Roy J. Tellason's Web Pages

Web Design


 

Some of what I can do:


Some of what I can't do:

I can't do all of the original writing of this stuff for you -- if I did it wouldn't be your web page, it'd be mine!

If you want to have someone else take your ideas and string the words together for you, I don't have a problem with that, this sort of thing is done all the time. But I'm not the one to do that particular task...


Some further considerations:

Some folks figure that you can use tools like front page. Having looked at some of what that product generates, it's truly horrible code, as far as HTML goes. In addition to bulking things way up beyond anything that could remotely be considered necessary (cleaning the junk out typically results in a file that's 20%-40% of the size of the original), it tends to do things like make bad assumptions about the users of the web pages, including such things as screen resolutions. It also tends to specify sizes of things in pixels, rather than in points or percentages, which is a bad idea -- the whole point of HTML is to adapt the information that's being presented to whatever the recipient's hardware capabilities are, which is why what browsers do is called "rendering" -- the m$ approach tends to negate this.

An awful lot of web sites make the mistake of going for as much "eye candy" as possible. Eric S. Raymond has some comments about that here. Then there's Web Pages That Suck, linked from the preceding, that has some interesting checklists. While I don't agree with all of his points he does make a great many good ones there. Lots of clutter is not a good thing.

I don't use flash, animated gifs, marquee-style text, the <blink> tag, or similar nonsense, and find that when a web page contains such stuff my eyes typically avoid such "features" as likely being ads that I don't want to see. I also find that sites which require flash to function to be generally useless.


Projects:

I got started with this stuff because a number of the software packages that I have installed here on various machines supplied their documentation in HTML form, and I wanted a convenient way to access this stuff. That, combined with wanting to be able to organize and access an assortment of stuff that I've collected off the web over the years makes this an ongoing project, that "HTML tree" that lives on a server on my network.

My parts pages:

In collecting datasheets for electronic parts that I use, and other parts that I encountered, I again found it convenient to use web pages to put this stuff online. Initially this was just some charts, as my then ISP provided only a minimal amount of web space to use, but since then these pages have been moved to a place where more than sufficient room is available to store not only the charts, but all of the datasheets for all of those parts as well. Found here. I keep adding to this all the time.

A couple of years back, working with Shara Hampton, I created a set of web pages for Circus Lions Rabbitry. I created the page layout, the menus, re-sized and cropped the images, and watermarked them. A snapshot of the site as of the last time I worked on it is here.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or would like to discuss what you want in a web site:


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Last edited by Roy J. Tellason 7/14/15 12:56pm EDT