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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:04 pm 
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I didnt know where to post this, so feel free to move it wherever you think it should be, but I'm looking for the best web designer that we have. I need to ask a question of him.

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I might be of service since I handle pretty much all the web design here at FalcFans.com.

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Okay, if you would enlighten me on something. You know how on some websites(ESPN, CBS) etc, when you put the cursor over a link, it shows more links. I cant really describe it without showing you in person, but is like a computer. You go to start, put your cursor over programs, and there you have it. How would you do that for a webpage, and how much of a hassle would it be?

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Drop down menus I think is what you are refering too. There are many different ways but the most common are via CSS, JavaScript, or Java (or a combination of the two prior). I've developed CSS drop downs before they can be somewhat of a pain in the ass.

There are a lot of editors you can use that build them for you WYSIWYG style. Most cost money.

I'd have to say Pudge & I are on the same level in regards to web design. I've been the Web Admin at my company for 7 years. But I have so many duties I haven't been able to really develop my web skills beyond above average.

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alright, and how do you html names on a regular web page.

Ex.
Mike Vick(HTML'ed to his player page)
Dunn(Html's to his player page)
etc...

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I think dirty nailed it, but if you're talking about the links such as what the official site has where you just mouse over a link, and a list of more links appear below, yes, the easiest or most common way to do that is through javascripts.

I'm mostly self taught in the realm of web building and design, so my knowledge hasn't truly grown beyond HTML, because most of the other languages are basically what college students study in computer science, so I have little time or desire to pick up on those. So I can't help much on writing javascripts although there are many tutorials. A site like this one I've used in the past to help as well, they provide free scripts similar to the ones that AF.com uses.

As for simple weblinks, it involves wrapping what ever you want linked in the following HTML tag:
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<a></a>

So a link linking to Michael Vick's FalcFans player page would look like this:
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<a href="http://www.falcfans.com/players/michael_vick.html">Michael Vick</a>
which is the rough equivalent of this:

Michael Vick

If you need to learn HTML code there's a billion tutorials online. I mean HTML tutorials are probably only second to porn sites in terms of their frequency on the internet. I was able to pick up all the basics in a weekend, and proceeded from there to continue to accumulate knowledge. A site that I still frequent today is HTML Goodies to pick up new things. But there is a lot of software out there now like dirty said called WYSIWYG editors that really take out the need to know HTML code. Microsoft Office provides these tools, since you can now create Word and Excel documents to appear on the web (this site's salary cap pages are made via MS Excel), not to mention Office's distinct web program: FrontPage. At this point, knowing HTML code is only required when you have to troubleshoot rather than build.

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W3Schools is the tutorial I use for absolutely everything it is an excellent step-by-step learning guide that is completely free. It covers everything from HTML to XML as well as CSS, ASP, ASP.NET, SQL, JavaScipt, ADO, PHP, and much more.

I'm fluent with HTML, CSS, VBScript, ASP, SQL, ADO. I have knowledge of XML, ASP.NET, Java, and PHP.

All of it self taught through very poor methods ;). Most the time my company says "can you do this?" and I say "Give me a book and 2 weeks to a month."

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Aight, thanks guys.

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