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Posted on 02/21/2004 1:58:58 PM PST by ConservativeMan55

I have recently been named as the Webmaster for the OSU College Republicans. The last Webmaster didn't ever update the Web site, and he left the College Republicans in a bad situation.

He left without giving up the password for the Web site. Now he won't return their calls. So while we are attempting to track down the password for the Web site, I am still scripting out what I want it to look like.

I am leaning towards The Auburn College Republicans Web site theme and look. We've visited several, and are still deciding. Here is our old Web site.

It hasn't been updated, and won't be until we can track down the password. We believe the old Webmaster became a Democrat. Anyways, if anybody here has any HTML tips, and or tricks please let me know.

Free Republic has really helped me learn HTML in the past couple years, but I know there is a lot I still don't know. The easy stuff like Marquees, Font Size, Font Color, links, pictures. I know that stuff.

I have managed to find a few pages with some amazing script.

Do any of you all know of Web pages which look really good or use a certain font, script, etc that you like? Better yet, are any of you College Republicans from around the country that might be able to give me some ideas?

Here is the Young Democraps page. It appears not to have been updated either. I am planning on making our College Republicans page, informative, entertaining, and downright Conservative!

I also liked The Young Republicans of Virginia Web site. I understand that if you put too many pictures, etc on your Web site it will become heavy and won't load fast.

But..I'll have plenty of links. Drudge, Rush, Free Republic, Townhall. Plenty of pics from our meetings. I've also made a message board for the College Republicans, which I will link to from the main page.

Another great thing I'll put on it is a place where people can donate money if they would like. We also sell T-shirts. We can put pictures of them up as well.

Anyways. Good HTML info...besides the Sandbox.

THANKS!


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1 posted on 02/21/2004 1:58:58 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
BTTT!!!
2 posted on 02/21/2004 2:00:07 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
So who are the HTML guru's around here?
3 posted on 02/21/2004 2:00:20 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I really won't be able to tell how far I can go with the Web site until I am able to look into its Control panel.

As far as sounds and video go.
4 posted on 02/21/2004 2:01:43 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Bumpity Bump Bump!
5 posted on 02/21/2004 2:02:03 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
It ain't me! lol, but I will keep an eye on this thread to learn! lol
6 posted on 02/21/2004 2:02:54 PM PST by countrydummy (http://chat.agitator.dynip.com)
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To: countrydummy
Good Idea!
7 posted on 02/21/2004 2:03:20 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
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8 posted on 02/21/2004 2:03:33 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Those are the color codes.
9 posted on 02/21/2004 2:03:50 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55; WorldWatcher1


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1078094/posts

might help you find talent
10 posted on 02/21/2004 2:04:28 PM PST by evolved_rage (All your base are belong to us.)
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To: evolved_rage
Thank you!
11 posted on 02/21/2004 2:05:29 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: Registered
Ping!
12 posted on 02/21/2004 2:05:42 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

13 posted on 02/21/2004 2:06:06 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Frontpage.
14 posted on 02/21/2004 2:06:07 PM PST by Wheee The People (If this post doesn't make any sense, then it also doubles as a bump.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
WorldWatcher1 seemed really sharp.
15 posted on 02/21/2004 2:06:19 PM PST by evolved_rage (All your base are belong to us.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Those are the color codes.

If one is on a Linux system, type 'showrgb' to get those codes and more. Good luck with your project. My advice is to avoid imposing your own fonts, to make the site friendly to non-sighted users, and to have the basic site load fast into not more than a few "page downs."

16 posted on 02/21/2004 2:06:33 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: ConservativeMan55

17 posted on 02/21/2004 2:06:55 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: Cboldt
Thanks for the tips!
18 posted on 02/21/2004 2:07:14 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: Wheee The People
Frontpage is excellent! I hadn't thought about it though. Good idea!
19 posted on 02/21/2004 2:07:42 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

20 posted on 02/21/2004 2:08:11 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

21 posted on 02/21/2004 2:09:30 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I can do it, but I'm so slow I wouldn't recommend me. I personally like pages that are mostly HTML, and therefore fast. Especially any home page.

As a user, when the home page doesn't come up fast, I'm outta there. You can do some beautiful things with just text and images. Simple is good. Actual content is better than empty Flash.
22 posted on 02/21/2004 2:09:35 PM PST by js1138
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To: js1138
I completely agree. A page with 90 percent HTML will load soooo much faster.

I'm also going to put a counter at the bottom.
23 posted on 02/21/2004 2:11:11 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

For goodness sake, if you want to push information check out POSTNUKE!!! http://news.postnuke.com/

It's a variant of PHPNuke http://www.phpnuke.com

It is the coolest thing... very modular... little technical knowlege required... tons of features that would take months to do in HTML (like public calendars, message boards, galleries, newsfeeds etc...

Best of all, it's dynamic - so your content stays fresh and can be updated by lowly moderators from the web.

Even better... it's free.

Freepmail me if you want more info (it's not my product, I'm just a 4 month+ user)

24 posted on 02/21/2004 2:11:34 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: ConservativeMan55
Just a suggestion. Consider using an HTML tool to help you write the HTML code. Look at FrontPage or Dreamweaver. Your school may have available copies. Much better way to build sites.

When you are ready to go to the next level look at server-side code such as ASP.NET, PHP, J2EE, etc. I prefer ASP.NET but there are lots to choose from. Server-side is used by most commercial sites for a lot of reasons.

25 posted on 02/21/2004 2:12:54 PM PST by wireplay
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To: wireplay
Thanks. My School has a very updated version of Frontpage that I am considering using.
26 posted on 02/21/2004 2:13:28 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: Wheee The People
Frontpage.

I have a computer guru friend who helps me out when I have computer problems.

He said that the best testimonial to Frontpage is that a computer incompetent klutz like myself can put up and maintain a website. Nothing more needs to be said about Frontpage. - Tom

27 posted on 02/21/2004 2:13:38 PM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb republicans. - Capt. Tom)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I suggest that you get a cms (content management system) - perhaps mambo (GPL (free) and fast php code) and customize it (pick a theme, customize the graphics, and the css, and the "content".)

That way - you can pass the torch when you graduate, and decentralize content creation. Even freshman will be able to maintain the website, and items can be publish WHILE you are on spring break.

I really think you'll be pleased with Mambo

Other CMS systems exist - some better, some worse. Mambo is one of the better free packages out there, easy to setup, easy to maintain, and easy to customize.

28 posted on 02/21/2004 2:14:18 PM PST by PokeyJoe
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Very interesting. I'll check into that as well. Might use it as well as the current pages I've got.
29 posted on 02/21/2004 2:14:27 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: PokeyJoe
Interesting. Is that free?
30 posted on 02/21/2004 2:15:11 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
In order to make a web site with multiple pages, or to link to other sites, you must know how to make a link. Links are rather simple when they reach internal or exterior pages, but when they are in the same page, they become harder. There is also mailto links, that allow people to send you mail by clicking on the link. page name makes a link to a page outside of yours. page name makes a link to a page inside your domain. page name makes an anchor to a part of your page. Place this where you want the internal link to appear. anchor name makes a link to the anchor. Place where you want the link to send the user to.
31 posted on 02/21/2004 2:15:31 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Go to www.gopweb.com and sign up. It costs about $16 per month. They'll set you up with a basic Republican organization website that requires little if any HTML skills. But if you do know HTML, PHP, and MYSQL you can customize the site to be whatever you want it to be.
32 posted on 02/21/2004 2:15:59 PM PST by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
a href="mailto:your@email.com> email me </a> sends an email to you, through a link.


a href="http://www.pagename.com"> page name </a> makes a link to a page outside of yours.
a href="filename.html"> page name </a> makes a link to a page inside your domain.


a name="anchorname"> page name </a> makes an anchor to a part of your page.

Place this where you want the internal link to appear.
a href="#anchorname"> anchor name </a> makes a link to the anchor.

Place where you want the link to send the user to.
33 posted on 02/21/2004 2:17:00 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: Spiff
Thanks for the info. I'll look into that as well. I know basic HTML, and some of the more complicated stuff as well.
34 posted on 02/21/2004 2:17:43 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
So who are the HTML guru's around here?

I know what you seek.

Some call me...Tim?

35 posted on 02/21/2004 2:18:19 PM PST by Prime Choice (I'm pro-choice. I just think the "choice" should be made *before* having sex.)
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To: wireplay
You can see if your school has Visual Studios .NET. ASP.NET is sweet but there is a higher learning curve. However, it allows for full-blown programming behind the scenes and is definitely better if you are ever interested in a career in the web world.
36 posted on 02/21/2004 2:18:39 PM PST by wireplay
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To: ConservativeMan55

________________________________________________®
37 posted on 02/21/2004 2:19:33 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Jhn 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.)
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To: Prime Choice
Holy Crap, LOL! Are you series! The last dudes name was....Tim.
38 posted on 02/21/2004 2:20:09 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
BUMP!
39 posted on 02/21/2004 2:20:21 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: js1138
I personally like pages that are mostly HTML

Agreed. Less likely to crash other systems, too. Stay with jpegs and animaged gifs and forget the fancy stuff as it often takes many people way too long to load (learn java script). For style, go here:

http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/

"Web Pages That Suck" should be required reading for all web page designers. Teaches you how to make interesting, catchy web pages by showing you bad examples :-) It's a fun and humorous site. Since 1996.

Oh... and always always *always* use spell-and-check.

40 posted on 02/21/2004 2:20:55 PM PST by hotpotato
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To: hotpotato
animaged -> animated

(see what happens when you don't use spell-and-check :-)
41 posted on 02/21/2004 2:22:04 PM PST by hotpotato
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To: ConservativeMan55
Like JavaScripts?

Check out JavaScript Kit
I picked up some great scripts there!
Fun! Fun! Fun! :)
42 posted on 02/21/2004 2:22:27 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan ("The Passion" If you loved the Book, you'll love the movie)
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To: wireplay
BTTT!!!
43 posted on 02/21/2004 2:23:36 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: Tooters
Thanks for the site!
44 posted on 02/21/2004 2:23:48 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus; ConservativeMan55
I'd consider starting with a template. There are templates out there at VERY reasonable prices that simply look fantastic. You can start with one and then customize and tweak to make it your own. You'll wind up with something that looks like it cost thousands to build. Here's one example.

MM

45 posted on 02/21/2004 2:23:51 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: ConservativeMan55
Yikes. Small world. : )

Anyway, another good site I can recommend (considering all the good stuff others have passed your way already) is http://www.lynda.com/ . Check the section called "Inspiration." It's got a lot of good examples of varying styles you can adapt for whatever you may need.

I've been coding HTML for almost 10 years (started back when I got my first copy of Mosaic), so a lot of this stuff is second nature for me now. I code everything in vi.
46 posted on 02/21/2004 2:24:36 PM PST by Prime Choice (I'm pro-choice. I just think the "choice" should be made *before* having sex.)
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To: hotpotato
Awesome!

I've seen many Web sites..that suck.

Some make me angry if they've got too many pop up ads. A couple month's ago Drudge was really bad about that. Now he's wittled it down to one.
47 posted on 02/21/2004 2:24:52 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: Prime Choice
Thank you! I'll check out that Web site as well!
48 posted on 02/21/2004 2:25:38 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: hotpotato
Hilarious!
49 posted on 02/21/2004 2:30:17 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
BTTT!
50 posted on 02/21/2004 2:31:01 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (You...You sit down! You've had your say and now I'll have mine!!!!)
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