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Tesla
08-01-2003, 03:13 PM
I want to design a website but what programs and such would be good to use ?
I have PS so that can be used to design logos and other stuff.
Any help would be appriciated :)

The Truthful Liar
08-01-2003, 03:27 PM
MS Paint and notepad. *nods*

Acrylic
08-01-2003, 04:02 PM
MS Paint is the root of all things unholy. DONT USE IT!!!

But, use notepad. Great program for making websites. :)

Semicolon
08-01-2003, 04:15 PM
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, availbe at www.macromedia.com

It's a very good web page making program.

Tesla
08-01-2003, 04:16 PM
Well notepad i don't really want to ue, any programs other than notepad i can use ?

Semicolon
08-01-2003, 04:19 PM
Frontpage is also a good HTML ediotr if you don't want to use notepad ;)

Tesla
08-01-2003, 04:23 PM
Apparently Frontpage doesn't line evry thing up proparly ???
Dreamweaver i will get a try out for.
Isn't there any free webpage maker ?

Semicolon
08-01-2003, 04:25 PM
Well Frontpage is alright, if you use html such as align=center or whatever then it'll line up. Dreamweaver is awsome. I reccomend buying it ;)

Tesla
08-01-2003, 04:31 PM
Yeah kinda hard to buy an expensive Webpage Maker when you've no money ;)
Well i'll check out a trial of Dreamweaver :)

Acrylic
08-01-2003, 05:28 PM
Well, if you dont want to use Notepad...Dreamweaver is DEFINATELY the way to go. I totally recommend it.:)

Lil Killa
08-01-2003, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Tesla Trooper

Isn't there any free webpage maker ?


Alot of web hosts have page builders especialy the free ones but I use notepad:p

coupes.
08-01-2003, 06:51 PM
I prefer Dreamweaver to Frontpage. Dreamweaver is pretty easy to use if you want to make a simple website. If you want a more complex website Dreamweaver will basically only make things faster for you because you'd have to know HTML and Javascript.

Samuel Dravis
08-01-2003, 07:35 PM
Yeah, I have Dreamweaver 4 and it is very easy to use. It also includes a FTP thingie to upload your pages/images to your host.

But, I like to use notepad to write my pages structure etc and then open it up in dreamweaver to clean it up/align everything up nice.

Also, you can learn a scripting language (I know VBScript) and you can add a bunch of interactive stuff to your page with that. If you don't want to learn one, just search google for 'free scripts' or something like that.

The_One
08-01-2003, 10:29 PM
Macromedia HomeSite

My tool of choice. Any website you've seen that's been made by me was designed on HomeSite - it's a great program. You should be able to get a good trial package.

But Notepad is definitely the best free one out there - just keep Notepad and IE open simultaneously and you have yourself a great web editing set up ;)

BCanr2d2
08-02-2003, 05:32 AM
Check on places like CNET.com or Tucows, and you can look for the web development tools, then refine the search by selecting the licence type as free..

Father Torque
08-02-2003, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by Tesla Trooper
I want to design a website but what programs and such would be good to use ?
I have PS so that can be used to design logos and other stuff.
Any help would be appriciated :)

OK, all the suggestions are good but these are the best you can buy. Expensive, but the best

Macromedia Flash MX
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
Macromedia Freehand MX
Macromedia Fireworks MX
Macromedia Cold Fusion Server
Macromedia Extension Manager

I have all of these. And I can say that they are the best programs i have ever used. Now if you want to just make a plain and simple website you can either learn HTML and use notepad, or any other web making program you have. You can but a web making program such as Microsofts FrontPage series. Which is very good, and easy.

Or you can cheat and use Microsoft Publisher if you have it and and use the the custom template tool to custom make your website. In about 5 minutes.

I hope my advice helps:)

Samuel Dravis
08-02-2003, 09:21 PM
Hey FT, how much did you get the MX stuff for?

Another interesting thing with Dreamweaver is that you can make Javascript animations with images. That's pretty cool.

Tesla
08-03-2003, 12:47 AM
Ok i've got a trial of Dreamweaver so if it's any good i'll get the full version.
MS Publisher :rolleyes: Long time since i used that....

|GG|Carl
08-04-2003, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Semicolon
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, availbe at www.macromedia.com

It's a very good web page making program.
It might look better if you use a program like that, but to write HTML in notepad is much more fun!

And this (http://www.free-applets.com/applets.html) is a nice site where you can get free java applets!

Joetheeskimo
08-04-2003, 09:33 PM
If you're a complete beginner, you can use Tripod (http://www.tripod.com/build). It does all the HTML for you, and it's free. You have to sign up, and there are several pop-ups, though.

If you want to learn HTML, which is so much better, and so much easier, this (http://www.davesite.com/webstation/html/) is a very good tutorial.

Good luck. ;)

|GG|Carl
08-05-2003, 03:34 PM
I just wanna know one thing about HTML:

How do you create that little icon in front of the adress?

for example on this site, it's a yellow button with a "v" in it, and on massassi, there is a brown temple.

SkinWalker
08-05-2003, 04:04 PM
I use PowerBlog to maintain a simple blog site that I include in my sig... nothing fancy, but effective and extremely easy to use. Very flexible and you can include your own logos and graphics by simply editing a template that you use. After you have the template set up, you never have to worry about the html... PowerBlog does all the work for you.

Get it at http://www.powerblog.net/

Good luck.

ZBomber
08-05-2003, 04:15 PM
I like Frontpage. Its as easy as Dreamweaver, so either one of those would be good. ;)

WolfmanNCSU
08-06-2003, 12:43 PM
The best for making webpages is a simple ASCII editor, like notepad or textpad. Something like that. There is no way you can go wrong with that. Also, be sure to check out this site. http://www.webmonkey.com

It will help you with learning html and introduce you to java scripts, flash, etc. I think its one of the best web tutorials out there.

Joetheeskimo
08-06-2003, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by |GlobensGeng|
I just wanna know one thing about HTML:

How do you create that little icon in front of the adress?

for example on this site, it's a yellow button with a "v" in it, and on massassi, there is a brown temple.

Do you mean making a picture link? If so this is the code:

<a href="url"><img src="url of image"></a>

Notice that my sig pic links you to my site if you click on it. That was using this code.

Elegy
08-06-2003, 05:07 PM
No, he meant in internet explorer's address bar its self where it says http://www.lucasforums.com there's a little "V" icon in there that replaces the internet explorer's "e". The "V" oddly enough isn't showing up for me on here right now, but I've seen it before. You'll also see the icon by your fav places if you add the site to a folder in your fav places. I've got no clue how that's done though.

If you feel like learning the actual HTML, this site has gotten me started off on a pretty good foot. http://www.boogiejack.com/html_tutorials.html. If you can, I'd really recommend just learning all the HTML codes and doing it on notepad. You can make a folder on your hard drive and save it all there, and when you're done you can upload everything to your webspace. This has the added benefit of having your whole site stored on your computer, so say their server screws up and you lose a few files. If you use one of those site makers, you have to remake the whole thing by scratch. But when you've made it yourself in notepad, and the thing is saved in a folder on your hard drive, it's a simple matter to just re-upload it. So it ain't the end of the world. And you can customize your site way the hell more than you can with those horrible templates that web-making programs give you.

Acrylic
08-06-2003, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Samuel Dravis
Hey FT, how much did you get the MX stuff for?


I have all that stuff. Good Stuff too. Regualrly , costs $1000+.

Doesnt mean you had to buy it ya know. ;) *catch my wink there??? huh? didja see it? In this case, it means "P2P"* ;)

Pad
08-06-2003, 08:43 PM
Dont use Dreamweaver,
its evil, believe me ;)

The webdesign programs i use are acehtml freeware or notepad. ;)

victory72
08-09-2003, 01:03 AM
Patience... learn the ways of html and use notepad. Dreamweaver, quicker, more seductive...

victory72
08-09-2003, 01:03 AM
Patience... learn the ways of html and use notepad. Dreamweaver, quicker, more seductive...