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Unread 28th November 2007, 08:18 AM
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Designing website as a graphic - any hints?

A couple of months ago I learned that many web designers lay out an entire web page in an image editing program first , then slice it up, insert in tables, etc.

My understanding of how to do this is quite limited but I am getting a few website jobs and think I really need to learn and get an handle on this. Can any one offer a few tips, hints or references?

Some of my initial questions would be:

- is there a standard size to make the overall graphic (pixel width and heigth)?

- do you insert individual slices as a foreground or background objects, or a combination of both?

- do you make rollovers right in the graphics program using layers?

- how do you add text? Do you allow for the text area (using white space) in the image, then slice it, delete it and add text in Normal view of FrontPage?

If there are other basic questions I should have asked but failed to do so, please address them if possible. thanks in advance for any tips,


btw, I use Photoshop.
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Unread 23rd February 2008, 04:09 PM
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there really isn't a standard size that I know of, but as a rule of thumb, i always prefer to make the sites look good in 1024x768.

i don't have much experience using slices (i like to base everything off css templates), so can't help you there.

By the way, drop frontpage, it's utter garbage. get something like Nvu (free) or get something like dreamweaver
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post date > 28th November 2007,

But FP is junk your right, dreamweaver is loads better...
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oops yeah i completely didn't notice.

the icon showed up as green on the forum page so i assumed it was new

lol i didnt even notice the OP was banned
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