Posted by Ellespot on July 1, 2008 at 3:17pm
here to help!
here to help anyone who is interested in working on their page! advice on colour, layout etc. ;)
Reply by Jersey Girl 1 hour ago
Okay - I'm going to take you up on your offer....In reference to your page how did you manage (Leopard pic by....then leaping Leopard pic, then Ellespot Photo's, then slide show of pics)....
Is this a special layout? I don't seem to have the same option for adding multiple pics and running a slide show. Help......not good with the techie stuff....
Reply by Taffy 1 hour ago
Hi Again, its me !
I have tried to have a go, but it isn't exactly what i would like it to look like !
I don't know much of the jargon, which is a problem to me, i know i am as thick as 2 short planks!!, but it always great to learn something new and or to improve things !
Any help would be very much appreciated!
Thanks again Ellespot !!!
Ok. I dont have a fancy screen capture like Bev ;)
On the left side of your page link to where you can change your THEME.
There is the list of thumbnails of the different style sheets for the design foundation of your page. AT the top of each style is the word network name. This will be the banner for wildearth. There are only a couple of style sheets where the network name is located to the far left or near left.
I used Fratenity. There is also Ezra, Newsroom and Doodle Doodle seems to offer image space above.
It seems that graphics for banners and backgrounds anchor to the top left and we cannot change that so if you simply upload a square to squarish pic into your banner it should locate itself as mine has, not covered by the WE banner. I have not gone into my page tonight to double check the functions as I am pooped and crawling off to bed soon. I use tinypic.com to size the pics sometimes but mostly I work in photoshop. The program here should automatically size for you as long as it is not a rectangle and you stick to squares. I also attempted to match the background colour of my banner to the background colour of the banner pic of the leopard to make it look seamless.
I will create a new membership this weekend and use that page as the working page to test out design techniques for you.
I will also show you how to get almost exact measurements of your page so that you can create backgrounds! ;) for starters try the style sheets I mentioned using your pics and see what happens.
Cascading style sheets.
If you go into your edit page you will see the basic editor we are mostly using. There is an Advanced Tab. Click on this. The top paragraph offers a link to What is CSS? Click on this. On this page you will see a right hand menu. Cick on Authoring Tools. It provides a list of on-line CSS editng programs and ones you can download.
I tried to paste code into my page and it did not work but I only invested a small amount of time into it. My main problem was not knowing what the layout of my page was. I assumed after awhile it was a three panel (you can see two panels on either side and a larger panel centered on the page).
My browser is old and I am planning on updating this weekend and this will allow me to utilize some of these programs better. But those who are adventurous I suggest explorong the Authoring tools provided and see if you can make some small changes to your page ie. fonts ;)
I and we have to learn a bit about CSS programming in order to make major changes. Our banner is covered up by the wildearth banner and this is a standard Ning placement so even Graham cannot alter it.
I can sort out fonts and hopefully playing around with headers and backgrounds for the different areas on the page ( creating a solid colour backlground for ie. you r comments or your pics. as I said I will create a practise page - a pretend membership this weekend and here we can play around with what we are learning. so any ideas on a new member name ;) feel free to submit!
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