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Old 12-09-2010, 02:01 AM   #11
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Well, I always do the page design first and get that approved, then put the content in as a separate task. I find it's easier to be consistent and work out times that way, and less opportunity for the client to change his mind over the design so it has to be redone in multiple pages and then complain about the cost.
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If it is a uniform vertical gradient you can make an image at the desired height and 10px wide, repeating it in the x-axis to reduce the file size.

Using Firefox, position the cursor over the area you are interested in, right click and select "view background image".

Speaking of Firefox - the Firebug add-on is a useful tool to find out how stuff works with. Opera's and Safari's built in tools are good too.

   
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Well, I always do the page design first and get that approved, then put the content in as a separate task. I find it's easier to be consistent and work out times that way, and less opportunity for the client to change his mind over the design so it has to be redone in multiple pages and then complain about the cost.
I see. That's probably a good strategy; although, I have a feeling the client will leave full creative direction in my hands considering how he claims to have no design sense whatsoever. Either way, I made good progress with CSS last night so my confidence is definitely building.

It is hard to record my hours since my research goes hand in hand with actual site construction (reading a tutorial, then applying it to see if it works), but at least I am trying to record them modestly as opposed to previous projects where I didn't at all.
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ronald: but at least I am trying to record them modestly as opposed to previous projects where I didn't at all.
We all gotta start somewhere and next time, you'll have a better sense of your time...'-}}

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