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  • My Website

    Right, ive just got around to making my own website!!! But i dont think its too good......

    First of all, I have had to teach my self how to do things from trial and error, with a bit of youtube tutorials thrown in.

    I have also just spotted a few minor errors, such as on the homepage, the links do not have a rollover colour, whereas they do on the other pages and also on the packages page, the title is "Web design" rather than packages.

    Im after someone to look at it and tell me if the making side of it is ok, not particularly the looks as I know i can sort these out, its just a case of putting more time into it.

    Also, I dont know how to hand code, so my website is made with CSS and Div Tags, in Dreamweaver. I do know a little about code and how to change things, but i would not be able to write a website in something like notepad.

    Here it is: www.oliverashley.co.uk

    Thanks
    Ollie
    Portfolio- www.oliver-ashley.com

  • #2
    You have a long way to go to get this looking and functioning good. Stick with it though, we all start somewhere. I wonder why you call yourself a "Web Designer" and say you are proficient in web design when you are clearly just starting out and learning....

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    • #3
      framesets… big no no.

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      • #4
        Mike, Yes, you have made a very valid point there! I have only put up that site, to show on here and get opinions from various sources, it is by no means a final product but more of a test and trial. Im currently doing a evening-class course on Web Design, so hopefully by the time that I properly roll this website out, i will have finished this course and can officially call myself a "web designer"

        Framesets you say, would you be able to enlighten me on those? I was under the opinions that framesets were those wierd template things that dreamweaver offered as a starting point...but im guessing that is wrong! I made it with a main "wrapper" DIV then other DIV's positioned inside, is this wrong?

        Thanks
        Ollie
        Portfolio- www.oliver-ashley.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ollie2376 View Post
          I made it with a main "wrapper" DIV then other DIV's positioned inside, is this wrong?
          Your hosting company is using a frameset for domain masking. That's usually a sign of free or very cheap hosting.

          Visit this page for a description of framesets and why they are generally a bad idea.

          Digi
          The world is divided into people who think they are right.
          —Anonymous

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          • #6
            Digi, I think you should take all of your posts and put them together in a book.

            I'm just setting out to learn a little code, so thank you for the help you provide here at GDF.
            This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
            "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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            • #7
              The sites home page HTML should look similar to the below:

              HTML Code:
              <img src="images/logo.png" width="250" height="100" alt="Oliver Ashley Graphic Design" />
              
              <ul>
              	<li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
              	<li><a href="logodesign.html">Logo Design</a></li>
              	<li><a href="graphicdesign.html">Web Design</a></li>
              	<li><a href="graphicdesign.html">Graphic Design</a></li>
              	<li><a href="packages.html">Design Packages</a></li>
              	<li><a href="contact.html">Contact Us</a></li>
              </ul>
              
              <h2>About Me</h2>
              
              <p>Hi, My name is Oliver Ashley, I'm a Graphic and Web 
              Designer from Lancashire, England. I have been Designing 
              for 2 years now and am proficient in a wide range of 
              software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. 
              I am currently specializing in Logo Design and Web 
              Design, but this is not the limit of my services. 
              If you are interested in working with me, please use 
              the e-mail address provided. 
              </p>
              
              <p>I am now offering a range of packages, that are designed 
              to give your company an overhaul, giving you a totally 
              new image. These range from a simple logo, business 
              card and letterhead package, all the way to the biggest 
              package which will get you a logo, business cards, 
              letterheads, stationary design and a full website. 
              To view the available packages, please click <a href="packages.html">HERE</a>. 
              </p>
              
              <h3>Recent Work</h3>
              <img src="images/HK2.jpg" width="284" height="188" alt="Henrik Kreilisheim Logo" />
              Notice: not one div

              That isn't to say divisions can't be used but they should be used to isolate areas of information and that is all.

              HTML Code:
              <div id="masthead">
              
              	<img src="images/logo.png" width="250" height="100" alt="Oliver Ashley Graphic Design" />
              
              	<ul id="nav-main">
              		<li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
              		<li><a href="logodesign.html">Logo Design</a></li>
              		<li><a href="graphicdesign.html">Web Design</a></li>
              		<li><a href="graphicdesign.html">Graphic Design</a></li>
              		<li><a href="packages.html">Design Packages</a></li>
              		<li><a href="contact.html">Contact Us</a></li>
              	</ul>
              
              </div>
              
              <div id="content">
              
              	<h2>About Me</h2>
              
              	<p>Hi, My name is Oliver Ashley, I'm a Graphic and Web 
              	Designer from Lancashire, England. I have been Designing 
              	for 2 years now and am proficient in a wide range of 
              	software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. 
              	I am currently specializing in Logo Design and Web 
              	Design, but this is not the limit of my services. 
              	If you are interested in working with me, please use 
              	the e-mail address provided. 
              	</p>
              
              	<p>I am now offering a range of packages, that are designed 
              	to give your company an overhaul, giving you a totally 
              	new image. These range from a simple logo, business 
              	card and letterhead package, all the way to the biggest 
              	package which will get you a logo, business cards, 
              	letterheads, stationary design and a full website. 
              	To view the available packages, please click HERE. 
              	</p>
              
              	<h3>Recent Work</h3>
              	<img src="images/HK2.jpg" width="284" height="188" alt="Henrik Kreilisheim Logo" />
              
              </div>
              Last edited by tZ; 05-22-2009, 03:14 AM.

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              • #8
                You're welcome, Garricks. I figure whatever knowledge one has one has should be shared so it won't atrophy.

                Besides, when I was going in the opposite direction (coming from a coding background and trying to learn proper graphic/print design ), I got tons of patient assistance & words of encouragement from designers I worked with. Pay it forward and all that, y'know?

                Digi
                The world is divided into people who think they are right.
                —Anonymous

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                • #9
                  Thanks tZ! I think I still have a lot of learning to do, as I can roughly see how to make a website with code like that, but i have no idea how to get it the appearence of the current website? I think it would just be a white background with black text! haha

                  thanks
                  Ollie
                  Portfolio- www.oliver-ashley.com

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                  • #10
                    It's "stationery" - "e" for envelope.

                    And curious to your contact methods? Does your webhost not give email?

                    And on your range of packages, you left out a "d" at the end of Card. Unless you're offering a "Business Car".

                    The site needs a lot of work. And you could do with more portfolio work.

                    "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

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                    • #11
                      Yes, I do have an e-mail address in the form of Oliver@(domain name).co.uk

                      But i log into the squirrel mail thing in that account, but it doesnt recieve any emails or doesnt send them, so i think something is wrong! I have emailed my hosting company but they have not responded.
                      Portfolio- www.oliver-ashley.com

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                      • #12
                        I do like your logo

                        "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ollie2376
                          but i have no idea how to get it the appearence of the current website?
                          That would be the proper use of CSS.

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                          • #14
                            The portfolio is not so bad. Good work!

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