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I'm interested in getting pricing to have my entire site converted to CSS. I just don't have time to do it myself. Please post recommendations here or send me a private message. Thanks

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It might be a good idea to

It might be a good idea to paste a link to your site.

For abates and for any interested in contacting him/her, any arrangements made are private and between the two parties concerned. CSS Creator is a forum for discussing CSS and has no involvement in private agreements between its members.

Fyi, there are other sites on the internet that specialise in bringing Web Developers together with people that want websites. Those sites provide facilities to help protect the interests of both parties.

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Thanks, I didn't think it

Thanks, I didn't think it would have been looked at as being appropriate to include my site without an invitation to do so:

www.soviet-awards.com

Thanks, BTW, for those contacting me via email, please be sure to include URLs for sites you have completed.

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Are you after a redesign of

Are you after a redesign of the site, or just conversion of the HTML, keeping the design of the site exactly the same?

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Thanks for the reply..I

Thanks for the reply..I ideally would like to keep as much of the design the same. Small changes would be acceptable, but the 3 column format with header and footer (logo in header, copyright and miscellaneous in footer, navigation bar at left, content in center, advertising in right most column) should remain intact. I'd be open to any suggestion that would make it more attractive or efficient. Obviously I could lose the grey horizontal stripes on the right side which function simply as filler for larger monitors.

SEO would be of utmost importance. For this niche market, the site does very good now, but I want it to remain on top or better. Some of my pages seem to be ignored and I'm unsure why. To summarize, in order of importance; SEO optimization followed by reduction of code bloat, then strict validation. I am going to be working in some EBay affiliate code into the content pages also, don't know what effect that will have.

Thanks,

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abates wrote:To summarize,

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To summarize, in order of importance; SEO optimization followed by reduction of code bloat, then strict validation.

Conversion to a CSS-based layout would fulfil all those goals at once Wink

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Right, but isn't there a

Right, but isn't there a certain way to place the content within the containers that makes it more attractive to search engines? In regards to code bloat, I guess anyone can put together CSS, but I want everything nested, nothing redundant. And as far as validation, can't poorly crafted CSS fail validation?

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abates wrote:Right, but

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Right, but isn't there a certain way to place the content within the containers that makes it more attractive to search engines?

If you really want to get into it, yes, you're thinking of source-ordered layouts. However semantic markup (things like using heading tags for titles, paragraphs, etc) are much better for search engines.

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In regards to code bloat, I guess anyone can put together CSS, but I want everything nested, nothing redundant.

Your table-based layout is immensely redundant. For example this:







Titles of Distinction













Hero of the Soviet Union

Hero of Socialist Labor

Pilot-Cosmonaut of USSR

Dist. Military Pilot USSR

Dist. Military Navigator USSR

Dist. Test Pilot USSR

Dist. Test Navigator USSR

Distinguished Pilot USSR

Dist. Navigator USSR


(for one of the left menus) would be re-coded as this:

Titles of Distinction
Hero of the Soviet Union
Hero of Socialist Labor
Pilot-Cosmonaut of USSR
Dist. Military Pilot USSR
Dist. Military Navigator USSR
Dist. Test Pilot USSR
Dist. Test Navigator USSR
Distinguished Pilot USSR
Dist. Navigator USSR

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And as far as validation, can't poorly crafted CSS fail validation?

Well yes, but not if it's done by someone who knows what they're doing. Mind you, the same could be said for a table-based layout.

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See? you're almost done

See? you're almost done Smile Seriously, when I originally did the html years and years and years ago, I was concerned mostly with having it look the same in one browser, at one screen size. Just want to bring the site up to todays standards and reap the benefits of well thought out, optimized code.

My only regret is not having the free personal time to learn how to do it myself.

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Well I don't want to take

Well I don't want to take work away from someone who does this as a job, and I don't have the time to dedicate to it, so hopefully you'll be able to find a working web-developer who could convert it to you.

Of course, if you had the time and patience, we could help you through it yourself, saving you lots of money Wink

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Topic split

Split off to here.