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This is the README file for the Elated PageKit: "CUBAD"

 

Created in Photoshop 6.0

Fonts used: Chyelovek from Kiwi Media at http://www.kiwi-media.com/kiwi/fonts.html

Please see the Copyright and Usage Agreement sections at the end of this file for copyright information and terms of use.

 

Introduction

 

The idea behind the Elated PageKits is that you can either use the ideas here as is, and develop them from our startpoints, or you can take the bits that you need (like the basic frameset) and customise them for your own use. We hope you'll also find the PageKits educational. Obviously, to make the best use of them you'll need to know some basic HTML.

About This PageKit

 

This 'Kit owes a severe debt of gratitude to poster designers in Cuba in the 60s. It's based on the sort of "revolutionary art" that was being produced in Cuba around then. You can see more of this kind of stuff at http://www.poster.s.cz/listy/cuban1.htm Love this stuff! Can't get enough! We have bookmark files full of this kind of thing!

The joy of this style is the sheer raggedness you can get out of it. It's not meant to be particularly smooth. It's meant to be rough round the edges and fast to produce.

You could use this for all manner of things where you want a sort of "hot country rustic" sort of feel.

In terms of construction, the only really interesting bit is how all the ragged tables are created. You have to draw the ragged boxes in photoshop (we used the pen tool) the export just the edges to get an area for HTML text in the middle. Take a peek at the construction and the PSD file to see what we're getting at.

The 'Kit was made on an Apple G3 machine running photoshop 6 and BBedit.

Hints & Tips

 

The font size and face is controlled by a stylesheet linked to from the pages (default.css). It also controls the neat rollover effects seen in IE (but not Netscape, which doesn't support it) If you want to change all this open up default.css and edit this code:

 

<style>

body { font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; color: #B18A45 }

td { font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #B18A45 }

.text {color: #B18A45; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: none}

.textlight {color: #FEE7A1; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: none}

.header {font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; color: #B18A45 }

.header2 {font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-weight: bold; color: #B18A45 }

a:link {color: #FEE7A1; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: none}

a:visited {color: #FEE7A1; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: none}

a:active {color: #ffffff; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: none}

a:hover {text-decoration: none; font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px;color: #ffffff}

</style>

...to be whatever you want for colours, links etc, being careful to preserve the

syntax.

 

Support...

 

...is at our Forums on the Elated site at http://www.elated.com/forums/
Forums powered by Teemz - http://www.teemz.com/

 

Copyright

 

The contents of this PageKit, including all HTML and images, is copyright Elated Communications Ltd 1997-2001.

 

Usage Agreement

 

By downloading any of the material from our site, http://www.elated.com/, you agree to abide by the conditions of the Usage Agreement, available online at:

http://www.elated.com/usage/

Specifically:

"The Pagekits are free to use on any type of site, provided you do not redistribute them in any form on the Web or on a CD-ROM (whether for free or for profit). They are free for "end-users" only. What this means in English is that if you're a business wanting to use a Pagekit for your own bar/bookshop/restaurant etc, then that's fine, even if you're taking money over the site. What's not fine is if you're a web designer using a Pagekit to produce a website for a client, whether you're getting paid for it or not. You may also not take Kits (or any of the free stuff) and put them up on your site for download or examples. The above legalese element is legally binding and failing to comply means you are infringing international copyright law."

And Finally...

 

There are many more Kits of varying kinds as well as some Web Design tips at our website:

http://www.elated.com/

We don't really offer tech support for the PageKits as we are constantly busy with updating the site, but we do want them to be a good as possible for you all, so if you run into problems or have any other questions relating to the PageKits, you can use our PageKits Help Forum at:

http://www.elated.com/forums/

Search for your PageKits question there, or post a new question and we'll do our best to help you. It's free to register and post questions!

Have fun and see you on the site.

Best wishes,

 

The Elated Team.

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