Now, I have many web pages. And they were done in the most basic sort of way, pretty much hand-coding all the HTML, aside from this journal, which Jed has since revamped to make my life easier. I could just redesign them in that same way, but it'd mean changing every page by hand -- and then, if I wanted to redesign it again, doing all that work again. And again. And so on.
Instead, I'm trying a combination of Dreamweaver (a gift from Jed), and learning CSS. To that end, I spent some time yesterday downloading all my pages to my computer, so I could work on them locally without (hopefully) messing up the live pages. And then I tried to make up a CSS style sheet (which I think I managed to do) and fooled around with it on my home page. My home page now has three columns, one of them fluid, whatever that means. Columns which I'm not sure I need. But anyway. I had various frustrations in that process, but good progress was made. I imagine I'll have more questions about CSS soon, for the tech folks among you. But before any of that, I have a CSS/Dreamweaver question I'll throw out there:
I have, say, several hundred HTML pages. Is there any way to attach the same CSS style sheet to all of them, other than going in and doing it one by one? As far as I know, the method right now, with Dreamweaver, is to open each page, 'attach CSS style sheet', and then save it, close it, and go onto the next page. I can do that if needs must, but was wondering if there's a faster way.
And if I can't do it in Dreamweaver, maybe there's something involving ssh-ing in to the UNIX shell the originals sit in and using grep to somehow make a global change on all the HTML pages? That option worries me, in case I make it all go horribly horribly wrong. But if it's the most efficient path, I imagine I can back-up first, or something. :-)
I throw myself on your collective programming mercies.
P.S.: 9:50 a.m. -- I figured out what fluid means. :-) Useful page. Maybe I want two columns, one fixed, one fluid. Hmm...