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Customizing you pages?
jasonspringer at 10:16PM, March 16, 2006
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I'm an idiot whent it comes to html how does everyone esle seem to know how to customize their pages? The few choices we non-htmler's have are alright but I' like to do more. ;-)
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Terminal at 11:30PM, March 16, 2006
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So you want to change your template around or make different pages for cast and links and stuff?

If you want to change your template, and know nothing of html. Download Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8. It's the best download ever, even if it is a trial that you keep for 30 days.

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jasonspringer at 5:53PM, March 17, 2006
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I think I have that program some where I should try it out.
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Corvin at 8:09AM, May 29, 2006
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So you want to change your template around or make different pages for cast and links and stuff?

If you want to change your template, and know nothing of html. Download Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8. It's the best download ever, even if it is a trial that you keep for 30 days.

So i could code my own page completely, and upload it as a template for my personal use? how would i go about doing that?

{user is slowly working his way through the various forum help thread/topic}

Corvin
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Terminal at 8:25AM, May 29, 2006
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So you want to change your template around or make different pages for cast and links and stuff?

If you want to change your template, and know nothing of html. Download Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8. It's the best download ever, even if it is a trial that you keep for 30 days.

So i could code my own page completely, and upload it as a template for my personal use? how would i go about doing that?

{user is slowly working his way through the various forum help thread/topic}

Corvin

To upload your own template, on the Edit Comic part of the site (where you upload your comic) look for this,



click, Edit Design Template.



You'll end up here:



You can either, A. Make your own template, or B. Use a Default Template.

To use a Default Template, use the dropdown menu and select the one you want, don't worry. You'll get a preview of what it looks like first.



If you want to make your own template, just type in that white box you see here.



If you screw up and want the original DrunkDuck Template back, just click on Reset HTML



But remember one thing when making the template, you need the DD Tags. Which are these:

<!–[COMIC_NAME]–>
<!–[PAGE_TITLE]–>
<!–[DD_FAV]–>
<!–[PAGE]–>

<!–[AUTHORS_NOTES]–> ( defaults to 400 WIDTH, 200 HEIGHT )
OR
<!–[AUTHORS_NOTES=HEIGHT,WIDTH]–> ( Where height/width are either numbers or percentages )

<!–[PAGE_DROPDOWN]–> <!–[RSS]–>

<!–[NAV_FIRST]–>
<!–[NAV_PREVIOUS]–>
<!–[NAV_NEXT]–>
<!–[NAV_LAST]–>

<!–[COMMENT_FORM]–> ( defaults to 400 WIDTH, 200 HEIGHT )
OR
<!–[COMMENT_FORM=400,200]–> ( Where height/width are either numbers or percentages )

<!–[COMMENTS]–>
OR
<!–[COMMENTS=400,200]–> ( Where height/width are either numbers or percentages ) - If the second argument is NOT omitted ( in this case the 200 ), it will create a scrollbar to view the message, enforcing a size limitation on the heigh tof the comment.

You will also need to place an ad code:
<!–[AD_728x90]–>

or

<!–[AD_480x60]–>

Hope this helps!

.: Myxomatosis :.
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Corvin at 8:33AM, May 29, 2006
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cranking out the WD-40 on my html-skilz…

to design my own template i type in from line

“<style type=”type/css“>”

to line

“scrollbar-darkshadow-color:#FFFFFF;)”

entering my own variables, then i enter the DD tags (which look, for the most part, self-explanatory)? at which point, if im reading everything properly, im done, except for actually placing the comic on the page.

Corvin
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Terminal at 8:52AM, May 29, 2006
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cranking out the WD-40 on my html-skilz…

to design my own template i type in from line

“<style type=”type/css“>”

to line

“scrollbar-darkshadow-color:#FFFFFF;)”

entering my own variables,

Well, you really don't have to use that (it's gonna be different for your comic, that's my homemade CCS), you can make your own CCS or use the Duck's premade own.

When you edit your comic, that won't be there. You'll have this instead.

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.drunkduck.com/gfx/css/global.css" />


Which just makes life easier. :wink:

corvin
then i enter the DD tags (which look, for the most part, self-explanatory)? at which point, if im reading everything properly, im done, except for actually placing the comic on the page.

Yeah, The DD Tags are self explanatory. Once you place them, your done.

But the tricky part is where to place them,

Here is an example of where to put the tags:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<title><!–[COMIC_NAME]–> (<!–[PAGE_TITLE]–>)</title>
<meta name="robots" content="All,INDEX,FOLLOW">
<META HTTP-EQUIV='Content-Type' CONTENT='text/html; charset=iso-8859-1'>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.drunkduck.com/gfx/css/global.css" />
</HEAD>
<BODY BGCOLOR='#EEEEEE' LEFTMARGIN='0' TOPMARGIN='0' MARGINWIDTH='0' MARGINHEIGHT='0' VALIGN='TOP' ALIGN='CENTER'>
<TABLE BORDER='0' CELLPADDING='0' CELLSPACING='0' WIDTH='100%' HEIGHT='100%'>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN='CENTER' VALIGN='TOP'>
<DIV ALIGN='LEFT' STYLE='WIDTH:100%;'><A HREF='http://www.drunkduck.com'><span onMouseOver="this.style.cursor='hand';" onMouseOut="this.style.cursor='';" style="width:100%;height:100%;filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src='http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Graveyard_Shift/gfx/dd.jpg');"><img src="http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Graveyard_Shift/gfx/dd.jpg" border="0"></span></A></DIV>
<div align="center"><!–[DD_FAV]–></div>
<DIV>
<!–[PAGE]–>
</DIV>
<TABLE BORDER='0' CELLPADDING='0' CELLSPACING='0' WIDTH='400'>
<TR>
<TD COLSPAN='4' ALIGN='LEFT'>
<!–[AUTHORS_NOTES]–>
</TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD COLSPAN='4' ALIGN='CENTER'><!–[RSS]–><!–[PAGE_DROPDOWN]–></TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD WIDTH='25%' HEIGHT='50' ALIGN='CENTER'><!–[NAV_FIRST]–></TD>
<TD WIDTH='25%' HEIGHT='50' ALIGN='CENTER'><!–[NAV_PREVIOUS]–></TD>
<TD WIDTH='25%' HEIGHT='50' ALIGN='CENTER'><!–[NAV_NEXT]–></TD>
<TD WIDTH='25%' HEIGHT='50' ALIGN='CENTER'><!–[NAV_LAST]–></TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
<!–[COMMENTS=400]–>
<!–[COMMENT_FORM=400,200]–>
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</BODY>
</HTML>

Again, hope this answers your questions.

.: Myxomatosis :.
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Anonymous at 5:08AM, Aug. 10, 2006
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Okay, I think I'm getting this:

So, the “pages” that one can upload are actually only images. These images are saved somewhere in the DD server. Then, we go to the “Edit Design Templage” portion and rewrite the html so that it references the .jpg (or whichever image type I uploaded). Then, once I click on “send”, that sends the “template” to DD server as a web page that will be viewed by people.

Is that right? Cause that's not really explained anywhere. I've been on other sites where when it says “upload page” you actually upload an html page that contains images and text…

Can't wait for the beginners tutorial.

I'd leave the address for my first page that I tried leaving, but I don't actually know if I even uploaded anything…since I don't understand what the word “page” means in Drunk Duck…

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Terminal at 8:28AM, Aug. 10, 2006
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Okay, I think I'm getting this:

So, the “pages” that one can upload are actually only images. These images are saved somewhere in the DD server. Then, we go to the “Edit Design Templage” portion and rewrite the html so that it references the .jpg (or whichever image type I uploaded). Then, once I click on “send”, that sends the “template” to DD server as a web page that will be viewed by people.

Yes, that how it works. When you upload an image (comic page) to the DD server through the "Add a new page to this comic!" link, you are uploading an image. This shall count as an update, and this is what we see. There is no need to worry about the HTML since the DD system generates the HTML on itself. Edit Design Template is where you can re-write the standard DrunkDuck template (The HTML that the DD system generates for your comic). The template is site wide, but not for individual HTML page you want to upload (things like About, Character Bios.) To upload HTML pages themselves, you go to Manage EXTRA Files.

So here is a rundown:

  • Add a new page to this comic! - this is where you upload an image for the comic. This shall count as an update on the Main Site, and this is the image we all see. The only things you have to worry about here is what to name the comic image, and the author's notes. When uploading a page, the Comic System will generate the HTML on itself.
    Edit Design Template - is where you can change the standard HTML template that the Comic System generates to something you like. This is site wide, except to the HTML pages that are uploaded through Manage EXTRA Files.
    Manage EXTRA Files. - this is where you can upload HTML and images, The HTML you upload here are for things like About, Character Bios, and etc. The images you upload here are for use in those HTML pages.

    Is that right? Cause that's not really explained anywhere. I've been on other sites where when it says “upload page” you actually upload an html page that contains images and text…

    Yeah, I've seen that too. But here at the Duck, when uploading, we refer to the comic image (.jpg and all that stuff) as pages, and HTML as HTML.

    Can't wait for the beginners tutorial.

    There is a work in progress one, made by one of the admins. That can be found here.

    Hope this helps!

    .: Myxomatosis :.
last edited on July 14, 2011 4:09PM

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