Post by Ginnie on Feb 1, 2008 23:43:54 GMT -4
admin said:The front page of the site uses PHP coding, it's not just plain HTML so working with it offline is not possible on a typical home PC. If you want a copy to play with I can make you one that doesn't use PHP.
Nah, I'm just having some fun so don't bother. Should I throw out my HTML 4 book?
Today I thought I'd redesign my website, using Komposer. Although its capabilities are considered limited, it still does more than the tools I used a few years ago. Then I had to resort to hand coding at times to tweak a bit. I find that by using plain HTML you have to be very clever and you can do about 90% of what most web pages have as content. I've never used CGI scripting though, so there would be much for me to learn if I wanted to say use databases on my web site. For what it's worth, here is the 'new look' personal site I have - just a simple site to view my artwork online, nothing fancy!
The globe I created almost by accident. I found an animation tool in the gimp that creates GIF animation in different style. One was an animated circle. So then I downloaded a flat earth picture and used that and applied the effect. The star background was originally a much higher quality picture, but it was 1.2 megs in size. I reduced it to a two colour GIF (black and white). Of course all the details are lost but it still looks like a starfied kind of.
I don't know what else to put on my site or even if it needs more. It's just a gallery anyways.
There is one thing I couldn't figure out though:
When you click on a thumbbail a bigger version of the picture opens up in the same window. The background is white but I'd like to change the colour.