Working on a new site.....

TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan
edited November 2007 in Internet & Media
Ok so, I have been working on photoshop a lot in the past year or two, and I got pretty good with it, but all the web sites that I have made, I usually used templates. Well today I came up with this idea to make my own template for once... with photoshop and then slice it and use dreamweaver and some XHTML coding knowledge that I learned from my CIW computer class.

I find it fun to make templates so I decided to make the site about templates and designs, where I could work on templates and post them...

So someone please go check it out and tell me how it is so far.... (please keep in mind, I just started it today, so there is no content and most the links wont work.... just got the basic template done)

heres the link http://www.eagletemplates.closerenemies.com

Its a subdomain of my band site "closerenemies.com" (which you could check out too, but I used a pre-made template. The only thing I made on that site was the intro)

But please go check it out, tell me how im doing so far......

Comments

  • JBJB Carlsbad, CA
    edited November 2007
    It looks cool, but I have a really hard time reading your font. I am also not a fan of the "click here to enter". I already followed the link, I want to enter your page :P
  • TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan
    edited November 2007
    Hey, thanks for checking it out.

    Ill have to work on the text a little..

    Lol I know a lot of people don't really seem to care for those intros. I just figured since its gonna be a design site, that I should put some cool design that I made, as an intro. But I made take it down.:D:)
  • kryystkryyst Ontario, Canada
    edited November 2007
    Looks nice, I like the color schema. I'd probably widen your main sites format from 800 to 900 to make use of more space.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    edited November 2007
    I like the design a lot. If you're going to keep doing web development, you should probably start working on your CSS skills rather than putting everything in a giant table :)
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited November 2007
    Mmm, floating divs.
  • TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan
    edited November 2007
    Yea , im not very good with CSS, but in my computer class we are gonna be learning more about CSS more towards the end so that should help lol.

    I got a question.........

    If you look at my site now http://www.eagletemplates.closerenemies.com I worked on it a little more and added some text. I have a status box, where im gonna make the login form.....

    but I have no clue how to make it to where they can register, or when they log in it says "welcome so and so"

    can anyone help me out with this?
  • kryystkryyst Ontario, Canada
    edited November 2007
    You need to create a program in php for example that actually handles the login process. Then the logins need to be logged to something, either a flat text file or a database. I suggest downloading some forum software like PHPbb or YaBB or some front page portal software like Mambo and taking a look at their code. That I find is the best way to learn stuff.

    Alternatively you can get a 'teach yourself' php book and they'll have examples in it. My bible (probably slightly outdated now) is called 'Beginning PHP, Apache, MySQL Web Development' I've found it to be a very useful reference guide when I'm stuck.
  • TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan
    edited November 2007
    alright, thanks a lot kryyst..... that is very useful information:cool:
  • JBJB Carlsbad, CA
    edited November 2007
    Since you are a template site you could go all the way and make a template for your forum that matches your main site. That way you get the best of both worlds :)
  • TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan
    edited November 2007
    Ok so I have been working on the login.php script a little bit for the site.
    I seem to be doing good on it so far, I found a tutorial and its been working.

    My problem is, the form...

    I needed to change the width of the username and password boxes. So I used the "width" attribute, and it looked good in firefox, but no matter what i do it wont change in Internet Explorer.

    http://www.eagletemplates.com/home4.html

    Heres the codes
    <input type="text" id="username" name="username" width="20" value="" />
    <input type="password" id="password" name="password" width="20" value="" />

    Can someone please help me out? thanks in advance
  • KentigernKentigern Milton Keynes UK
    edited November 2007
    Try changing the order of the input code - as follows for the appropiate lines

    [php]

    <div align="center"><input id="username" name="username" value="" type="text" width="20"></div>
      Password
    <div align="center"><input id="password" name="password" value="" type="password" width="20"></div>

    <div align="center"><input name="Login" value="Login" type="submit"> </div>

    [/php]
  • TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan
    edited November 2007
    Yep that fixed it :D

    Thanks a lot Kentigern :cool:
  • TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan
    edited November 2007
    Ok I need some help.......

    I got all the .php files done
    and ive tested and they are working

    www.eagletemplates.com/login.php
    www.eagletemplates.com/register.php
    www.eagletemplates.com/confirm.php
    and more like the db.php and functions.php

    My problem is, when I insert the .php code into a page like I did here:
    http://www.eagletemplates.com/hometest.html

    The codes no longer work, it just gets errors. Even though it's still linking to the plain .php codes which ARE in the same directory.

    Am I not suppose to enter the php code into an HTML document?

    I don't know, i guess im just confused. Can someone please help me out here?


    EDIT: Im pretty sure it has a lot to do with the form's post method, but I have no clue what to do.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    edited November 2007
    Any document that contains PHP must end in .php. I would just never use the .html extension.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    edited November 2007
    I just noticed you're focusing your site on producing template designs for the web. Here's my unsolicited list o' things I recommend reading regularly to improve your skills:

    http://www.alistapart.com/
    http://www.zeldman.com/
    http://meyerweb.com/
    http://www.37signals.com/svn/
    http://www.quirksmode.org/

    Reading this book is not optional; it is the most important thing you will read related to what you're attempting to do: Designing with Web Standards

    Then read this: Don't Make Me Think

    Both can be read in an afternoon and are not just the most informative books on their topics, they're fun and easy reads.

    Consider those books your induction into the cult of web designers. :ninja:
  • TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan
    edited November 2007
    awesome thanks for the links and help..... Ill definitely have to look for those books, or order them if I cant find them.... I hate ordering online, I always have to bug for a credit card lol.
  • edited November 2007
    Php is cool and all, but don't ignore the evil giant that is .NET (asp, C#...). (you should at least get your feet wet)
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