[thelist] can someone build a 100-page website with only HTML/CSS skill?

Zhang Weiwu zhangweiwu at realss.com
Tue Nov 11 00:19:56 CST 2008

Erika wrote:
> I don't understand whether you are building a site, or redesigning an
> existing site.  Your "management requirements" suggest it's a redesign, 
> and item #3 (renaming/moving files without breaking links) is not 
> something I've had much experience with.
I forgot to mention: I am building one from scratch as a redesign of an
existing old one. No historical code is being used, but the general
color scheme and "look & feel" is preserved, to some extent.
> On the other hand, if it is you or your girlfriend who will be doing all 
> the site updates, I think 100 pages can be managed reasonably well with 
> HTML, CSS and server side includes, especially if your directories are 
> well-structured.  I built and managed a 50+ page site, without includes. 
> The only thing that was difficult about it was maintaining the menus 
> (and includes would have solved that).
Thanks very much for sharing your experience!

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