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    Designing with GIMP
    Ok, I made my site layout with GIMP. And I heard somewhere that you can make it into a real web design...
    So basically how do you (For free) convert my "Design" into html? (Or xhtml?)
    I'm willing to put some work into it.

    Also, I'm sorta a beginner with graphics, but for my age (13) I'm not bad at it.
    If my dad let me make a domain name, do you think that there's many people who actually pay for graphics? I know it's obviously a small goal, but if I made $50 a year that would pay for the hosting.

    Thanks

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    Firstly, use XHTML. You can check any XHTML and CSS code you make against the W3C validators here.

    You need to cut the images out. I have used GIMP a little and the best way is to use the marquee tool. Zoom right in, click and drag. Copy what you have selected, create a new canvas the size of the selected area and paste. Save, you have your image.

    As for converting it to a real web page i suggest you look at some (X)HTML & CSS tutorials to get you started.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
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    Thanks!
    Finally 60 views and someone answers.
    Sorry if my question was a little mixed up...
    I'm terrible with describing things..

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    Hummm.....well do u have Dreamweaver? If you did you can just slice your layout and put everything in there in div tags.

    You can do it without Dreamweaver too but it's kind of a hassle coding it and then previewing it to make sure everything is aligned correctly.

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    It might be harder to code it manually but I would really recommend doing it that way round to get a better understanding of how all the code fits together and interacts.

    I've found that any drag and drop tools, techniques and applications only make life more troublesome when creating XHTML & CSS web pages.
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    I guess I'll try both and see what's right for me.
    Is dreamweaver free or 30 day trial or something?
    Thanks,
    Cyrilshark

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