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scagdude
01-22-2009, 07:35 PM
I have no idea where to post this but i need somehelp. I have my website pages all written out and how i want them to look and have also purchased my domain name on godaddy. i really dont want to spend $1000 to hire a website designer and i have already written everything out. i just have no clue how to get a website up. its just on paper and i need to know if anyone knows how or where to put it on a website. thanks in advance

C4chris70
01-22-2009, 08:10 PM
godaddy should have some simple templates you can use to get started. They are pretty simple to use, although they probably won't look as polished as a professionally designed site. Should be a nice starter though.

jeffex
01-22-2009, 08:43 PM
someone turned me on to www.synthasite.com fairley decent and easy templates

scagdude
01-22-2009, 09:59 PM
ok i will look into both of those. thanks to both of you.

Kiril
01-22-2009, 10:52 PM
Websites In A Box:

http://www.opensourcecms.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=388&Itemid=143

Free HTML Templates:

http://www.oswd.org/

ritchiem
01-23-2009, 03:59 PM
OpenSource FTW :cool2:

And if you are good at following direction and have the time to learn wordpress is a nice platform.

http://www.wordpress.org

scagdude
01-23-2009, 05:48 PM
Thanks for the replies. I just made my website on synthasite.com. i think it turned out pretty well. i will be takingphotos tomorrow to upload onto my site.

Kiril
01-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Back not long ago I was part of this forum though, it was designers forum, and holy smokes you want to talk about people gettting picky about web design, and graphics, it was a bad deal I soon found out.

Yes, they can get very picky, but all for good in the end. The way I see it, give the necessary information to do the job right.

One of the first things I look at with any website is validation. This tells me several things.

1) Is the person using an application to design (99% of the time this is true)
2) Does the person know what they are doing.
3) Does the person care about the finished product.

If the code is a mess, which is usually is, will the site still "work"?
Perhaps, perhaps not. Depends on what you consider "work".

Am I brutally honest at times ... absolutely.
I call it like I see it, and people should not take offense to it.

There is alot more to web design than throwing some graphics and text on a page using a site builder.
People need to understand this when they want to build their own site.

ritchiem
01-25-2009, 12:55 PM
One of the first things I look at with any website is validation. This tells me several things.

1) Is the person using an application to design (99% of the time this is true)
2) Does the person know what they are doing.
3) Does the person care about the finished product.

that is the very first thing I look at as well. It shows a lot about someone calling themselves a 'web designer'