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I have a site up and running I want to change it over to css

Discussion in 'CSS' started by Steve Simon, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. unr.

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    #21
    css is styling only. You don't seem to understand that.
    You're using static pages, so even if you added css, you'll still have to change every page.
    The only time you won't have to change every page manually is if you were to use a template system, such as the one you'd use with wordpress.

    Same thing with the header, you can however set that up with css.

    The bog would be unbeliavably easy to integrate to the homepage if you use wordpress. It's a simple function.

    Honestly, from the sounds of it, you're kinda lost.
    A 'css' website isn't a website coded in css. It's an html website that's styled with css to make things look pretty.
    If you do your website in css, the pages are still static (the header /navigation) and will need to be changed on their own.

    You need a CMS and a Template system.

    Depending on the complexity, Having it re-coded, and customized in wordpress should cost 80-120$ from the sounds of it.
    SEMrush
     
    unr., Aug 15, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
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    Steve Simon Peon

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    #22
    I think I finally understand :)
    Thanks for explaining
    Steve
     
    Steve Simon, Aug 15, 2008 IP
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    #23
    Not at all,
    I enjoy trying to teach.
     
    unr., Aug 15, 2008 IP
  4. Steve Simon

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    #24
    I am thinking about having the redesign done to the header and the way the text is laid out (use the divs and no tables), and then have the whole thing coded into a Wordpress CMS theme?
    I am told this will allow for a faster site, allow for a seemless intergration of my blog, and give me the tempalte control for site wide changes, am I closer now :)
     
    Steve Simon, Aug 15, 2008 IP
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    #25
    You're much closer, and you're right! :D
     
    unr., Aug 15, 2008 IP
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    #26
    I agree - it is a sharp site and doesn't have a blog look and feel...

    Wordpress is a great choice for simple sites - I've been very happy with it...
     
    BandonFlyer, Aug 16, 2008 IP
  7. unr.

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    #27
    Wordpress is very easy to bend into a nice cms.
    Takes no effort at all, just a few smart tricks. :)
     
    unr., Aug 16, 2008 IP
  8. Steve Simon

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    #28
    Any suggestions for free themes that I could experiment with?
     
    Steve Simon, Aug 16, 2008 IP
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    #29
    Um, I'm not sure.
    Try typing in free wordpress themes in google and see what comes up. I've been out of the wordpress-theme game.

    If you're up to spending a little money, I suggest checking out something like the http://woothemes.com club (amazing stuff) or the cheaper, more good looking themes at http://elegantwordpressthemes.com
     
    unr., Aug 16, 2008 IP
  10. Steve Simon

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    #30
    They (both sites) have some very polished looking themes!
    I sent them this email:

    Hi, Your themes are beautiful!

    I need to ask though do you offer installation, setup and content transfer?

    I have a 20+ page site with a blog in a subdirectory.

    I need the theme, install. and my 20 pages (text and links) transfered into new theme pages.
    I need the content of my blog transfered into the new blog.
    I need the my home page to be transfered in the new page and set up s the home page for the domain.
    If you know what you're doing and you folks do, the above is about two hours worth of work at most.
    I would be happy to buy the theme ($cost), and pay another $70 for installation setup and content transfer?
    Is this doable?
    Thanks,
    Steve Simon
    www.stevesimon.us
    www.stevesimon.us/blog
     
    Steve Simon, Aug 16, 2008 IP
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    #31
    Goodluck. I'm certain woo themes will not do the install/setup etc.
    elegantwp might however.

    How was your old blog run?
     
    unr., Aug 16, 2008 IP
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    #32
    The old blog is wordpress 2.6 with the theme of choice being "White as milk!" a minimialistic super clean "White" look, I am a simple guy :)
    You were right about Woothemes.com; the fellow Nick, emailed back already explaining he is basically a one man shop and has no time for install or work of that nature at this time.
    Certainly nice enough fellow!, I do wish that he had used his contacts to pick out four of five guys that would do the work that he could suggest...
     
    Steve Simon, Aug 16, 2008 IP
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    #33
    If you have a theme picked, I can set it up as a cms for you (the same way as feelingsound.ca). It takes some tweaking, but I know how to do it.

    For the price you mentioned in your email, I'm willing to do it.
    The only problem is I have a busy schedule myself, I no longer have time this weekend as I'm celebrating my birthday.
    However, I could have it done for you towards wednesday/thursday.


    And I must say I'm impressed with the way that guy Nick handled your email. I'm used to most sites such as woothemes (or at least, what I had thought it was) to be a bit stuckup and kind of ignore their clients.
     
    unr., Aug 16, 2008 IP
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    #34
    CSS is just to make everything beautiful. Still, html plays an important part.
     
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    #35
    I am going to attempt to muddle through itmyself.
    I need to learn how the site works anyway.
    I might as well start the learning curve in the site creation phase...
    Thanks for your input.
     
    Steve Simon, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    #37
    just keep using dreamweaver and edit the template files, most likely your site is dependent on tables at the moment, just look up on google how to convert tables to CSS and change any <font> tags to use <div class="somestyle">... if you are converting to CSS to learn more, then you should definetely try doing this yourself before hiring. CSS/HTML is not difficult, give it a shot, there are plenty of tutorials easily found through google...
     
    blueribbon, Aug 18, 2008 IP