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  1. "Not today"? You are scaring me now.. Be that as it may, i had a brief stint with chrome and i found that it wouldn't remember passwords, moreover the difference in speed wasn't so noticeable, what with my poor 600 kbps bandwidth. And i still stand by my statement that firefox, with it's add-ons and customization possibilities is a much more complete browser than any other. But to each his own, so with more uneducated prejudice i will bet that soon, firefox will have overcome these "javascript processing" defects that make chrome even a viable alternative.
  2. Far be it from me to contradict somebody much more knowledgeable than i, but with all due respect, it is my belief that there is no such thing as a "faster browser". Granted that some may be configured to load images faster, some to surf between links faster, but finally it boils down to the bandwidth allotted by your ISP. All this hype about chrome is just that, hype. Also i would like to add that firefox is the most complete browser that is available in my opinion, and linux distro developers aren't nuts when most of them choose it as the default browser. Please don't ban me!
  3. As they said, some html, basic css, then you can jump directly onto free layouts from here where they also happen to explained 'step-by-step'; www.maxdesign.com.au/articles/css-layouts/, then comes the most difficult part, Javascript with which i am still struggling, and PHP for server side stuff. This is only an opinion based on my very recently acquired, and ever so meager experience. On the other hand if you have no intention of becoming a full fledged web designer and only want to set up this one web page, then by all means begin with the free layouts, after understanding the basic con
  4. Added a background banner slide show in the header using www.willmaster.com/library/features/background-image-slide-show.php, a clock and a time dependent greeting in the main column. This is too much fun to stop and get back to my struggle with JS. With sophisticated and complex scripts freely available for, as far as i can tell, every imaginable purpose..to be able write something even a fraction as complex, if ever, would clearly take me years of diligent study and practice..i am this close to abandoning my efforts to study Javascript from scratch. Earnestly request a little logica
  5. gifninja.com/, Sorry for not enlarging on my answer, but i am not making any progress with Javascript and am bitter and frustrated... And then there's our mutual friend Mr. Google whose search will yield results which you can possibly adapt to your needs..http: //www.google.co.in/#hl=en&biw=836&bih=491&q=how+to+join+gif+files+online&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=how+to+join+gif+files+online&fp=96e11be8b29b542e Once again, this is a very bitter man speaking, please bear with me.
  6. Thanks a lot virtual, that's a whole ocean there, i could spend a lifetime learning, if i were to allow myself to lured by it. Now that i have a bit of an idea of basic positioning and assembling boxes with CSS (i think..), it's time for me to move onto Javascript. Have bookmarked the page for later and reluctantly tear myself away from it.
  7. You are welcome, Joe. A couple of other pages that i intend to come back to in order to get a firmer grasp on basics are: http: //reference.sitepoint.com/css/demos and for ready-made layouts that don't require you to display their Copyrights in the footer: http: //www.maxdesign.com.au/articles/css-layouts/, but that's for later, Javascript, here i come...
  8. Did it already..so..oo..? Is it fundamentally systematic enough to be considered proper designing? I mean, i do think that i have a lot more control on all the elements here, but a correction or two from you would be greatly treasured as a valuable addition to my knowledge base.
  9. Hi Joe, I managed to make something :ahem, cough: not half bad using example G from here: http:(remove space)//www.alistapart.com/articles/css-positioning-101/. (Refer last post here: http://www.killersites.com/community/index.php?/topic/4489-how-to-make-a-web-site-the-lazya-waycheat-sheet/page__pid__22542#entry22542). Example E looks just right to me for your needs. Try playing around with the positioning and sizes in that, hopefully you will be able to adapt it to your needs.
  10. Finally found something that even i could build on, http: //www.alistapart.com/d/css-positioning-101/example_g. html, using this building block method i have managed to make what i intended to in the first place, but i hope in a more logical way. (BTW, you guys are the kindest and most generous people i have ever met on the Internet, instead of dismissing and trashing the undisguised c%%% that i put up here as my first effort, you actually spent time on it to make it workable! Even years on from now, i will cringe with embarrassment when i read this thread and at the same time remember your ki
  11. I am still struggling with CSS blocks and positioning, but after seeing all the troubles taken by the experts, in almost all the good tutorials over this "older browser" thingy, makes me scream out, "get the latest open source browser, bozos, it's not as if it's going to cost you!" Of course, there has to be something that i don't get, regardless of whatever that is, i feel your pain and do hereby scream...
  12. Thank you Ben for taking the time, greatly appreciate the detailed corrections, that wrapper was a life saver, managed to add a horizontal menu with styled links since then, have substituted the original attachment with the new image, already the code has begun to look ugly.. #nav li, a{ display:inline; margin:0; padding:0; } a.one:link, a.one:visited { font-weight:bold; color:#FFFFFF; background-color:#CCC8B3; width:100px; text-align:center; padding:4px; text-decoration:none; list-style-type:none; } a.one:hover, a.one:active { background-color:#BFBD93; } and this in the ht
  13. Hah! So i thought i was onto something new, thanks Andrea, Dan, don't know how i missed that, thank you guys for steering me back on course, i have a tendency to go off on a tangent.
  14. Hey buddo, would have asked you directly had i known, so let's do it then..let's make this ugly skeleton into an elegant framework, your turn...
  15. Hi, Sorry to have misled you with the title, this is more a desperate cry for help than a “Cheat Sheet”(pun fully intended). Downloaded a css block layout with a header, one main column, one secondary right column and a footer..your practice css had too much going on that I couldn't follow so I made my own skeletal practice css..chopped the original down so as to have only 4 main divs, disfigured the elegance of the code, removed the Copyrights and totally intend to claim the final result as my own..managed after a lot of trial and error to arrange the blocks so as to abut each other as in the
  16. Thanks, that looks very promising, something that will engage my fickle mind for quite a spell before i bother you again, meanwhile rest assured that i shall plod on with the html, xhtml, css and javascript tutorials in the hope of bettering myself.
  17. Nope, Linux guy..i have read the term "freetard" used...
  18. Hey Dan, that bakery site looked pretty good to me apart from the fact that i couldn't "view page source"..nice pudding colored background and all and how did you improve it? Which brings me, Ben, to a similar thought, far be it from me to be audacious enough to find faults in this website, most people think of having a website or learning how to make one when they have seen something they like, so what i was leading up to was, suppose i fancy "killersites.com" for eg., a site with it's own forum, if i were to grab it's home page source, would it be possible to 'reverse design' the styl
  19. Hi, have finished reading the html, and css tutorials here, no offense, but they were too sketchy to build any confidence in me but good enough to get me hooked and look for more. Discovered this; http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/xhtml_syntax.asp. Tried out validating the killersites page and got this; http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.killersites.com%2F. Similar thing happened with google.com, i know i am out of my depth bothering about these things at this stage having only picked up some html, but what's it mean? Are the sites which fail validation not quite up to the mark, l
  20. Thank you, Ben for all the time you took, and danhodge, you have got a 2 month start on me and you already know HTML and CSS, that certainly makes you a senior as far as i am concerned. Don't you guys worry, i won't be pestering you, or the other members unless i am stuck somewhere, you have given me enough to go on.
  21. , Thank you, senior Comrade, i shall look to you for further guidance, and feedback as to my progress, starting tomorrow, as per my resolution to learn anew. Edit: Not being snarky or anything like that, re: your age, please believe me, am only gushingly respectful of your relative proficiency.
  22. Of course, what else? It wouldn't have been in good form to clutter the Introduction thread with an extended digression.
  23. Re: http://www.killersites.com/community/index.php?/topic/4380-hi-all-and-happy-birthday-larry-f/page__pid__22138#entry22138 Thank you for your hospitality, but I would like to rephrase my query and replace “..it would take me..” with “..it would take one..”, also add more detail. 1) You don't have to be so formal and non-committal, by all means feel free to hazard a guess on the basis of your own experience and those case studies that you know of, I won't hold you to it ..as to the case studies, if none exist then I hereby volunteer to be the subject of one in which only your tu
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