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Phoenixtechguy
11-01-2011, 02:45 PM
Hey guys im trying to add a scroll bar to some text

This is my code:

<td colspan="6" align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#000000""><p>Extra Large Group Offers Lenticular Option</p>
<p>Portsmouth based printing company Extra Large group are proud to announce the purchase of a lenticular option. The Company has just finished testing the product and say to be very pleased with the results.<img src="Images/cola.jpg" alt="lenticular 1" width="156" height="140" align="right" /> Speaking to there sales team, Printing the future learnt there to be amazing products that can be built around this option. The products have taken many months to test but they now feel the option to be live and ready to go. We feel at printing the future this is a groundbreaking technology for the future and wish the extra large group many successes in the future and hope they keep us updated on any further developments on furure production.</p></td>

Any ideas ??

Thanks in advance
graham

Corrosive
11-01-2011, 03:38 PM
What's with the tables mate? Websites are built with divs for layout. Tables are for tabular data. Once you get there you can use CSS to scroll text; http://corrosiveonline.co.uk/tutorials_scrolling_content.php Look at 'solution two'.

Phoenixtechguy
11-01-2011, 03:58 PM
Think im a little out of my depth here lol

Corrosive
11-01-2011, 04:40 PM
Think im a little out of my depth here lol

You seemed to be getting on OK from the questions you were asking. But now I've seen some code I'd stress that the look of a website is around 30% of what a pro build should be. Using the right code for the right job is also very important to overall performance. I summarised it by saying that 'divs are for layout' but really you need to understand the semantics of the language and mark up before you dive in and build your website.

Dreamweaver 'WYSIWYG' is OK if you are building a hobby site...

Phoenixtechguy
11-01-2011, 04:48 PM
i watched a few videos and stuff done a little research and this is what i tried, using fireworks to do the layout then exporting with css and images and them bang thats what i got! must add i have been going some 8 days with dreamweaver so really new to the software

Corrosive
11-01-2011, 05:06 PM
must add i have been going some 8 days with dreamweaver so really new to the software

I know, I remember your 'hi' post. It's no reflection on you and I did exactly the same when I started! Fireworks export is fine for mock ups but production sites need to be carefully coded.

There are some good tutorial sites out there that will take you through the basics. I'd certainly try; http://htmldog.com/

Thing about web design is that the software can only take you so far. So rather than searching tutorials about 'how do I make a website with Dreamweaver', try the more base approach of 'How does HTML work?' or 'How do I use CSS to style a web page?'

I know you run a music production company so think about it as sitting someone, with no experience, down in front of a mixing desk and asking them to mix down a track. They'd get so far with the tech but it needs an expert's ear to make something that is really first class and marketable.

You'd probably say 'learn what makes a good track first', i.e. base knowledge. Then find out how the desk and software can help you do that better, quicker and with an improved workflow. Dreamweaver and Fireworks are no different. They are a means to an end but need underlying knowledge to use them properly.

Phoenixtechguy
11-01-2011, 05:10 PM
That`s sound advice my man i will certainly work towards it

its something i really wanna learn and move on with !

i think its learning learning from hear on

Corrosive
11-01-2011, 05:37 PM
That`s sound advice my man i will certainly work towards it

its something i really wanna learn and move on with !

i think its learning learning from hear on

Don't forget you can ask as many questions as you like here :) We like to help... but help on the right path.

Phoenixtechguy
11-01-2011, 05:49 PM
just going through the website! great website and really easy to understand thanks so much for that link really helping ill get there soon enough