Yesterday, on the spur of the moment, I finally got sick of my website's template and so decided it was time for a revamp. Eventually I found this site and an amazing collection of Dreamweaver-compatible templates.
Actually, I was amazed at the ease at which I could change the site. Almost twenty-four hours after starting, I only have a couple more pages in the 'fiction' section to upload.
While the template is created making tables. I have a lot more control and some cool text boxes. The fact that the navigation section is a side bat means there was no corruption of the template when I added extra sections and the use of links at the bottom of the page also eliminates the need for a 'back' icon.
I have also been able to add a links page, which I've been wanting to do for a while, and the blue theme really appealed. Yet I did discover that it was the text box on the right hand side which kept the pages printable so I have to find innovative things to put in them!
My new logo looks especially good and I'm determined to learn how to do it for myself. I've recently been trying to learn Adobe Photoshop CS - when I say 'learn', I actually mean playing around with images to make banners for my blog but I'm getting better at it.
Yet redesigning my site has also enabled me to learn more about HTML coding and a lot of it is common sense, the rest I learn from friends or by using tutorials like this.
Now I want to learn how to do more advanced stuff, like creating pop-up window for the months in my portfolio and I'm glad the enthusiasm for HTML has remained as this is a liberating life-skill.