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africano
07-23-2008, 07:05 PM
Hi ya!

Well Im trying to put all that Im learning to use, so even though i have not finished my personal website yet, Im doing other things on the side (or at least Im trying!:))

Im making a website for an aquarium which is near my city. Currently they have a really bad site, so Im trying to make something a little better which they will hopefully like!.
Ive got a basic design of the index page, when I say basic I mean BASIC, because I havent added images etc.
Im going to go for a side menu this time on the left with links to different parts of the site and maybe if there are submenus the links will appear at the top above the title.
Ive also redesigned the logo. So basically Id appreciater it if you could have a look at the 1st design and maybe give me an opinion, advice, suggegstions, etc! If you have time of course!:-D
Different sections of the site will include, image gallery, information, conservation work, prices, opening times, etc.

Anyways, cheers for the read....Its summer in Spain and therefore really hot,...eveything seems to slow down in Spain in the summer....so I havent been on here for a while...

Cheerrs!
link: http://www.elchevirtual.com/ACUARIO/
Current site:http://www.santapola.com/acuario/acuario.htm

Corrosive
07-23-2008, 07:18 PM
Currently they have a really bad site

No kidding, that's terrible :(

I really like your new design. Much better than the old one (not hard).

Its summer in Spain and therefore really hot

How to make the British jealous!

africano
07-23-2008, 07:39 PM
To be honest, Im not really a Hleb fan....apart from keita and Dani alves (both bought from Sevilla) I dont really like who barca are buying and on top of it they want to et rid of Etoo?!?!?!
Yeah I know, its not Hard making a better design than their current site...but I think its ok and that Im on the right track!...Im tryng to center the div where I have the Whte Text...but I cant seem to. If you look carefully theres more of a gap to the right than to the left, any ideas? css...
Oh and Im sure there must be a lot of jealous british...but I can tell you a whole lot of them are over here in Spain!
hahah

edbr
07-24-2008, 02:42 AM
How to make the British jealous!
that explains my postcode! seldom less than 30 C sea temp 25 c

Corrosive
07-24-2008, 07:14 AM
Oh and Im sure there must be a lot of jealous british...but I can tell you a whole lot of them are over here in Spain!
hahah

Ex Pats...Britains Greatest Export...Not!!

africano
07-24-2008, 11:38 AM
Ive implemented a navigation menu on the left, Ive decided on using a TREE structure menu. The categories/information is not decided yet so Ive just setup a temp menu, what do you think? simple but it will do the job no?

http://www.elchevirtual.com/ACUARIO/

Corrosive
07-24-2008, 05:22 PM
Ive decided on using a TREE structure menu.

ooooh, get you and your tree menu :wink:

Looks great mate...and works (which is always a bonus).

africano
07-29-2008, 06:55 PM
This latest project is being done for a small aquarium in a near by town. Im doing it to practice and to get some experience and to add to my portfolio.
Basically Im not getting paid for it, my plan was to do it and offer it to them (their current website is really bad). Ive talked to them and they are really interested but one of the things the guy there said was that once it was done I should explain to him how he could update the info, text images etc....

This got me thinking....How is this done in the profesional world? Do designers "teach" the client how to use dreamweaver to replace images, change text? or do they build some sort of program...something new to learn!
Everytime I dedicate time to learning web desing, dreamweaver and css I come up with more questions!:grin:

davidj
07-29-2008, 07:47 PM
There are a few options


you maintain and update the site yourself and this is wrapped up in a nice lucrative maint contract
use a CMS like Joomla. This allows the client to login and change content and add images >>> http://www.joomla.org/
Adobe has an app called contribute which allows you to open and edit any HTML page without knowing any code but this comes at a price. >>> http://www.adobe.com/products/contribute/

africano
08-04-2008, 07:25 PM
Hi all! Well here the link to whats up so far, not too many changes but I thought it would be good to get some opinions...
The images, content is not complete and will change but the layout of the pages is more or less what its going to be.

Some concerns: loading times, some empty spaces(I think I should add some omages to some areas where the text doesnt fill up the content area?)

The information section is more or less done.... In the multimedia you can see a video page and a 360 setup(no panos of the aquarium at the moment just some random park). The gallery is in contruction but as you can see Im thinking of having small thumbnail iamges that open up a new window with a simpleviewer gallery.
In contact just the Map page is done.
Another thing is there is no home button at the moment, Im thinking of having a div in the header and with text making a home button.

The rest is still in construction, please have a look if you have time and give me some feedback on how Im going.
Cheers!
LINK: http://www.elchevirtual.com/ACUARIO/