The site has been designed with MS
FrontPage 2003 using html and also php code. FrontPage may need
configuring to view php pages (Tools > Options > Configure
Pages made with
php coding cannot be viewed properly on a PC until they have
been published to the Server (unless the PC is set up to act
like a Server). However, changes can very easily be applied
across the whole site by simply changing a single line of code
rather than alter whole pages.
The nuts & bolts (they
may be useful one day?)
The templates created use a
single pixel gif (called bg2.gif) as the background colour so
just replacing this gif with another will change the colour of
the whole site.
The centrally placed 'page'
sits in a 900 pixel-wide, bordered, padded, table cell.
The banner image(s) are 850 x
200 pixels in size and have a 7 pixel white border so become 864
pixels wide which is important to remember when sizing the
The light grey band below is a
module called topbar.php and contains links and the date.
The dark grey band next is a
module called homepagebar.php (on the home page only), and
contains the cricket teams navigation (navbarhorizontal.php)
which is also used site wide.
Going down the home
(index.php) page there are several modules (patsmodule.php, officialsmodule.php, eventsmodule.php
and photosmodule.php). These are all 864 pixels wide and
contain the narrow area to the left (170 pixels wide) and the
main area to the right (680 pixels wide, but with a 5 pixel gap
between the two sections).
Therefore it is crucial that
any editorial content does not exceed 675 pixels in width. I
have generally used 650 pixels table width for the match reports
etc to allow a safety margin.
Within the narrow coloured area
to the left I have placed navigation menus (either site wide or
page specific) and small newsflash modules, 140 pixels wide
with padding and a border.
Finally, at the bottom there is
a copyright section (copyrightbar.php).
If you have
problems just drop me an e-mail