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    Hi,

    First off, I just want to say how much I'm loving this forum and am glad I finally have a strong resource to help me in my web endeavors. I just graduated from undergrad (art school) with a degree in design, but have been moving into web almost full time. I've designed many of css/html and flash sites in the past, but have taken on the freelance projects typically on my own. However, I have a client that wants to me to develop a template that they can work from. I realize this sounds like a newby-out-of-school question, but how do I do this? Here is the quote -

    "So for your part we'd need all the front end html/css for 3 templates: home, sub, and sub variation. Please provide an estimate for that in cost and calendar days after June 20th. "

    I mean, of course I know how to build the site lol, but will the client understand what the "float" or "inherent" property is? Will they know that I applied a 20px margin to the header for example? Again, looking back, EVERY site that I've built I either designed myself and coded, or coded someone else's design. But, I've never made a "template" before. I assume once I finish this project I should have a series of instructions as to how the site was made and how to update it? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm sure this is a complete "business-newby" question.

    ~ Regards
    Steve Case

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    Just from your post, it sounded like your client is going to be handing the front end over to someone that can do the back end...

    but in either case, I wouldn't worry too much about them understanding how you did the layout, as long as the nav + content area + possible secondary nav are flexible, and won't break too easily. It sounds like if you were going to leave some notes on the design, that it would be a good idea (maybe leave comments in the CSS), but it probably isn't even necessary.

    Steve, out of curiosity, do you have a portfolio?

    Just my 2 cents.
    -Matt

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    Matt I do have a portfolio, however since I want to work on web, I don't have all of my print stuff up on the site. Also, I've been so busy with my thesis, graduation, and freelance that I have yet to actually finish the design of it. Therefore it is just a list of links to web work that I've done over the past year. I'll PM it to you since I don't want to show it off yet . Also, thanks for the reply! it was helpful.

    ~ Regards
    Steve

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