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Web Page Update
I figured that as much as I've been crooning about the Christmas Panto that Sylv will be in this season, I ought to update my Sylv web page to indicate it. (And remove the "Book now" link for Noises Off, now that it's finally finished its run.) I'm a new convert to the joys of Macromedia Dreamweaver. Before Dreamweaver, I did code in either Notepad or WebWeaver (which is like Notepad for HTML geeks). But the one thing I'd never gotten into, but wanted, was CSS. I got started in web design back when HTML2 was still prevalent. And it's been hard losing some of my favorite code. *sniff* But CSS (Creative Style Sheets) are wonderful.

I will admit, I still don't know how to write the CSS code (though I'm learning) but Dreamweaver's able to do it all for me. So, slowly but surely, I'm converting my web pages over to CSS. The Sylv site gets the treatment first, in particular the Stage Page, which is what I've been updating the most lately. Feel free to comment on the new page style. (Eventually, all of the pages will have photo captions like the Stage Page has now.)

Current Mood: energetic energetic
Current Music: "Rocky Raccoon" by The Beatles

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antikythera From: antikythera Date: November 8th, 2003 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
So what's the advantage of CSS over HTML?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 8th, 2003 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
For a site like my Sylv site, where the design is basically the same on each page, CSS lets me have a few set styles (the first S in CSS) for the writing of the text. So for my main text, which I want to be Verdana font (with 2 other optional fonts available for computers without Verdana) at a particular size, I have a style called main. Then for the smaller text, I have a different style - same font, different size, perhaps centered. And I just have one folder that contains the code for all of my style sheets - main, datesize, footer, header, etc. I get more control and the code isn't quite as bulky as all of the font-on font-off stuff. And Dreamweaver's been making it pretty easy for me so far. (Though I still have to tweak the code at times to get it just the way I want it.) CSS doesn't supplant HTML, just adds to it.
antikythera From: antikythera Date: November 8th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aha... so in effect, the information about the page layout exists in one place only, so that all the individual page files are smaller?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 8th, 2003 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup, you've got it in a nutshell.
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