[internetworkers] New website launch: zosephine.com
james_cook at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 13 19:00:00 EDT 2007
U. Jason Gloege Jr. wrote:
> I'm not speaking for Michael, but look @ the subject of the email.
> On 3/13/07, Jim Cook <james_cook at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> Any chance you're going to share the url so we can see you built? (Even
>> if some us only
>> have Windows. FWIW, I always use Firefox, so that should help it look
>> Michael Czeiszperger wrote:
>>> About six months ago a "close relative" decided a website was needed,
>>> and it seemed like a good opportunity to get up to date on this new
>>> CSS stuff, as the last time I designed a website was in 1999, which
>>> was less of a design, and more a collection of HTML tags.
>>> After the project got started, it became apparent that it was both a
>>> huge challenge and way above my head. I ended up doing all of the
>>> photography, general page design, and copy writing, all of which is
>>> beyond my skill level. Take for example, product shots. I'm pretty
>>> handy with a camera, but have never done product photography, and it
>>> months of shooting and re-shooting and photoshop editing before the
>>> pictures looked even remotely acceptable.
>>> The page design turned out to be hardest part, as even after reading
>>> Steve Champeon's excellent book Cascading Style Sheets, Separating
>>> Content from Presentation, I still couldn't put together something
>>> remotely acceptable. Luckily I found:
>>> This enabled me to design a template and individual pages in
>>> Photoshop, and then generate CSS and HTML pages. The pages still had
>>> to be tweaked by hand, the CSS edited, but at least it was a way to
>>> quickly mock-up designs and get the pages largely created.
>>> After the site was created, it was such a let-down to see it on
>>> Windows... I can't believe how poorly pages are rendered, especially
>>> the anti-aliasing.
>>> Anyway, after going through all of this I definitely have a much
>>> higher appreciation for web professionals, not that I held them in
>>> low regard before, but there's nothing like trying your hand at
>>> something to gain a new appreciation for those will skills.
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