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    Question website building help

    i'm looking to create a website, now bearing in mind i know eff all about this type of thing, can anyone enlighten me to as where i start? what would be the costs etc? i would like to do most of it myself if poss.
    My ambition is to live forever,.. so far so good

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    Need to sort out:

    Domain name (e.g. www.mywebsite.co.uk)
    Hosting (e.g. oneandone.co.uk)
    Site itself - many hosting packages have default templates you can just click and use without much time.

    I'd reckon £3-5 per month is about right to start with.

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    If you're just starting out, I would suggest using either dreamweaver or frontpage to create your website.

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    god thats pretty cheap.
    My ambition is to live forever,.. so far so good

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    Personally I would not waste money on buying a domain name until you have at least learnt the basics. Does your ISP provide you with any free webspace you can practice on?

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    Ignore dreamweaver unless you get the basic stuff sorted first I reckon. DW is intimidating imho!

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    a few years a ago i was in the same boat and this is how i started out.

    i got a domain name first (cost about £6 for two years)

    my ISP provided me with some free webspace so i didn't have to pay for that.

    i then got reading google.
    HTML basics, how to use tags and do hyperlinks etc there are some very good articles out there to help you.

    This may be of some use (not looked at it but it was the first link from a google search)
    http://www.annabella.net/html.html

    i then got a copy of dreamweaver and started in what they reffer to as design view. In this view you drap and drop components onto your webpage so you don't need to write any HTML code.
    i then slowly started to migrate across to the code view. seeing how something in design view effected the source code and vice versa.

    hope this helps

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    I started out learning HTML and playing around with that. I suggest that you pop along to www.w3schools.com and have a look at their tutorials.
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    There is an easier way to do thing you no.
    I sent you PM as I can help you out.

    There's CMS's - Content Management Systems.

    Like Joomla - www.joomla.org
    and other one's.

    I have reseller hosting account so i can set you up for free and you can play around and see where you end up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joemailey View Post
    There is an easier way to do thing you no.
    I sent you PM as I can help you out.

    There's CMS's - Content Management Systems.

    Like Joomla - www.joomla.org
    and other one's.

    I have reseller hosting account so i can set you up for free and you can play around and see where you end up.
    Beware of things like Joomla (Mambo). It's inherently insecure and difficult to really lock down.

    Purchase a domain name from a company that offers you some free webspace to play around with (http://www.nameroute.co.uk).

    I'd suggest you steer away from Frontpage. It's a technology no longer supported by Microsoft and it's a bitch when things go wrong.

    As other people have suggested, spend time with google and learn the basics of HTML. Try keeping it simple and to the point and don't bloat your website with hundreds of images and text that you don't need. Being a 'newbie' i'd stay away from pre-made websites that contain php and the like as it will only complicate your learning and most likely end in frustration

    My two pence

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