I'll tell you what gave me enough understanding
to finally begin to build sites using CSS... free
CSS templates from http://www.templateworld.com/free_templates.html.
I simply selected a template I liked and took the HTML and CSS
and copied and pasted the template back together one line at a time
to see how they had made their designs and how the elements were
coded to work together.
I began to pick up their methods before I was finished with the
home page of the first template. I completed the first template,
simply rebuilding exactly what they had created. The second
template, I began to experiment with changing the text and images
to see how my changes might affect the design.
Then I began to get bolder and changed some of the CSS to see what
affect my changes had.
This way of learning finally put me over the top in understanding
what I needed to know to hand-code using CSS.
I've been trying to tear myself away from tools that generate HTML, etc,
for years. Now I hand code everything in my HTML and CSS.
The templates I mentioned above come complete with all graphics, CSS,
HTML, etc., that you need to rebuild the site, so you don't have to spend
time at first worrying about creating graphics.
Give those templates a try and see how it goes.
Perhaps this will help you like it did me...
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [css-d] Newbie
> Hi ... I am getting really confused now so maybe the knowledge here
> can give me some much needed guidance.
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