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opk
07-09-2009, 07:03 PM
I need to create a welcome page before the index.html, but I don't want to use the current template I've created, but a new one. Which is the advisable way to do so?



Thanks!:)

Corrosive
07-09-2009, 10:33 PM
I need to create a welcome page before the index.html, but I don't want to use the current template I've created, but a new one. Which is the advisable way to do so?



Thanks!:)

Just make the page. It doesn't matter if it isn't based on your main layout template. BTW, I wouldn't advise having a 'splash' intro page. They can hinder your performance on Search Engines.

DWcourse
07-09-2009, 11:15 PM
If you do it (I agree with Corrosive that it's not necessarily a good idea) you'll need to rename your current home page and make the welcome page index.html.

opk
07-09-2009, 11:48 PM
Yes, I know these issues, but it's important to me as a visual artist, to create such a page... (I would never use it to a company website)

The problem is that the site is template based, and a welcome page would require another layout. That would be another css? a subtemplate?

What I tried to do (unsuccessfully) is to create a new blank page in the same site http://opkworks.info (http://opkworks.info) but that meant a new css and led to a problem when trying to synchronise. (?) We can't have more than one css in a site, can we?

Thanks!

DWcourse
07-09-2009, 11:52 PM
You can have as many css files on a site as you want. Just make sure the name of the file that your new page uses is different from the one your other pages use. Since the old files won't be linked to the new CSS file, it won't affect them. And, since you're creating only one new page, creating a new template is pointless.

(Actually there are ways of doing it all with one CSS file but it will be easier for you if you just keep them separate)

Corrosive
07-10-2009, 07:44 AM
As it is only one page then put the CSS for your splash page in the head of that document. That way the page is self-contained.

opk
07-11-2009, 12:52 AM
ok! Done. I did the right thing the first time. The problem which had occured was related to the host...