I'm attempting to build and design my very first website.
Something basic. My inspiration is this site: alexanderdwyer.co.uk. I need it to be pretty much the same, with different logo, and option-language change, maybe different colours.
What's a good resource to get started on learning? I have DW at my disposal.
Learn the basics of html and css then download a bootstrap template...
HTML is pretty easy as you just add in text but CSS and styling it to do what you want it to do can be tricky and time consuming.
I personally recommend a bootstrap template..
ok, I will probably do that, i found a nice guide on codeacademy
can i ask, how easy/feasible would it be to copy the source code of the above website, tinker with it, and then re-host it?
You can look at the code from any website by right clicking the screen and pressing inspect..
You can see all the code but it gets very confusing to look and copy it like that. I'm not saying it isnt possible but it will take a shit long time.
Plus there are other pages of java and jquery that make it a fully responsive site and those pages are hell..
I'd just say download an E-commerce template and learn how to do HTML and CSS.
In the bootstrap files you can see all the java and shit and how confusing it is..
I'm a lazy fucker who never got to actually learn css.
My method is a lot more simple (and worse of course)
>grab a nice template from http://html5up.net/
>open it in Dw
>change the view to that split screen with code and design
>click on shit I want to change and change it
If you want to learn, i'd advise to start with something even more basic than that. Like pure HTML and CSS, and then you can start adding things (js, etc.).
>can i ask, how easy/feasible would it be to >copy the source code of the above website, >tinker with it, and then re-host it?
DESU if you don't know HTML/CSS/JS i think it would not be easy at all... and you probably wouldn't end up with a clean result. Copying the visual result by starting on a blank copy would be easier and a better option imo.
First of - GET RID OF DREAMWEAVER.
Worst piece of crap software you can get to run on your machine.
SECOND. Look up TUT's on youtube and google. You will have to LEARN basics of HTML and CSS. And there is no shittier software to distract you than DW, trust me. I have been there.
>can i ask, how easy/feasible would it be to copy the source code of the above website, tinker with it, and then re-host it?
Why would you wanna do that? Rip off sites? Why? What is the point? Any decent Web Developer/designer will know you ripped it off after looking at that piece of shit work of yours.
>Any decent Web Developer/designer will know you ripped it off
oh, you ripped off my $49 WP Theme, like 67,845 other sites did, you getting RIGHT lawyered now..
OP - download WP, install rocco theme (as linked above) customise to your hearts content (you do not need to fuck around with code), pay $49 - you good. & Legal. Its also what *everyone* else does, and has been doing for the last ten years or so. Oh, and ignore the fucking idiots (and mountains of bullshit) on here, srsly - chances of you producing workable code across every device on your own, starting from scratch, be about fuck all and sinking fast.
SOURCE - A (former) web designer. An actual one, that is.
>oh, you ripped off my $49 WP Theme, like 67,845 other sites did, you getting RIGHT lawyered now..
All I am saying that as a starter, he should learn the basics.
You can always view the source code of any site...