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Old 02-10-2013, 12:15 PM
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I think my first web page was one out of the box and I plastered it with banners. Then I bought Front Page. Somewhere around 2003, I started simple hand coded sites with CSS and HTML.... Then I forgot about it. Around 2005.

The last two years I started playing with various CMS programs.

I still have to tinker a bit but hope that once I am done, I am done for a while and all I have to do is add content about once per month. My existing site has been up for about 2 weeks. Per google webmaster tools, I have 19 of 23 pages indexed. Up 8 pages from 3 days ago.

I am now also seeing some 5 month old reviews on my google local page that were hidden previously. A lady called Friday and asked for an estimate and said she found the new site! So in about two weeks I have made some progress. It is worth the time and effort to do these correctly.

Study the code of any web form page you buy and or visit. Set up a sand box and play with the site and Learn how they work. So while I say my new site is working in just two weeks, it took me well over 300 hours or more of hard work and study over two years to get the site functional the way I want it. Now I am about ready to hire a professional copyright to edit my site and set up some type of video for me.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:58 PM
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I did mine on Ipage.com. It was pretty straight forward to build and it is cheap. But it is a simple web platform that doesn't give you much to work with but it still did what i need for now.

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Not too bad of a site, I would work on those bed edges though they need to be a lot crisper and cleaner looking, makes a huge difference. Good job though.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:51 PM
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I love my host (IXwebhosting) but their site builder, when I last looked at it, sucks. Lots of free templates out there, and changing the text is not hard at all.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:03 PM
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I used wix.com
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:27 PM
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Not too bad of a site, I would work on those bed edges though they need to be a lot crisper and cleaner looking, makes a huge difference. Good job though.
Yeah I've heard that before. Unfortunately that was one of the only mulch jobs we did last year and the lady was pretty cheap but I needed the work at the time and we were just trying to get in and out quick to make a few bucks. It was one of those situations where it was part of a spring clean up but kind of a last minute addition to law mulch down.

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:54 AM
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I used wix.com
Not sure if your aware but your site took nearly 20 seconds to load for me.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:37 PM
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Skywax.com is pretty cool. They build your site for $100 but you have to host it with them after that which costs $20/mo. The new site comes with a decent CMS so you can easily change stuff as you see fit. I setup my own "contact us" form by embedding a Google form that I created. It is nice because all the data goes straight into a spreadsheet and you get pinged by email anytime someone requests info. The Google form was a breeze to set up - and FREE.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:12 PM
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I used wix.com
You've got some problems, that site is painfully slow.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:14 PM
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I've finaly got mine up and going, I know the pics aren't all mine some are but most aren't but when everything greens up they all will be mine.

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:17 PM
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Someone one here recommended. 1and1.com
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