[UPHPU] html design templates
jtaber at johntaber.net
Sat Mar 3 14:48:49 MST 2007
Everyone else seems to have nice web pages but our html page designs are
pretty ugly (probably due to a real lack of artistic talent). I'm
talking of things like nice menu tabs, buttons, gradient color
schemes. It's not like any of these can't be hand built, but building
components like a shaded button image just consumes too much time. I'm
convinced there must be templates or design tools that every else is
using or they have all spent lots of money to hire designers that can
whip this stuff out. Word Press has a bunch of good looking templates
to choose from - I guess that's what I'm thinking of. Here's what I see
as our options:
1) Download free source templates that we can just incorporate into our
applications and on our site. This would be cheapest, fastest, and
easiest approach. Is anyone else doing this ?
2) Use a design tool that has a bunch of pre made stuff like buttons,
menus, ....I guess Dreamweaver does this but since we are on linux that
doesn't work. Or is Dreamweaver that good that and we should go buy a
Macbook to run it on ? (we have no desire to use Windows).
3) Hire or outsource a designer - while this might deliver the most
flexibility or original designs we don't want to spend that much.
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