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Perhaps the easiest intro to web design is modifying an up-and-running template.

Try here for a load of nice templates: http://freecsstemplates.org/

These templates all come with basic graphics, so just pick one where you like the layout and modify the graphics to suit your style.

The only rider for these template is that you link back to the original source. Thats a very reasonable request!

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^^I now have a list of free CSS templates. Also, do you find this site interesting?

I know it has its limitations and everything, but for an unemployed person like me and one who will probably be never able to buy any of the "Commericial" programs, I found it decent.

Check it out here:

http://www.wix.com/

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Anyone know any sources for a very very simple begginers guide on making websites on either Fireworks, Dreamweaver, or even both? :P
Why not learn HTML first instead of learning how to use the "design view" on dreamweaver?

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That does take quite a while though, does it not? :P And what about Fireworks? Right now I'm failing to see how it fits into web design.

Though if I'm desperate my dad does have a book on HTML, and Dreamweaver obviously handles HTML, so....

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Fireworks hardly "Designs" anything... And if you get some squares exported to Dreamweaver everything you'll get is a map of the image and some text...

So please, just learn XHTML+CSS.

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It fails badly on my personal scale for two reasons:

1. Opening/intro screen - I hate them and there is no clickable option to bypass it :(

2. Over 30 seconds and the intro still hadn't downloaded. I know my dial-up is slow, but it ain't that slow! UK govt standards for govt webpages recommends a homepage not exceed 40kb.

This site is simply too slow for me. I'll look again from work and see if I change my mind.

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hehe, made a website using wix.com unfortunately, i dont klnow what the bandwidth or usage is, =/

but then again, i got a co.cc domain, i wouldve gotten a co.nr but i dont know if wix.com sites are compatible with xhtml

shk828.co.cc its a site in progress, i mean it was made like 10 minutes ago

thats flash you can check out shk828.co.nr too ;D

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So please, just learn XHTML+CSS.

Amen to that! Get yourself a good editor; Notepad++ or PSPad both seem popular.

I'e already got Dreamweaver, dunno how highly rated that is. :P

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I had a question about http://www.000webhost.com/. Okay, so I want to make a website under my own name. It says that the hosting is for free. Do I have buy a domain from another place and then the hosting will be for free or it's free, like free?

Usually the "free" services only allow you to inherit the URL from the parent company. This means you might end up with a URL like: dubdubdub.somefreehost.mywebsite.com. (110mb.com works this way).

Be somewhat cautious of the "free" services, often they insist on their pound-of-flesh in the form of intrusive advertising (110mb does not, which is why I tend to recommend it for free hosting). Yes hosting can be free under these circumstances.

If you choose to subscribe to a service (subscriptions are generally very reasonable and remove the advertising) I recommend you consider a hosting company that is based in your country, or select a company that you consider trustworthy.

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This means you might end up with a URL like: dubdubdub.somefreehost.mywebsite.com. (110mb.com works this way).

Although you can get a subdomain of a domain that looks like a TLD such as *.co.nr or *.co.cc - which allow you to get normal-looking domain for free whilst protecting your privacy. Although many of these "free domain" sites require a link back.

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I'e already got Dreamweaver, dunno how highly rated that is. :P

If you seriously bought that, you need to think about your pursaches in the future... If you don't know a single line of HTML, and decide to buy the entire Adobe Creative suite, there's something wrong with you.

If on the other, you have a pirated version, then I think it will not be appreciated on this forum. Rick himself discourages it to the utmost, and I myself agree. If you want a commercial product, pay for it. The Adobe guys have better things to do then battle keygens.

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I'e already got Dreamweaver, dunno how highly rated that is. :P

If you seriously bought that, you need to think about your pursaches in the future... If you don't know a single line of HTML, and decide to buy the entire Adobe Creative suite, there's something wrong with you.

If not, then I think your pirated versions will not be appreciated on this forum. Rick himself discourages it to the utmost, and I myself agree. If you want a commercial product, pay for it. The Adobe guys have better things to do then battle keygens.

That really is a bit unfair on Survulus. Jumping on bullets like that will only get you shot.

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Okay, perhaps that was a bit unfair, but either decision would've been inappropiate. All I'm trying to say is that it was a bit stupid to buy an entire Adobe suite when Photoshop is separatly available. The piracy thing was a sidenote. I'll edit my message as it was unfair to automatically assume he had a pirated version if he didn't buy it.

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I have a fully licensed, fully legal version of Adobe CS4 Production Premium that I paid $20 for. It is possible.

And I just paid £270... and that's the student discount version.

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I'm very sure I didn't omit a digit. My school has a special deal with Adobe. It's downloadable for free; physical media costs twenty dollars. :-)

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