The freebie web editor (something Page2000?) you mentioned using has the best tutorials for learning CSS. I know because that's the application I learnt it on.

    For backgrounds in particular look up CSS tutorials Properties Background. You'll need to read up on creating external style sheets too. Believe me it'll save a ton of time in the long run. :classic:


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