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Re: portfolio
April 01, 2011 09:24AM
Since the first assignmet was marked, can i delete its files and upload portfolio's?
Re: portfolio
April 01, 2011 11:21AM
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April 03, 2011 05:07PM

I checked some of your websites and it looks amazing. I decided on making a computer website. My website address http://dragonrider2.ueuo.com.

Any usefull ideas? I'm not sure on what to add for my welcome content "We specialize in the state of the art technology..."?

Can someone please give some feedback on what you think.

I'm still busy working on my website, its still far from done.
Re: portfolio
April 04, 2011 08:13PM
For our active participation we have to create a link to a page with our proof of participation. Can we break this up into sections? Eg. Introduction, HTML, CSS and General. I made screenshots of each of my postings as I went along and saved them as .gif, but all of them on one page is going to make the page very slow to load.
Re: portfolio
April 05, 2011 09:52AM
Im lost, can someone clarify me about the "rolling over menu system" for the portfolio. I wanna know what is a rolling menu system.
Re: portfolio
April 05, 2011 10:25AM
Hi Fulu

The image should change when you roll your mouse over it. If you go to my portfolio (still in development) at http://rowena.eu5.org/asylum.html you will see that if you rollover the links at the top, they change, as does the green image below it on the page.

It was not clear whether we were to use javascript or if we could use only CSS so I have used both. The links along the top are CSS, whilst the green image below on the page is javascript.
Re: portfolio
April 05, 2011 07:23PM
Hi Fellow Web Designers

Quick question:

For the ‘fully functional website’, if I include options such as ‘Terms and Conditions’ in the footer or link to “Our Facebook Page”, will I get penalised if these links are not functional. In other words, I am creating a website for a business that does not actually have a Facebook page nor do they have Terms and Conditions because they have never had a website. Should I just omit these features full stop or these such features making the website look more realistic but with no functionality in that regard?

Your suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you.
Re: portfolio
April 05, 2011 08:29PM
Hi Eva

Why don't you just download a free standard terms and conditions from free terms and conditions and add a page for it. If you want to add a Facebook link, why not just create a page for the website, it shouldn't take you more than 15 min.
Re: portfolio
April 06, 2011 09:44AM
Thanx, Rowena! Now I know what is needed.
Re: portfolio
April 06, 2011 05:39PM
Thank you very much Phoenix! I didn’t even know Terms and Conditions templates existed. Will make use of it for sure!

Another quick question will the 'Terms & Conditions' for example or 'Subscribe to our Newsletter' form count as a page towards the 8 page website or does the actual web content have to make up all 8 pages. I guess Terms and Conditions are part of the web content, just want to make sure.
Re: portfolio
April 11, 2011 01:06PM
I have also published my portfolio but got feedback from my friends that some pictures/information overlap to others.
What should i do for the position to remain the same on all computers? My website address is <a href="http://matome.freeoda.com">matome.freeoda.com</a>;
Re: portfolio
April 11, 2011 01:49PM
Hiya Matomet

I'm writing under correction, not being a web wizard as yet confused smiley or by no means........ I see you have used tables in your other pages....why not on your home page? I would suggest you create the frame layout for your home page and tables for the inner areas and then render the content in the tables and frames, the frames would resize relative to the screen size and the tables and content size and position would remain relative to the page in the screen.....I guess that would be the simplest? Hope this helps. See www.matrixwarehouse.co.za as an example.

Hope this helps!!??
Re: portfolio
April 11, 2011 04:47PM
Thanks Frank, i'll consider that.
Re: portfolio
April 11, 2011 06:00PM
Hi Matomet

The alternative would be to use divs, which is how I have done it for the same effect. I see that you have used divs on the page but your active participation - for example - is not sitting at the bottom. You might need to clear: left or right or both on your footer div and set the position of your profile div so that it sits in the middle, under the menu. Divs, however, can be tricksy little buggers.
Re: portfolio
April 12, 2011 01:01PM
Hi Rowena

I have been trying to use divs for positioning but couldn't get it right.I would appreciate if you could show me an example.
That will save me a lot of time.
Re: portfolio
April 12, 2011 05:49PM
Hi Matomet

Okay this is not that easy to explain but let me try. I will not use my own entry page as an example as I am using multiple divs to make them sit side by side and in a specific order. I can only show how I would do it differently...
I have stripped as much of my own code out here and left you with the basics. You will get the idea. The menu will not work as it is because, in order to simplify, I have taken the css out that drives the menu but you can change the menu to include yours. You will see that my menu is based on an ordered list, although I did change the links to yours smiling smiley
If you examine the css carefully you will see that you need to use clear: on the footer id and well as main id.

This is the very basic html to center it all:
Language: HTML
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en">   <head> <title></title> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/portfolio.css"> <style type="text/css"> <!--   --> </style> </head>   <body>   <div id="wrap"> <div id="header"> <!-- Top Menu --> <div class="menu"> <ul> <li><a href="index.html"><img src="images/Homeo.jpg" width="80" height="25" border="0px"></li> <li><a href="contacts.html"><img src="images/Contactso.jpg" width="80" height="25" border="0px"></a></li> <li><a href="advertising.html"><img src="images/Products.jpg" width="80" height="25" border="0px"></a></li> <li><a href="guide.html"><img src="images/Guideo.jpg" width="80" height="25" border="0px"></a></li> <li><a href="missionvision.html"><img src="images/Miso.jpg" width="80" height="25" border="0px"></a></li> <li><a href="clients.html"><img src="images/Clientso.jpg" width="80" height="25" border="0px"></a></li> <li><a href="email.html"><img src="images/Emailso.jpg" width="80" height="25" border="0px"></li> <li><a href="ouroffice.html"><img src="images/Ouroffice.jpg" width="80" height="25" border="0px"></li> </ul> </div> </div> <div id="main"> <div class="maincontent"> <table align="center" style="width: 750px;"> <tr> <td>This is the main content area. Just some text to test<br> </td> </tr> </table> </div>   <div id="footer"><p>This is the footer. Just some text to test</p></div> </div> </div> </body>   </html>

This is the basic css you need to drive it. You will no doubt want to change widths etc as it is probably using mostly my CSS

Language: CSS
#wrap { min-height: 100%; height: 100%; overflow: auto;   }   #header { margin: auto; background-color:#134c11; width: 760px; height: 100px;     }   #main { margin: 0; background-color:white; width:100%; clear: both;   }   .maincontent { margin: auto; min-height: 550px; width:760px;   }   #footer { width: 100%; height: 27px; position: relative; clear: both; color: Black; text-align:center; z-index:0; }

Hope this helps.
Re: portfolio
April 15, 2011 04:58PM
Matomet let me know if you were able to work with that. The margins are also important and I know css can be tricky, as I said.
Re: portfolio
April 16, 2011 01:30PM
Hi Rowena

I haven't got it right yet.
Re: portfolio
April 16, 2011 03:05PM
Matomet copy and paste the above into new html and css files. Check in the browser and see from the green header background that it is all centered. Make your changes to the style sheet and keep checking in the browser.

Then add your code to the html bit by bit. If you close a div in the wrong place it will break it, they are fussy things, so keep checking and making sure it is displaying right. If you do it like that you will see what is breaking it.
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May 05, 2011 08:21AM
Hey guys, almost done with my portfolio, I should be done by this weekend, then I need to upload it, it's alot of work I must say. My site consists mainly of images and text, I need to add more
tables and stuff to make it look alot more professional, so I will be wrecking my brain again this weekend for 1 last time confused smiley... Good luck everyone
Re: portfolio
May 05, 2011 08:48AM
Hi Euwen

I have only just seen Mac's post re the date for portfolio being 13th May, after sending email with my portfolio address to UNISA earlier this morning. Will teach me for not checking here first.
Euwen, why don't you upload what you have done in the meantime? Then all you would have to do is upload changes on the weekend. I found it is better to do it that way because you can pick up any problems earlier and deal with them. eg. I found that in a few cases some of my images contained CAPs and in my code they were not caps and didn't display on the site, although when I tested on my PC they worked fine. Just a thought...
Re: portfolio
May 05, 2011 05:16PM
Hi guys
I am working my backside of to finish my site by tomorrow, but I see there is a post from Mac that says it only has to be handed on 13 May.

Is this true? Can you guys just clarify the exact due date for Assignment 2 of this course?
Re: portfolio
May 06, 2011 11:54AM
I got confirmation about the assignment date and is very relieved.

It is great to see everyone is so busy with their portfolios. I did not even have time to chat here at all in the last three months. I've checked out your sites, and you guys have done impressive work, mine is still to flawed to show it to any one. As it is a site for a primary school, it has a lot of images and stuff to make it kid friendly. Some of the images seems to have bugs, so i'll keep working and show it to you for some input asp.

I may also have the same problem as Matomet with the layout, but I think I should also make use of Frank's advice about the frames.

Good luck for the last week.
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May 06, 2011 02:06PM
Thanks for the advice Rowena, I have uploaded a few sites already so that wont be much of a problem, I just need 2 make sure I complete my portfolio by this weekend first as my internet connection at home is extremely slow and very expensive, so I prefer to upload everything at once. Yeah every file needs to be named in lower case to function correctly, I have each page in it's own folder this time so this might be a bit of a problem I dont know yet, as my index.html file is in its own folder named index, will this work?
Anneke the 13th is the final date as Mac has posted, so I'm in no rush to upload everything at once on the 12th when I'm satisfied with my site, still alot to do, but hopefully I will complete the final touches by this weekend
Re: portfolio
May 08, 2011 11:19AM
Have uploaded my site: http://1208sttropez.freezoka.net , why is the first page : index of/ Assignment 2??
Re: portfolio
May 08, 2011 12:05PM
lindy it is because you have created a subfolder within your site and put your pages in there. The entry page needs to be in the root of the site but instead it is inside a folder called Assignment 2
Re: portfolio
May 08, 2011 12:10PM
Euwen I think my response to lindy, above, answers your question as well smile
Re: portfolio
May 08, 2011 05:51PM
Thanks for that. I thought as per assignment instructions: Folders to organize and store your web site images....... I had everything in seperate folders but slowly have put everything into 1. At first nothing wanted to work and once I put the images and css with the html documents it worked. Assignment 2 folder has also gone out the window now.
Re: portfolio
May 09, 2011 08:06AM
Hi lindy
You should still have separate folders for css, javascript and image files but your index.html - at least - should be in the root of the site. This means that you still need to keep all your images in a folder called images and change your code to point to the images within the images folder.
Re: portfolio
May 09, 2011 08:28AM
Hi Rowena

I did have seperate folders for everything css and images but it wouldn`t work when I uploaded the website , so now I have taken all the subfolders away and it works. I did try all the different paths but to no avail. Sat for hours in fact and googled and tried. Will maybe give it one last go and see.
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