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Hey there,

I need some help with how to achieve certain design in my web. The problem is that I dont knwo exactly the name of what I need nor the code.

But I know how to explain it.

Imagine this, u got 4 different pages and u place a table with a red square inside. No problems so far... but what if I change my mind and I want it to be yellow? I dont want to change the code of each one of those pages one by one.... is there a way to create a file that will load into those 4 pages so when I modify the file, the 4 pages with the square change without actually having to go through their code?

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Last Post by Ausopenxcell
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its called CSS, cascading style sheets
a basic tutorial is http://www.w3schools.com/css/

simply you put a link in the head of each file to the stylesheet
and in the stylesheet define the look of the page
every page looks like the style
change the style sheet, change every page

When you get some code written, it is very much the same as the style in <head> or the width= background= attributes of plain vanilla html, there is a forum dedicated to css, next door to this one, html & CSS forum and there are code mavens who can answer and suggest
CSS :: no longer need tables for layout, position every element where you want it, tighter faster code, less to debug

Edited by almostbob: n/a

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Yes, you use CSS, just like almostbob said. It's very useful. As for the red square, you would make a div, and then choose the color. For example your html file's contents would have this:

<body>
<div id="box"></div>
</body>

In your css, you'd have this.

div.box {
width: 50px;
height: 50px;
background-color: red;
}

You would get a box with a red background. Now if you wanted it yellow, you'd just change the stylesheet for that. :)

Edited by Arianna: n/a

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Websites are judged by content and layout. How good your content maybe, if your layout is not appealing, visitors will not be eager to come back. Everyone is not born with a quality of creating layouts that are pleasing to the eye.
Try the following techniques:
1. Keep it simple
2. Readable font size and face:
3. Use web safe eye pleasing colors
4. One important aspect of layout is keeping track of dimensions of a web page
5. Limit File Size
Hope this post will help you:)

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Start using professional web-design tools.. they will take care of the css for you ;)

Edited by migcosta: n/a

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If you are not into CSS you could try designing a background image (solid colour) and place it in the table cell. (See your html guide to do this.)

Then you could change the background image in your images subdirectory and it will appear on all pages.

(May not work well on all browsers. Check first.)

Geoff A Hinde

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The meta tag must be kept in mind.

Dont tale slow proccesing site

Set the meningful splash

Keep the loud backround as possible as spotive process

Create your individuality in your message.

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I also recommend you to go with W3Schools for learing CSS. You can learn easily with example for web designing.

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