Friday, January 5, 2007

Stuck!

As some of you know, I am putting together an online magazine for my business and website. I think I am a bit overly ambitious at times though! I have taken on the task of designing the cover and being the editor. Editing won't be a problem. Its the rest of it! I created one cover in a program I have called Print Shop Pro from a template. It was ok, but I didn't really feel like it was truly what I was looking for. It looked too much like a newsletter. Which is what the template was for. Then I opened up my Macromedia Fireworks program. Now, a friend of mine installed this on my computer, should I ever decide to do web design. At the time, I was kind of like, yeah... thats not gonna happen anytime soon, but thanks! It works well for resizing photos and thats about all I had been able to do. So I pulled it up last night and started messing around with some stock photos to give the cover that slick magazine-y feel. I like how it looks, I need to work on the wording and the color of the text, but I think it looks pretty good. However, I was wide awake at about 3am this morning, which seems to be the usual hour I am kept awake by something I need to figure out! All I could think about was, "How would it work online? I don't know how to create links, or coding or anything like that!" I have mock titles on the cover, but I want the recipient of the e-zine to be able to click on the titles of the articles and be taken to each one. HOW ON EARTH DO YOU DO THAT????
So I am stuck. I have vendors offering to write articles, thats great! I can edit, and write myself. Another good thing! But in order to get it up and running, I NEED HELP! I know this is not the most widely read blog out there, but if you are reading this, and you just so happen to know HOW to do this of which I speak..... or you know someone who can, could you please leave a comment and a way to get a hold of you??? I would greatly appreciate it!

Oh, and for the record, I ordered Adobe Pagemill 2.0 last night. It is supposed to be an easy web page building program, that operates on drag and drop. Supposedly it can hyperlink, create links and put things in HTML for you. But I won't have it until probably next Wednesday, and I am not sure that I will know exactly what to do with it when I get it!
TIA!

3 comments:

Char said...

If you have Fireworks, the best web program to go with it is Dreamweaver. I have another blog www.essentialkeystrokes.com that has web design tips and resources. I have been doing web and print design for 10 years. I may be able to help you get started.

Posh Mama said...

someone else just recommended dreamweaver to me yesterday. I will check out your blog! Thanks!

Jenmomof4 said...

HI, What is your business?