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Question I have... Looking for a iPage web hosting service provider in India? Hoping for any answer. My 2nd question... Hi there,.

I am building a website, and i'm now at the stage of makling the iPage site layout up..

I have to have a couple of things on my site, these are:.

* A logo (on top).

* A iPage site faq (wich you can enter from every point on the site).

* A java menu ( wich is as wide as the site's width is, and contains drop down menu's to enter certain pages from certain sections).

* a submenu on every section you go to via the java drop down menu).

* A content frame ( wich contains text).

* Overall buttons (like back, forward, next...).

Does anyone has a clue how I get all of this in a nice looking, "understandable for dumb people" layout???.

Cause the iPage site has also has to be seen good at at a resolution of 800 x x600....

Can you like give any sites were something like this is done, or just give your own point of view about this..

Any help is verry much apreciated,.

Greetings from Marijn Wijbenga, Junior Webdesigner...

Comments (4)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

I also maintain and develop our company intranet. I didn't have much say in the design of it but it is basically divided up into 7 'zones' for the different types if information. i.e. The People Zone has the company telephone directory, staff photos and details, social club info, etc; the Knowledge Zone has the library database, technical documents, travel info, etc. (this format doesn't always work as somethings could belong in more than one zone.).

The main page is an image map of the seven zones so you can access them that way and then every other page on the iPage site has a standard drop down menu across the top where you can access the other zones and the main areas within those zones..

I am not saying this is the best way to design you iPage site because it probably isn't, but I thought you might be interested to hear it anyway...

Comment #2

Hey thanx girl,.

It sounds like a great idea, but the thing is that I can decide the layout, but the people who told me to do this, already set up a way of content, so I cannot play with that...

I think I'm going to do it like this:.

3 frames.

1st frame.

Logo on top, faq link next to it.

2nd frame.

Javamenu with all the sections in it under there..

Then a iPage site steering menu ( e.g. back forward...

3th frame.

Place were all the pages are loaded, with on the left a page menu ( were you can head to different pages of the section).

If I put this al in a cool design, with some mouseover buttons, and make sure the sites has it's contrast, and make a cool overal layout ( on the bg).

Is this good?..

Comment #3

I normally try to avoid using frames unless they are absolutely necessary, but if you think that that's the best way to do it then go for it!.

It's hard to advise you when I don't know exactly what you're working with but certainly give it a go, if it doesn't work, try something else!.

It's a shame it's an intranet, otherwise we could review it properly in the iPage website Review forum when you've started it but nevermind!..

Comment #4

Well, the intranet is for my woprk, it has to be build, I'm also working on other sites..

I have 4 sites wich need to be build/finnished...

SO you will be seeing my work..

And why dont you use frames? Whats not good about it then?.

Doesnt it like take more loading time, if you start different pages all the time?..

Comment #5

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.