Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's sooo slow

I always forget when I start doing heavy-duty Web site development how slow the process is. Some people are probably more organized than I am. I muddle up the coding, design, and information architecture, and going back to my Web development books to remind myself how to do something. Here's the site I'm working on:


I get very proud of my sites, no matter how simple they are. I now need to figure out how to make links not turn blue and purple. I know that's simple, but I'm not sure which keywords to use. And I don't know if that goes in the style sheet or the HTML document...


Iris said...

I am far far far from a web design expert. I excel at cutting and pasting other people's code, and then I struggle to fiddle with it until it fits my purposes. But on my site, I added this to my CSS template:
a, a:visited {
text-decoration: none;
color: #D7661C;
border-bottom: 1px dotted #ccc;

a:hover {
text-decoration: none;
color: #94AB36;
border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc;

It makes the links red most of the time, but green when you hover over them.

Mary said...

Thank you, Iris. I had figured out how to get the links to stay black, but didn't realize you could make the underlines only appear when you hover over them. I had been worried that it wouldn't be obvious they were links. This solves the problem, and that looks great!