Porbably a silly question but what do you guys use to make graphics?
Like the buttons and headers for your sites.
Hey guys, not posted on this thread before. I'm hoping you could help me.
I've set myself a little project for the summer to create a website, it'll probably contain game reviews, gameplay videos, articles on my thoughts on various things happening in games or the industry, etc.
Could I get a few basic tips on getting myself started? Any programs I need, possibly tutorials/guides/books, how to best choose a webhost and things like that.
I'm pretty decent with computers, graphics and design but I've never made a website apart from through those WYSIWYG editors. I know it's probably a massive task to set myself but I'm willing to push myself and think it will be a fun project.
-Also, in order to have a good mantainable blog, you will need a Content Management System (eg: Wordpress).
-Also, I'd stay away from WYSIWYG editors just because I've had problems with them accurately showing the end product.
-HTML and JS are two different things, JS is mainly used by web developers to add interactivity, while HTML is more the layout, and CSS being the design.
For a webhost I would go with http://lithiumhosting.com/ they have really affordable hosting, and for the domain I'd go with http://www.name.com/ or http://www.namecheap.com/
Also, check out some of the threads in Web Dev. because there are some good resources in them (Like this: http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1040942)
Just if you haven't been overloaded yet, I want you to know that this would be pretty hard for a total beginner, so maybe you should look into Wordpress and make yourself a template.
Buttons are fun too make in CSS :)
A lot of experimenting :D
Web hosting and domain purchased. Just playing round with WordPress now to try get stuff up and running.
A revision to the album page
(it's actually the thirtieth)
Okay in my site I want various sub-sections which are different buttons.
[Home] [Reviews] [Videos] [Articles]
How do I make the reviews go in the reviews section, videos in the videos section, etc. And display everything on the Homepage in a blog format.
In wordpress btw.
Stylus, LESS or SASS/SCSS. You usually compile these server side but you can use the following to compile your LESS stylesheets every time you save: WinLess (Windows), SimpLESS (Windows, Linux, Mac) and Less.app (Mac). With CSS preprocessors you can do cool stuff like (following is stylus, it has a weird minimalist syntax, if you don't like it you should like one of the alternatives):
After you've used a preprocessor you never go back.Code:gradient(start, stop) background-color start background-image -webkit-linear-gradient(start, stop) background-image linear-gradient(top, start 0%, stop 100%) background-image -ms-linear-gradient(top, start 0%, stop 100%) background-image -moz-gradient(center top, start 0%, stop 100%) background-image -moz-linear-gradient(center top, start 0%, stop 100%) background-image -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(start), to(stop)) filter unquote('progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=' + start + ', endColorstr=' + stop + ', GradientType=0)') button(s=0%, d=0%) from = darken(spin(#4689db, s), d) to = darken(spin(#205885, s), d) gradient lighten(from, 8%), lighten(to, 8%) &:hover gradient darken(from, 5%), darken(to, 5%) &:active gradient darken(from, 10%), darken(to, 10%) .button button() &.purple button 50% &.pink button 100% &.red button 150% &.yellow button 200%
You could give each artist its own little box/button/background like other tag 'clouds', then when you click them it takes you to there wiki page / some page related to them on Voze.
I like this:
That is a very great design, loving the effects, very web 3.0
white > black
designs. not races.
And if you're considering making a lighter design - get rid of the drop-shadow, and make the things on the side a slightly darker shade (e.g. #F2F2F2 - with the background being #FFFFFF). That would make them stand-out slightly.
Add some colour (aka remove the black navigation bar - and change the colours on it).
The font in the paragraphing is hard to read - either increase the font-size slightly, or change it to a slightly more readable font. (**Could just be my eyes; it's getting late...).
But the overall design of the site is good - Hope this helps you, and wasn't too harsh!
Today I spent the afternoon and evening trying to recover my Ubuntu Virtual Machine (which contained the updated sources of my personal website along with some other stuff) after ~inadvertently~ deleting the partition table of the Virtual Drive that had Ubuntu installed on it. It was fun.
and gotCode:sudo apt-get install nginx
wtf nginxCode:Fetched 404 kB in 1s (354 kB/s)