ASherbuck Posted July 30, 2008 Share Posted July 30, 2008 Alright, I've been playing around for a couple weeks and making good use out of the boards and the beginner help. At this point I have a few questions: 1. It seems so strange to me that 1 file holds the formatting for text, links, colors. Another holds the formatting for the boxes, another holds the text that populates them, another holds the parameters for which boxes belong where and then the column layouts are elsewhere. Is this for scalability? I understand that to create an infobox that looks different I have to create a whole new class of infoboxes and then have that infobox call that class. It just seems like to make changes to an isolated area I have to pop around to so many different files and it feels very foreign to me, (Little HTML, mostly VB background.) What is the basic setup for editting ? 2. My boss wants to know if he can use tools like Mac's IWeb to visually edit the site. To me knowledge there really isn't anyway to do that, plus I avoid Mac's like they're the plague. All I've found is you can preview your site locally if you setup apache, php, mysql. But no editors allow the drag and drop or highlight and change capabilities that some html editors allow for layout/text changes. 3. Pretty much, I've been going with the default setup and I made a layout in Photoshop. I've cut the images to fit in as backgrounds to effectively appear seemless. It appears that the site breaks down into html rows and columns. Is that basically it? Html rows and columns with a ton of PHP code filling them? 4. This sort of ties into #1, OSC layout basically functions as a skeleton frame for the site and then the php code "calls" or references the specifications set elsewhere to basically build a site at run time, for example for the languages? I'm a little lost and spend a lot of time banging my head off the keyboard, like I said this is Greek to me because I have such limited understanding of structure and language. I hope I at least gave a vibe of what areas I'm lost in and hopefully someone has an idea what I need to read or lookup on to get a better understanding. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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