View Full Version : page layout help please

06-18-2008, 09:22 PM
This may be a stupid question, but I am new and still learning. I hope that someone will help me out. I am learning Dreamweaver and I notice that some more advanced looking pages have better looking layouts. For example this link http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/20061.html (http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/20061.html) is of a page that has a heading box with Newspaper text and then the page background color appears to be off white… But on top of the heading box and the background, It appears to be a large rectangular box with more boxes inside it and the biggest box overlays the newspaper heading box slightly. What is this called and how do I achieve this? I am thinking this is some type of advanced form of tables. But I notice on other pages ex: http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/19973.html (http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/19973.html), http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/19976.html some boxes are rounder and they are placed all over the page… I didn’t think you could move/adjust tables in Dreamweaver. I notice that some pages even have different background design on some parts of the background and not all… how is that possible if you can only select a solid color for your background color in Dreamweaver? Are there tutorials somewhere that I could follow?

06-19-2008, 01:11 AM
you can do lots with your sites. dreamweaver ibottom line is that just a tool to help you with that but is a pretty good one. if you are learning , then go the route of using divisions(layers) rather than tables. if you are looking for templates to help you learn look at the free templates on this site .
using divs for example you can easily select a background image which i am pretty sure some of the templates will demonstrate