Help Me Pimp Their Site Please...
November 9, 2011 10:23 AM Subscribe
Doing some web design after being out of it a long time and my brain isn't in gear. I'm admittedly rusty and oblivious to the latest trends, codes and plugins for designing some of this basic stuff right now. Main goal: if I can make my client's dream site an awesome reality in a quick manner while remaining as lazy as possible, that would be fantastic! ;)
posted by miss lynnster to computers & internet (15 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I've been so out of it that I'm using a version of Dreamweaver I bought in 2007. I do know some HTML and CSS... mainly I'm trying to figure out the fastest, easiest and best ways to fulfill my client's dreams for this without reinventing wheels, wasting time, or spending all day doing tutorials to figure out which approach to take.
1. My client has asked for a 700 pixel wide Flash animated slideshow on the home page but for obvious reasons I don't want to use Flash and have people not be able to see it. I don't think an animated gif or an embedded movie is right either. I dunno... what are people doing now that will be the smallest size, fast loading and good quality? Tips?
2. They want various pages with "fancy photo galleries" of 10-20 photos each. Suggested approaches?
3. It's for a historic museum and they would like to feature "chapters of informational copy that can be read with swooshing a finger instead of scrolling down the page." I'm just trying to figure out the best way to keep the text above the fold, organized and inviting to read, with a few photos here and there... Their old site was the poster child for tl;dr. I'm getting them to edit, but there's still a lot.
Thanks in advance for your help! :)