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Doomkid

Help a website / HTML newb!

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I've been really trying to improve my home page lately, but there are some things I simply can't find an answer to, mainly because I don't know what to look for!

How do I give files a description in a directory listing? Just so people know how many maps and what port each WAD is designed for. http://www.geocities.ws/doomkid/dm_wads/

How do I add custom font to my webpage that will be viewable regardless of wheter the person has it installed on their PC? I assume I'll have to upload the font file to the server, but what exactly do I upload? How do I use it once uploaded?

Is it possible to add a favicon (tab image) to a directory listing? On the home page, there's a little marine head, but on the directories it's a generic image. Any way around this?

I've managed to figure out everything else I need to know, but these things seem elusive for some reason. I've been using SeaMonkey to develop the site, I know it looks very 90's, but that's intentional.

Thanks for any help you guys might be able to give!

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Doomkid said:

How do I give files a description in a directory listing? Just so people know how many maps and what port each WAD is designed for. http://www.geocities.ws/doomkid/dm_wads/

Is it possible to add a favicon (tab image) to a directory listing? On the home page, there's a little marine head, but on the directories it's a generic image. Any way around this?


That depends on the HTTPd, some automatically display README.txt and HEADER.txt if they are available. However, you would probably just be better off creating a manual index and update it when you add files unless you have the ability to use PHP and such.

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Hey Doomkid, I'm actually learning web development as a new hobby right now.

You can include new fonts using this method here: http://www.w3schools.com/css/css3_fonts.asp

Also you can use Google fonts, explained here: https://developers.google.com/fonts/docs/getting_started?hl=en

I found an answer about page-specific favicons here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14763010/new-update-favicon-per-page

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Captain Toenail said:

Hey Doomkid, I'm actually learning web development as a new hobby right now.


hey me too :D

I usually use Google fonts but font library also seems like a good one, and it gives you the HTML <link> and CSS styling code for every font the same way that Google fonts does.

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Id like too see just how much better you guys are at this hobby than I am when/if you're ready to show the pages y'all have been working on! Inspiration is a very helpful thing for me personally.

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you're too kind, Doomkid. I personally don't have a lot of sites built (yet!!!), but I have a handful of little front-end projects that you could find on my CodePen profile, and there's also my own site, but not a lot else, unfortunately. are you intending to make any big changes to your site or just little things?

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Your stuff looks far more modern than mine, and I mean that in a good way. I like the oldschool vibe of my site since it suits Doom, but I fear I couldn't do anything that felt modern and sleek, simply because I don't exactly know my way around, at least not fully.

For now I'm content with the page, but I think I'll inevitably continue to improve it as I learn more. It's been great for learning!

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You might want to check out the numerous CSS frameworks. Of course, that won't help you learn as much, but with them you actually get stuff done.

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Captain Toenail said:

Here's my first and only HTML project so far - it's a site to advertise my MarioMaker courses. The layout and design is a bit rough (still trying to get my head round that).

https://meerkatmaker.github.io/index.html


hey that's pretty cool man! design-wise I think it might help if the header/nav/footer were all 100% screen width, or the footer at the least. pretty neat though

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I have two questions.

1: geocities page wtf? Is it Japanese or something?
2: Is Doomkid's Avatar Serj?

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Tango said:

design-wise I think it might help if the header/nav/footer were all 100% screen width, or the footer at the least. pretty neat though


Thanks, but yeah the layout is a mess. I've been messing about with Bootstrap and W3C.css and the results are very promising ;)

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Chezza said:

1: geocities page wtf? Is it Japanese or something?

Actually, I'm not sure! I just googled and got this: ".ws is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Samoa." It appears geocities.ws is Samoan. They sure do provide great free web hosting!

2: Is Doomkid's Avatar Serj?

It's Frank Zappa, my favorite musician - But damn, him and Serj sure do have similar hair. I've been a SOAD fan for years as well and I easily see the resemblance.

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