[Express] PLEASE HELP! HYPERLINKS!

hi, i built my sit in photoshop and merged it into a jpeg…looks fine, but when i draw a graphic box around the icons and hyperlink them (home, contact) then preview in my browser…i have to click way below or above where i drew the box. iplease help…here is the link to my home page…thankyou so much if you can help. I want to cry! so frustrated!
http://awallacecreative.com/


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I want to cry! so frustrated!

… open spoken me too.

It’s pretty brillant to prepare stuff in Photoshop, but I do not think that it is a good idea, to merge everything to a big pixel-bunch throwing it into the background.

What you first need to do is to (at least to my understandings) to break down your massive bg-image into logic sections that could be:

Simple Background color: grey
Header-Area: Logo (left, center) and nav icons
The body-area starting with the gradient area
The CD, Movie… icons

I am not sure how Express is working and if everything is working as expected but:

Once sliced them as having a handful single images, start by

  1. Applying the defined grey color to the background.

  2. Draw a graphic-item and cmd-E your Logo, cmd-D to duplicate it for the second instance of it

  3. Draw a smaller graphic-item, apply the home icon to it (cmd-E). cmd-D and create 4 instances of it offset about (guess) 25px. Apply to each of your instance the new icon (personal, email, questions, shopping).

  4. single click each and apply then the Hyperlink(s) to each new page

If Express let you work this way:

  1. Draw a HTML item. Apply the small stripe of gradient (I hope it is one to it using inspector pen-tool and set to horizontal center, vertical tile.

  2. Draw in total 3 graphic items and place them over the body gradient. Apply to each your symbols (CD,…) and treat them the same way than the icons.

  3. The Footer area: Im pretty sure, that the slight lighter grey in this area is unwanted. Draw a HTML item and insert as text copyright. Draw 3 graphic items for the socialites and draw another HTML-item for the right footer navigation.

All in all this shouldn’t take you that much long (the preparation of your slices assumed). I hope you prepared your PSD stuff mostly layered-based, so the slicing shouldn’t be that big affair as well.

This is (the not-knowing Express behavior included) the minimum way to handle webdesign - at least to my (basic) understandings.

If you think to use Freeway as your Web-Tool for building client-projects it is worth to think about a Pro-Version.

I hope to dried off the tears.

Cheers

Thomas


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Thomas, thank you so much! so far so good! i didn’t even want to look at this again!


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