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    Software for Web Templates.

    Hello,

    I want to know if there are any softwares through which u can make good looking web templates....

    any help will be appreciated.


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    Photoshop?

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    Any design package really. Technically you could use anything that can let you draw. Photoshop, fireworks, corel draw and the likes lead the way.

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    I have found Dreamweaver to be a great program to build templates in as the coding is created as you create the template. If you are looking for more freedom / power in the graphics realm you would better off in photoshop. But you would still have to chop it up for use in tables & divs then code it.

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    thanks very much for your replies...


    I find it really difficult when i sketch a web template on page... and draw it in Photoshop .... the problem comes when i have to divide that single image to several different images ... obviously I wont write text in a graphic file... the problem comes during alignment and placing the picture in right order.

    You must have seen fancy webpages.... with a beautiful navigation bar or a webpage in which everything is placed so perfect that it doest need any kind of amendment. Images loads individually and when loading is finished it looks like a single image.

    I hope you know what i'm saying .


    Thanks anyway for your replies.

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    and yeah if possible please share your experiences ... how you start making web template ... what general problem you faced during its creation ... according to you what are those minor/major things which needs to be considered before making a web template ... web color scheme, compatibility, making your image light weight... etc...


    Thanks once again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed View Post
    I find it really difficult when i sketch a web template on page... and draw it in Photoshop .... the problem comes when i have to divide that single image to several different images ... obviously I wont write text in a graphic file... the problem comes during alignment and placing the picture in right order.

    You must have seen fancy webpages.... with a beautiful navigation bar or a webpage in which everything is placed so perfect that it doest need any kind of amendment. Images loads individually and when loading is finished it looks like a single image.
    This is a different approach than you might think nowadays. And how to slice your design is closely connected to how you will structure your website with semantic HTML.
    Basically you design something but then you don’t slice it and put it back together again like a puzzle but rather cut out the parts of the design that you need (i.e. just a small image for the background that would repeat hoizontally and vertically, not the entire page background as you might have designed it before). It’s kinda hard to explain… You might find some inspiration in the CSS Zen Garden (view the images they were using).

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    My current page www.xflightx.co.nr (easy now, I'm in the stage of recoding it ) is entirely made of images, which I made in Photoshop. I sliced them in there and then saved the whole she-bang as html and images. It works great, however it takes a little longer to load than pages which is coded via CSS + html and other things. So it can be done with just images, but I would say that coding is a much better way -- Just my 2 cents

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    Hello CaptainB,

    Is there any particular software u're using for Image slicing ... the problem is with the quality of image ... it looses smoothness and sometimes colors as well. any recommendations ?


    thanks anyway,


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    your probably loosing the smoothness and the colours because your using the gif format. its probably nothing to do with the software you are using. there maybe options to change the number of colours.
    generally you should use gif for graphics and jpg for photos.
    maybe it you post the image, we can make some suggestions on how to slice it, and make full use of background repeats.


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