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squidge69
03-31-2009, 07:49 AM
Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how this site is built. It all seems to be built in one page.

I am wanting to produce something similar where you can open and close items at will.

www.valueandservice.co.uk

Can anyone point me in the right direction or to a tutorial, I would do a search but not sure what I should be looking for.

I am also quite a novice at dreamweaver.

Thanks

edbr
03-31-2009, 08:30 AM
its made using frames and a lot of javascript , not to be recommended frankly

squidge69
03-31-2009, 08:37 AM
AH ha thanks, ;)

Is there any other simpler way of achieving this effect?

edbr
03-31-2009, 09:00 AM
what do you want to do? just use links to new pages

squidge69
03-31-2009, 09:06 AM
WEll not links to new pages really, its more the cascading effect that that site has.

When you click one project it opens it up and all the others cascade below it. So you can have as many or as little projects open at one time.

davidj
03-31-2009, 10:15 AM
its horrible

I cant think of anything which attracted you to it?

squidge69
03-31-2009, 10:21 AM
I am a graphic designer, not a web designer, where as web designers are simply attracted to the usability, I also have to think that it needs to reflect the kind of work you do. The site is for one of the most successful well respected and well known graphic design agencies in great britain.

As a grapchi desinger, is a very beautiful and original site to look at.

davidj
03-31-2009, 10:55 AM
we are looking at the same page here

squidge69
03-31-2009, 11:00 AM
We are

Nice typography, use of colour, original, and functional. Its a nice thing. I spend a lot of my time trying to talk to clients about good design and make them understand what it is, I am not going to try to explain to you about that, especially as I am not getting paid for it ;)

Corrosive
03-31-2009, 11:28 AM
We are

Nice typography, use of colour, original, and functional. Its a nice thing. I spend a lot of my time trying to talk to clients about good design and make them understand what it is, I am not going to try to explain to you about that, especially as I am not getting paid for it ;)

He, he. That's funny...I spend a lot of time explaining to graphic designers that websites have to be accessible for users with disabilities, correctly marked up, built as close to standards as possible, usable, nice to navigate and have a clear and concise message. That websites ticks precisely none of these boxes. I would take the time to explain but...as you said... ;)

No, seriously. It is built VERY badly and could have been handled a lot better. If you want to achieve similar without 3000 lines of code then I'd suggest looking at something like JQuery accordion as a starting point. Try here...

http://plugins.jquery.com/project/accordion

Cheers

Ricky55
03-31-2009, 11:35 AM
Web designers are essentially graphic designers in my mind, to design a decent website you need to know how to make things look good. To say web designers are only interested in usability is very short sighted, the web would be a very boring place if this was the case, fortunately its not.

I personally don't think this site is as bad as some of the others but its certainly nothing that special either.

davidj
03-31-2009, 12:26 PM
I am not going to try to explain to you about that, especially as I am not getting paid for it
yet you expect us to help you for Free!

If you came to us with that example in hand you would be escorted to the door!

usability and appealing design can go hand in hand

domedia
03-31-2009, 02:07 PM
usability and appealing design can go hand in hand Exactly. Good User Experience is good Usability.

domedia
03-31-2009, 02:11 PM
I am a graphic designer, not a web designer, where as web designers are simply attracted to the usability, I also have to think that it needs to reflect the kind of work you do. The site is for one of the most successful well respected and well known graphic design agencies in great britain.

As a grapchi desinger, is a very beautiful and original site to look at.

You didn't realize that there are graphics designers graduated from the UK in this thread, did you 8) They have successfully made the transition from the print to the web medium. I would like to suggest you read Jeffrey Zeldmann.