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Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:04 pm

Well, I'm a very novice web designer. I've only learned the basics of HTML. But I've already set up a website and am HTMLing away. Currently, the link is: http://alcryion.forumotion.com/" target="_blank

Now the problem: In Internet Explorer, none of the images will show up (or at least images with links attached; I haven't tried a normal image yet). It works in all other major browsers (that I know of), but for some reason images just won't show in IE.

Anyway, I would be a very happy guy if someone were to look at the code and see if I did something wrong--I've been over it numerous times and have even redone the whole page--but to no avail. Again, I'm a novice, so I don't know CSS or basically anything other than HTML.

If you're running IE, you won't see images, but this is what the website should look like in any other browser:
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Thanks :D
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby christo » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:41 pm

almost all of the cases of the <a></a> seem to be miss written as <a </a>. The <a> tag is not being closed so some browsers think that the image tag is inside the <a> tag(which I guess is leading the tag being ignored due to a syntax error) rather than in between the <a> and </a> tags which I think you were aiming for. I am shortening things a little to make it more clear as to what I am saying.

I am not very experienced with Html(I stick with desktop programming languages) but that is what I could see. Html is real picky about tags being closed properly.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:05 pm

Ohh! Nailed it! :mrgreen: Thanks so much; this has been bothering me for a couple days now.

Anyway, if I run into any more problems, I'll post them here.

Thanks again! :)
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:49 am

Since I want to start the Alcryion project soon, I don't really have the time to learn all these languages. So this is my Plan B:

1. Create home page (done, though will tinker on and off with it)
2. Create page for showcasing users' stories (simple)
3. Create the Reference Guide (Annals) using the forum template instead of starting from scratch with blank HTML pages (just till I learn CSS; managing all those pages just with HTML would be a pain)
4. Buy domain name; launch Alcryion to public

I'm not going to host my own server--it sounds like a huge pain to keep up, and it would just be more to learn. Instead, I'm using Forumotion as my base. It is a website host that is meant for forums, but they allow you to create separate HTML pages and use them as the home page, etc.

If anyone has any better suggestions, go ahead! :) Though keep in mind that I'm novice at web design.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:59 pm

Okay, so you know how you can't use some characters in HTML because they are used as code instead of text, and that you must instead use a code for that character? For example, you can't use "<" in your text and expect it to show up--you have to put in the code for it.

Well, I have to copy a VERY large amount of information to the website, and it's getting really tiring having to edit out all the mistakes. Here's my question: is there some sort of program I can use that will automatically edit it all for me? I know--kind of a silly suggestion, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby TheLittleSettler » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:39 pm

I used dreamweaver. Ya can get that one as a 30 day trail...probly cost a whole lot tho for the full version

There's Microsoft Expression Studio (I think that's the web one...can't remember...they do have one) which is, from what little expirience I had with it, much harder than dreamweaver but not too hard. That might be free, or it might not.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby bugala » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:21 am

And any text editor should have REPLACE ALL function in them.

Although this will require you to do it for every special character, but that might not be that big task after all. Of course depending how you have wrote the stuff in the first place.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:13 pm

Well, the problem is that I have a bunch of people writing stuff that will probably eventually have to go in my Annals page. So I have to go through and edit everything (most of it is pretty long, too, and will have to be revised somewhat frequently).

There isn't any HTML tag for it, is there? So that I could put it before and after each paragraph?
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Mike » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:23 pm

Nolz wrote:Well, the problem is that I have a bunch of people writing stuff that will probably eventually have to go in my Annals page. So I have to go through and edit everything (most of it is pretty long, too, and will have to be revised somewhat frequently).

There isn't any HTML tag for it, is there? So that I could put it before and after each paragraph?
Not exactly sure what you want. Although you could probably manage it with a PHP include.

Can you describe it with more detail
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:38 pm

Okay, so I have people sending in ideas for the "world" of Alcryion. If I like those ideas, I will put them in the "Annals" page. I would like to just copy and paste them into the HTML field, but there are characters in the text that mean something else in the HTML code. For example, if someone put a ">" in their text, it would not show up on the actual page, but would be interpreted as HTML coding. Basically, there are lots of these characters that need to be coded (for example, &#8730; is the code for √).

Basically, I want to skip this stage, because for 1, it would cut out a lot of work, and 2, I could put much more text in than I would if I had to do it manually.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby bugala » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:09 pm

Although i cant remember which it was, i think there id command in HTML, that ignores all the commands from that point on until the end command comes. At least ususally progrmming languages dealing with HTML have those kinds.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Mene-Mene » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:44 am

maybe you could have it in txt format and some how include it from there?
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:19 pm

Like using an external style sheet .txt document? My host doesn't allow externals (terrible, I know). If that's not what you meant, maybe you could explain? Heh, I should really get through my web design Dummy book.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Mene-Mene » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:09 pm

I'd think there'd be a couple ways you could do it. (bad idea) You could have the txt in a frame. There's probably a way in HTML to read data in from a txt like you said. Or if worst comes to worst, you could simply link to a .txt. You can see .txt in your browser, there's just no formatting.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Kukanani » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:29 pm

I would suggest whipping up a quick program in Java or some other simple language that would replace all special symbols with their escape codes and copy it to the Clipboard.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Mike » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:52 am

Kukanani wrote:I would suggest whipping up a quick program in Java or some other simple language that would replace all special symbols with their escape codes and copy it to the Clipboard.
Or try this website I googled

http://knopok.net/text-to-html.html" target="_blank
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:10 pm

Thanks, Mike! That website is extremely useful :) That just solved my problem, I think.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby bugala » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:19 pm

Yeah thanks Mike, you happened to post it at extremely good timing, i think you saved me 20 minutes or something looking up for those escape codes. Im going to put this to bookmarks so that everytime i need to escape HTML, i just type it in there and take the code to save some time.
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Re: Alcryion Website Design

Postby Nolz » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:49 am

I would like to have a shadow dropping from the edges of the front page to the background--would that be a .gif image, and if so, what's the best program to do it in?
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