Finishing a Web Page

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Michael, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I'm pretty new to both the web design/publish thing and also to PS.
    I just spent my 600 on CS
    I use PS, PSP and also FrontPage for finished web product.

    I am a li'l confused about layers and tables I hope someone can help me?

    Is there any way for me to create my tables in PS before saving the .html
    for FP to read? Should I create my text and image placemarkers in PS afore
    saving to .html? how do I do that?
    Or, should I just save the best I can in PS, save off to .html, pick up in
    FrontPage and then deal with my layers and tables for text and image
    placement?

    I don't know which is best to do or, how to do it!
    1 thing I can do easily is the slice and design in PS but I have to do the
    ..html FP Layers and Tables for my regular text and image content on a web
    page.

    Does that make any sense? Clearly, I'm not being clear! but I am confused!
    Thanks.
     
    Michael, Feb 23, 2005
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  2. Michael

    bogus Guest

    IMHO

    I use Photoshop to layout a design. PS is good for visualization.

    Then, I take the PS information and I use Dreamweaver to create the web
    site. I do this because DW writes better HTML and I have more control. I
    guess FrontPage is ok, though I personally don't like MS programs.

    Then, I make the slices in PS and make the images for the web page.
    Actually, I use ImageReady because it is more for web work but PS can do
    the job too.
     
    bogus, Feb 23, 2005
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  3. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Thanks bogus.

    I would love to get DreamWeaver but....I just purchased Photoshop - even
    though I'm a 10+ yr PaintShopPro user - that was $600.00 I don't see
    Dreamweaver in my budget this week!

    1 more Q. pls.?

    1)... So, I have my finished web page in PS ready to get chopped up to go to
    ..html

    2)... I save to .html and then go and Open the .html in FP

    3)... Those FP 'Frames' & 'Tables' are then needed - as placeholders - for
    the web page text and .jpg insertions.

    My question then is:
    Is there a way to have those picture and text placeholders in the original
    ..psd file afore they get .html'd AND that they'll be interpreted seamlessly
    by FP???

    So, I can just start placing pictures and typing text into FP

    I don't really like FP either but until I start selling some web
    pages...........!!!!

    Thank you
     
    Michael, Feb 23, 2005
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    rubik Guest

    well youd use imageready to do the slicing and out put the optimized
    site
    that should import into frontpage except that front page is a peice of
    junk ;-)

    dreamweaver is worth very penny
     
    rubik, Feb 23, 2005
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  5. Michael

    bogus Guest

    Mike

    I wouldn't open the html from Photoshop in FP. Each program seems to have
    it's way of dealing with html. I would build the page in FP, even if it
    meant more work, then slice and and save the images from PS to put in the
    FP file.

    I could be wrong and FP could handle the html from PS with no problem. But
    I just did a site where I tried to use the html from ImageReady in
    Dreamweaver and it didn't work.

    Regarding your question about the PS output. You could output the html from
    PS but just use the iamges. As long as you use relative paths, FP should be
    able to find the images. Just keep everthing in the same directory structure.

    As I said, whatever way works best for you, that is the best way to do it.
    I am only recounting my experiences.

    good luck
     
    bogus, Feb 23, 2005
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  6. Michael

    Michael Guest

    and that's what I need to hear - not text book 'should work' & Tech Support
    'official lines'

    Thank you a lot...
     
    Michael, Feb 23, 2005
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  7. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Yes, thank you, I am doing the slicing and optimizing and exporting from
    ImageReady - I didn't mention that....

    I needed to know about text and picture placeholders / tables and frames -
    not slicing and exporting so much.

    .....and DreamWeaver is too expensive for me to purchase at the moment.

    FP might well be 'junk' I'm not professional enough to know - but I do know
    it works for a lot of people and enables us poorer and less experienced web
    site designers to publish quick and easy sites!

    It certainly publishes in 'recognizable' format but it works - just like my
    Honda....

    Thank you.
     
    Michael, Feb 23, 2005
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    femel Guest

    I have both Dreamweaver and FrontPage. I use both. Dreamweaver is perfect
    for the actual coding of the website, it goes out of its way to make my life
    easy. FrontPage, over the years has gotten slightly better, you can control
    its messing with your code, but its purpose is uploading to my web site via
    http. Love it.

    If you can't have Dreamweaver, FrontPage will do the job. Just make sure
    you do not cut and paste into it from any other Microsoft product without
    using notepad as an intermediary.

    Photoshops html is no great shakes either. and should be edited.
     
    femel, Feb 25, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    I usually find it easier to use an FTP program or DW's built in FTP
    software.
    Easier than that, do the file in Word, export to DW and use it to auto
    weed out all the crap MS puts in a Word html file. Works well and is
    simple to do.

    Photoshop's html shouldn't be used at all. Save yourself a lot of
    grief - use PS for what it's good at - image editing, and use a proper
    web design app for the web. And don't install Image Ready unless you
    want hours of grief.
     
    Hecate, Feb 26, 2005
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