I’ve been expanding my knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets and I recently began a project applying CSS to my web site.
Currently, I’m working on the Genealogy site which is getting a complete makeover. I’m going from a table-based layout to a three-column layout with a masthead and a footer. So far, it’s looking good. In the pages I’ve redone, I have completely eliminated tables
I think the pages look nicer and will be easier to navigate. I’ve decided to use the sidebar to pass along tidbits of genealogical information such as notes about particular ancestors, historical trivia, or an anecdote. Ruth has been asking me to include that sort of information for quite a while and this appears to be a great way to do it.
Changing the page loyouts has been relatively easy. The challenge is coming up with the Ancestor Triva content. I haven’t gotten to the photo pages yet so I’m not sure how they’re going to work with the new layout. I may need to incorporate a different layout for those pages.
I expect to have the new pages up in about a week. I’m going over the code very carefully, trying to spot errors and typos and I’m testing them on three different browsers.I’m also running them against the W3C validation to make them as standards compliant as I can.
Once I’ve accomplished the makeover, I’ll update the trees and put it all up on the site. I’ve added pictures to my genealogy softwre so it will be itneresting to see if it will place the pictures in the web-based tree it creates.