Help with website creation

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by geareduplyn, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Songster

    Jun 2, 2008
    Salley SC
    I have been researching website creation online. I would appreciate any input I could get on how others have done it. Who do do think is the best web host for the money etc. I have found a couple of sites with tutorials which I will definitely need. I'm an avid do it yourselfer, but this may be beyond me.

  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    I use Yahoo. It is cheap and you can see what your website is going to look like before you post it. I use web builder which Yahoo offers. Very simple to use.
    My site is
  3. I use Everything is very simple. Right now, I have a free website, and the link is Which is fine for me, but you can upgrade for a coupl bucks and get your own link. like

    They make it very simple.
  4. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I also will be most interested in this subject, as I need to biuld a "business" website and I wanted to have a go myself.....any advice totally appreciated. Have also looked at the build your own site which is quite interesting (to me anyway), shows step by step guide.

  5. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008

    I use 'Go Daddy' as I purchase my domain names through them. They have a 'web site tonight' feature which isn't too hard to navigate to get your own manageable site going. Go Daddy is releltively inexpensive and I am most certainly on a budget.

    I have one for my hunting business and just started one for my chickens two days ago. Click on my link under my name to see it. I need to add a few more photos and will do so after the weekend. I'll be away deer hunting tomorrow through Tuesday.

    I can help you some over the phone one evening too if you want. You should have a photo editing software program (photoshop) if you don't already. It is not hard, but does take a little time to do more than anything else.

    EDIT: I should add there are a lot of free web site set ups out there but you have to allow advertising junk all over it and I think that is distracting. I'd rather pay a very nominal fee to have a nice and clean set of pages.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  6. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    I work on a couple of sites for guinea pig clubs. They are both with Tripod. My biggest complaint is the ads that pop up for people visiting. The site itself isn't hard and I am presently building a breeding site myself. I now have a webshots photo page I have used for years with the pigs. I am limited to the amount of information I can post to only with each picture. Not about sale terms or care information like you can with a normal website. I think once I have my new site done I will see about an upgrade to keep away the ads.
  7. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Net firms has a great free "basic" plan then all you have to do is buy your domain.. After your site starts to make some cash you can move up to the 60.00 a year plan and have more space then you will ever need or want. They support Front Page too whitch makes it great. not all hosts do support FP.

  8. tomcio

    tomcio Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    Quote:Your easiest bet, if you just want a site to post text and pictures on, would be to sign up as a 'blogger' on

    The service is free and it will take care of the nitty-gritty of HTML, has a lot of customization that you can just choose, a nice post/upload interface and best of all;- it promotes the content of your site so that other like-minded individuals can easily find it on yahoo or google search, as well as through other means.

    If you need help getting going, PM me. I think I can find some time to help you out on the weekend.



    P.S. A wordpress blog can be as intricate as: or as simple as (either took a bit less than an hour to set up and run!)
  9. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Quote:I am launching an e-store next month and I've decided to go with Volusion. I've tried the free tiral to see if I can do it, and it was a little confusing at first, but I did manage to add products and pictures, and make a coupon, and it looked completely professionl. So that's what I'm gonna use.

    Intuit - - has a nice looking site building program, but the plan I would need is too pricey over there.

    Good luck,

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008

  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I used Macromedia's Dreamweaver program to build my site. I also use sites like for html scripts and java scripts to add some pizazz or handy things like scrolling slideshows, etc.

    I host through a friend of mine.... not sure who the best hosts are these days. A lot of people seem to like Yahoo.

    Edited to add... It was all Greek to me at first... but with so much info found online you can find answers to everything and step by step tutorials [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008

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