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  1. It will not sacrifice your layout and one benefit to having WP power your whole site is that you will only have one admin to take care of. If you do it separately, which is really not a big deal, you will have one place where you take care of the non-blog pages and then you have to log in and take care of the blog. Again, not a big deal, but convenience is one nice aspect. All you would need to do is go into the Reading options of your WP dashboard and select a Page (capital P) as your "front" page and select which Page will be your "blog" page. To create your custom Wordpress theme, just start with your current design and follow the tutorials I showed you (the first one I linked will be good). You'll leave the framework of your design and insert the WP code to make it work. Do you have your design uploaded somewhere so we can see the code? I could help get you started.....
  2. Easy doesn't always mean quick.
  3. I agree with newseed - I would just leave the old one alone and start fresh on a new design. One comment...I would not focus on how to make tables, but rather how to use CSS divs. We are here to help if you have any specific questions. Just think of divs as boxes that you place on your site. The fun is trying to fit all the boxes together to make a pleasing layout. Here is where you might start: Header items go here Navigation items go here Content goes here Footer items go here Then you would just use CSS to position those divs. For example (and these are VERY general): #container { width: 850px; margin: 20px auto; } #header { width:830px; margin: 0 auto; } #navigation { width: 830px; height: 40px; margin: 10px auto; } #content { width: 830px; margin: 0 auto; } #footer { width: 830px; margin: 0 auto; } When I was learning, it always helped me to see things typed out. Let us know what questions you have!
  4. It would be very simple to integrate Wordpress seamlessly with your design. In fact, I would think you could use Wordpress to power your whole website. Here are a couple great tutorials on how to do it: http://www.wpdesigner.com/2007/02/19/so-you-want-to-create-wordpress-themes-huh/ http://www.webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/building-custom-wordpress-theme/ If you need any help, let us know.
  5. Susie

    Drop "box" navigation?

    Thanks for the links, Ben. Sorry for not being clear - it's the 2 or 3 column drop down that my client likes. It's a custom home builder and in one section, they will have over 20 items in the drop down. When I designed their first site, the length of the drop down was an issue on short pages, so now we want to try the columns to prevent that. I was kind of hoping there would be a script out there. lol I guess I'll have to study the whitehouse site....
  6. If you wanted to find a tutorial on how to make a navigation like what is on the new whitehouse.gov site, what search terms would you use? I've seen this type of navigation elsewhere but I can't find the examples right now. I've also seen this type of layout used on sitemaps where you click on the sitemap link in the upper right corner of the page and the sitemap eases down (jquery?) and the links are arranged in a large box. Help?
  7. I ARE one of the colorblind folks! I may not see green when I look at the grass, but I know it's green.
  8. There are some captchas that are not difficult to read. I think the one on my site is pretty easy on the eyes. And I think the idea there (using the images) is that computers can't "read" the images so it must be a real person filling in the form. (I know you know that...just thinking aloud here ). Anyway, instead of using math problems, what about answers to simple questions like, "What color is grass?" or "What color is snow?", or "Is fire hot or cold?" I've seen some use that kind of thing... Have you checked out Mike Cherim's contact form script? ETA: Oops! Here's a more current version.
  9. I can't imagine how you could put meta tags behind photos...unless I've missed something along the way. You can, however, specify information about the photo in the alt tag. In general, images that are purely decorative do not need anything in the alt tag and can be written like this: Images that are important to the content of the page should have something in the alt tag. It should be just a few short words that clearly explain what is seen in the image. I will say that I doubt that it's beneficial to load the alt tag with keywords, so I would recommend against that.
  10. Thanks so much for the links. Actually, I found the EXACT one that I need (in terms of style and functionality), but I'm not sure how to get ahold of that script. It's here. ETA: I do believe I have found it. jCarousel
  11. Thanks to both of you. This is not for an ecommerce site (totally different project this time). The coda slider is similar but not quite what I need. I actually want a slider full of thumbnails that when clicked lead you to a page about that topic.
  12. I'm looking for something like this, but I am not using the right terms to search evidently. I keep coming up with rotating image slideshows. What terms would you use?! And if you know of a good one, can you let me know? I'm thinking jquery.....
  13. I was wondering if anyone has ever come across a shopping cart that allows customers to reserve and pay for rental items. For example, I found this Joomla extension that is similar to what I need. This extension, however, doesn't allow the addition of delivery with courier charges (according to the 1 review). I also found this option, but it doesn't look like software for which I can buy a license. Ideas?
  14. Susie

    Header Borders

    That's a useful link. And just to add to that, you would only need to declare a width (and maybe a height?) in the CSS.
  15. You should ask shelfimage/John. He worked with it recently.
  16. Hmm..thanks, Tim. I will take a look!
  17. I doubt the hosting company will be any help. If you'd like, you can pm me the info and install page and I can take a look.
  18. I just took a quick look at that video about foxycart and then remembered that I *have* looked at that one! lol Duh @ me. Anyway, one of my clients was insistent upon not using a cart with a monthly fee, so foxycart and e-junkie were out. I used Cube Cart for that one. I am just a cart newbie, but I sure hated working with that one. Maybe it was just me, though. Anyway, it doesn't sound like they need anything very big and complicated. Foxycart or e-junkie might be the ticket.
  19. Bummer - it looks like inkscape doesn't open .eps files (unless I'm missing something).
  20. How many category/items will your client be selling? If it's just a few, e-junkie might be sufficient. I've not looked very closely at foxycart yet. I'm looking at CK Gold right now for some projects.
  21. Thanks for the suggestions! I will try inkscape first and let you know how it goes. And yeah, if worse comes to worse, I can always install the Illustrator trial.
  22. This is usually how I have to set it up. Can you go back into your control panel and look at the database name/user name? I would verify that I have the account name (the part before the _ ) correct.
  23. Bummer! I wonder if there's a free (or very low cost) alternative to Illustrator (like gimp for Ps)? Thanks for the offer of help, guys. I might just take you up on it!
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