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Jura
06-20-2006, 09:01 PM
I know very basic HTML and I've found a layout that I like. I just don't know how to actually get one set up. Hosting, starting, and domain names. Well, okay somewhat with domain names, I've done that once for a forum. Help? Anyone?

No website building forum here.:confused:

Redefined
06-23-2006, 11:08 AM
Well, what are you looking for? A free hosting service?

Jura
06-23-2006, 11:12 AM
Well, hosting I think I've found a place. It's the CSS/HTML programming stuff. Later learning PHP would be nice, too. It's not going to be easy. >_<

Shaun
06-23-2006, 08:34 PM
Take a look at w3schools (http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp). That site there should give you a start into html/css and also php

linkpwns
06-26-2006, 06:06 PM
well, you can start off easy by using a website editor like dreamweaver...or if you want a good,free program with the same benefits(plus a good html editor if you want to do it that way)...try NVU...it is really good if you are just starting off on your first site and just want to get it up as easy and stringlessly as you can.

Zelldane
06-26-2006, 06:32 PM
I use freewebs but idk how well it compares to others

thetzfreak
07-18-2006, 05:51 PM
I agree with linkpwns. Dreamweaver is a GREAT software to use for both experts and beginners. I suggest you try it out!

Thanks.

sb225
07-18-2006, 07:30 PM
w3schools is the best way to learn only for any programs but try other methods also and on other sites too

irs257
07-18-2006, 07:45 PM
i think "Microsoft FrontPage 2003" is good for web designing.
it is very easy to use.
also try this site for some nice stuff http://www.to.ma

Bryce W
07-18-2006, 07:56 PM
i think "Microsoft FrontPage 2003" is good for web designing.
it is very easy to use.

I have to support FrontPage as well. There are alot of people out there who trash FP saying "real professionals use Dreamweaver". It is true that the industry standard is Dreamweaver and alot of kiddies do use Frontpage (probably because it comes with alot of Microsoft Office CDs) but it is powerful if you know how to use it.

These two I made using Frontpage:
http://www.yakkabinhire.com/ <-- XHTML and CSS Compliant
http://www.newagepsychicexpo.com/

Mr. Websites
07-18-2006, 08:46 PM
I am also one of those that highly recommends Microsoft Frontpage, largely due to it's simplicity. If you're just beginning with websites, I would urge you to experiment with this particular software. In terms of hosting, you can get some superb deals on countless forums if you look around. Many of these have online panels, such as cPanel, to upload files but I tend to use CuteFTP. In all honesty, getting your site up and running is the easy part. It is marketing and promoting your ventures that consume the lengthiest times. Good luck, and keep us informed! :)

spiderman
07-18-2006, 11:23 PM
nice information thanks for sharing with us such a nice information keep it up

scienceman
07-19-2006, 02:22 AM
Be frank to say, PHP is not as difficult as you thought.
do more and script more programs would be a good training for you to be an web programmer.:)

Moridin
07-19-2006, 06:17 AM
I would highly advice you not to use a WYSIWYG editor. If you do it raw, you will become a much better web designer overall and not get bad web design habits.

If you don't want to make a website from scratch, try an open source web design template at http://www.oswd.org/ and try to learn how to modify it.

Bryce W
07-21-2006, 06:01 PM
Added to your reputation Moridin, thats good advice. I know from experience because that is how I started out. Good ol notepad and IE. I recommend using something that has 'split screen' so you can see what it looks like in real time as you code (rather than my old notepad, save, refresh IE etc..). WYSIWYG tend to write bad code which will drive you crazy later on when things dont work as they should.

Jura
07-26-2006, 10:24 AM
I see. So with the layouts and such at http://www.oswd.org/, I can modify them to make them like mine? I'd like that. What about the credit part...

Not starting from scratch would give me more time to learn while the site is up and such...

Karl
07-27-2006, 10:26 PM
You also have to remember that the Dreamweaver and Frontpage are expensive programs.

They are worth the money, but just a heads up.

Jura
07-29-2006, 09:23 AM
I've noticed that. =_=

Well, might as well.

ataylor
08-01-2006, 02:54 PM
I would highly advice you not to use a WYSIWYG editor. If you do it raw, you will become a much better web designer overall and not get bad web design habits.

If you don't want to make a website from scratch, try an open source web design template at http://www.oswd.org/ and try to learn how to modify it.

I fully agree. I consider Frontpage and Dreamweaver to be suited to companies who simply don't have the time to sit down and write a website themselves; for the average user, they are horrendous, mainly because they very rarely produce valid markup. It can be really difficult to get a Frontpage/Dreamweaver website working in all the mainstream browsers simply because they don't seem to stick to any sort of guidelines regarding markup, although this is being improved. Also cost is a big issue, especially regarding Dreamweaver...

Start from scratch, learn to write HTML/CSS yourself. Notepad is fine from my experience and there are *plenty* of tutorials out there :)