Pls...I Need Help Bad - From Any1

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I'm practically e-begging right now, I am so fed up and frustrated with this damn thing...I don't know what to do anymore...I've input 100 diff. google combinations to find an answer, made a few different forum threads on diff. forums, contacted Adobe, Dream Templates personally, tried using diff. websites to convert it......nothing!!!

Ok...so I downloaded a website template, and a logo template at (Dreamtemplate.com)

I placed the logo template that I downloaded in place of the logo that was on the website template originally.

In order to do this, I used GIMP just alittle, and mostly used Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 to complete it.

So, this turned my updated, complete website template that I would like to publish and promote online into both a .jpg file, and .psd file.

My WYSIWYG web editor (KompoZer) only opens .html files

I have .html files that I downloaded with my website template, but I need a way to convert my updated logo template from either .jpg/.psd into .html to do so.

Nothing and noone has been able to help...and this has to be possible?? Isn't this what web editing and web design is all about??

Too bad I'm ignorant and extremely confused on everything!

I need this to get published, the way I have it fixed up because my logo includes my site name and slogan beneath it.

If anyone can give me hints or tips, suggestions or advice...anything, I will love you.

Or...I will love you forever if you know what your doing, and find it in your heart to just help me put this together real quick somehow...I could really use that! This is taking me forever, and I kind've need to move on with my progress, like asap, for personal reasons.

Another note with the .psd, I did research into that and I found alot of information about using a Slice Tool to do this, well I can't find this tool anywhere within Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0, I've looked everywhere. So its either seriously hidden, or my version of Adobe does not have that function, which if that is the case...is there no other way to convert .psd into .html??

Ahhh...like I really want to invest in a punching bag right now...this is way too overwhelming. I thought I could research, and ask a few questions and figure it out, but its not working...I'm still just as much at a loss.

Please....anyone, tell me there is atleast ONE warrior out there who knows exactly what I mean, and how to help me.

If I can't get this....then I guess I'm all the way back at the drawing boards.....

Thanks in advance guys,

Breanne
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    You can't convert a graphic into HTML. What you want to do is use code to add the image to the page. If Kompozer is a WYSIWYG editor, it will then display the graphic. Here's the code to add an image to a page:

    HTML Code:
    <img src="image.jpg" width="800" height="150" alt="image description">
    Change "image" to the name of the image. If the image is kept in a different directory from the HTML page then you'd add the name of that directory before the image name and separate the directory from the image with a forward slash, so it would be like this: imagePath/imageName.jpg

    Change the width and height to the actual size of your image. The width and height is always expressed in pixels in HTML format. The alt text is where you describe the image for people using screen readers, text only browsers, or that have images turned off in their browser preferences.

    Please note that the image name and image extension ARE case SensItiVe.
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  • Profile picture of the author grayambition
    I don't have an answer for you, but if you ask in the Website Design forum, you'll probably get some responses. Good luck!

    EDIT: I see Dennis came to the rescue while I was posting this. Hope that takes care of it for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author tbunch
    Originally Posted by Brekat23 View Post

    Ok...so I downloaded a website template, and a logo template at (Dreamtemplate.com)
    Did you try their support page

    Originally Posted by Brekat23 View Post

    I placed the logo template that I downloaded in place of the logo that was on the website template originally.

    In order to do this, I used GIMP just alittle, and mostly used Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 to complete it.

    So, this turned my updated, complete website template that I would like to publish and promote online into both a .jpg file, and .psd file.

    My WYSIWYG web editor (KompoZer) only opens .html files

    I have .html files that I downloaded with my website template, but I need a way to convert my updated logo template from either .jpg/.psd into .html to do so.
    You say you have the original .html file - this should provide the framework for the graphic template. I am not familiar with the type of site you are building but you should be able to put it together like a puzzle. By putting the graphics calls (image insert) in the .html page. You didn't combine multiple individual parts into 1 graphic did you?

    EDIT:Yep! Dennis made it a lot more clearer than I did!
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  • Profile picture of the author sainteve21
    you 'insert' your image using your html editor

    what this means is that you put html code in telling the browser reading the script what and where the image is (its basically a referral - referring the browser reading the script where to get the image from & how to display it)

    so if you build the site on your pc & have the image saved in a folder then if you view the html on your pc then you will see the image

    BUT if you just upload your html script and try to view the online script then you won't see your image cos the browser wont be able to access the local image file on your pc, so you need to upload the image to an images (or whatever you like to name it) folder

    AND you need to edit the html script to tell the browser where online to find the image

    Hope that helps

    Need any more help then you can contact me via 'Contact Us' page on my website http:Saint Eve Marketing (can't PM yet, don't have enough posts)

    Best of luck

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    • Profile picture of the author Brekat23
      Thanks everyone for getting back to me, I was starting to feel completely overwhelmed and lost!

      Still am just a smidgen, because I've been messing around with this and trying some of the techniques you all offered, but I am still having issues.

      First off, ty Dennis for your advice....however, I have to be honest, and I feel really lame even admitting, although its true...is I am extremely new to everything, so I'm all about learning what I can. But in that learning curve process...I need this all dumbed out alot more (haha). So I haven't tried your advice, although if I can't figure this out, I'm sure I'll be back to it, trying to figure it out and do just that.

      Grey ambition, thank you as well - I have made a thread in the website design forum. I got a few replies but then after so long..noone was reading my thread anymore. I wasn't sure what to do besides post in the main warrior forum. :/

      Tbunch, and Dave 147 - thank you as well - I did try this. I'm about to give up on trying to convert anything to .html. If it is even possible, its too technical for me. So I opened my index.html file in Kompozer and then tried to just open my updated logo image in place of the logo image that was there originally. This worked for the most part, I have it on my site...however, the issue I am having now is when I go to publish my site, it looks compeltely WTF??

      saintsteve, thank you as well, I appreciate all of the feedback I got!!! You are all AWESOME warriors...Ninja warriors in my book

      However...my dilemma is still ongoing here (lolz) I can't outsource any of this, I HAVE to try to learn because of my financial issues at the moment, and I'm determined too. Thank you everyone..you are all my teachers haha. I'm going to let everyone know what I am doing exactly haha...because I really don't think I can figure this out on my own just by clicking on buttons. I have attached a photo of what my website template looks like...this is what my template/website SHOULD now look like because that is my logo at the top of the page, after I 'insert image' with KompoZer.

      I have it looking good and ready to go, so then I publish the work that i currently have.

      This is a skincare product, if you couldn't tell (haha)...so then after I publish, when I test my site online...it looks nothing like my template.

      RemoveMyMole

      See?...what is happening? Is this a result of me putting my logo image in, or is this my web editor, does this happen to anyone else, or am I just honestly voodoo jinxed when it comes to IMing, lmao...I question that sometimes.

      Anyway, once again....thanks SOOOO much in advance!

      -Breanne
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  • Profile picture of the author sainteve21
    by the way, if you have downloaded the original logo & adjusted in gimp & photoshop, then the easiest way to replace the original is to name your new logo exactly the same name as the original (including the file extension eg jpg, gif, png etc) (you may have to 'save as' in gimp or photoshop to save in the correct file format

    note: try and make sure you retain the original image dimensions to avoid 'breaking' your template

    once this is done with the exact same name & file type, then just upload your new file to where the original was/is & replace original with new one

    [the harder way (though not that much) is to name logo as you want then rewrite the code that refers]

    If I've missed the point (which I usually do :-) then let me know & I'll try harder to understand what you're trying to achieve
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
    You need to place your images in a directory called images. I can see that there are at least a couple of images not showing up:

    http://www.removemymole.com/images/header.gif

    http://www.removemymole.com/images/bg.gif

    Suzanne
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    • Profile picture of the author Brekat23
      Thank you Suzanne

      Thanks again to everyone

      I put the logo I wanted to use in my html - images folder, then upload just that logo to my website template in KompoZer, since really that is all that I am changing on it besides the text itself.

      Still didn't seem to work for me though.

      I am broke...but I am honestly at the point where I just might apply for a loan or a credit card and spend $500- whatever to get this outsourced. Just to have it done and out of the way, and then pray that I make that much back...eventually...once I begin promotion.

      *Heavy sigh...

      Thanks again though for all of the advice, sorry I couldn't come back with happier results....I'm just too ignorant and inept at all of this.

      I don't know though, who I was trying to fool when myself, a complete newbie at everything, is attempting to teach herself an entire college course within a week or so.

      Lesson learned.

      Carry on fellow warriors, I'll be sure to keep in touch with any future issues....stay amazing!!

      Love always,
      Breanne
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      • Profile picture of the author Griffon
        Hi,

        I am here to try and rescue you from this mess. As I have been in it as well. Get an outsourcer. I have the name of someone who can most likely fix this for you...and for much, much less than $500. Obviously, no guarantees as I am not tech guru.

        I can tell you that Kompozer is very wonky with images at times. And GIMP just plain sucks.

        All I can say is, don't bang your head against the wall getting caught up in the tech squirrel cage....you're a marketer....do that. Spending hours and hours is brutal to the psyche.

        PM if you want this person's name/contact. They go for $25.00 per hour, with a 2hr minimum and are trustworthy. I have used them to solve similar issues.

        Best to you!,

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        • Profile picture of the author Brekat23
          Originally Posted by Griffon View Post

          Hi,

          I am here to try and rescue you from this mess. As I have been in it as well. Get an outsourcer. I have the name of someone who can most likely fix this for you...and for much, much less than $500. Obviously, no guarantees as I am not tech guru.

          I can tell you that Kompozer is very wonky with images at times. And GIMP just plain sucks.

          All I can say is, don't bang your head against the wall getting caught up in the tech squirrel cage....you're a marketer....do that. Spending hours and hours is brutal to the psyche.

          PM if you want this person's name/contact. They go for $25.00 per hour, with a 2hr minimum and are trustworthy. I have used them to solve similar issues.

          Best to you!,

          Neal
          Hey Griffon, I think I messaged your profile about this, I can't private message yet. I would most definetely be interested in this contact of yours. I'm going to try to figure this out on my own again...give it one more go, but if things don't work out, which there is a high possibility they may not (haha), then I will more than likely get ahold of this person. Message or email it to me, I'd be forever grateful.

          Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
    Did you FTP/upload the images into the images folder? That's the problem with those images showing up: they're not in the folder.

    Take a bit of time and you'll figure it out. :-)

    Suzanne
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    • Profile picture of the author Brekat23
      Originally Posted by SuzanneH View Post

      Did you FTP/upload the images into the images folder? That's the problem with those images showing up: they're not in the folder.

      Take a bit of time and you'll figure it out. :-)

      Suzanne

      Thank you Suzanne for the encouragement it was much needed and gladly taken. I don't think I did upload my images...I guess I just assumed that since I purchased/download this template from a legitimate site that the templates/images/everything would just be ready to go.

      Could you or someone explain how I can do this? Isn't the same as RedMatrix is trying to explain?

      Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
    It looks like you have 2 problems.

    1) your images are not in the /IMAGES folder

    2) your stylesheet is trying to load images from the folder "above" your domain.
    ie:
    Code:
    url(../images/bg.gif)
    should be like this
    Code:
    url(images/bg.gif)
    When you see your page on your computer (local copy) everything works? If so, are your images in a folder that's located next to your domain folder? I think it is.

    Your directory/folder structure SHOULD be like the following...

    Code:
    public_html / removemymole.com / index.html
    public_html / removemymole.com / style.css
    public_html / removemymole.com / images /
    public_html / removemymole.com / images / bg.gif (etc)
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    • Profile picture of the author condra
      Brekat23 I personally don't think most web design templates are suitable to non-designers. With traditional table-based websites, one little edit and a whole page can be messed up.

      My advice, install wordpress, choose a nice theme, modify it a little, upload your content. Then you can get busy actually promoting the site.

      Wordpress is NOT simply "a blog platform for noobs". It is a fantastic, easy to use, but powerful CMS solution. Many designers who have been coding for years (including myself) use Wordpress for most or all of their sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author Aj Wilson
        If you really get stuck,

        PM me and I'll do it for you.
        (free)

        All I'd need are the templates, your FTP details,
        and I'll upload the whole thing, get it done and out of the way...

        so you can stop stressn out and move forward...
        Im sure all the people with Moles would be very grateful LOL.

        and no, I dont want your templates.
        Im not in the "mole" niche.

        although, I know a few moles? lol.

        anyways,

        genuine help there if you need it,
        I know from personal experience how frustrating IM can be.

        (as Im sure everyone here is more than aware)
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      • Profile picture of the author Rickling
        Originally Posted by condra View Post

        Brekat23 I personally don't think most web design templates are suitable to non-designers. With traditional table-based websites, one little edit and a whole page can be messed up.

        My advice, install wordpress, choose a nice theme, modify it a little, upload your content. Then you can get busy actually promoting the site.

        Wordpress is NOT simply "a blog platform for noobs". It is a fantastic, easy to use, but powerful CMS solution. Many designers who have been coding for years (including myself) use Wordpress for most or all of their sites.
        I tried installin word press and it basically made itself a nuisance I had my page up then word press but couldn't put both up at the sametime was one or the other grr!!! About pic in html mine showed in the designer eg dreamweaver but not in the url so I guess it was about getting it to the web url so saving it in the public.html directory anywhere and also having making sure its there then PUT in the what's it called remote and local directories both have to have it originally in same plac, just ideas probably way of track ha! ha! I'm still having trouble getting a comment part on my web page and I guess looking professional. Any ideas while where here if you want? rickling
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    • Profile picture of the author Brekat23
      Originally Posted by RedMatrix View Post

      It looks like you have 2 problems.

      1) your images are not in the /IMAGES folder
      Hey Redmatrix thanks for helpin me out with this, def. appreciate it. The only 'images' folder that I am aware of is the actual 'images' folder that is in my xtml folder, along with the 'css' folder, and my website template/website page templates. Also, are you saying that ever single image that is going to be published on my website online has to go into this /IMAGES folder correct? So where can I find this /IMAGES? haha

      Sylesheet is trying to load images from the folder "above" your domain.
      ie:
      Code:
      url(../images/bg.gif)
      should be like this
      Code:
      url(images/bg.gif)
      My 'images' folder, and 'css' folder are both in a folder with all of my templates included. It came this way upon the download, should they be seperate? Also, your right, when I look at the style.css document I see (.../images/bg.gif? instead of (images/bg.gif)....I should change it to that? I also see (.../images/'header.gif) or (.../images/columntop.gif) among others, as well - should I also change these to be without the beginning elipses?

      see your page on your computer (local copy) everything works? If so, are your images in a folder that's located next to your domain folder? I think it is.
      Yeah when I just click it, it opens with my Internet Explorer and it seems to work just as it should. And again, haha...my templates, 'images' folder, and 'css' folder are all in one combined folder...is that bad?

      y/folder structure SHOULD be like the following...

      Code:
      public_html / removemymole.com / index.html
      public_html / removemymole.com / style.css
      public_html / removemymole.com / images /
      public_html / removemymole.com / images / bg.gif (etc)
      I'm alittle confused here...sorry, still a nooob . What exactly are you referring to here...where can I find this? Is this supposed to be in my web editor...or my File manager? hmm..:confused:

      Anyhow thanks again...hope you get this and get the chance to help me out again..that would be awesome.

      Still trying to avoid that expensive outsourcing..

      Have a good day!
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  • Profile picture of the author sainteve21
    Brekat

    If you are seeing the page correctly when viewed locally (on you PC) but not when the page is uploaded (online) then it is a matter of where you are storing your images online

    Look at where the script says your image should be, then change that address of your image location to the online location

    You don't need the full image address, just something like changing from:

    mydocuments/mypictures/images/logo.jp (localPC example)

    to:

    images/logo.jpg (online example)

    assuming you have an images folder in the same directory that your html script is in

    I could do it for you for free if you like, but if you figure this yourself (with some help) then it will be something you won't forget and your knowledge and understanding increased
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    • Profile picture of the author Brekat23
      Originally Posted by sainteve21 View Post

      Brekat

      If you are seeing the page correctly when viewed locally (on you PC) but not when the page is uploaded (online) then it is a matter of where you are storing your images online

      Look at where the script says your image should be, then change that address of your image location to the online location

      You don't need the full image address, just something like changing from:

      mydocuments/mypictures/images/logo.jp (localPC example)

      to:

      images/logo.jpg (online example)

      assuming you have an images folder in the same directory that your html script is in

      I could do it for you for free if you like, but if you figure this yourself (with some help) then it will be something you won't forget and your knowledge and understanding increased

      Hey Saintsteve..big thanks to you also for helpin me out. If I can figure this out with everyones help here on warrior forum without having to outsource for $500.00...I will truly forever be grateful...I'm not just saying that. I'm unemployed so times are tough for me.

      Anyhow, yeah my page loads correctly when I open it with my internet explorer browser..and it works fine. However, if you refer to my posts with Redmatrix..I can only see (...images/bg.gif) on my style.css document. Are you referring to something else maybe? If not...well I don't see anywhere on my style sheet it saying mydocuments/mypictures/images/logo.jp or anything along those lines.

      So I don't know haha, unless you were reffering to something else entirely then please let me know, and please forgive me (haha)...def. still learning all this technical stuff/technical lingo.

      I certainly appreciate the free offer. I would LOVE to learn though as well haha, it makes things alot easier for once I did learn...but if worse comes to worse, I'll get in contact with you and hopefully the offer will still be open. Seriously though, thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author KrisMainieri
    Hi Break23 - It should be in the file manager. It is a lot easier then it looks. Your y/folder structure should look like this:
    public_html / removemymole.com / index.html
    public_html / removemymole.com / style.css
    public_html / removemymole.com / images /
    public_html / removemymole.com / images / bg.gif (etc)

    Hope this helps !!!

    You are almost there !!!

    Kris
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    • Profile picture of the author Brekat23
      Originally Posted by KrisMainieri View Post

      Hi Break23 - It should be in the file manager. It is a lot easier then it looks. Your y/folder structure should look like this:
      public_html / removemymole.com / index.html
      public_html / removemymole.com / style.css
      public_html / removemymole.com / images /
      public_html / removemymole.com / images / bg.gif (etc)

      Hope this helps !!!

      You are almost there !!!

      Kris

      Hey Kris!

      This is in response to this response as well as the latest one. You are awesome! Thanks so much for all the kind words, they were definetly encouraging. I'll have to come back to this post to reread that in times I just want to bash my computer in frustration or something (lolz) ty

      Anyhow though your referring to the file manager that I have with hostgator hosting account correct? Ok, well if so...I am not so pleased to say that even with that, I'm not to savvy on. First off, does it necassarily matter which directory you work with. When I click on file manager I get 'home directory', 'web root (public_html/www), Public FTP Root (public_ftp), and Document Root for: then a dropdown box - options.

      Which one should/could I use above all else..so I don't have to mess with it and confuse myself which is easy to do. Can I just stick to one and make changes with just that?

      I'm afraid I already have my File Manager already confused and disorganized as it is...my problem is probably sitting in File Manager right now isn't it? lolz....just waiting for a trained eye to remove it that my ignorant one can't see. I'm staring it right in the face, aren't I? Grrr. lol

      Anyways, get back to me if you have a free moment - it would mean the world to me right now.

      Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author KrisMainieri
    Hi Brekat23 - don't be discouraged. You are doing a lot more then most people that do NOTHING. The fact that you are taking action tells me that you will be just fine. Success is directly related to the actions that we take. Congratulations on having a plan and working to make it happen. I also commend you for visiting the forum and surrounding yourself with like minded individuals from all over the world. This is a great resource and you are wise to tap into it.

    Best of luck with everything and please keep us posted on your progress !!!

    Kris
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