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Free Software for creating 'Infoboxes'


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#1 ProfoundUsername

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:12 PM

Hello, there!

 

Starting up a website, and am beginning to make my own images. Something inparticular I'm having difficulty with is making something I call an, 'Infobox' though this may not be the correct term.

 

Here is an example of one labelled, 'Disyllables':

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_%28prosody%29

 

I have also seen some in an almost spreadsheet style of format, though I am unable to conjure an example....

 

Hoping there is a free software program, or online tool I have overlooked

 

 

Thank you, kindly in advance!



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 11:25 PM

Could you show more examples. I think I know what you mean.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 04:51 AM

Any design software worth its salt can create an infobox.  The tricky part is learning how to use the software and having the results look the same (or close enough) in all three major browsers.  

 

In the end, I found it easier to just write my own code.

 

For the type of infobox on the wikipedia page, I would use a combination of HTML and CSS.  The HTML would give the box "structure" and the CSS is style.  

 

As for learning CSS, I found O'Reilly's "CSS the missing manual" to be an invaluable primer and w3 schools (google it) to be an excellent resource for specific methods and tags.






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