Perth site for criticism lol

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  1. Systreg

    Systreg Well-Known Member

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    Just this minute uploaded all the files for my new www.perth.org.uk site I've been working on, basically it's an WP template that I'm using for a html site, taken bloody ages to get this far, spent most of my time on it over the last 12 days, not a lot to show for my efforts but I struggle with making sites, still, 190 pages on it for starters and I'll gradually add content to individual pages on an ongoing basis.

    I'll also use the same template when it's done for my norwichcity.co.uk and southeastlondon.co.uk domains, just a case of changing urls with the replace all function in notepad and then sticking new content it and change of template colour etc.
     
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    It's looking good mate.

    One question though: as it is such a large site why are you using the wp theme as html/css? why don't you use the wp theme with wp as the cms?
     
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    Because I'm an old dinosaur and I don't know how WP works, hear people saying about plugin this and plugin that, I don;t know what a plugin is or how to install that stuff, so whilst it takes and age to make in html, it's what I'm used to, though it is so bloody repetetive, stayed up all last night and not been to bed yet just so I could finish 175 pages off for the towns and the directory, having to edit each on in multiple places for each one, absolutely mind numbing :(
     
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    WP is so easy though. You don't need to know how to install a plugin - it does it for you.

    Would be well worth looking/reading into IMO.

    Also, it makes things easier like editing hearder, menu, sidebar etc. If you want to change anything you just edit one document rather that 175!

    With that said, it looks really good. But having the backend may save you a few hours next time!
     
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    Someone was going to set up WP for me to have a play around with a few months back, but never got round to it, I must go on MSN and bug them about that lol

    Yes, that's a friggin pain, and guess what, I just noticed I actually forgot to put the boxes for the 125 x 125 ads on all but 2 pages, so will need to edit 186 pages to add that to them all, b&*$%rd :mad:, probably nobody will want to advertise yet anyway, so I might just add them in to pages as and when/if I get any ad requests to save me doing them all :)
     
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    I always sigh when I see the standard black on white colour, font size & line-height used. Staring at a paragraph makes my head hurt!

    I'd consider playing with the background or font colour (to a shade of grey e.g. #202020)to lessen the 'contrast'.

    Have a look on css sites such as cssremix to see how they improve readability.

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    Totally agree with bensd - I'd invest a day or so looking at WP.

    Get some hosting with fantastico and it will install it all for you with a click of a button ;)

    I'm sure you wont regret the time spent doing so. It's no harder than using SB when you get used to it.
     
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    I would seriously consider implementing WP and using the original theme, it will be so much easier if you plan to add more content in the future.

    It will take about an hour max to learn the basics of WP and will save you so much time in the future. If your hosting has fantastico it literally takes 5 minutes to set it up. Drop me a pm if you want to have a look around the back end of a WP site

    If you are dead set against this then consider something like Perch which is a CMS that you can add to an existing html site.

    Good luck with the site whichever way you decide to go
     
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    I just leave font sizes the same mostly and I like black text on a white page, down to personal choice I suppose.

    Couldn't see anything on their homepage apart a load of boxes on the page, clicked a couple of them and they had black text on a white page, got a link to an example of what you mean?

    Had a look in the css but there are load of things with the colour #ffffff so no idea what's what to change that, tried a few but no change.

    I tried Joomla years ago and spent a couple of days getting completely lost in the control panel, it wouldn't do anything I wanted, so I though sod it, better off sticking with html on notepad and stuck with that as that's all I know.

    I probably would do a hell of a lot more sites if I had a quick solution like WP without days of editing millions of pages, puts me off making sites unless they are small with just a few pages.
     
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    Joomla is a whole different ball game, massive learning curve needed for that.

    Don't be put off by your experience as WP is very simple. As someone else mentioned, just as easy as SB once you get used to it.
     
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