Hello! A good resource is http://webhost.bridgew.edu/etribou/layouts/ with a lot of ready-to-use css and layouts, that you can customize by your own. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Antonio -----Messaggio originale----- Da: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]Per conto di John DeStefano Inviato: domenica 26 settembre 2004 18.34 A: thelist at lists.evolt.org Oggetto: [thelist] CSS design help My wife has asked me to put together a site to help her showcase and sell homemade chocolates. She'd like it to have modern functionality with a country/homey/Americana feel. I've put simple sites together before, but not anything like this. She's not putting any pressure on me, but I wouldn't want it to suck, and in order for it to serve its purpose, I would need to put it together fairly quickly. I would like to do this layout with CSS, but my use (and understanding) of CSS to this point is quite minimal and limited mostly to text formatting. As such, I am resigned to doing the inital design with tables, and later, when I have a better understanding, going back and recreating the design with CSS. I realize this means a lot of rework for not a lot of payoff, other than my hope of gaining a cleaner layout and, I hope, something of a working knowledge of CSS design. At this point, I have simple ideas about general layout (content centered, simple banner on top, simple nav menu beneath that, all bordered by a nostalgic, Americana-style ribbon graphic), color theme (maroon, deep blue, and cream white), and navigation (generic top menu, with 'product' categories and products in more detail on drill down). I've seen and saved some great links to CSS sites and tutorials from this list. I've run through a few of them, and I think I'll have a better understanding with more practice. I guess I'm feeling way out of my league and looking for a few ideas to help me get started, pointers to resources (where would one find graphics in such a style, or how would you go about creating them, or converting hand-drawn images to Web-usable graphics?), and any advice on how this can be done with CSS and learning these design techniques. I realize these requests range everywhere from completely obscure to bordering on professionally intrusive, but I would appreciate any help I can get from the community of designers on this list. Thank you, ~John -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !