Frequently Asked Questions

I'd like to remove the 'design by dcarter' link. Can I do this?

If you would like to remove the 'design by dcarter' link from the footer of a template / website then you have my permission to do this by making a small one-time DONATION. If you wish to donate an amount of your choice please use the donate button to the right.

What are your website designs written in?

All of my website designs are written entirely in XHTML 1.1 and CSS. No tables are used for the layout or styling in any of the website designs. This combination of XHTML and CSS ensures that the websites are forward compatible, quick loading and easily customisable. Relative font sizes have been used to help aid accessibility and all of the designs can be validated (as XHTML 1.1 and CSS).

If I download a template do I need to know how to write HTML?

If you download a website template then you will need to know a small amount of html, so that you can edit the template html file(s) and insert your own web content.

Can I modify / customize the template?

Yes. You can modify and customize the template as much as you want, providing you retain the 'design by dcarter' link in the footer of the template.

The template has a contact form. How can I get this to work?

A contact form requires some method of emailing the contents of the form to an email address. The most common way to do this is to use some kind of server script (PHP for example). However, it depends what scripting languages you have installed on your web server (to find out what your hosting company has installed on their servers you will need to ask them. If you would like me to send you a PHP contact form integrated into your chosen template (in exchange for a small donation), simply contact me for more details.

There are small square dots after each menu item. How can I fix this?

If you downloaded orange_sunset, blue_spring or turn_it_up a while ago, you may notice that in some browsers, there are small square dots to the right of each menu item. If this is the case, you can either download the template again (the template was fixed on 17/03/2010) or you can simply amend the stylesheet and add list-style-type: none; in to the #menu li section.