Will you have a "story" seque into each recipe or to explain each link?
Actually, it looks nice and clean to me. Not all that attention-grabbing, though (sorry). I'd be interested in learning more from you about how you are creating the site, since hubby and I just talked tonight about my making ours (his, really) better.
I'm using Front Page to make it up following some book on web design I got from the library. Believe me, it was a lot of work just to get it to that point. It's going to have several different categories of recipes and I think I'm going to make a template so all the pages have basically the same look. I don't like the headline thing, but I had to have something there. Front Page uses tables to hold text and graphics and they're driving me nuts. Over the weekend somehow aol trashed my web site which has been up for 7 years and all they can say is, we're sorry, we're working on it. I find the computer to be a time drain. I can park my butt in front of it and stay there all day while the grass gets longer and longer outside.
TBH - I'm undergoing the same transformation! I maxed out my zdnet site. When I went shopping for a new host, I figured I would bite the bullet and try to create my page from scratch. I am using FrontPage 2002. Are you actually writing the HTML code? If so, you are my hero! It's something I've always wanted to learn, but with WYSIWYG and Wizards ad Templates I've never been patient enough to learn real HTML. At the moment I've recreated about 1/2 of my site. One thing I still havn'e figured out yet is Links Bars. I know how to insert them, but controlling where they show up is another matter
write the code? Listen, I'm the kind of ropadope who calls compusa to ask if they have classes in basic, and they laughed at me! I got a trial disk of Front Page but tables are making me crazy. the buttons I used, hover buttons, freeze my computer when I look at the file in netscape, so I'm going to have to change them. Have you ever noticed that when you launch internet explorer, it's right there, but netscape sort of plugs along opening? Someone told me it's because all the .dll files explorer need are already open, but it's still fishy the way a microsoft browser opens faster for your surfing convenience than another company's product, but then, that's part of what all the fuss was about.
I ordered the Trial Disk too. But while I was waiting for it I got antsy and just went out and bought it
You said you were using tables to enter the text on you site. I'm just typing right on the page and it seems to work OK. I'll have to downloade Netscape tonight and see what it looks like. You don't think Bill Gates is trying to monopolize the software biz, do you?
In FrontPage using tables makes your data easier to manipulate. If inserting a pic into a column all your text doesnt jump to the right and stay there looking all bent out of shape.
Ive had my sites for a while and Im always changing this or revamping that. Those things start to evolve. Good luck. Looks good so far. Just remember to KISS it. K? I check out other peoples sites that look good and try to recreate it or use a little of the idea on mine.
If you want clipart try www.arttoday.com They have a trial run unlimited for a week for 7 bucks and 95 cents. I bought the yearly membership. Stuff is great for creating inhouse and take out menus. The diner pics are mine though.
Its one big table with things positioned on it. Its one column with 4 rows. If you wanted to add a directory on the side then use 2 columns. Its kinda like Excel....it allows you to merge cells, add columns/rows and delete columns/rows. The less graphics you use the faster your page loads. Thats the one thing to remember with site creation.
Play around with the program. I dont like FrontPage's Templates though so what I did was to copy one of the predone pages and they copy and paste it to all my pages. Then I deleted their info and added mine. Works for me. Those templates really do suck.
Id love to get my paws on Dreamweaver sometime soon but will have to save for that investment.
Sorry, after working on websites I have seen more people get into trouble with MS front page simple because it generates poor html code. If you really want to set up a website for yourself the I would recommend using Macromedia's Dreamweaver. It is much more robust and it has a lot of easy to use tools to get you up and running.
The other product I would recommend is Adobe Go Live.
I know Dreamweaver is the best...thats why I wanna get my grubby little paws on the program. :bounce: I downloaded their trial but have yet to buy the whole thing. Its good for 30 tries/days I cant remember which.
Im using FrontPage cause that is what I have to work with right now. Very simple prog. Not much to it at all. Pretty boring actually.
What is ChefTalk done on? Dreamweaver? Love the setup here.
Now I'm bummed out. At least I didn't buy Front Page yet. I also just figured out how to split cells and stuff. Looks like you can put something wherever the cursor is. What kind of cash money is Dreamweaver? 600 bucks?
The cost is $399.00 (http://www.macromedia.com) There are other solutions that are free that are still much better than MS Front page.
If you want I can help you figure out what would best suit your needs. Dreamweaver is an industrial strength app so if you are just creating a fun site then I would not recommend it. It really depends on what your goal is. After all these years with ChefTalk I have learned that something very small can grow very quick, and planning is key.