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Old 27-03-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Hi Guys ( and Gals of course),

I am working on my own website:

www.eyellem.com

I have placed some outlines around the different elements so I can see what I am doing( I will probably keep the border around the header and maybe do something with the background but that is the finishing on the cake.

As you can see it is not nearly done and quite frankly i could use some help, so if (one of) you can help me out with the following stuff than that would be great:

-1-When I click a link, the link works, but it stays the same color, is there a way to make it hold a color so people now where they are?

-2- I now have copied the same HTML 4 times ( one time for every available link), is it possible to make a HTML that only appears in the " yellow box" ? so that when I click a link only that changes.
It works fine for now but if I want to change stuff I have to do that 5 times there has to be an easier way....

-3- Is it possible to replace the scrollbar with an arrow at the center ( bottom and Top) something like here?:
http://www.nbc.com/heroes/novels/nov...html?novel=168
I want a black arrow that blinks when there is more content down or up the page.
I know the functionality is there( on most sites you can MMB click to enable a scrolling wheel
I have found some stuff here that is similar to what I want but I have no idea how to implement it into the existing code:
http://flowplayer.org/tools/demos/sc.../vertical.html

I also have the idea that first problem 2 needs to be resolved before i do it , other wise i am in coding hell

I am an absolute NOOB when it comes to coding (websites) so if someone is willing to help out then that would be great

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Old 27-03-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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First off, looking pretty good, I like the design. Eyellem sounds a lot like ILM, but maybe that's just me?

1) Just googled this: <body vlink="blue"> I think vlink is for visited link. Change the color as appropriate. This should be added inside your body tag.

2) You should use CSS for that type of thing. I'm not very good with CSS, but there's lots of tutorials and templates out there that will help. It basically allows you to set certain types of elements and formatting and only have to change it in one place to affect all the places where it is used.

3) Not familiar with changing scrollbars, sorry

Hope that helps some.
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Old 27-03-2010, 07:28 PM   #3
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Hi stwert

Yep Eyellem is "stolen" from ILM, I actually liked the word so I sticked with it ( it started out as a joke actually).

1+2)I use CSS so I have Form and content separated, but somehow the color doesn't stick I thought that the active command in css should give an active link it's color and it is so if I click and hold on a link and drag the cursor down, but if I would click in a normal way it stays grey ( annoying!!!)

3)Me neither, I know how to get rid off the damn thing but i want to connect its functionality to a custom thing

And thanks for the complement, once I have the code stuff down I will make it better though
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Old 27-03-2010, 08:01 PM   #4
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I like the layout but black text on a near black background is kind of hard to read
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Old 28-03-2010, 12:19 AM   #5
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Papyrus font. Same as me. good choice, but If I see James Cameron I'll be having a word as he used it on Avatar. I've had it for a few years now....he owes me LOL

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Originally posted by Jay
Papyrus font.....good choice....
You did not just say that. Why not Brush script? Or Comic sans? :shakehead
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Haha... there are two kinds of people in the world, papyrus lovers and papyrus haters... never was a font so divisive.

Odd that the CSS doesn't work for your links. I'm not proficient enough to take a guess.
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hi mastone. i have made a couple of sites before, winged alot of it, but id like to help if i can. im not sure what u mean by wanting to write the html only once, rather than 5 times, it sounds...if im thinking what you are...like you are getting into dynamic web stuff, like php. er... but im v tired and might be missing your point entirely. i guess i could have a look at your code and see if i can offer any suggestions. i cant guarentee anything though. pm me your code or email me, hobden81@hotmail.com, or paste it here and highlight your issue? i'll help if i can...

ooooohhh, you're meaning like a:hover and a:visited code in your style sheet? if so, let me know i can give you the exact code in the fresh light of day...

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@ctbram: take a look now
I have pulled an al nighter ( didn't realize it was getting near dawn pfff)

@Jay:
Yeah I was scrolling to al the fonts in PS and this one seemed to fit the bill

@NitroLiq:
resistance is futile LOL

@stwert:
Don't worry I suck at it to I mostly get meaning from scripting languages when there is some context to behold, I have to say however that after putting in a lot of hours in scripting and stuff even Java seemed to make sense, but that will be gone by tomorrow i wager
What makes it so difficult is that everything is connected somehow if you change a property here something pops there it's annoying :headbang:

@ben:Yes it was PHP, but I came so far along that I won't be doing that no more.
The only thing I now still want to do is replacing the scrollbar with the aforementioned arrow, giving the active link a different color than the other links and getting in to google , oh and a contactform( I will get a template from the internet)

Well it is getting a long pretty nicely especially for my first website ( look at the stills page pretty nifty imagegallery)

Well I am going to bed now
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@ben:Yes it was PHP, but I came so far along that I won't be doing that no more.
The only thing I now still want to do is replacing the scrollbar with the aforementioned arrow, giving the active link a different color than the other links and getting in to google , oh and a contactform( I will get a template from the internet)

Well it is getting a long pretty nicely especially for my first website ( look at the stills page pretty nifty imagegallery)
yeah, is looking good. there is an a: active css rule no? i wrote a contact form for my bros business site, which is still on my hard drive if you get stuck. its in php if youre going down that route. simple email generation. cant style the form, though your site looks nice and spacious...shouldnt be a problem.

the scrollbar can be done with css i think. i have a css book i can check if you want. otherwise id guess javascript, maybe try mootools? i have a contact who is an experienced web designer. havnt been in touch with him for a while... could give him a try if you need...
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You did not just say that. Why not Brush script? Or Comic sans?


LOL, yeah but Ive been using it since way before it became cliched LMFAO It fits the theme of my graphic novel (western style)

cheers dude

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Haha...I fall into that category, elephant. The way I see it is, design and presentation are part of the whole package. I'm not saying a person has to do things up in a huge glitzy manner but if you're considering yourself an artist, the least you can do is put some thought into type choice and layout in how you present yourself. And seriously, with the amount of choices out there, even free typefaces, as well as inspiration sites/layouts there's no excuse. Too many people put all their effort into one part of the package then don't really give a crap about anything else.
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Looks good mastone. I would put Indiana in better pose, not just the standard T-pose... looks a bit odd. But I guess that's just a personal thing, but i think it would make it look more... finished, I guess. The same with the voldemort header, maybe you could duplicate the eye over, just to finish it up.

The only other thing is some of the spelling, I know it's probably a joke, but things like "want to 'no' more" seems a bit unprofessional.

Nice work though.
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@ben:
a: active only shows the state of a link on click and will disappaer the moment you let the mouse of the link, I want to know how to make this "stick".
And thanks for your offer and compliment
@ elephantinc:
LOL
@nitro:
I did think about the font for the header and I spend an hour browsing through fonts I was in doubt between webdings and papyrus in the end...
And I don't see that many websites with papyrus, then again most pornsites use arial fonts LOL

@ Mayaniac:
Thanks, and he is in this pose because I haven't finished him yet, what I want in the end is him standing there doing some idle movement, this is a placeholder
And your right about the eye in the header off course, but to my defense i am still filling in stuff and will touch up as i go.

"The only other thing is some of the spelling, I know it's probably a joke, but things like "want to 'no' more" seems a bit unprofessional. "
didn't see that is it still there?
And to be honest I don't want to work for an employer who can't take a joke or look past them, those jobs are boring in general as well and my motto is do what you want to do it's over before you know it, don't waste time following (unwritten)rules in how to behave or act as long as you don't harm someone else, there are enough sheep in the world who do as they are told and do meaningless ( to them) jobs all of their lives
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