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    CSS Design

    I know this sounds very cheeky but I'm going to ask it anyways. I'm currently working on a project - a CMS system for a football team.

    This is mainly because we currently use Joomla and it's a bit of a pain, so I'm working on something that will do everything an (amateur) football club could possibly want the site to do.

    I have setup basic CSS using a template I found but it looks very basic, and I'm not very good at thinking up design templates.

    Would anybody be willing to write a sexy CSS file that will be released as the default template? Full recognition will be given

    Cheeky but worth a try

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    Didn't think there'd be any takers

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    Writing a CMS from scratch is a bit of a big job if it's only for a single punter.

    Maybe something like Wordpress or a fairly customisable blog would be appropriate enough?

    Failing that, I don't know what else to suggest if you're writing your own nothing out of the box will fit.

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    I wouldnt mind taking a look, I made the edugeek moodle themes and have a bit of web design experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Writing a CMS from scratch is a bit of a big job if it's only for a single punter.

    Maybe something like Wordpress or a fairly customisable blog would be appropriate enough?

    Failing that, I don't know what else to suggest if you're writing your own nothing out of the box will fit.
    It's not a full on Joomla kind of CMS - just a one that offers something useful to football teams. A few local teams have mentioned it to me (as I already have a website for our team) so I said I'd take a look.

    I know there's various packages out there such as JoomLeague but these are way to complex, especially for a novice user. The other reason I am doing it is to improve my knowledge of PHP and MySQL. I don't think there's any better way to learn than having a real life website to create.

    @DanIT - I'll zip up a couple of the pages and the current CSS and send you a link later on today. Cheers

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    Definitely, I'd agree with that.

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    Have a search for css templates.

    Here's a pretty good website just for reference on what you can do with css. I know it's not exactly what your looking for but I still like the site
    css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design

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    I've looked and looked and managed to find a one with a 3 column layout but I wanted something a little more bespoke (picky I know). I know how to write the CSS and things like that, I just don't have an aesthetically worked design brain if that makes sense.

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    Could you get the pupils to design it on a piece of paper? Turn it into a competition or something. Saves you designing it ;-)

    Or do what I usually do, just start with a basic layout adding the information. Then start thinking of a colour scheme you want to use. ColorSchemer Gallery | Website-ready color schemes for ColorSchemer

    With the colour scheme start designing the menu, keep it simple and don't over 'crowd' the page. Maybe for the logo have some one kicking a football with the text on the left, right or infront of the image.

    It's the worst part starting off, I never know how to design the site LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pashers View Post
    Could you get the pupils to design it on a piece of paper? Turn it into a competition or something. Saves you designing it ;-)

    Or do what I usually do, just start with a basic layout adding the information. Then start thinking of a colour scheme you want to use. ColorSchemer Gallery | Website-ready color schemes for ColorSchemer

    With the colour scheme start designing the menu, keep it simple and don't over 'crowd' the page. Maybe for the logo have some one kicking a football with the text on the left, right or infront of the image.

    It's the worst part starting off, I never know how to design the site LOL.
    Thanks - don't want kids to design it as it's a personal project.

    Like I say, I have a basic CSS at the minute and it's doing a job - but I want something 'sexy' and 'eye-catching'. If nobody wants to take a look then I will look at it myself - but I just thought there were people on here who could knock something up in minutes and I was just testing the water to see if anybody would be interested.

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    Hi hightower id be interested in giving you a hand with this

    Regards

    Damien

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    Quote Originally Posted by damienharrison View Post
    Hi hightower id be interested in giving you a hand with this

    Regards

    Damien
    Thanks Damien,

    Unfortunately I've put the project on hold for the next month or so as I have a tonne of uni work to get out the way.

    Could I contact you when I take it up again - as I say, about a months time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    as I have a tonne of uni work to get out the way
    Brick-laying course? Which Uni is this?

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    Yep Hightower no problems with that, just PM me when your ready to go ahead.

    Damien

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