Page Cloning

hello everyone.

a friend of mine suggested i join this forum as many people here are quite knowledgeable. i’m a freelance photographer and i am redesigning my webpage. i found a page that is perfect for what i am trying to put across but it seems to be totally inactive.

i checked through what source i could read and i emailed the one listed, it bounces back. i do NOT want to copy the site, but i do want to clone the form so i can then make some serious changes. i simply don’t know how to start from scratch.

question 1. is thing wrong?
question 2. is there anyway to do it?

thanks in advance for the help.

Copying code is a tricky subject. If someone likes how a default table looks and they copy it, is it stealing?

A form is a bit more of an intangible thing to copy. You can copy over form elements and take a look at their styles and such, but if they begin to use imagery or functionality, those things are particularly part of the intellectual rights of the object.

A form can be affected by the markup, javascript and CSS, so you’d have to take a look at all these to mimic the design. Functionality of the form element may require server-side code which you don’t have access to and is just as intellectually owned as the other elements.

Maybe you can show the form and find out what types of features you like about it?

thank you for the reply!

the code had tons of javascript and .css and so forth. i honestly don’t want any of their imagery or their color schemes or anything. just the base shell of the page…its beautiful.

i suspect its either a super altered wordpress theme, or just a webpage designed to look like a wordpress theme, but i can’t find the original theme to begin work on and the page hasn’t been updated since July 2010, so i cannot find the owner.

If you let us have a look at the page, maybe some of our detectives here can help you to find the original theme.

Well at first glance, it looks to be custom-made, using mootools for some of that extra pizazz.

The main site, as Paul says, looks custom, but the blog is a modification of the free Wordpress theme Pixel

That’s a nice WP theme.

Here is a simple way to do something similar. It provides a scrollbar to move the images, but no buttons. I have attached some sample “images” to this posting so that you can have a play with it. Hope it helps.

<!doctype HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN”>


<meta http-equiv=“Content-Type” content=“text/html; charset=windows-1252”>
<title>Scroll Images</title>
<style type=“text/css”>
body { text-align:center; }
#wrapper { position:relative; top:0px; left:0px; width:920px; height:500px; margin:3px auto; border:1px solid #666; }
#picFrm { position:absolute; top:50px; left:80px; width:750px; height:400px; border:1px solid #444; overflow:auto; clip:auto; background-color:#000; }
#holder { position:absolute; top:20px; left:10px; width:1570px; height:350px; text-align:left; background-color:#000; }
#holder img { border:10px solid #FFF; margin:20px; }


<div id=“wrapper”>
<div id=“picFrm”>
<div id=“holder”>
<img border=“0” src=“N1.jpg” width=“250” height=“300”><img border=“0” src=“N2.jpg” width=“250” height=“300”><img border=“0” src=“N3.jpg” width=“250” height=“300”><img border=“0” src=“N4.jpg” width=“250” height=“300”><img border=“0” src=“N5.jpg” width=“250” height=“300”></div>
<!-- end holder –>
<!-- end picFrm –>
<!-- end wrapper –>