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GIMP Web Design - Now What?

Mar 28, 2011, 08:36
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GIMP Web Design - Now What?
Hello all!

I love GIMP. It helps me make beautiful web pages and templates and layouts and everything else that keeps me up in the wee hours.
Except, now what? How do I get my website coded/CSS'd/HTML'd/published??

I'm trying to keep this relevant to GIMP, so if there are any web developers who love GIMP as much as I do, how do you take the next step? Also, what should I bear in mind during the design to make the coding/publishing process easier?

There are a lot of tutorials out there for the actual design/layout, but they all seem to drop off and say "Good luck with the CSS and HTML!" ....Since I am a beginner, and am unfamiliar with CSS/HTML, can anyone please recommend reliable tutorials on getting web pages from GIMP onto the web?

I am running linux Xubuntu 9.10 with GIMP 2.6

Thank you!
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Mar 30, 2011, 14:24
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RE: GIMP Web Design - Now What?
Once you've done your designs in GIMP and exported them to, say, PNG, it's largely not related to GIMP anymore. The nice-looking images you crafted will be put in either the <img> HTML tags or background-image CSS properties, and they, along with other document elements, form entire web pages. There may be some GIMP extensions for making image maps I guess, but that's something you'll do when you're more familiar with the web things.

Well one thing: HTML and CSS are in fact very easy to learn. When you are told "Good luck!" don't be intimidated because there's nothing really scary awaiting youBig Grin Also a beginner myself, I got started with an O'Reilly book but if you just want some online tutorials then w3schools.com is a decent place to go. Maybe you should avoid JavaScript for the moment but believe me, you'll feel comfortable with HTML and CSS in no more than five hoursWink
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Mar 31, 2011, 00:45
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RE: GIMP Web Design - Now What?
Thanks rechtar! I began learning HTML/CSS almost immediately after posting the thread, and I have to say, you're right. HTML (the basic elements) are so simple and CSS is easily learned as well. w3schools.com is a great resource too (I found that yesterday).
I'm using a Linux program called Bluefish, which is great for learning the code. There's another program called Quanta Plus, which is more of a WYSIWYG editor, but the interface is less simple. Bluefish is the way to go for beginners.

Thanks again!
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