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Well i''m sorta new to web programming and i was wondering if anyone could give me a few tips on spicing up my webpages? So far they look pretty dull.
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That is a great mario design for a site.



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Add eye candy that is enjoyable, but doesn''t take too much space or download time.

For each page, include links to pages that have a relationship with it, as well as a way to return to the homepage.

For each page, create an icon that is displayed on both links, and on the given page.

As a rule of thumb, make site navigability your first concern.

Don''t make spelling errors / grammar errors.

Make a consistent color scheme (not like your signature ) and stick to it on all pages.


Someone''s impression of a site depends at first on the graphics on the site, but after a few minutes, site navigability takes over.


Victor Nicollet, INT13 game programmer

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Victor my friend long time no see. How''s things going with your cellphone development?



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This site would be a bad example because too much graphics right? WarriorNation



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<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter"
content="revealTrans(Duration=3.0,Transition=23)">

and colour your scrollbars..
These tricks work with MSIE only.

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What does that do pipo? I dun see any difference loadin my page with it.



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If you wanna add a little 16*16 pixil image to the address bar or favourites list (like GDNet does), add the following inside your <head> and </head> tags:

<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/ico">
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">

You can replace the href with the path to your image. I think it does have to be a ''.ico'' file though.

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Thanks botman i''ll try that in a bit.



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Warriornation is a good example, actually. The graphics used on it are ok (they''re not necessary for you to use the web site : no flashy 100ko gif buttons to click ...), and the color theme is consistent (grey/blue with hues of green).

A bad example would be this (or any "Fake SA" page for that matter).

And it''s PDA development, not cellphone .

Victor Nicollet, INT13 game programmer

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Avoid anything overly complex, especially in navigation.
Make use of external context - ie, things that people will also understand how to use from other websites.
Learn CSS, and use it.
Try to keep filesizes down for the benefit of dialup users.
Flash is often great, if used correctly.
It is preferable to avoid the use of frames.

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The number one trick

Do no make your pages look cool. They won''t be.

The above can easily be seen into action on any young teen girl''s pop idol-worshipping website. Flashy colors everywhere, animated gifs staining the page, three midis playing at once (THE HORROR!! ;., marquees all over the place...

If you want a really neat webpage, think of what you need. Consider what could be added. Ask yourself if you really need all that extra junk after all. Realize you don''t.

Look at the forums. How many images can you see, excluding the mini icons used for emotes and the likes? The Gamedev.net logo and a banner ad. The rest? Just cleverly-placed DIVs with various shades of blue->black along with matching, well-contrasting text. Does it look cool? Yeah, you could say that. Is it major eye-candy. No. But then you realize, you''re not here to see spiffy pictures. You''re here to read posts (on the message board, for instance). Most of the time, that''s what people do. I think very few people have actually stopped to look at the layout, and wondered, why aren,t there more spiffy pictures all over the place? This is because spiffy pictures are not the focus here.

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flash is the devil!

[edited by - botman2 on May 10, 2004 4:01:11 AM]

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That website w3schools is fuckin awesome it makes it easy by letting u see actual examples. I learned a good deal of css in like 2 hours.



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