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    Bored, want some web design work to do

    im bored and can't be bothered to work on my site so anyone know any websites that i can join to do work for people
    i have looked through getacoder, getafreelancer, rentacoder,
    any more i should know of ?

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    I need a website ;-)

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    i run a few web sites for local things and the wife you could always help me out

    [url]www.astonpreschool.co.uk[/url] my kids pre-school
    [url]www.hertsreflexology.net[/url] my wifes work web just starting out
    [url]www.astonvillagehall.co.uk[/url] the village hall that holds the pre-school.

    even if it is just some advice.

    regards

    martin

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    think;2771819

    I need a website ;-)


    what kind ??
    saggy470;2771826

    i run a few web sites for local things and the wife you could always help … i run a few web sites for local things and the wife you could always help me out [url]www.astonpreschool.co.uk[/url] my kids pre-school[url]www.hertsreflexology.net[/url] my wifes work web just starting out[url]www.astonvillagehall.co.uk[/url] the village hall that holds the pre-school.even if it is just some advice.regardsmartin



    the first link doesnt work but the other 2 do and have good layout and lots of relevant information

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    faevilangel;2771901

    what kind ??the first link doesnt work but the other 2 do and have good … what kind ??the first link doesnt work but the other 2 do and have good layout and lots of relevant information



    thanks, not bad for a beginer and the use of the free web tool on office live

    the first link works for me... strange. and anoying as that is the most important one lol

    martin
    [url]www.astonpreschool.co.uk[/url]

    Banned

    I know Fireheavens friend needs help with his site...try asking her

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    saggy470;2771940

    thanks, not bad for a beginer and the use of the free web tool on … thanks, not bad for a beginer and the use of the free web tool on office live :)the first link works for me... strange. and anoying as that is the most important one lolmartin[url]www.astonpreschool.co.uk[/url]



    i get error in IE & firefox, something wrong

    Why don't you design a template and upload it to [url]www.oswd.org[/url] ?

    Or if you think your really good, try to design one for [url]www.csszengarden.com[/url] :thumbsup:

    faevilangel;2771901

    what kind ??the first link doesnt work but the other 2 do and have good … what kind ??the first link doesnt work but the other 2 do and have good layout and lots of relevant information



    Sorry but both are dull and irrelevent. Web needs style.

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    REDRANGER86;2772024

    Sorry but both are dull and irrelevent. Web needs style.



    the pages are basic but they suit their users........ not everysite has to have flashing banners & funky code,

    simple is good

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    biff;2772013

    Why don't you design a template and upload it to [url]www.oswd.org[/url] … Why don't you design a template and upload it to [url]www.oswd.org[/url] ? Or if you think your really good, try to design one for [url]www.csszengarden.com[/url] :thumbsup:



    oh i can do good enough for them but i prefer hard coding like html & php ....... css gets boring after a while

    but i will work on a new one & upload it to oswd cos im bored

    faevilangel;2772047

    oh i can do good enough for them but i prefer hard coding like html & php … oh i can do good enough for them but i prefer hard coding like html & php ....... css gets boring after a while but i will work on a new one & upload it to oswd cos im bored



    can i see some of your work?

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    REDRANGER86;2772060

    can i see some of your work?



    [url]www.console-modder.co.uk[/url] modding tutorials for game mahcines & pc's (only has xbox up so far)
    im working on a site like slicethepie.com but with a twist :thumbsup:

    most of my work is other people but can't remember the links n stuff :-D

    faevilangel;2772078

    [url]www.console-modder.co.uk[/url] modding tutorials for game mahcines … [url]www.console-modder.co.uk[/url] modding tutorials for game mahcines & pc's (only has xbox up so far) im working on a site like slicethepie.com but with a twist :thumbsup:most of my work is other people but can't remember the links n stuff :-D



    slice the pie looks great the other one not so much.

    What stuff did you do on slice the pie?

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    REDRANGER86;2772096

    slice the pie looks great the other one not so much. What stuff did you … slice the pie looks great the other one not so much. What stuff did you do on slice the pie?



    i have changed the subject away from music to another subject......

    faevilangel;2772115

    i have changed the subject away from music to another subject......



    so arte you coding a new layout to go with that idea?

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    REDRANGER86;2772207

    so arte you coding a new layout to go with that idea?



    yeah im working on the code at moment, the layout is always the last thing i work on, i want the website to work before i code the templates

    faevilangel;2772220

    yeah im working on the code at moment, the layout is always the last … yeah im working on the code at moment, the layout is always the last thing i work on, i want the website to work before i code the templates



    i guess you're working mainly in Flash and CSS for the code then for that site.

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    REDRANGER86;2772024

    Sorry but both are dull and irrelevent. Web needs style.



    Thanks for that. I would love to add all sorts of flash and other fancy stuff but dont know how.

    I do also agree that alot of sites with to much flash and stuff all over the place is just messy and then gets in the way of the content.

    saggy470;2772300

    Thanks for that. I would love to add all sorts of flash and other fancy … Thanks for that. I would love to add all sorts of flash and other fancy stuff but dont know how. :)I do also agree that alot of sites with to much flash and stuff all over the place is just messy and then gets in the way of the content.



    sorry if i came across a bit rude, i also agree you need synergy but however web design is now focused around web 2.0 and with the amount of similar sites out there you need a hook.

    [quote=faevilangel;2771901]what kind ??
    I run a training and development company and also provide behavioural profiling so looking for something really funky and fresh... have a few ideas noted down but I have a holding page at the moment:thumbsup:

    think;2772387

    [quote=faevilangel;2771901]what kind ??I run a training and development … [quote=faevilangel;2771901]what kind ??I run a training and development company and also provide behavioural profiling so looking for something really funky and fresh... have a few ideas noted down but I have a holding page at the moment:thumbsup:



    so, what do you have in mind.. flashy?, or just simple.... simple is good, flashy maybe OTT, depending on your needs.

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    REDRANGER86;2772272

    i guess you're working mainly in Flash and CSS for the code then for that … i guess you're working mainly in Flash and CSS for the code then for that site.



    im using php, mysql. ajax, html, css javscript

    i have no use for flash on any of my pages,

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    think;2772387

    [quote=faevilangel;2771901]what kind ??I run a training and development … [quote=faevilangel;2771901]what kind ??I run a training and development company and also provide behavioural profiling so looking for something really funky and fresh... have a few ideas noted down but I have a holding page at the moment:thumbsup:




    pm me ya ideas & i can give ya some clues on how to go about it

    faevilangel;2772424

    im using php, mysql. ajax, html, css javscript i have no use for flash on … im using php, mysql. ajax, html, css javscript i have no use for flash on any of my pages,



    lets have a look at sites you have complete bud

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    REDRANGER86;2772333

    sorry if i came across a bit rude, i also agree you need synergy but … sorry if i came across a bit rude, i also agree you need synergy but however web design is now focused around web 2.0 and with the amount of similar sites out there you need a hook.



    I agree and no not rude just to the point lol.

    What would you recomend as the hook to pull the people to the site?

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    saggy470;2772477
    I agree and no not rude just to the point lol.

    What would you recomend as the hook to pull the people to the site?


    i disagree, becos most sites are taking in web 2.0 doesnt mean all sites need 2. Look at google for an instance, some sites work by being simple

    although everyone needs constructive critiscism for their work...... if people were to critiscise mine, i would ask for input to improve

    and io have 3 webpages currently up
    [url]www.mytestpages.co.uk[/url] [url]www.console-modder.co.uk[/url] [url]www.mytestpages.co.uk/ratemysite[/url] >-- this site is my version of slicethepie but its not been updated in a while cos my web server is currently down

    [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url]
    [url]www.ontheroadforhazey.co.uk[/url]
    [url]www.johndobsonroofing.co.uk[/url]

    currently 3 I have, so any feedback would be great. ;-)

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    Disco;2772581

    [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url][url]www.ontheroadforhazey.co.uk[/url][url]www.johndobsonroofing.co.uk[/url]currently 3 I have, so any feedback would be great. ;-)



    all very good, just one critiscism

    on the 3rd one on the contact page , remove the email address (can be picked up by scammers robots (programs that trawl websites to look for info to extract)

    replace the email address with an image on the email address e.g; write the email address in microsoft paint, save the image as email.bmp then upload the image :thumbsup:

    Love ya butchers arms one... real classy..

    what software does everyone use? ....

    just using Web Page Maker, Frontpage, Photoshop, Fireworks etc.

    Disco;2772982

    Love ya butchers arms one... real classy..what software does everyone … Love ya butchers arms one... real classy..what software does everyone use? .... just using Web Page Maker, Frontpage, Photoshop, Fireworks etc.



    lol, thats my 2nd least favourite site I've ever worked on.

    I use Photoshop and notepad, Dreamweaver if I have to. Bits in Illustrator and flash depending on what I'm doing.

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    JimmyW;2772904

    Out of interest, how many people do web design/development as a full time … Out of interest, how many people do web design/development as a full time profession? and what are your main skills/tools/languages?http://www.forumforfootball.comhttp://footballtshirts.spreadshirt.nethttp://www.mypub.org.uk/http://pbsentryskin.proboards78.com/index.cgiSome sites I've built, some bits okay, some not so. The last is just a preview, the actual design is used on the support forums at proboards.comKeep em coming, I love having a nose around :-D



    many people have web design as a full time profession, there are a lot of companies that freelance out their staff for projects. I have been offered a job doing the web site for a major car manufacturer :-D there is a lot of money in web design but its based on what you know

    i use notepad to write all my code, i don't use no programs as they all add their own code to the pages which will not make the grade

    nice pages, good start there :thumbsup:

    im slowly learning PSP (paint shop pro) to do my own graphics,)

    my skills are html coding, css coding, php, javascript, some python (very little really) xml, xhtml & all my pages are 100% w3c stnadard

    faevilangel;2773113

    many people have web design as a full time profession, there are a lot of … many people have web design as a full time profession, there are a lot of companies that freelance out their staff for projects. I have been offered a job doing the web site for a major car manufacturer :-D there is a lot of money in web design but its based on what you knowi use notepad to write all my code, i don't use no programs as they all add their own code to the pages which will not make the gradenice pages, good start there :thumbsup:im slowly learning PSP (paint shop pro) to do my own graphics,)my skills are html coding, css coding, php, javascript, some python (very little really) xml, xhtml & all my pages are 100% w3c stnadard



    Yeah I know what you mean with programs which add irrelevant code, I worked for a company who insisted on using this freeware CMS system with a rubbish wysiwyg editor which employees used to update the site (they are a wholesaler who supply all the high streets biggest stores so it was constantly being updated) and the CMS defined EVERYTHING in the code, every line of text such as specifying font size, weight, colo(u)r, family etc, was absolute hell as it would generate ridiculous amounts of code when ever anyone used the editor.

    back end development really isn't my thing to be honest, proficient in xhtml, html, css, javascript, actionscript, lingo etc but can't stand things like php, drives my crazy

    tbh, i use WYSIWYG software, basically, because i do not use/know "code/programming"

    How much more professional do websites look if using code etc rather than the likes of FP, webpage maker etc? I feel the [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url] is simple, informative, but could so "something else!!?"

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    Disco;2773196

    tbh, i use WYSIWYG software, basically, because i do not use/know … tbh, i use WYSIWYG software, basically, because i do not use/know "code/programming"How much more professional do websites look if using code etc rather than the likes of FP, webpage maker etc? I feel the [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url] is simple, informative, but could so "something else!!?"



    doing your own code means it passes w3c validation, it looks cleaner and is easier to understand if you come back to the code or someone else looks at your code

    faevilangel;2773226

    doing your own code means it passes w3c validation, it looks cleaner and … doing your own code means it passes w3c validation, it looks cleaner and is easier to understand if you come back to the code or someone else looks at your code



    w3c?

    is there anything in my website, that you would change, add, amend etc?... please say what you feel, as i'm looking for changes all the time. We seem to have loads of hits every day, but hardly any business?

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    Disco;2773239

    w3c?is there anything in my website, that you would change, add, amend … w3c?is there anything in my website, that you would change, add, amend etc?... please say what you feel, as i'm looking for changes all the time. We seem to have loads of hits every day, but hardly any business?



    w3c is the standards council for html, xml, css xhtml coding......

    check your site @ validator.w3.org/

    basically it means your site displays correctly in all the different web browsers

    which site am i looking at ?

    And us web developers pride ourselves on validated coding, w3 even provide badges :-D

    By the way, who uses the web developer toolbar for firefox? I'd probably put that up there with the most important tools I use :w00t:

    faevilangel;2773271

    which site am i looking at ?


    its [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url] ... but when I checked it using that site it came back saying ....... Error found while checking this document as HTML 4.01 Transitional!

    what on earth does this mean (in english please)
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