View Full Version : Basic design question

05-02-2006, 12:54 PM
this might be a dumb question but, how do you put things in cool designed tables. For example like


on the right hand side under FTJ ratings, they have all the members in that green designe table, and underneat that they have the polls in those green square table things. Basicly my question is how do i make those, where do i make those etc etc because i want to redesign my homepage of my site with a whole new homepage layout and new designed tables and stuff like that so learning how to do layouts like that and stuff liek that would be a tremendous help.

Thanks guys.

05-02-2006, 01:20 PM
if square boxes like that are beyond your ability my advice would be to take a course or buy a web design book, as its really quite basic. You could also hire someone to do it fo ryou.

05-02-2006, 02:23 PM
i have people doing it for me, i have basic html knowledge but i din mean jus normal square boxes, i meant like nicley designed ones with a touch of design on them, i was guessing that they are made in photoshop? i just wanted to see if i could do it myself eventually.

05-02-2006, 04:46 PM
do they have to do with transparent gif tables?

05-02-2006, 05:02 PM
They are all just images made in photoshop and then put as the background in the table cell.

05-02-2006, 07:54 PM
oo, im gonna try something out that jus cleared some things up. thanks. ill let u know.

05-02-2006, 08:02 PM
dam still havent got it down lol

05-03-2006, 05:22 AM
Post a link to the code you're working with and the images and maybe someone can help you a little better...

05-03-2006, 07:24 AM
well im trying to design new looking tables for my site here you can see the red tables around everything


thing is their not displaying right in fire fox i dnno y, but yea im trying to make new ones of those so i dnno.

Sean S
05-10-2006, 11:59 PM
umm not sure if you still need help with this or not, but those tables are a simple combination of css and small header images. You can set the colors and the borders and everything else within a css class, and add the little images at the top of each table with <img> tag, however, you need to make sure that the background color of the second half that looks cut out matches the same background color of the sidebars.

05-11-2006, 08:57 AM
thank you, thing is i have no experience with CSS so i dont think ill be able to do this. Is CSS hard to learn.

Sean S
05-11-2006, 09:40 AM
no actually it is very easy to learn and I highly recommend that you try to learn it once you have got html down completely. Not only it will make your work easier and makes it easier for you to update colors/looks in your website, it will also reduce the loading time of your pages a little.

there are a lot of websites that teach css, you can probably start off by here and get a basic understanding of it, http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp,

hope that helps ;)